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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Default Communication Gateway App

This has three aspects, and would probably need to be a native app instead of a java app:

0) Wifi Access Point - like Joikuspot (or like Cradlepoint PHS and CTR devices), but for Android. Turns your Android phone into a wifi access point / personal hotspot. Also solves the tethering problem. (though, you might want to get an external battery for it, or an extended battery, but IMO it'd be worth it)

1) embedded Jabber server for SMS/MMS messaging - You could run a jabber client on your laptop/desktop and connect it to your phone. Your phone would then send your text/picture messages through this jabber connection.

2) embedded SIP server for calls - same as above, but for voice calls. This would let you receive calls from any SIP program (running on your laptop/desktop) or SIP device (some voip phones, some other phones, etc).

(#1 and #2 should be usable whether your phone is being used as an access point, or a wifi client; but if you're using it as a client, you'll need some way to tell your jabber/sip clients what your phone's IP address is, so that they can connect to it)

When you're on the move, you can use your phone directly for SMS/MMS/voice ... but when you get somewhere where you can pull out your laptop, or sit down at a desktop, you don't have to keep switching back and forth between computer and phone to continue a conversation. It all just seamlessly blends together, in terms of communication capability.

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WOW!?
Just lookit those creative juices flowing!

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Take that app that lets you compare product prices by taking pictures of the bar code (smartshop or something like that?) and let it simply track your purchases while you're in a store. You tell it what store you're in, and as you throw things into your shopping cart, you first take a picture of the bar code and then tell it how many you're buying. It should be able to track sales tax, etc.
It's already installed - calculator.

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It should also have a mode where you can use items in your pantry, or items from online databases, to build a shopping list. Bonus if you can tell it, over time, where in the store that item is located, so that when you come back for future shopping trips, it will order your shopping list accordingly. That way you don't have to hunt back and forth from aisle to aisle to make sure you got everything on your list (nor will you have a bunch of missed items at the end of your trip, forcing you to go back through the store to find them), nor do you have to scan through your list to make sure you got everything from the current aisle.
This will NOT work.
In the world of retail and wholesale, we never keep the aisles stagnant.
Items should and will be rotated.
WHY?
Many reasons:
Creates the illusion of NEW merchandise. If you never go down aisle 10, moving something from aisle 10 to aisle 1, sales might increase.
If Product A didn't sell well in aisle 123, swap it with another product. If sales increase, good move. If not, move it back.

There are so many flaws with this idea. But IF IT SHOULD WORK, fukken-ay, I'd be damned glad.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #53 (permalink)
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WOW!?
Just lookit those creative juices flowing!

I'll take this following:
It's already installed - calculator.
Calculator will automatically analyze the barcode, determine the price, and add it to a running total for this shopping trip? Impressive, I've never seen another calculator app, on any platform, that does that.

Or did you just not understand what I was saying?

Yes, I could scan each item, get the correct price (because it's not always easy to just look at the shelf or item and get the current price that way), and enter it into a stupid-calculator program ... but, the whole point of the request is for something more intelligent and automated than that.

Perhaps you don't get that.


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This will NOT work.
In the world of retail and wholesale, we never keep the aisles stagnant.
Huh. 95% of shelf organization in the stores I go to are "stagnant" enough in their layout that the idea would at least be helpful, even if it wasn't perfect.
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Default SMS/Jabber integration

This one isn't so much an application, as a suggestion/feature request for the built-in SMS application (perhaps as an alternative, but maybe in addition to what I said above about the phone having a built-in Jabber server):

1) Fully integrate Google Talk and Android's SMS/MMS features. You can use a Google Talk session to send SMS/MMS messages out using your phone number as the source (authenticated some how to keep people from impersonating you), and incoming SMS/MMS messages could be mirrored to your Google Talk session.

2) Have a setting for whether or not you want to automatically save your SMS/MMS messages to your Gmail account's "Chats" folder, along with your other Google Talk chats (as two separate settings, so you can just do your regular chats, just do your SMS/MMS messages, do both, or do neither).

3) Allow your Gmail web session to be used for sending SMS/MMS messages directly, just like you can for Chats.


