What kind of app do you want/need made?
I am a CS major in college and have decided to make programming in Android my summer project (damn job market.... =/). But being very unoriginal, uninspired, and just flat out lazy in general, I want to ask you, my fellow forum-ites of Android Central, what kind of app you are missing in your life? What is that one feature missing from the current OS (and in 2.2) that would make your life so much better? Something you haven't been able to find done, or done well, in the Android Market currently. I am open to all suggestions but I doubt that native WoW Android client you NEED so desperately is possible for me atm =P
So, please put your suggestion here, or if you would rather keep it private just feel free to PM me. You could even hit up my AIM (linked under my name on the right ----> ) if you so desire!
Also, let me know if you want me to create a guide for some feature/capability of Android similar to the ones I have done that are linked below in my signature. I know a bunch of you have found them useful, particularly the one on wifi iTunes syncing, and I enjoy doing them so let me know if you have a request =]
- 05-26-2010, 08:13 PM #2
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I have been disappointed with the interaction between the stock "People" program and the way it flows (or in this case doesn't flow) with other applications it interfaces with. It just isn't as intuitive as the BlackBerry solution. Kind of hard to put a clear definition around what makes it "clunky" but as an example if you call a person using the "search people" program when you try to hang up from the call you are still at the search people app not the phone. Similarly from search people you can't add a contact but from the people program you can't pull up the keyboard if you want to search by keystroke instead of scrolling. I have over 800 contacts and scrolling takes longer than entering a couple of keys. Also when you pull up a contact you can't see their full address. If you press on the address it takes you to Google maps but most of the time I just need to send someone something not drop by their office. It just seems like something that was put together by a either a committee or a group working on individual elements without ever talking to each other. It really is the only issue I have with the Andriod system. It's a great product especially when you consider it is still in it's infancy.
- 05-26-2010, 09:01 PM #5
Hidden World Hut - webOS
I can't believe something like this doesnt exist for android yet. It just aggregates the feeds from a bunch of those lulz sites. All the FML/TFLN/MDT apps on android just pull up the mobileUI, in a kinda shell window. Each generally only have 1 or 2 supported feeds as well.
- 05-26-2010, 09:08 PM #6
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Im big into motocross, and whether im at home or at the pro national races, i like to watch the live timing. There is a mobile feed, but it would be nice to have it in an app, or even better yet a widget, heres a link to the mobile site. I cant imagine it would be that hard to make the app, i just have no idea how to even being lol.
Mobile Live Timing
- 05-26-2010, 09:33 PM #9
- 05-26-2010, 10:30 PM #10
Something very simple that I cannot find on the market is a program to keep track of my biking, running, swimming, kayaking, etc. I do not want GPS because I don't carry my phone with me...every program I find uses GPS. I just want a log/journal.
Here is what I want to be able to do:
- Input the date
- Input the activity
- Input my mileage
- Input the amount of time exercised (hours and minutes)
- Input the route
- Input the equipment used
- Have a 'notes' section
Here is what I want the program to do:
- Keep track of the number of entries by activity
- Have a summary screen where I can see total time and total distance per activity
- Be able to export to a spreadsheet via email or google docs and/or have a desktop program I can sync with
These features would be added bonuses!:
- Automatically pull up the current date when you add a record
- Have user defined radio buttons for the activity, route and equipment (be able to add each of my activities, bikes/boats and each of my commonly used routes/locations so once added, I only have to click on which one is applicable that day)
- Have a user defined summary period per activity (number, time and distance for 4 days, 1 week, 3 months, etc.)
This program would be very useful for someone who trains for triathlons, adventure races, bike races, road races, etc., or anyone who just likes to exercise and doesn't want to subject their phone to sweat, water and mud.
- 05-27-2010, 10:42 AM #12
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I want to be able to make my own icon pack. It would be great if I could take the 2 or 3 that I like from a particular icon pack and pull them into my own file. There might be legal copyright issues, but since all the ones I see now are free it might not be an issue.
Or maybe this would be a desktop program that compiled icons into an apk? I don't know.
- 05-27-2010, 11:13 AM #13
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Is there an application for tracking price changes within the Android Market? I know there's an app or two for tracking sales at Amazon etc, but what about within the Android market itself? As a soon-to-be ex-iPhone user, a few useful apps have been released like PandoraBox, AppSniper, and AppMiner which regularly update and show the newest apps released, but more importantly, those which drop in price. You can add things to a watchlist and as soon as they go on sale get notified.
If this already exists somewhere (I did do a search, but didn't come up with much, although please bear in mind this was on the web as my Android phone isn't here yet), then I'd be happily corrected!
- 05-27-2010, 10:30 PM #14
I agree with the request for a better alternative for "people". I was using Star Contact which was better but not perfect however, since I upgraded to 2.1 it not longer works correctly. I have several hundred contacts and need to be able to search them by the name of the company instead of only by the person's name. I would be more than happy to pay for the correct app.
- 05-28-2010, 09:09 AM #15
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I have someone that cant see very well and was looking for a app that speaks the persons or business name after the ring. I cant find a app like that. They have the caller id on the phone so I would not think it would be that hard to make the phone speak it as well...
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An application that could find and record TV shows of choice or movie, or porn videos for watching at a later time.
This app would work with hulu, or netflix online.
By recording for later viewing it would run without pausing.
This would be limited on the SD card space available.
- 05-28-2010, 03:29 PM #23
This might be an enormour undertaking. But, hey, you asked for ideas...
I like posting pics on the forum, have you seen the Photo Scavenger Hunt thread?.
Anyhow, my options for posting pics are (in my opinion) limited:
--Google's app, Picasso doesn't let me see the [img] code to cut and paste when accessing the site thru the Android browser. Seriously? This is Google's native photo sharing app and it's not Android browser friendly. Am I missing something? Is this user error?
--Facebook, uploading is easy, Android app makes for easy viewing. But, again, no love on the [img] code.
--Flickr, lousy UI, uploading is not very seemless and not much Android love.
--(the one I use) Photobucket, It has a great mobile app, easy & fast upload, [img] code is easily and quickly copied. Viola, done! Here's the rub - you can't resize the pic and you get this ginormous picture which looks like crap on the PC forum and makes the page load slower than snot on the mobile version.
So, please suggest a better app, explain to me what I'm doing wrong with Picaso, FB, & Flickr, or explain how to resize PB pics
OR.... here's the app idea: have a method to allow pictures taken with the Android camera to be posted to forums and resized to a decent (not thumbnail and not enormous) size.
I know this sounds like a photosharing site and there's bandwidth issues and hosting issues and you want to just create an app and not a website and all of its issues. But, now that you see my dilemna - propose some sort of solution. I need an [img] link and the ability to resize.
- 05-28-2010, 03:54 PM #25