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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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Android SDK Petition (Android misc)

There is a petition ongoing, because Google gives out the latest version of their Android SDK only to selected people instead to the whole community.

Read on:

Hello everyone,

I’m starting this petition, to express my personal frustration about the release cycles and the information policy of the Android SDK.

Before m5 we were waiting about 2 months, now we are waiting almost 4 months!

Partially the SDK is buggy (i.e.: the MediaPlayer) and features like built-in Geocoding are not working.

In order not to lose many highly encouraged developers, I think its time to release some news about the development process of the SDK.

Maybe let us know why we have to live with these long cycles.

As you maybe know, I am one of the biggest fans of Android, putting a lot of work into the community through my forum. But unfortunately disappointment is being born in the last weeks 🙁 (Especially thinking of recently existing OpenMoko-Phones and the new iPhone SDK).

In my personal opinion it is not the right choice to keep developers in the dark. We, the developers, are the absolute base of success to the whole Android platform. The presentation with GoogleIO was a good first step but for me it was nto enough.

Therefore I am ‘signing’ this ‘petition’, hoping to receive information/update on the Android SDK.

(+1) plusminus

Regards, plusminus

http://www.anddev.org # Worlds largest Android Development Community / Tutorials

PS: I didn’t want to depreciate the work of the Android Dev Team or anyone else.

http://groups.google.com/group/android-discuss/browse_thread/thread/957fa043e2a199b6?hl=en

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Tooldroid v0.5.1 (Beta) (Android misc)

Tooldroid is an Android Toolbox Project. More information is available in japanese(?) language by following the link below.

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

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