Tag Archives: Android

Jabber Box – Now Available in Google Play

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Jabber Box launch Icon

Jabber Box features the text to speech and alarm manager services in Android powered mobile devices. Create text messages to play back as speech in the form of a reminder at a specific time. Save many similar messages in a common category or group and play the whole group in a random order for laughs and entertainment.

With you as a creator, the possibilities are endless as your imagination.  Like hiding your phone or tablet along with a birthday gift for a five yer old. Jabber Box can make a fun game of giving the birthday child clues to search for and find the hidden gift.

For more information and screen shots, see the Jabber Box app page.

You also may want to know the ideas for the app developed from one reason, on to other fun and practical purposes. Jabber Box History.

 

Share Haiku – Now in Google Play Store

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Share Haiku Icon

 

Share Haiku – For Android™

Creating Haiku poetry is fun and rewarding and anyone can do it! Haiku poems are short and follow some simple rules which can exercise your brain and creative thinking skills.

Share Haiku is an Android app that encourages the creation and sharing of haiku poetry written in English.  Many people around the world are learning English. Haiku poetry expressed in the English language is a great tool to learn English words and their meanings.

View the examples others have shared then try creating some of your own if you are new to writing haiku. The Share Haiku app also includes the rules and tips for getting started.

Need a challenge to jump-start your day?  Try creating and sharing a new haiku every day! Can you haiku?

Life Photo Today Rev. 2 Available For Testing

I have had a lot of distractions the past few weeks delaying work on the new app. In Rev. 2, Life Photo Today becomes LPT for shorthand and sports a dark app theme which enhances the visibility of the images I hope.

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Life Photo Today launch icon.

I have introduced an Alpha Testing status update screen on startup and will now allow the sharing of any gallery photo except those taken the same day.  I will allow photos from any date once I have worked out the bugs in the live cam capture and share feature.

If you are interested in helping me test and develop this new app then join the Dusty Reins DevLab Community and look in the Life Photo Today – Testing discussion area for a link to download the app for early access and testing. It is usually easier to do this on your mobile device via Google+.

Map It! Available in Google Play Store

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Map It! Launch Icon

Map It! is a free application for Android powered mobile devices available for download in Google Play Store.

Although this is my second mobile app in Play Store, this app was my original concept of a mapping tool for my own needs.  As I began to use the original prototype in the field I quickly realized it needed more features to become a location sharing tool as well as a mapping and navigation tool.
My part time job includes incorporating different locations to travel to almost every time I travel my route every three days. These locations are remote where there are often no road signs to go by.  Getting good verbal directions to a new location is oftentimes difficult and confusing.  The directions given to me usually does not include the fact that I may have to take a different route than the one used by my co-workers.

Now my co-workers can use the Map It! SMS text share which then gets imported into my own list of locations.  I can then decide on the best route to get there which decreases the amount of travel time required if done the old way.

So it has already proven to increase productivity which is greatly appreciated by the company I am working part time for and I consider that a big win already!

 

Spot It! 1.1.2 Released to Google Play

This version of Spot It! gives users the ability to mark and save any Spot It! location on a map. The new feature is available by a long-press on a map location you want to navigate to.

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Spot It! Launch Icon

Another feature makes use of Google’s Activity Recognition Service (which is still subject to refinement) that will adjust how frequently your location is updated.  Now, Spot It! will adjust update frequency depending if you are still, walking, biking and in a vehicle.  The main concern here is to help conserve your battery power as much as possible.

I have also incorporated the mapping engine I developed for my second app Map It! which is currently in Best testing. There were a few bugs discovered in the previous version and those have been squashed.

Let me know down below if you experience any problems using Spot It! or if you have suggestions for additional features and enhancements.

Spot It! 1.1.2 (beta) Released For Testing

A new feature has been introduced to Spot It! enabling users to mark locations other than the current location. Just long press on the map to set a marker for the location you want to navigate to.Spot ItI

This version is a re-write incorporating code from the new (and upcoming) app Map It! Both apps will share the same mapping engine incorporating new Google APIs for Geofencing and user activity recognition.

If you are interested in getting early release previews of my mobile apps for Android powered devices, join us in the Dusty Reins DevLab and let’s go bug hunting!

Spot It! V 1.0.14 released on Google Play

The first release of Spot It! for Android mobile devices is now available in Google Play Store.

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Spot It! Home Screen

After several months of testing and refinement, I have decided it is time to publish my first Android mobile device application. I was hoping to limit listing in the Android Play Store to phones only since most tablet and pad machines don’t use a telco connection to the Internet. But I will need to exclude listing for specific makes and models instead of a more broad category of machines.

Let me know if the application doesn’t work on your machine and I will add your make and model to the device compatibility listing exclusions in the Play Store. I look forward to learning about your experience and opinions using Spot It! in the comments below. Join me on Spot It! on Google+ if you can.