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Old 06-23-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi,

after thinking a little about android and new handsets, I came up with the following ideas for applications. If you are a developer and like an idea, go for it!

1) Handset Theft Monitoring

- This application sends the GPS-position of the device up to an internet portal. The last 2/4/6/24 hours are recorded. In case of a theft of the device, you can view where it was stolen and where the device is/was.


2) Emergency Call (inkl. Video & Audio)

- This is an application that you activate before you might get into an emergency situation (i.e. before walking alone through a tunnel). Then you have to press a button (or a finger on the screen...) and as soon as you lift the finger from that button/screen, the device will send an emergency call to a friend/the police and send the current position, sound and video to another device or to an internet portal.

3) Geo Profile (similar to Locale by Clare Bayley, Carter Jernigan, Christina Wright, Jasper
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-Call Filter

White list/ Black list certain contacts from contacting you via (phone / VoIP / IM / SMS) depending on your current location.

-Ring tone

Set the ring tone depending on your current location and the person calling.

-Individual message for answering machine

Set an individual message for different locations.

-Messaging status

Set the messaging status automatically, depending on your current location.


4) Display Location when calling


- This application would be started everytime there is an incoming call. If another android user is calling, then the other phone could transfer the current position (or situation, like "at work" or "at home",...) to the phone being called. That way, the incoming call could be announced as "Girlfriend calling from work".


5) Tool to announce arrival

- This application would be activated by a calendar entry, showing that the phone user has an appointment somewhere (i.e. meeting friends in a town 2 hours away). The application would track the phones position and register that the user is on his way to the appointment (by checking if the user is following the route of google maps to the destination). The phone would keep a status of whether the phone owner will arrive on time or be late. As soon as the user is on his way, the people being visited can check anytime if their friend will arrive on time (communication between the devices via a webpage or IM).

6) 24h tracking

- This application would track your positions constantly and save them on a well secured webpage. That way you can later go back to a specific day and find out where you were or view the pictures you took that day and follow the street where you took them. You could add text to certain time stamps or locations and keep a "log" of your life.

7) Product Wiki (similar to AndroidScan by Jeffrey Sharkey)
This application would require as input a unique identifyer of a product, i.e. an EAN Number/barcode. This would be used to lookup information about the product/the producing company on a publicly available "product wiki".
The application would then run the items information through your personal filter and return relevant information to the user,i.e.
- the item is produced using child labour
- the item is produced 100% in your home country
- the item contains gene food
- the item contains nuts (which you might be allergic against)
-...

8) Delivery announcement / authorize strangers to localize you

- This application would need to be closely linked to a web service. You would register with your postal address and link it to your account with that service. After that everyone can request, only by providing your postal address, other contact details of you (i.e. Phone number, IM user,...) or send you a message or request.
This could be used to keep your contact's contact details up to date or would be very helpfull for deliverys to your home. The logistics company (i.e. DHL) could ask via your address, if someone will be at home between 11am and 1 pm. This way the routes could be optimized, you would get your shipment quicker and the logistics company saves cost.


9) Swich connection dynamically

If two users try to contact each other, the phones could check in the background (via am IM connection for example) the preferred contact channel. So when you try to call a friend, the phones could automatically switch to a SIP/VoIP Connection, if both are in reach of a WiFi network, or the IM client could pop up, because the called person is in a meeting, not able to take the phone.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
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Hey hugo - welcome to the forum.

Those are some pretty cool ideas, i think the location awareness is going to enable so many clever and useful applications and tools.

I especially like the ideas about personal safety/security, and the Twitter style journey/travel log would be very cool too.

Do you have any plans to develop any of these yourself?
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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Hey Andor,

thanks for your reply! No, I will not develop any of those ideas. I am just not able to program it, because I never learned how to. It would take ages for me to learn how to develop an application.

I would just love to see some of these apps, so they are free for anybody to develop!

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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I think it's time i started to learn some basic programming, i love the idea of creating my own custom tools and applications i can take around with me and use...

Some great ideas here hugo, kinda makes me more excited about the possibilities of Android when i read these kind of posts
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I wonder how difficult it would be to make a distinct and completely integrated Voice Commander identity for Android?

This app should have all of the feature of Microsoft Voice Command (for winmo 6), and should also have the ability to google *spoken text* directly (speech to text).

If this app was open for everyone to tweak, perhaps we could even draft various responses (text to speech) in a database.




I wonder if it would be possible to create a psuedo A.I personality for the dream?
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #6
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The first thing I want to see is Electric sheep as a screensaver or sleep mode animation.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:27 PM   #7
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Its really nice idea for d application..

me nw on learning stage.. so nw a days just doing basic programming....

later may be doing on depth concept....
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I'm just going to throw an idea or two out there because this seems a good place for it. 1) a simple one touch open-notepad for quick access to a blank slate. That's it for now I guess.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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i was at work when i came up with this:
A touch gesture sound board.

Yout touch the widget in the center of the screen and then slide in a direction to make it play a sound file. Cricket sounds after your boss or co worker asks for a volounteer for a shitty job. A bada bum phsss for a lame joke. Eye of the tiger for the guy walking down the floor to talk to a guy. Mission Impossible, guy asking for a raise. etc etc etc.

The sound options for cerrtain moments are endless!
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:14 AM   #10
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A desktop-like mobile browser.
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