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Old June 6th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #1201 (permalink)
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I don't know if this has been mentioned here, but I had a great little app on my Palm called 'Open' that let you enter the hours of local businesses. It was simple, Store or Business Name, Days of the week, Hours open (easily repeated on days of the week), closed during lunch, etc. I miss that little app.
I actually built an Android app that did basically that (it was called "Store Hours" but HourDB). I had to kill it off because of the amount of time it took to ensure up-to-date hours, data mining for more locations, etc. It's a full time job to maintain it, even though users could update the locations/hours for everyone via crowdsourcing.

Best of luck to anyone else willing to attempt it. Hours on many sites are stored in AM/PM/A/P/M or none at all, 24-hour notation, some hours are backwards on sites, missing punctuation, broken out into weird subsets, etc. Knowhere systems and other store locator apps that big chains use have to be tricked into getting around the 300 page view limit. Some of the locators I hit were more secure than banks to get data from, and involved multiple redirects and session validations, etc. I learned a lot from data parsing all the store locators, but man was it painful. 250,000+ locations later I called it quits.

The app itself was insanely successful, but it really comes down to do I want to enjoy my time off or spend time hacking a new crawler together.

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I think I just read about the iPhone being used as some type of remote control for other devices in the near future. It HAS to be possible... I'm positive I saw it.
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An app that will make a negative of your screen to save battery. For instance when you surf the web most of the time the background is white and the letters black. THis app will change that. The app will be needed to be activated through the notification bar or longpress of the search button.
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An app the sets macros for settings such as auto sync, ringed type, wifi, GPS and such that does not run your battery down by running all those rules. This widget should be provided by HTC.
Try Tasker.
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maybe it exists and someone will point me in the right direction, but i've yet to find it. anyhow, i would love something that recognised you had opened an app that required a data connection of some sort - say a browser - and then promted you to make the connection of your choice, (3g, wifi etc), rather than realising that you hadn't yet and then having to exit the browser , make your connection and then start up again

i know it's not really a big deal having to do all that but it is one of my pet hates about the system as i do this all the time
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I just asked in another thread if someone knows if this app exists. I'm guessing it doesn't, or if it does, my market searching skills suck. Figured I'd repost it here. It seems like an app that an experienced app developer could probably turn around in a couple of days. Here goes:

I want an app that will take a photo using the front camera (the one facing the phone user) each time the phone is switched on/or woken up. So it will have a photo of the person using the phone. When the phone is then put back to sleep (so the internet usage is probably lower), it emails that photo to a defined email address.

Most of the time it will be sending ME pictures of ME, which I'll just delete.

If however someone should steal my phone (or find it somewhere) and switch it on, hey presto. There'll be a picture of them emailed to me. Another use case is if someone unauthorized decides to snoop in my phone, I'll know about it.

I know about phone locators like Prey and Lookout, I just thought that this would be another/different extra level of protection.
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I want an app that will take a photo using the front camera (the one facing the phone user) each time the phone is switched on/or woken up. So it will have a photo of the person using the phone. When the phone is then put back to sleep (so the internet usage is probably lower), it emails that photo to a defined email address.

If however someone should steal my phone (or find it somewhere) and switch it on, hey presto. There'll be a picture of them emailed to me. Another use case is if someone unauthorized decides to snoop in my phone, I'll know about it.
And it should send the GPS coordinates (or if GPS is off or can't be automatically enabled, the cell-tower geo-location or something to get a rough idea of where the thief was)
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A photo finish app would be nice. Just a simple app that uses the camera and a user specified location to take 3 burst photos just before they hit the location specified by the user.

Could have a premium upgrade that will the user to set how amny photos and what resolution and how many laps to take the photos and what laps to take the photo on.

Good for all cirtcuit based sports even other sports like football.
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I actually built an Android app that like to basically that (it was called "Store Hours" but HourDB). I had to kill it off because of the amount of time it took to ensure up-to-date hours, data mining for more locations, etc. It's a full time job to maintain it, even though users could update the locations/hours for everyone via crowdsourcing.