So, if you're on your laptop/desktop, you'd have the ability to continue your SMS/MMS conversations without interruption, and you'd be able to manage their archiving just like you do for Google Talk.

Bonus if they finally enable Google's Jabber service to do gatewaying to AIM, Yahoo, MSN, IRC, and other Jabber services. Then you could have all of your IM's archived in your Chats folder.
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Calculator will automatically analyze the barcode, determine the price, and add it to a running total for this shopping trip? Impressive, I've never seen another calculator app, on any platform, that does that.

Or did you just not understand what I was saying?
I was being a sarcastic ass.


Milk = $2.89
Eggs = $1.29
Bread = $1.99

You buy 1 gallon of milk, one case of eggs and two loaves of bread (2.89 + 1.29 + 1.99 + 1.99) + 8.25% estimated sales tax = $8.80

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Perhaps you don't get that.
Perhaps you don't get that.

Perhaps I really DON'T get it (not being sarcastic this time).
How would a dedicated application make it easier for you to shop when there are literally millions of different barcode combinations?
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@organizedFellow:

I'm not sure where you shop, but while individual items may move a little within an aisle, for the most part all the grocery stores I go to are organized the same basic way and items within certain categories are always in the same place. If some spaz moved things around constantly to waste my time, I'd go shop somewhere else.

Yeah you move around an end-cap display pretty often, but bread is always in the same place. Some creative marketing genius never decides it might sell better next to the tampons.

I guess if your weekly shopping list regularly includes items from women's boutique shops like the Coach store, you might find things shuffled around drastically, but ice cream goes in coolers and coolers are friggin heavy, ergo ice cream will always be in the same aisle.

It would be really handy to have a grocery list in location order for a change.
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I'm not sure where you shop ... all the grocery stores I go to are organized the same basic way and items within certain categories are always in the same place. If some spaz moved things around constantly to waste my time, I'd go shop somewhere else ...
I shop almost exclusively at Costco, sometimes Target, or Walgreen's/CVS for convenience.
I never go to Wal-Mart cause I don't like their business ethics (did you know they regularly FIRE topped out employees just to save money?).

While true, most grocery stores are organized the same basic way and items within certain categories are always in the same place.
I'm just debating the fact of this app ... 'working'.

Who is going to input these regular items into a database of UPC codes to ease your shopping woes so you can make a map of your shopping trip to avoid walking past the detergent you already bought (remember the milk!)?

Would you all be more thrilled with a layout schematic of Wal-Mart Supercenter, so you can stop wasting time looking for the 24 piece TupperWare set your wifes friend bought?

And we don't move things around to 'waste your time'.
Frankly (don't get offended), but if you feel that shopping is a waste of your time cause you don't want to go looking for something, then perhaps you shouldn't be shopping.
We place products where they sell best, as you already mentioned. It is not uncommon for an ENTIRE aisles contents be shifted to the next aisle to expose some new products.

But in all likelihood, a pen & paper would be your best friend, along with a predetermined spending limit and sheer willpower to avoid tossing those Frito's in the shopping cart. That's what I do and it has done well for me and +95% of the shoppers I serve.
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It would be cool to be able to install a service (not necessarily a graphical app) that gave someone responsbile with sensitive data i.e., Google, GPS coordinates of every device using Android (and, if other carriers/services want to join, them) to provide a sort of usage map, traffic congestion, or something therabouts.
I've always wanted something like this. Not necessarily to see WHERE people are, but to see how MANY people are in a certain place.
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It would be cool to be able to install a service (not necessarily a graphical app) that gave someone responsbile with sensitive data i.e., Google, GPS coordinates of every device using Android (and, if other carriers/services want to join, them) to provide a sort of usage map, traffic congestion, or something therabouts.
I've always wanted something like this. Not necessarily to see WHERE people are, but to see how MANY people are in a certain place.
LOVE IT!
It would really make it cool to meet other Android users to share apps, ideas, etc.

