Thursday, February 4, 2010

Top 10 Google Android Application

1. cab4me:- Utilizing Android’s Google Maps application, cab4me lets users call a cab to their location with a single click. By using GPS capabilities to locate not only the user’s current location, but also the location of the nearest cab company, the application can initiate a call to the cab company with a mere click on the map. The application was developed by Konrad Huebner and Henning Boerger.

2. Locale :-Ever get embarrassed at a company meeting when your cell phone unexpectedly goes off? With Locale, you can make sure your device knows to switch to vibrate mode the minute you step into your office. With Android’s GPS capabilities, Locale adjusts your phone’s settings to wherever you’re located. Thus, your phone will forward calls to different numbers based on whether you’re at work or home, or will send out a status message on Twitter letting people know where you’re located. This application was developed by Carter Jernigan, Clare Bayley, Jasper Lin and Christina Wright, with additional contributions from Jennifer Shu.

3. Moov: It calls itself a mobile interface, but in reality Moov is a launcher. From the dashboard view, slide open the keyboard and begin typing the first few letters of your MP3, application, address book contact, and so on to get a list of search suggestions popping up on a separate screen. Moov even helps you out by offering tabs that let you search your term in the publisher’s other apps: Fbook, Quickpedia, Local (Yelp), and Dial Zero.

4. PicSay :- PicSay is an award winning application for Android, Google’s upcoming platform for mobile phones. PicSay will liven up the pictures on your mobile phone by enabling you to add text, graphics, effects, and more.

5. Softrace :- This application actually lets you set up real, live races with your friends and track their progress in real time while the race is going on. Whether on foot, bicycle or skis, Softrace uses Google Maps’ location API to track each user’s progress, and can store statistics of the race onto Android’s SQLite database. This application was developed by Staffan Kjellberg and Thomas Kjellberg.

6. TuneWiki :- An open source music-based social network, TuneWiki lets users share what they’re listening to with each other, or to use Google Maps to find what users around the world are listening to. TuneWiki also plays audio and video for songs while scrolling synchronized lyrics as they play. The application creates a virtual library of songs that hooks up to the Internet and suggests similar-sounding songs or artists. This application was developed by TuneWiki, with additional help from Rani Cohen, Chad Kouse, Zach Jobbs, Jared Fleener and Amnon Sarig.

7. Quickpedia: This is by far the best Androidized Wikipedia application I’ve seen. Navigating and reading through the Wikipedia entries are simple thanks to Quickpedia’s clean user interface, search suggestions, and GPS-informed searches for adventurous information-seekers. Get a close-up in this First Look video.

8. Wertago :- Billing itself as “the mobile application nightlifers have been waiting for,” Wertago is a social networking application that lets users coordinate social events with their friends, rate current hotspots and create personalized social networking profiles for users to share their favorite locations. Like many other Android applications, Wertago uses Google Maps API to map out different clubs, restaurants and theaters. This application was developed by Kelvin Cheung, Teresa Ko, Peter Ree, Robert Sarvis and Douglas Yeung.

9. Life360 :- This is a neighborhood-centric social networking application that keeps users up-to-date with their local communities and families. Life360 users can receive emergency alerts in their neighborhoods and can send notices to everyone in the area. Whether you’re holding a backyard neighborhood barbecue or looking for help to find a lost pet, Life360 gives you quick access to your neighbors and your family. This application was developed by Chris Hulls Dilpreet Singh, Luis Carvalho, Phuong Nguyen and Steve Potell.

10. Ringdroid: The love affair began early with this app, one of the first to make it into Android’s Market. Ringdroid lets you simply whittle ringtones from songs you already own, and even lets you record your own. Simple is the watchword with this app. It won’t be nearly as powerful as a desktop audio editor like Audacity (Windows|Mac), but for the vast majority of people, that’s entirely OK. See Ringdroid in action in the video below.

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