Best of luck to anyone else willing to attempt it. Hours on many sites are stored in AM/PM/A/P/M or none at all, 24-hour notation, some hours are backwards on sites, missing punctuation, broken out into weird subsets, etc. Knowhere systems and other store locator apps that big chains use have to be tricked into getting around the 300 page view limit. Some of the locators I hit were more secure than banks to get data from, and involved multiple redirects and session validations, etc. I learned a lot from data parsing all the store locators, but man was it painful. 250,000+ locations later I called it quits.

The app itself was insanely successful, but it really comes down to do I want to enjoy my time off or spend time hacking a new crawler together.

Wow Seems like a lot of work and time commitment. I hope you posted the codes to the ASOP (I believe that is what it is called), so another developer can take up your work.
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I actually built an Android app that did basically that (it was called "Store Hours" but HourDB). I had to kill it off because of the amount of time it took to ensure up-to-date hours, data mining for more locations, etc. It's a full time job to maintain it, even though users could update the locations/hours for everyone via crowdsourcing.

Best of luck to anyone else willing to attempt it. Hours on many sites are stored in AM/PM/A/P/M or none at all, 24-hour notation, some hours are backwards on sites, missing punctuation, broken out into weird subsets, etc. Knowhere systems and other store locator apps that big chains use have to be tricked into getting around the 300 page view limit. Some of the locators I hit were more secure than banks to get data from, and involved multiple redirects and session validations, etc. I learned a lot from data parsing all the store locators, but man was it painful. 250,000+ locations later I called it quits.

The app itself was insanely successful, but it really comes down to do I want to enjoy my time off or spend time hacking a new crawler together.

Is there any way that you can redo the application to where the user can input the information for the stores that they want? For example, I had to find an address book that wouldn't in any way conflict with the phone's contact list. This phone book is specifically for my favorite restaurants. I have their addresses, which station they are near and their hours.

It's not what this app specifically does, but I'm the only one looking at it, so I know where everything is supposed to go.

Can you re-build what you have done to be more specific to what I'm doing and what the person you responded to is looking for? Something where you supply the format and the user supplies the information for whatever place of business they frequent?

You can PM me if I'm not clear in what I'm describing.
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I just asked in another thread if someone knows if this app exists. I'm guessing it doesn't, or if it does, my market searching skills suck. Figured I'd repost it here. It seems like an app that an experienced app developer could probably turn around in a couple of days. Here goes:

I want an app that will take a photo using the front camera (the one facing the phone user) each time the phone is switched on/or woken up. So it will have a photo of the person using the phone. When the phone is then put back to sleep (so the internet usage is probably lower), it emails that photo to a defined email address.

Most of the time it will be sending ME pictures of ME, which I'll just delete.

If however someone should steal my phone (or find it somewhere) and switch it on, hey presto. There'll be a picture of them emailed to me. Another use case is if someone unauthorized decides to snoop in my phone, I'll know about it.

I know about phone locators like Prey and Lookout, I just thought that this would be another/different extra level of protection.
That's a really good idea, I'd definitely use that if it exists
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I just asked in another thread if someone knows if this app exists. I'm guessing it doesn't, or if it does, my market searching skills suck. Figured I'd repost it here. It seems like an app that an experienced app developer could probably turn around in a couple of days. Here goes:

I want an app that will take a photo using the front camera (the one facing the phone user) each time the phone is switched on/or woken up. So it will have a photo of the person using the phone. When the phone is then put back to sleep (so the internet usage is probably lower), it emails that photo to a defined email address.

Most of the time it will be sending ME pictures of ME, which I'll just delete.

If however someone should steal my phone (or find it somewhere) and switch it on, hey presto. There'll be a picture of them emailed to me. Another use case is if someone unauthorized decides to snoop in my phone, I'll know about it.

