A few weeks ago I wrote about a tiny music server: http://czanik.blogs.balabit.com/2010/08/a-tiny-music-server/ . Now I have a remote control too. It’s a nice little Android based phone. Music Player Daemon has many clients to command it, five of them run on Android, three of them are available on the Android Market. I use the Droid MPD client: http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Client:Droidmpdclient It has full MPD control, including volume, output device selection, etc. and it can also fetch album covers where tags in the music files are recognized. The others missed one or more of these features and were not so easy to use.
This is my most used 3rd party Android app right now, but I have some more installed. Once I know them a little bit more, I’ll blog about them. Most of them are GPS / map applications, but they need some real field test before I can make recommendations.