I HOPE THE DEVELOPERS ARE READING THIS!
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Yeah, it's not hard to overlay a circle of a certain size over a city, say, Salt Lake (no bias, no bias), and change the color from blue to red as the city gets "hotter" with more usage and whatnot. Something like that.
I'm personally really not a fan of "what bars/clubs/restaurants are people at?" apps that give you random information about random people. I'd just really like to know how many people are using android/mobile devices (maybe even the carrier/manufacturer) in a certain area.
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Yeah, same here.
Like this one:
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Wertago is the mobile application nightlifers have been waiting for—a single application that shows you up-to-the-second information about what venues are hot, helps you coordinate plans with all your friends, lets you share content and influence the social scene, and enables you to connect with socialites all across the city. Nightlife will never be the same!
I'm not into that.

It would be clever if this app idea would show some other information about the person or their phone:
Has the G1 or the G2. Or has a different Android device.
Whether the phone runs on Android 1.0 or 1.1.
If the phone has the same game/app installed as you, and a prompt alerts you to the fact, so you can share your opinions on it.
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For sure. In all reality (with that "Wertago" app), who REALLY uses this, other than a few casual try-and-get-bored attempts? Who of your friends is also hanging out at a bar, with a smartphone, albeit one capable of this, that you don't know about, and you want to coordinate plans with MULTIPLE people? I personally don't think it would be practical to have some 3rd party app to coordinate friends unless it is the de-facto standard.
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Send a SMS to Bobby. Is Bobby hanging out with Terry?
Cool, hery Bobby, tell Terry he owes me a beer!

right?

It's that simple.
However, it would be cool to send mass SMS!
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Nobody needs to record the layout of every store and the location of every product in it. If the user orders their regular shopping list by aisle manually once, and then scans each item in the order they are picked up, it would be trivially easy to rearrange the items manually after the fact. Once the app is trained for a while, the user would find himself seldom if ever manually arranging the locations and the app would 'just work'. Even better if the user took a second to get a gps fix outside the store after making a big purchase, the app would know where certain products come from and could alert the user (or a member of their family) when they happen to be close to a place where something is currently active in their shopping list.
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There was an interview with one of the two guys at Google, I can't remember if it was Larry or Sergei, but they talked about how several years from now, you'll be able to walk into a store, look at an item, put that item's product code into Google, and it'll give you a price comparison on that item for every retail outlet in a 10 mile radius. I'd really love to see stuff like that. Android would be more like a tri-corder from Star Trek than a phone at that point.
Sorry this was from way at the top of the thread but I really haven't been keeping up with it. I know the shop savvy will allow you to scan barcodes and give you info and price from many different stores, but one thing that he said that I don't remember shop savvy saying it would do is give prices for only NEARBY stores. If I need to buy..... a hard drive, and so I scanned it and shop savvy told me compusa had the same hard drive for half the price than the store I'm at now, that's great, but since most of the CompUSAs have closed, the closest one is a long drive away. It would nice to be told prices ONLY from NEARBY stores. This could be a feature added to shop savvy in the future, or maybe it's already capable of this and I just haven't heard about it, but this is a key feature that Hodges said that makes it a much more useful program than shop savvy already will be.
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Who is going to input these regular items into a database of UPC codes to ease your shopping woes so you can make a map of your shopping trip to avoid walking past the detergent you already bought (remember the milk!)?

Would you all be more thrilled with a layout schematic of Wal-Mart Supercenter, so you can stop wasting time looking for the 24 piece TupperWare set your wifes friend bought?
Database of UPC codes ... where is Shop Savvy getting theirs? Clearly the information is out there, and this is just yet another mashup.

Order within the store ... could be a similar database, or could be a personal preference, where the application notices that for a given store you always put the milk before the detergent, therefore whenever your shopping list contains both milk and detergent, it orders it such that the milk is earlier than the detergent. Over time, you build up enough of these relationships, and the correct ordering of the entire list will fall into place.

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And we don't move things around to 'waste your time'.
Frankly (don't get offended), but if you feel that shopping is a waste of your time cause you don't want to go looking for something, then perhaps you shouldn't be shopping.
We place products where they sell best, as you already mentioned. It is not uncommon for an ENTIRE aisles contents be shifted to the next aisle to expose some new products.
Frankly (don't get offended), but your example is a perfect illustration of how it's a waste of our (the customer's) time, and purely for your (the retailer's) benefit. I don't care what aisle placement allows a given product to "sell best". That's a retailers goal.