I know about phone locators like Prey and Lookout, I just thought that this would be another/different extra level of protection.
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That's a really good idea, I'd definitely use that if it exists
Just an idea, but I came across this article in Phandroid that talks about an app Visidon:

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The app is already doing what you wanted except the email part. The market description doesn't talk about unlocking the phone, but you can ask the dev if he/she can include a feature for the phone unlock that when the app takes a picture from the lock screen, it emails it to you.
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Just an idea, but I came across this article in Phandroid that talks about an app Visidon:
That looks interesting and cool. It seems like Tasker can already do it though (and a whole heap more). I just need to figure out a way of buying it without having to give my private info to google in the market checkout.
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That looks interesting and cool. It seems like Tasker can already do it though (and a whole heap more). I just need to figure out a way of buying it without having to give my private info to google in the market checkout.
Tasker ftw, lol
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I am easy, all I want is an address book, not synced with anything social, not anything fancy or difficult. Just a place I can write down addresses like in the old days when things actually had to be written down.
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Ok so im on the worship team in my church and have gotn tired of hauling around what seems like a 300 ibl book with all our songs we play. well was wondering if it was possible to make a app that could read pdf files off ur android tablet/smartphone memory and be able to put them in sequence alphabetically using the letters of the file name or by some other means. So say i want to chose a certain song in the D listing. I would click on d ui brings up all songs that names start with D then id choose the song i want. and then maybe a home screen widget that lists the songs u want to play in the order u choose them from the list so u can switch songs on the fly. Im seriously willing to pay for an app like this.
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yeah one feature of this that would be great would being able to share apps
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Do you really want to declare something like that on a public forum? You'll get a reputation.

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They still sell them in stores as far as I know.

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Ok so im on the worship team in my church and have gotn tired of hauling around what seems like a 300 ibl book with all our songs we play. well was wondering if it was possible to make a app that could read pdf files off ur android tablet/smartphone memory and be able to put them in sequence alphabetically using the letters of the file name or by some other means. So say i want to chose a certain song in the D listing. I would click on d ui brings up all songs that names start with D then id choose the song i want. and then maybe a home screen widget that lists the songs u want to play in the order u choose them from the list so u can switch songs on the fly. Im seriously willing to pay for an app like this.
We need a general "Does an app like this" exist. I think something as generic as this should exist. What you're basically talking about is a list of notes (each one with lyrics in it). I'll be amazed if it doesn't exist already. Have you considered just copying them onto your SD card with a folder for each letter. A for the a* files, B for the B* files etc. Then use a simple file explorer app.

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LOL. Good one. Or are you seriously suggesting there should be a barcode scanner app (to join the 100 that already exist) ?
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I am easy, all I want is an address book, not synced with anything social, not anything fancy or difficult. Just a place I can write down addresses like in the old days when things actually had to be written down.
You can turn the facebook sync off from your contact list and just write everything in as per usual. Is this not viable for you?
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I actually built an Android app that did basically that (it was called "Store Hours" but HourDB). I had to kill it off because of the amount of time it took to ensure up-to-date hours, data mining for more locations, etc. It's a full time job to maintain it, even though users could update the locations/hours for everyone via crowdsourcing.

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The app itself was insanely successful, but it really comes down to do I want to enjoy my time off or spend time hacking a new crawler together.
The app I want wouldn't be something the developer had to maintain, it's just a simple database that the user can fill in the predefined blanks - yours sounds very nice and ambitious, but totally overkill! I really don't care about the Rock store hours in Spokane, only Modern Barber here in Hanson. If you were to cut out all the collaboration and the bits that you had to maintain, you'd have exactly what Open was.
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It would be nice if it does not already exist to have an advanced auto reply system for phone calls. I mean something like an automated message saying that if you press 1 the call will be sent(the phone will ring) and some extra charge may apply because out of business hours, if press 2 be redirected to the voice mail system to leave a message if it is not urgent. It would be possible to ênable it like just before go to sleep and disable it at the opening hours of the business or even have automatic enable disable with a schedule. Very good for technicians working for their own or very small companies offering 24/7 service with extra charges when working out of business hours without getting disturbed by some not urgent calls.
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And it should send the GPS coordinates (or if GPS is off or can't be automatically enabled, the cell-tower geo-location or something to get a rough idea of where the thief was)
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It seems like Tasker can already do it though (and a whole heap more).
Someone has already done the hard part (taking the picture and emailing it). Just a case of linking that to wake-up [and grabbing the location].

