Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Game Timer

Game night is fun night!

Of course that is how the idea of a perfect game night always begins. But have you often found yourself in a drag on what was supposed to be a great night of fun? Need a little help to nudge people along a tad quicker and keep the pace going? Well then Game Timer is the perfect app for you!

With options to for 1-8 players and count up as well as count down timers, this app can be helpful for more than just game nights. Chose your players, nick names, colors and you are ready to roll.

With support for both portrait and landscape layouts as well as complete tablet support, you get the best timer app that is out there.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

EMS Live Wallpaper

I chose this for my first android project. The concept for this app came from androidforums and didn't take all that long to develop.

This live wallpaper with ECG waveforms changing based on battery level. The wallpaper cycles through ECG hearth rhythm of Normal Sinus, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular fibrillation and Asystole when phone is on battery use with settings for each rhythm. As the phone charges the rhythm shown is Supraventricular Tachycardia.

Each waveform can be colored with a different color and triggered based on the battery level. You can also select the speed of the waveform along with a host of other settings. The app can be downloaded from Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidrec.wallpaper.live.

The app can also be downloaded from Android Wallpapers.

Below are a few screenshots from the live wallpaper.

Android application development

For a while now I have thought about getting into mobile development but never had the time or opportunity to do so. Few weeks ago I finally got to setting up my development environment for Android development but quickly hit a wall. But beyond setting up the environment, running sample applications and going through API demos there wasn't much else to do. Needlessly to say I had no idea at hand to start working on my first app.

A few searches lead me over to the androidforums and I found the app requests forums over there. Quite a few ideas out there if people are interested getting in to. After going through a few of the threads out there, I finally decided to create an EMS Live Wallpaper, based on the idea by aust10n. I figured a wallpaper would be the easiest app to create as it does not involve a lot of moving parts but at the same time provides enough insight into the Android API.