I care about finding products (all of them, not just the ones that the retailer is trying to move off the shelves), and not wasting my time trying to figure out where the idiot store manager moved something just because he needs to jump through hoops to justify his wage, and/or try to move a little more product.

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Aaah. The truth comes out. You're a luddite. You're the voice of the "unfrozen caveman shopper". It's as if you're just going on about "your strange and confusing blinky lights and automation products anger me!"

It's ok Mr. Caveman, let those of us who like automation products talk about what things would help save us some time and effort when we're tracking $300+ grocery bills with a huge shopping cart full of products. You can stick to managing your 4 product trips with your chisel and stone tablet.

Let those of us who are in the 21st century discuss how to move beyond that level of sophistication. Don't worry, no one will force you to abandon your stone tablet.

Though, I AM curious why a luddite would hang out on any web forum, much less an android focused one.
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It's probably a reality if a developer wanted to make it one. It would probably be a sizeable application, but would prove very useful. I know that when I toy around with a few on my computer, they just don't seem that useful unless I was somehow disabled.
However, on a mobile device it could prove more useful due to the fact that you don't need some big clunky machine in front of you. The mobile device (G1 at this point), could almost act as a personal memo machine, and could be scaled all the way up to a full on text-by-voice entry machine.
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I didn't know people could get so worked up over groceries! Let's keep it real, people!
On a lighter note, I have an app idea that has been talked about elsewhere on the forum. A user asked if the G1 was able to switch between 2G and 3G networks. Another user confirmed that this was possible with the G1.
I propose an app to very quickly switch between the 2 networks. Something like a long press on a physical button somewhere on the device. This could function similarly to a laptop being able to flip a physical switch to alternate GPUs.
That way, when I'm emailing, calendaring, contacting, calling, etc...I can use 2G. 3G really isn't necessary, and goes unnoticed. But when I want to YouTube and DL apps I can long press a button and turn my 3G on.
meh?
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The saddest thing ever is to be parted from a dear friend unexpectedly, one moment your trusty ANDROID is by your side speeding through the countryside or sharing a few moments of free wifi at a coffee bar - a blink of an eye or a distraction and your suddenly you find yourself completely alone.

I LOST MY ANDROID

with I lost My Android you can log onto your Google Gmail at any PC and activate I LOST MY ANDROID application.

This will send a message to your ANDROID that Locks your ANDROID DOWN and displays a LOST ANDROID screen that cannot be bypassed by the phones finder.

The Lost Android screen will have Your Alternate Telephone Number and email address - and perhaps a network incentive to return the device to you.

I LOST MY ANDROID will also use any available route to transmit its location back to your GMAIL Account



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It would be cool to be able to install a service (not necessarily a graphical app) that gave someone responsbile with sensitive data i.e., Google, GPS coordinates of every device using Android (and, if other carriers/services want to join, them) to provide a sort of usage map, traffic congestion, or something therabouts.
I've always wanted something like this. Not necessarily to see WHERE people are, but to see how MANY people are in a certain place.
It's coming. Watch for FlashParty.
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How About Icopter, but since its android we can just call it Copter
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Lost In Space

The saddest thing ever is to be parted from a dear friend unexpectedly, one moment your trusty ANDROID is by your side speeding through the countryside or sharing a few moments of free wifi at a coffee bar - a blink of an eye or a distraction and your suddenly you find yourself completely alone.

I LOST MY ANDROID

with I lost My Android you can log onto your Google Gmail at any PC and activate I LOST MY ANDROID application.

This will send a message to your ANDROID that Locks your ANDROID DOWN and displays a LOST ANDROID screen that cannot be bypassed by the phones finder.

The Lost Android screen will have Your Alternate Telephone Number and email address - and perhaps a network incentive to return the device to you.

