Similar to the style of calling for papers for a major conference, I am calling for all your applications fellow developers. Its time to show the world what kind of applications are out there for the Android platform. Currently, we have 10+ applications listed on our site. I’d like to see many more applications posted, including those from very diverse categories.
If you have an original application for Android that you wish to be reviewed here on droidweb.com, e-mail me an updated .apk file for your application at triplemwebsolutions.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Ok… so its about time I wrapped this series up. Without much further ado, here are my top two Android applications:
#2. Facebook Application
Yes, I admit I have somewhat of a problem. I overuse Facebook. Handing me an application that allows me to efficiently access Facebook over my phone is dangerous… its like handing a dog a radioactive bone for supper… it might not be the best idea, but of course I’m going to love it! Though this application is little more than a wrapper translating the iPhone version of the website to an Android applicable one, it does its job of making the presentation of the website much better. This application includes all the basic support the mobile facebook site has to offer, including uploading pictures, changing statuses, spying observing your friends, and more. My only request is that this application have a timer on it that lets me know how much time I actually waste on that website. On second thought, I don’t want to know.
Yes, I chose a ringtone application as my favorite Android app. Think about it. When used in conjunction with Rings Extended, this application renders ringtone dealers useless. No more 99 cents for a ringtone, or if its popular, $1.99. If you own it as a song, you can now easily “Buy it, use it, break it, fix it // Trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it”. (Yes I am quoting Daft Punk). This application integrates seamlessly with the system, eclipsing the default ringtone management system (which is a good thing in my opinion).
- Open an existing audio file
- View a scrollable waveform representation of the audio file at 5 zoom levels
- Set starting and ending points for a clip within the audio file, using an optional touch interface
- Play the selected portion of the audio, including an indicator cursor and autoscrolling of the waveform
- Play anywhere else by tapping the screen
- Save the clipped audio as a new audio file and mark it as Music, Ringtone, Alarm, or Notification.
- Record a new audio clip to edit
- Launches automatically in response to the GET_CONTENT intent with a mime type of audio/ if any other application wants to pick an audio file – for example the “Rings Extended” application.
[List courtesy of www.rizwanashraf.com]
As promised, here is part two of my Android experience review.
My first Android Experience
Part one dealt with the out of the box experience, which was smooth and quite comfortable, considering the G1 is a first generation Android product. Next, I shall deal with the software on the device.
The android workspace consists of three virtual desktops that you scroll between. Each of which is customizable with the ability to place icons on each. When you first boot up, a clock widget and basic icons greet you. The operating system is quite responsive, handing single touch events quite well. (No multi-touch, because Apple asked it be so). However, the interface works without it. Instead, the user interacts through a variety of elements. Items can be touched, or ‘long-touched’, which just means pressing and holding. The long touch can be thought of as equivalent to a right click; it usually brings up a contextual menu.
Now the strength relies on the Android Market. Here you can download programs to do whatever you want / dream about, or so it should in theory. There are several applications that you would hope to see in the market, that aren’t there yet, but that’s why there are developers out there such as myself. Current applications do a good job showing off some of the capabilities of an Android device, but there is plenty of room for improvements. Considering that the market will always be compared to the Apple Market, we’ve got quite a few applications to go!
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