The UK may well be on the way out of the recession but that doesn't mean you should stop saving money. Following the news that O2 has launched the Priority Moments app that lets its customers find money saving deals and special offers nearby by using the handset's GPS to identify the user's location, we've trawled trough the thousands of apps on the Android Market to bring five of the best Android apps that will help you save money.
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A messenger service, similar to BlackBerry Messenger, WhatsApp is free to download on Android. The messenger is cross platform so users can chat to other smartphone users no matter what operating system their handset runs. The service, which uses Wi-Fi or data connection to send messages meaning the won't count towards any SMS or calling bundles you have, also lets users send multimedia for free, great if your network doesn't include MS in free text bundles.
Online discount and vouchers site MyVoucherCodes.co.uk has a free Android app that works in a similar way to O2's Priority Moments by using a smarthone's GPS to identify a user's location and then provide the vouchers straight to your smartphone. Great, if you've forgotten to print a voucher.
This free app lets users search for alternative geographic numbers in place of any 0870 they want to call from your smartphone, as these numbers are usually excluded from calling bundles.
WhatGas Petrol Prices Pro
For just 59p, this app helps users identify the nearest petrol stations to their current location and the cost of fuel at each station, ensuring you can see where the cheapest place to fill up is.
Don't spend your hard-earned cash on a dedicated SatNv. Instead, download this free app from the Android Market that uses your device's GPS to identify your location and OpenStreetMap (OSM), a Wikipedia of free maps that's updated by around 250,000 users, to offer turn-by-turn audio and visual directions.