I LOST MY ANDROID will also use any available route to transmit its location back to your GMAIL Account



Now I just need a developer
I do a little developing here and there and I love this idea. I'm going to kick around the SDK and let you know how easy I think this would be to implement... GREAT IDEA!
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This app was on Digg today: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/10/20/androids-sugartrip-takes-a-new-approach-to-dodging-street-traffic/
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Personally, I'd make an app that would be able to stream Netflix. That would be awesome.
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IMDB app.

i can't tell you how many times I wanna look up someone's name in a movie I'm watching...or if i hear a quote and try to recall what flick it's from.

plus it could show upcoming movies, new movie reviews, etc. etc.
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Here's a few ideas for some basic apps, nothing crazy, we'll get to those ideas later.

-I definitely think the G1 needs a better AIM client. One that runs over data and not sms is a must. I think if it could show the status of what you're listening to on your music player (like ichat to itunes) would be rad. Also, so you can have custom msgs (available or away msgs). I also like how on gmail you can see the android to know the person is on a G1. The sidekick does this so you know the user is on a sidekick, and I. Like having that. The sidekick, btw, has an awesome AIM client.

-Also, I think the G1 definitely needs an auto text feature and possibly a spell check feature.

-The ability to create several highly customizable sound profiles so that you can have a maximum profile, normal, vibrate, silent, etc and customize the "phone settings", "messaging settings","alert settings" etc individually. For example, I used to have a setting that would have the msging settings go silent at a certain time, but keep the phone volume on.

A Notepad, to do list, unit converter, etc.

Well that my 2 cents. Like I said, just basic ideas, but I think they're necessities.

Ideass for crazy apps to come!

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for those of you who live in dallas county, id like to see a web app of the quick.
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I'm a longtime sidekick user, and just switched over to the G1... so some sidekick-type apps (such as Notes) would be nice.. i know there's Quick Lists... but just a generic note pad would be ideal.


Also... I REALLY hope someone develops a budgeting/checkbook balancing app so I can keep track of ye ol' finances ;-)
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I'm a longtime sidekick user, and just switched over to the G1... so some sidekick-type apps (such as Notes) would be nice.. i know there's Quick Lists... but just a generic note pad would be ideal.


Also... I REALLY hope someone develops a budgeting/checkbook balancing app so I can keep track of ye ol' finances ;-)


p.s. I totally second the Pandora streaming app
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I'm sure somebody out there is working on these things... but what I'd like to see is:

- Office Suite... spreadsheet, word processor and power point, compatible w/ MS Office standards
- Visual Voice Mail... if Apple doesn't sue someone over it
- Astropop, Tetris or Luxor
- A true Task Manager that allows for closing of running programs
- File Explorer for the phone itself
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1. A memopad/note taking app
2. A file management utility
3. A multi-format compatible eBook reader
4. An RSS reader which supports audio and video attachments
5. A productivity suite supporting native .doc and .xls file creation/editing
6. A calendar replacement/plugin with category, color, and icon support.
7. A UI skinner

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Strike all of the above and give me StyleTap!
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Someone should really do an Android implementation of KeePass or PWSafe

It would be very nice to have a secure way to store all my passwords on my phone. Especially if there were some way to sync the data file with my desktop.
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I would like an application or a game that will automatically connect all devices that run on android operating system together, so when people have android phone, they will communicate with each other (even stranger), or they could play game with anyone they pick on the street, send msg, all kind of stuffs, but the application is far away from sharing privacy and personal stuffs.
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Also... I REALLY hope someone develops a budgeting/checkbook balancing app so I can keep track of ye ol' finances ;-)
I totally agree!
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-Notepad

-Owner name and contact number on the lockout screen, in case the phone is misplaced

-Organization system for the main drawer. Too many apps, and they're all mixed in together. Could be folders, could just be titled divider bars.

-More customization options overall, specifically sound and haptic feedback. The phone does the pseudo-click thing when you pick up an icon on the home screen, I want it to do that when I'm dialing, too.

-An electronic compass. Granted, it's kind of outdated with the GPS on it, but I want a shiny electronic compass, darn it. The phone has the hardware built in, why not make it visible?

-More central clock options. Different styles, including digital. The alarm clock has cool clock faces, but they don't carry over to the home screen.

-An easier way to get battery percentage readout.

-Positional sensing like the Iphone, so when you flip the phone sideways, you get widescreen aspect ratio, regardless of whether or not the keyboard is open.

