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cab4me (Android Application)

cab4me enables you to easily call a cab to any location worldwide. You do not need to know the number of the local cab company. You do not need to enter or even know the address you want to be picked up at. You do not need to place a call. With cab4me you can order a cab to your current location with a single click.

cab4me integrates the Google Maps component provided by Android. This enables the user to select their cab destination by simply moving the map. Cab4me shows places where cabs usually wait as overlays and uses geocoding extensions to find and display addresses.

cab4me uses the location awareness of Android (GPS and cell-based), to make it easy for the user to order a cab to his current location without the need to know the exact address or to know the name of the cab company.

cab4me integrates the phone’s contact list to select pickup locations. It can initiate calls to a cab company and uses notification services to inform the user about the current cab order status.

Authors: Konrad Huebner, Henning Boeger

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=5

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Android Developer Challenge (Android misc)

News from the Android Developer Challenge:

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The final phase of Android Developer Challenge I is now complete. Out of 50 teams of finalists, 10 teams received a $275,000 award each and 10 teams received a $100,000 award each. All of the teams’ hard work during the past several months is apparent in the final 50 entries. The teams have each provided overviews of their applications and the technologies they used to create them; learn about all 50 applications and the teams that created them here in their own words.

Congratulations to everyone.

Follow the link below for all 50 programs!

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/

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The AllBinary Arcade Game Development Kit (Android misc)

The AllBinary Arcade Game Development Kit contains over 50 very small libraries to help ease arcade game development. The main features include the following:

* Multi-Platform – Android, J2ME, and J2SE
* Game Object Placement (Maps/Levels/Enemy Positions)
* Feature/Configuration Options Framework
* Save/Load/Delete Game State
* Touch Screen Controls

Thanks to http://www.dcemu.co.uk for the news.

http://allbinary.no-ip.biz/

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Android SDK v0.9 (Beta) (R1) (Android misc)

The guys at Google pulled out a new public beta of their Android SDK. A changelog can be found here: http://code.google.com/android/RELEASENOTES.html

http://code.google.com/android/index.html

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jChat4Android v1.0 (Android Application)

jChat4Android is a chat application for the Android platform based on Jade agent framework. It shows how Jade can effectively be used in a peer-to-peer context on mobile devices.

Features:

* Contacts management (contacts are read from the phone contacts database)
* Persistence (you can see the status of all contacts connected to your own JADE platform)
* Real time localization (you can see the position of the contacts on the map and the distance from your current position. Localization uses the Android mocked GPS provider for tracking contacts position. You are able to import new custom tracks if you wish.)
* Multiple chat sessions handling ( you can open multiple chat sessions with different contacts and switch between them)
* Support for chat with many contacts in a single session
* Mocked SMS sending and phone call to contacts

Discussion: http://www.anddev.org/jchat4android_10_released-t2643.html

http://code.google.com/p/jchat4android/

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ZXing v0.9 (Android misc)

ZXing (pronounced “zebra crossing”) is an open-source, multi-format 1D/2D barcode reader library implemented in Java. Goal is to support decoding of QR Codes, Data Matrix, and the UPC family of 1D barcodes.

This library is divided into several components of interest:

core: core decoding library, and the main component of the entire project
javame: JavaME client
javase: J2SE-specific client code
android: Android client (M5 SDK)
rim: RIM/Blackberry-specific client build
iphone: iPhone client + port to Objective C / C++ (QR code only)
zxingorg: The source behind zxing.org/w
bug: Client for BugLabs’s BUG

http://code.google.com/p/zxing/

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Fit Android v0.9.2 (Android Application)

Fit Android is a suite of fitness applications, with a calorie counter, a weight journal, and a gym diary.

Discussion: http://www.anddev.org/fitandroidcom-t2407.html

http://www.fitandroid.com/Download.php

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AndSudoku (24-07-2008) (Android Game)

AndSudoku is a Sudoku clone for Android. The goal is to fill all fields with numbers from 1 to 9 in an order that every row and every column contains each of the numbers only once. Also every 3×3 SubBox may contain every number just once.

Discussion: http://www.anddev.org/andsudoku_-_sudoku_for_android_-_with_playable_demo-t2630.html

http://andsudoku.anddev.org/

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AndPipes v0.9.9 (Public Beta) (Android Game)

AndPipes is a pipes clone for Android. It is your job to build pipes faster than the water rushes through. Build fast – Build smart.

http://www.anddev.org/andpipes_-_pipes_for_android_-_with_playable_demo-t2610.html

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Android Dictionary (Android Application)

Android Dictionary supporting Vietnamese, English, French, German and Spanish.

http://www.anddev.org/android_dictionary-t2611.html

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