If I get time to learn Tasker enough to put it all together, I'll put it out there (don't hold your breath though, if you're already an advanced Tasker - go for it).
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How about an ap that stops my kids from crying.
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Is there an app that will speak text to you "on request"? Like if you get to a web age that won't zoom for some odd reason, or if there is "fine print" in an email, or if you just lost a contact and everything is blurry... just press a button and your phone will start reading what's on the page. Nothing that speaks everything you do or reads every email, just one that speaks when you need it. Will Vlingo do this?
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Faceback, an app that takes a picture of someone's face and shows you what the back of their head looks like :P
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Id like to see an app to make the android into a webcam via tether. I've seen IP Webcam however I think by using a USB connection it could be more stable.
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i dont know if this falls under an app, but i want to be able to slide up and down on the side of my screen to increase/decrease the brightness level

also a clone of the samsung galaxy contact book would be great(slide right on a contact to call, left to text)
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Faceback, an app that takes a picture of someone's face and shows you what the back of their head looks like :P
Is this a joke? Otherwise this has got to be the most useless app ever? No offense. If there is a reason for this that I'm not understanding, please do explain.
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Id like to see an app to make the android into a webcam via tether. I've seen IP Webcam however I think by using a USB connection it could be more stable.
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Is this a joke? Otherwise this has got to be the most useless app ever? No offense. If there is a reason for this that I'm not understanding, please do explain.
its from a movie
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I'd like an app that can scan a barcode, list ingredients and if they are vegan.

There Is an app called "Animal Free" that has a pretty good list. It is searchable.

The ingredient scanner could be useful for vegan, GF, dairy, and other dietary constraints. Or just to know what youre eating, for general health.
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your droid as a pc/laptop mouse???
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I would like to see an app that uses the camera to recognize and compare patterns. It should be simple, I would think, as it would be similar to any app that scans barcodes or similar patterns, just tweaked for general patterns. I would specifically like to take a photo and then have it compare subsequent photos to the original. My specific use would be for patterns in acoustic ceiling tiles (they actually have insane variations), for asbestos screening. For instance, I have one set of ceiling tiles that contains asbestos, so I would like to be able to use an app to go through the building, snapping photos of other ceiling tiles to compare them to the known contaminated sample to cut down on the time looking and trying to figure out how to describe the patterns in words. I know there is an app called Photo Compare (or something like that) but it does not seem to work with the Evo 4G, so I have no idea if it will do what I want it to.
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Hey all, I'm looking for some help to create this app, I thought this would be a good place to ask for help with it.

I am starting a paintballing business, and I will have a 'demolition' field, where one team plants a fake bomb and the other has to defuse it, like in counterstrike, so it would be an app that has a timer countdown, that can be 'armed', locked with a passkey, and 'disarmed'.

if anyone has a thinks they could do a good job of this, and would like to help me, please PM me. I am willing to pay for this.
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The app I want wouldn't be something the developer had to maintain, it's just a simple database that the user can fill in the predefined blanks - yours sounds very nice and ambitious, but totally overkill! I really don't care about the Rock store hours in Spokane, only Modern Barber here in Hanson. If you were to cut out all the collaboration and the bits that you had to maintain, you'd have exactly what Open was.
I wish that were what folks wanted though. Initially I had the idea it would all be "crowd sourced" -- but folks want things instantly. They want locations that exist already on a map, and with hours filled in. If you don't, the app itself would be downranked into oblivion with comments like "No store hours. Google Maps is better".