-Bookmark organization options. Can't drag and drop existing bookmarks.

-Phonebook organization options. Organizes alphabetically by first name currently, also does not support multiple names under an entry (married couples, family members, etc.)

-Take the SMS/MMS option off of non-mobile phone numbers. My home phone doesn't take text messages.
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It would be great if old openZaurus apps where ported as well. I also would love to see POSE ported so we can run our favorite Palm Treo apps.
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I didn't know people could get so worked up over groceries! Let's keep it real, people!
On a lighter note, I have an app idea that has been talked about elsewhere on the forum. A user asked if the G1 was able to switch between 2G and 3G networks. Another user confirmed that this was possible with the G1.
I propose an app to very quickly switch between the 2 networks. Something like a long press on a physical button somewhere on the device. This could function similarly to a laptop being able to flip a physical switch to alternate GPUs.
That way, when I'm emailing, calendaring, contacting, calling, etc...I can use 2G. 3G really isn't necessary, and goes unnoticed. But when I want to YouTube and DL apps I can long press a button and turn my 3G on.
meh?
I really like that idea.
There is a setting that let's you stick to 2G (for prolonged battery life) or 3G.

A quick app or widget seems easily possible.
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I posted this in the games section, but this thread seems alot better suited since its for ideas for apps

Its an unlock achievement system

Similar to the xbox live/wow/lotro/WAR system.
Where doing certain actions talies up and say after 1,000 text messages you get a notification. and then next one being 5,000. and so on.
There could be some prizes, or points gained over time. Who knows, but this could be an interesting concept.
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is there going to be somekind of app like beejive where all of your instant messaging can be displayed one page
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a HAVA/monsoon player
File manager
sirius streaming/recording
task manager/ resource widgit
cpu under over clock?

those are the must haves, in my book anyhow


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I really like that idea.
There is a setting that let's you stick to 2G (for prolonged battery life) or 3G.

A quick app or widget seems easily possible.
Anycut can make a shortcut to the 'network settings' activity, which eliminates a few steps to getting to the setting...
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Crosswords baby! Crosswords! An app that lets me download .puz (acrosslite format) files from the internet and solve them locally on my g1!
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Ok, I do not know about the rest of you, but I am frankly tired of the "Unidentified" calls and then of course the calls that you do not want to accept, such as old girlfriends etc and they continue to contact you. Most cell phones do not have the option to block a number from contacting you. I would love the ability to block certain numbers, unidentified or anonymous numbers and only take the calls I desire to take!
I think that this is a great idea. Automatic call screening. I've wanted that ability for a long time. Sometimes my phone rings off the hook. Recently I was shopping around to buy a new car and was applying for loans. My phone was ringing off the hook for weeks. Then you have advertisers, head hunters, bill collectors, call boxes, stalkers, relatives...

I'd take this idea one step further and add a white list feature. For example, when a new call comes in, if the caller's caller-ID isn't in my phone book, the call could be silently sent straight to voice mail. Or a call-group could be checked. Of course a simple black-list feature would still be good. Whenever a call was ignored a notification could be entered, or a log could be updated.

My desire for this feature is one of the main reasons that I bought a G1. With an open source phone I am definitely going to try writing a better phone app (assuming that no one else does it first) .
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How about an ad-hock P2P program? Say I'm sitting at the airport and want to share some music that I recorded... I could setup or join an adhock WiFi network (done automagically) and then broadcast that I am sharing files. Then other people at the airport could enjoy my (audio-only!) rendition of "Singing in the Rain" that I recorded in the shower that morning.
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Here are a few more ideas that I have rumbling around my head:
  • An sftp browser so that I can easily download files form my UNIX box.
  • File encryption. A high priority I think.
  • A financial management program that syncs up with either a desktop app or (even better) a 'cloud' based app.
  • WPA support for wifi.
  • An IPSec/VPN client.
  • Simple image editor (flip, rotate, whatever).
  • Ability to turn radios (wifi, phone, 3G, GPS) on and off based on location, etc.
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I will pay $100 to the person who can create an application described below:

My idea is called "the switch"

It is a one button (icon) that, when pressed activates and or deactivates functions.
For instance... when I am at work, and want to conserve my battery, I need to do the following:

Shut off wifi, 3G, GPS, lower screen brightness, lower volume, and keep the vibration on.

