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Dyno (Android Application)

Dyno can be used for many purposes related to vehicle performance such as checking horsepower and determining your car’s engine condition. The energy consumption gage can be used to check your traffic conditions. Dyno can also be used for personal performances such as monitoring your bicycling performance, calculating the calories you burn during your exercise, and your race analysis.

Dyno uses the Android accelerometer to determine real-time horse power, energy consumption and is a better speedometer than the GPS alone can provide.

Google Maps API is used to display your current location in real-time and display location logged for each session.

The number and type of information shown such as display units, display color, etc. is fully configurable.

Author: Virachat Boondharigaputra

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=11

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Diggin (Android Application)

Diggin is about playing your favorite music instantly, wherever you are and wherever you’re going. And if you don’t have any music that fits your mood, you’ll have access to thousands of streaming radio stations as well. Make the player your very own by drawing or writing on the music crates and picking your favorite color for the player interface. Check out the automatically downloaded album covers for your music. Lyrics for the playing song will always be readily available, whether it is from your own collection or even a song off the radio.

Diggin uses Android’s extensive graphics library to achieve a vivid and interesting mobile interface, where everything can be picked up, pressed or otherwise manipulated. Instant graphical response to user input is combined with smooth transitions for an immersive experience.

Android’s intent system allows Diggin to lower the music volume when the phone is ringing, and to pause it completely when the user picks up the phone or calls out. Android services ensure that the music keeps playing even when Diggin is closed.

The always on-line capability creates a unique experience, where information relevant to the current song is delivered on-the-fly. It also lets the user explore further through the web browser.

Authors: Daniel Johansson, Aramis Waernbaum, Andreas Hedin

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=10

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Commandro (Android Application)

Commandro revolutionizes the mobile experience, enabling users to work with location-sensitive information in new ways while fostering real-life communication. A universal, multipurpose application powerful enough for nearly any geo-centric mobile user, Commandro is perfect for private usage, e.g., as an advanced location-aware organizer. Commandro is closely integrated with the Android phone book, so you can easily keep in touch with friends, colleagues, and associates. Commandro is an excellent social networking application as it helps find new friends and discover new places based on your location and personal interests, utilizing powerful features such as multi-criteria searches, built-in dating radar, and channel subscriptions.

Powerful Android Google Maps integration features allow Commandro to display map-based content by creating a truly revolutionary map-browsing experience. The optimal combination of location accuracy and power usage are guaranteed by the use of various GPS providers.

A powerful combination of always-on networking features and the ability to run the application as a service in background mode saves resources and allows users to be online and available as much as they want.

In addition to core map functionality, components enhancing the user experience include a powerful media manager and versatile instant messenger.

Authors: Alex Pisarev, Andrey Tapekha
Additional Contributors: Maxim Burdiean, Sadko Mobile

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=7

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City Slikkers (Android Game)

The game combines elements of strategy, role-playing, sports, social and tactical games. The central idea behind the concept is to give people the opportunity to symbolically interfere with the everyday urban environment and come into contact with previously unknown people. By introducing a metaphorical recapture of the city‘s elements (buildings, squares, streets), a virtual reorganization of the urban space leads to a new relationship between the players and their environment. In the sacred space of the game world, the city is under their control thus giving the players a feeling of superiority. They contrast with the institutionalized and organized space and give it spontaneity and dynamics.

In order to create a unique visual experience and to create a feeling of a 3-dimensional virtual space, we chose to use the 3D capabilites of Android. A pure Maps mashup is unsuitable when it comes to creating a game world as it is heavily associated with everyday activities.

Without proper locating technologies the game is unthinkable as the whole gameplay relies on the position of objects and people which need to be shared in real-time, using Android’s GPS.

As the playing field changes continuously, everything relies on updating all players simultaneously, so Android’s always-on connectivity is vital

Author: PoroCity Media and Virtual Logic Systems
Additional Contributors: Joerg Hildenbrand, Surya Prakash, Anas A, Puja Mehra, Binil Thomas, Jitendra Kumar, Basudev Adhikary

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=6

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BioWallet (Android Application)

BioWallet is basically a “safe wallet” that can store sensitive information (passwords, certificates, documents, conversations, notes, pictures, etc.). This information can only be accessed by the user through iris or handwritten signature based authentication. The data is kept secret even if the device is lost or stolen using strong biometric encryption techniques. Advanced users can also digitally sign their documents or encrypt their communications. Even the phone itself can be protected and unlocked only if the user presents his/her eye or signature.

Iris Recognition is one of the most reliable biometric methods. This feature uses the Android camera API to accomplish hardware independence making it possible for biometric methods related to the camera (iris, face, etc.) to work properly on all compliant devices.