Especially now that Google Maps supports store hours

But yeah, I hear ya. I thought the same way you did, haha.
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I am starting a paintballing business, and I will have a 'demolition' field, where one team plants a fake bomb and the other has to defuse it, like in counterstrike, so it would be an app that has a timer countdown, that can be 'armed', locked with a passkey, and 'disarmed'.
This is an interesting app, highly specialized, not very TSA friendly , but definitely 'app-worthy'. However, it seems that a paintball battlefield is an extreme environment to put an Android device (of any kind). It'll either get covered with nasty paint splatter, or shot, or dropped, or smashed. They are glass screens and all. Just sayin'.
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I wish that were what folks wanted though. Initially I had the idea it would all be "crowd sourced" -- but folks want things instantly. They want locations that exist already on a map, and with hours filled in. If you don't, the app itself would be downranked into oblivion with comments like "No store hours. Google Maps is better".

Especially now that Google Maps supports store hours

But yeah, I hear ya. I thought the same way you did, haha.
But, you have two people in this thread that have just told you that they would like an app like this. I posted earlier in response your previous idea. Not to mention, there was a popular app like this for Palm. Perhaps, if you did tinker with the app to what has been described to you and specifically stated what your app does in the Market, it would go much better for you.

You already have the base for the desired app, fix it, change it and put it back out there. Nothing beats a try but a failure.
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But, you have two people in this thread that have just told you that they would like an app like this. I posted earlier in response your previous idea. Not to mention, there was a popular app like this for Palm. Perhaps, if you did tinker with the app to what has been described to you and specifically stated what your app does in the Market, it would go much better for you.

You already have the base for the desired app, fix it, change it and put it back out there. Nothing beats a try but a failure.
Really, give it a try, it's what we want. I think there's more of a market for it than you think (well, as much of a market as there is for any Android program, this crowd doesn't like to pay for anything. I do, I pay for all programs, if a donate or pay version is available).
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I think this is a great idea, but really need lots of man power to monitor the server and what kind of video ppl upload...
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But, you have two people in this thread that have just told you that they would like an app like this. I posted earlier in response your previous idea. Not to mention, there was a popular app like this for Palm. Perhaps, if you did tinker with the app to what has been described to you and specifically stated what your app does in the Market, it would go much better for you.

You already have the base for the desired app, fix it, change it and put it back out there. Nothing beats a try but a failure.
I'd probably just rewrite the whole app, since it was very service-driven.

Here's what it use to look like (back in the Android 1.6 days). To be fair it had some 30,000+ active users: Store Hours - Android

I'm always willing to give it another shot, so long as whatever I'm building doesn't require my constant time to inject data, haha. As far as I can tell, you guys seem to want an "address book" app which stores information about local businesses including store hours, notes, etc. Is there any special features other then that? EG: syncing, crowd sourced look ups, etc
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I'd probably just rewrite the whole app, since it was very service-driven.

Here's what it use to look like (back in the Android 1.6 days). To be fair it had some 30,000+ active users: Store Hours - Android

I'm always willing to give it another shot, so long as whatever I'm building doesn't require my constant time to inject data, haha. As far as I can tell, you guys seem to want an "address book" app which stores information about local businesses including store hours, notes, etc. Is there any special features other then that? EG: syncing, crowd sourced look ups, etc
Keep it simple. I wish I could show you the screen they had for Open. It had the weekdays
Open Lunch Close
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thuirsday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

You filled in the times, you could ignore lunch, the fil-in boxes for the time were just for time. There was another screen for the store info. Whatever you come up with will be fine, I'm sure - I don't want to have to connect to anything to get the info, though, I just want to store it like a little database.

Dammit, it lost the formatting....I hope you get what I was trying to say....
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Keep it simple. I wish I could show you the screen they had for Open. It had the weekdays
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thuirsday
Friday
Saturday
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You filled in the times, you could ignore lunch, the fil-in boxes for the time were just for time. There was another screen for the store info. Whatever you come up with will be fine, I'm sure - I don't want to have to connect to anything to get the info, though, I just want to store it like a little database.