If there was an app where I could configure these sorts of things to happen with the flip of a "switch" Id be golden.

I could also use it to turn certain things back on... like a switch for when I am in noisy areas like train stations.. this switch would: turn up the ringe volume all the way up, turn on the vibration (if it were already on no effect), change the ringtone to something else, and perhaps activate bluetooth (in ear ringing is nice!)

Can anyone grasp my idea?

I'd also like a short cut to flip the orientation of the browser when I wanted without opening the KB or hitting the menu button, scrolling for the "Flip Orientation" and then scroll and read at will. I have tried to do this with Anycut, but no go.

It would be nice to assign this function to the camera button, since I rarely use it to activate the cam anyway... I usually just open the menu and select it from there.

So, if these ideas are possible, and someone wants $100 - I know its not a fortune, but I feel the community of users could benefit. Get in touch - I will pay when the app is up and working in the Marketplace or when I can demo a working beta version.
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Ok, I do not know about the rest of you, but I am frankly tired of the "Unidentified" calls and then of course the calls that you do not want to accept, such as old girlfriends etc and they continue to contact you. Most cell phones do not have the option to block a number from contacting you. I would love the ability to block certain numbers, unidentified or anonymous numbers and only take the calls I desire to take!
What about the option to play a recorded message saying "Its not you its me, but really its you I'm just trying to be nice" for exs. and "Please remove me from your call list" for telemarketers.

So when you get a call you could just push a button and it would play them the message, you simply hang up at that point and the call would automatically end once the message is finished.

Also an option to add contacts you don't want to hear from so when they call you see nothing, but maybe a silent notification that says they tried calling.

Also the ability to set your phone to auto answer with custom voice mail away messages "Sorry i missed your call but I'm in a meeting/at the movies/seeing your gf, I'll be avalable after xx:xx to leave me a message press 1 now"

It would be such a handy tool for pretty much anyone.
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I will pay $100 to the person who can create an application described below:

My idea is called "the switch"
hhmm, reminds me of Profiles in WindowsMobile. Had it on my Shadow and my Dash.
Should be pretty simple!

AM looking forward to see what comes out of your incentive.
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Sudoku
Weather widget
PDF reader
Amarok integration (sync with amarok stats and last.fm)
Ice/shoutcast streaming player
RDP client
Album art for ogg vorbis
Show favicons on boomark desktop shortcuts
Save pictures to/from picasa

On the hardware side of things I would like a car kit to play music through aux while charging. It would need to have a filter and amplifier so the signal isn't distorted by the power.
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A file management utility.
A memopad/note taking app.
Someone should really do an Android implementation of KeePass or PWSafe
An electronic compass. Granted, it's kind of outdated with the GPS on it, but I want a shiny electronic compass, darn it. The phone has the hardware built in, why not make it visible?
Bookmark organization options.
I would love all those ideas, plus synchronization with RTM (RememberTheMIlk), yeah yeah, TooDo does that, but it's sort of cluttered for my taste.

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... You're a luddite. You're the voice of the "unfrozen caveman shopper". It's as if you're just going on about "your strange and confusing blinky lights and automation products anger me!"

It's ok Mr. Caveman, let those of us who like automation products talk about what things would help save us some time and effort when we're tracking $300+ grocery bills with a huge shopping cart full of products. You can stick to managing your 4 product trips with your chisel and stone tablet.

Let those of us who are in the 21st century discuss how to move beyond that level of sophistication. Don't worry, no one will force you to abandon your stone tablet.

Though, I AM curious why a luddite would hang out on any web forum, much less an android focused one.
Actually Mr. John Kzin;
This Geico themed shopper highly embraces all technological marvels, breakthroughs and the advent of new devices, hardware and software.
You may be happier lurking the pages of Nokia forums with your fancy tablet, and let us Open-Source fellows linger in the joy of our G1.

I won't resort to name calling as you children do. But I will go back to posting on all my favorite blogs and forums unfazed by you.
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