Although it is not as precise as iris based recognition, handwritten signature recognition is widely accepted as a method to prove your identity and it is easier to use. It is implemented using the Android touch screen API that gives complete information about the touch events (position, pressure, velocity, etc.)BioWallet can be used as an “electronic wallet” to store sensitive information. The documents can also be encrypted, decrypted, digitally signed and verified. This is possible thanks to the support of the Android platform that provides a powerful relational database (SQLite) and cryptographic capabilities.

Authors: Jose Luis Huertas Fernandez
Additional Contributors: Miguel Gonzalez Martin, Jose Eulalio Arias Garcia, Abraham Holgado Garcia, Rodrigo Sanchez Gonzalez

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=3

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Beetaun (Android Application)

These days few tourists want to simply sightsee, follow the standard tourist trails, or take pictures of a place and then forget about it forever. Beetaun helps you view the world from another point of view. As a geo-related service Beetaun is a collection of unique and exciting stories and locations that can be found in the city you visit or live in. As a social network Beetaun allows the user to search for new friends, share stories, comments and photos of visited places, and share emotions. Beetaun’s goal is to make traveling more fun than ever.

Beetaun uses Maps API to provide handy map navigation and convenient interface.

Beetaun uses Web View with JavaScript handlers for complex interfaces.

Authors: Sergey Gritsyuk, Dmitri Shipilov

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=2

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B4E (Android Application)

While the user is using the Android phone, B4E lets the user obtain multimedia information based on the external environment and the user’s profile. B4E also allows the user to learn about recent disasters, so that the user can donate money to the NPO or NGO if they wish.

B4E uses Android’s multithreading mechanism to handle different events including both computation-bound (processing the multimedia data) and I/O-bound (accessing the Internet connection and local files) without compromising B4E’s responsiveness to users’ inputs.

B4E extracts a user’s identity and friends’ data from their SIM card and phonebook through Android’s API so that the user can input less data, go through fewer steps, and ultimately have a better experience with B4E.

Authors: Mr. Che, Mr. Happy C.
Additional Contributors: Miss Cindy and SkyKing

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=1

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Teradesk e-Storage (Android Application)

Teradesk is a virtual file storage and remote file access tool. User files are stored and controlled by the Teradesk Server and transferred in encrypted form to and from the cellphone. Teradesk allows transfers of any size with pause control, resume and full recovery of broken transfers. Whether your battery life ended or your Internet connection crashed there will be no data loss. Smart features permit total control over user disk space and content including hierarchical and relational navigation, file sharing, file versioning, comments on files and folders, GoogleDocs integration and remote access to other devices and computers running Teradesk.

Teradesk takes advantage of the background processing and networking capabilities of Android to allow multiple encrypted background transfers of any type and size. If the device claims resources and stops the application, the next time Teradesk is activated it will notify the user about pending transfers thus allowing them to be restarted from the breaking point.

Bluetooth and MMS APIs of Android allow Teradesk to send files direct from the storage to cellphones and bluetooth enabled devices of any person. In addition, Teradesk can browse and get files from home/office computers and other Android cellphones.

Allows users to preview and visualize stored images without the need to download each one to the cellphone file system. GoogleDocs integration allows a document, spreadsheet or presentation file to be converted and uploaded to a GoogleDocs Server. After conversion, users can read or edit documents online using the Android built-in Internet browser.

Author: Jose Augusto Ferrarini

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=45

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ShareYourBoard (Android Application)

Capture whiteboard images using ShareYourBoard and enhance them to get crisp and readable images. Review images using thumbnail and detailed view, add comments and delete images that are no longer desired. Share images with your colleagues and friends and manage image access permission.

ShareYourBoard features whiteboard image processing with edge detection, geometry transformations and image enhancement. Any angle, any lighting and any type of whiteboard or markers can be used.

ShareYourBoard features image management so the user can save processed whiteboards, add and edit whiteboard comments, share whiteboards, and delete previously saved whiteboards. Operations can be performed with a context menu for single items or in batches using a list selection and the application menu.

ShareYourBoard community website: ( http://jigsaw.sphericbox.com ) allows users to share whiteboard images with comments, manage access permissions and delete uploaded images.

Author: Mikhail Ksenzov

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=39

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Rayfarla (Android Application)

Rayfarla provides music based entertainment. There are a range of games classified as art, arcade and training. In addition to playing games, you can use Rayfarla to make music with a range of virtual musical instruments.

Rayfarla is designed to fully use Android’s powerful audio facilities. Android’s audio facilities provide the basis for all virtual instruments and allow a rich interactive audio environment for games.

Rayfarla uses Android’s accelerometer feature to introduce interesting new possibilities for game and musical instrument interfaces.

Author: Stephen Oldmeadow
Additional Contributors: Darren Frisina, Matt Carter

http://code.google.com/android/adc_gallery/app.html?id=36

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