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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by meangene, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. meangene

    meangene Member
    Thread Starter

    Just picked up the moment last night after spending a few weeks on this forum.

    I also joined the android developer network last night and will start cranking out some apps soon. I need some suggestions on what you guys think are the most needed apps right now so I have an idea of what to write first.
     


  2. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    A list app to choose and disallow particular icons from showing and taking up space in the notification bar.
     
  3. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    you'd be the champion of the Moment world if you could create something that would flash the home/menu/back buttons when there are notifications... text & email to start I'd say. I know that in one of the dev forums they found commands that would turn them on... I'll post back here when I come across those again.
     
  4. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    LOL, I was just coming back on to write that:p Don't forget for voicemail
     
  5. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    I think he was asking what apps need to be developed.:eek:
     
  6. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    o lol maybe i should read post better instead of just reading the title and responding ima delete my post
     
  7. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    No big deal, I thought the same thing when I read the title and was thinking 'not another one...'
     
  8. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    Another idea for an app. A working call recorder app (one that does not require the speakerphone to be on) may have some very useful applications, and it would outsell all of the competition.
     
  9. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    The main app i would want is 1 for making the led lights at the bottom(the home & back button) to blink when i get a new sms or a missed call
     
  10. agent0014

    agent0014 Android Enthusiast

    Voicemail... and Google Voice for those of us who get our voicemail through there!
     
  11. trekgraham

    trekgraham Member

    Better keyboard with multitouch, and a richer more featured second life client that allows sight,movement,flying etc. Vollee a company that got bought out or went out of business had a beta that did this but never finished, they also did a world of warcraft app too. Google vollee for videos
     
  12. meangene

    meangene Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so the icons in the notification bar should just be a matter of intercepting the function that sends the alert and redirect it to the function that runs the clear notifications button. Blinking the lights may be a little more difficult but if the API already exists it'll be a lot easier. It'll take a few weeks to read up on the language then I'll see about working on hijacking the notification bar.
     
  13. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    how about a simple soft reset button?

    a voice dialing app? something like the quick dial program but we can record what we want to activate the particular action and have it backed up to the sd card. quicker and more efficient than nuance. loved that sort of dialing on my old i500, but it wasn't backed up when you reset the phone.

    2nd utilizing the soft keys for notifications.
     
  14. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    It's not the actual notifications that are the problem... that's what the notifications are for... its the problem with those apps that stick a static icon at the top that serve no purpose but to advertise that you have the app running in the background.

    If it helps, I know of one app that has semi-solved the problem. The 'quick settings' app in the market allows the ability to remove their particular icon from showing up in the notification bar, but still appears in the dropdown (where it belongs).

    A few of the apps have a useful notification bar icon, so I don't want them all to be eliminated.

    So now after elaborating a little more (sorry for not being as clear in my original post), it would be nice to have an app that allows the user to choose which of those static notification bar icons show up, while still allowing all of them to show up in the dropdown menu.
     
  15. meangene

    meangene Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I get what you mean, just didn't want to type a long response. I think it's doable.
     
  16. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Slingbox player is one app that I miss on Android, but I don't know if you'd be able to write that.
     
  17. cutebigman4u

    cutebigman4u Newbie

    a facebook app that can chat like the one on the iphone
     
  18. GoldenBlaze

    GoldenBlaze Newbie


    Meebo does that and it works flawlessly.
     
  19. Greavous

    Greavous Android Enthusiast

    +1 and 2 w00ts on that one!
     
  20. e2daric

    e2daric Newbie

    A battery monitor that is accurate and Lemonade Tycoon. :D
     
  21. ceruti82

    ceruti82 Member

    i have a DROID, but we ALL need a much improved FACEBOOK app. bloo works a little better since it has notifications,, but once you check the notifications, it continuously notifies you about the same things. and half of the notifications once clicked say facebook does not provide a story for this...
    so it would need instant notifications for photo and wall comments.

    and how about a visual voicemail that doesnt cost 2.99 a month (verizon).
    yes there is google voice, but an app would be nice.
     
  22. Bigjohn

    Bigjohn Member

    YES to visual voice mail!!

    And a single widget that lets you toggle your options - bt / cell radio / ringer / wifi / gps.

    I like One Click, but you can only get 4 options on a row, because each is separate widget ... a single widget without wasted space could get 5, maybe 6...
     
  23. meangene

    meangene Member
    Thread Starter

    Great suggestions everyone, I'm starting on the LED flashing light app this weekend. Also, as far as slingbox goes, I think maybe those guys would get a little irked if I tried selling a slingbox app. Look out Java, here I come...
     
  24. catpowrd

    catpowrd Well-Known Member

    SLINGBOX app would bring alot of $$$ to delevoper
     
  25. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    Thats what i was thinking that wouldn't be to pretty
     

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