Dammit, it lost the formatting....I hope you get what I was trying to say....
I gotchya. It's a super easy app to write, although I'd want to figure out how to properly store hours such as:


Mon: 1pm-2pm, 2:30pm-5pm, and 6pm-2am

Sadly hours exist like that.
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Mon: 1pm-2pm, 2:30pm-5pm, and 6pm-2am

Sadly hours exist like that.
Exactly, thus the 'Lunch' column.
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I'd probably just rewrite the whole app, since it was very service-driven.

Here's what it use to look like (back in the Android 1.6 days). To be fair it had some 30,000+ active users: Store Hours - Android

I'm always willing to give it another shot, so long as whatever I'm building doesn't require my constant time to inject data, haha. As far as I can tell, you guys seem to want an "address book" app which stores information about local businesses including store hours, notes, etc. Is there any special features other then that? EG: syncing, crowd sourced look ups, etc
Pretty much. I want a database/address book that DOES NOT link to the phone's contacts list. Let me enter the store/restaurant/whatever into the app, I'll enter the address, days and hours. It would also be nice if there is an option to jot a note about the business. For example, what I order and the cost.

The second screenshot is the minimum of how it should look. Ratings stars and all.

If you want to do a free option, make it like that. If you want to do a paid option(the one that I'm willing to buy ), make it where we can have sections (restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys, etc.).

Start with the basics of allowing us to make our database, see how it takes off and it will be something that you can build on and sell variations of, especially if you make it sound like the digital version of this:

Moleskine Pocket Travel Info Journal (3.5 x 5.5), MoleskineUS

Amazon.com: Moleskine Info Book Pocket (9788883701078): Moleskine: Books

Call it something like: Where I Go or Where I Want to Be or My Yellow Pages, something that clearly tells the user that this for you to compile the places that YOU want, YOU like and when YOU can go. These are your favorites at your fingertips.

There should be nothing that you have to enter on your end or monitor after you publish it. What I am using right now is Navdress, it's the free version of another app called Tripster.

It's more than what I need it to do as it will find the address on a map, but how I'm using it now is:

Application entry name - What I'm putting there

Name - Restaurant
Address - Address
Phone number - Phone number
Email - How to get there. I'm in New York, so the stations that are nearby.
Web site - web site
Notes - Notes

Obviously, the only thing out of place is what I enter under the email section, but I wanted you to have an idea of what my entries look like if you go download the app. But, if you do look, you'll see all of what the application can do. But, you don't have to have it do all of that!

Just make something that a person can say: I love this place and I need to have as much information on it as possible for the next time.
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I'd like to see something that lets the user type in "Tips" along with an icon, then displays the tips either randomly or on a given time interval as a notification. When pressed, the notification disappears.
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Tongue For Gaming :D

i have a 10 inch eee transformer and i will like to have those app :

- Be able to turn my phone into a keyboard like this for gaming :

will be cool and unique, be able to personalize any key to custom caracter, or picture true WIFI or BT.
Or maybe add it as a extention of my normal gaming keyboard, and be able to if i press certain key, its does a certain action.

- Be able to use my screen like the LCD on the G19 Keyboard :


Or maybe just be able to put the windows widget, or yahoo widget, to see stats from PC, or gaming, like in Battlefield.



Will be cool and REALY REALY will like to see those

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A Palm OS emulator would be great ...
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This is an interesting app, highly specialized, not very TSA friendly , but definitely 'app-worthy'. However, it seems that a paintball battlefield is an extreme environment to put an Android device (of any kind). It'll either get covered with nasty paint splatter, or shot, or dropped, or smashed. They are glass screens and all. Just sayin'.
I know, I plan to have it installed into a bomb prop so it won't be transported, and screen covers to prevent splatter damaging it, its just either get someone to design something that specifically does this, which may cost way more in the end, or get a mobile device that can do what i want, put away afterwards to prevent theft, and the chinese touchscreen mobiles and tablets with andoid can be quite cheap now so if anyone can do the app, am still am willing to pay quite a bit for it, pm me because i have quite a few more ideas for the app
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+1 ... LOL, how is it that we're on page 25 and I'm even an ex-PalmOS lover, and never even considered this, despite there is a PalmOS emulator for WebOS. HAHA! awesome idea.
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