Two of our favorite apps along with an up-and-comer received updates this morning that you may be interested. Evernote – the #1 note app on the planet – now creates automatic titles if you forget to, has improved layout for images and audio attachments, and should perform at a much swifter pace. ESPN ScoreCenter finally received Ice Cream Sandwich improvements, but the big story here is the breaking news notifications to tell you when games start, periods end, and what the final score was. Evi on the other hand appears to be struggling still from server overload. Today’s update included bug fixes, but we can’t really know since the app itself fails to produce any results still.
Last night, the latest Siri wannabe was introduced to Android under the name Evi. It’s voice-inspired, can answer almost any question you ask it, and even learns on the go after receiving feedback directly from you. This actually is a decent attempt at being Android’s Siri, except for one problem which you will quickly find in the market: they have like 1 or 2 servers trying to power the service for thousands of new users and simply cannot keep up with traffic.
At this point, if you jump into the app and search for something, you will see this: “I’m waiting for a network connection before trying this one.” It’s frustrating, especially after using it last night and finding pretty favorable results for the most part. In fact, it’s built-in map feature works well, however, we would have liked to have seen some way to launch navigation out of it. It returns simple, yet detailed results pages, beautifully laid out business or location pages, and even answered many of our off-the-wall questions. Again, this service actually isn’t bad and is probably the best attempt yet. Now, let’s hope we see a legitimate server infrastructure in the next day or so or it may be a short life for ol’ Evi. (more…)