The Ticker (September 3rd)

We get an awful lot of emails from you guys wanting to share news, promote links, tips, etc.  As much as we’d love to share everything that comes across the inbox, we simply can’t.  So, we decided to start a semi-regular series of posts called “The Ticker”.  These will be items that we think are worth covering, but not necessarily in a dedicated post.  And away we go!

  • Debating on whether or not to use a task killer for your Android phone?  Droid Den breaks things down and helps you understand why they are mostly unnecessary, yet sometimes, handy.
  • Why aren’t developers making as much money on Android as they’d like.  The answer, according to Open-First, is porn and piracy.  Of the 118 developers polled, the unhappy guys blame “Google’s absence of quality controls and promotional support”.
  • Download Vignette’s latest release and try their new Time-Lapse feature.  It allows users to take pictures at 15, 30, 60, 120 and 240 second intervals. Here’s a sample video of how it works!
  • Pure Pwnage has a beta app in the works that should be released in the next few weeks.  Oh, and they have another app coming called “Boom Headshot”.
  • Launcher Pro is not just a great home screen/launcher app.  It’s also a fantastic tool that allows users to build custom shortcuts. Check out how this guys uses Launcher Pro Activities to create a one-click icon to the LbsTestMode (GPS settings). 
  • For those of you who don’t have Launcher Pro, Anycut also lets users do similar things. Here’s how to do the same thing.
  • The highly addictive, super popular iBasket has come to Android.  Download it and see how many points you can score in 90 seconds!


Porn and pirates hide Android’s money maker

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/27/android_market_devs_unhappy/ (and as a developer I have to say it’s 100% true)

Vignette for Android: Time-Lapse Feature – Press Release

Time-Lapse photography allows the user to take photographs at 15, 30, 60, 120 and 240 second intervals.

Vignette’s new Time-Lapse feature can be seen in action {at} http://www.vimeo.com/14489694

1 Click LbsTestMode on Captivate

Using Launcher Pro Activities I have created a 1 click icon to the LbsTestMode (GPS settings). I have created an easy walk though on how to do it on my blog, http://www.gmachine.net -Greg

NOTE: This is a similar trick, to a different set of settings, and using AnyCut to make the shortcut: http://www.tested.com/news/how-to-use-a-shortcut-to-keep-the-nexus-one-from-switching-to-edge/69/

Might be good to include both to make clear that this can be used to make shortcuts to all kinds of hidden activities.

First ever cross-platform real-time multiplayer mobile gaming tournament

https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1DMFCf4dPtdzy1VUvajFDlmm6n5TuwWL549_0hz4dk7A&hl=en&authkey=CMKh8rIJ

Pure Pwnage releasing official Android app

http://www.rgbfilter.com/?p=9370

Press Release: iBastket

https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1Sy1I2psX28XkTEPdjR1aEPMMEUUUB9AdHP9wJaOsuto&hl=en&authkey=CJz76pcG

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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