September 2, 2014

The Ticker (September 9)

Welcome back to another round of Android stuff worth mentioning that might not make make its own post.  Many of these bullet points come from you guys through twitter, Facebook, and email and make for interesting reads.  Some work better for developers or heavy enthusiast while others are more general interest.

  • Introducing Zoodles, the kid-friendly, free web browser comes to Android.  Like its desktop counterpart, it adapts content to each child based on age and skills.
  • Overdose.am releases one of the first apps created by Google App Inventor.  Check out the result of two days “fueled by coffee, beer, cigarettes, angry girlfriends, an intermittent 3G network, a power outage, and last but not least a premium Spotify account.”
  • GClue announces their application-linking system, BLOCCO, for Android phones.  Developed jointly with NTT DOCOMO, the system enables different Android OS-enabled applications to work together. Watch a demo of twitter and gestures playing nice together, here.
  • Have you created the world’s best app?  Get in the ring (before November 31) and see how you do in the Mobile Apps Showdown!
  • Locate.tv for Android is now available and lets users search for TV, movies and people, browse channel listings, and find out what’s currently on TV as well as what’s coming up next.
  • Garmin-Asus are rumored to be gearing up for an Android 2.1 device which might arrive overseas later this month (September).