What Google has done with Android is simply incredible. It has essentially provided developers the opportunity to create some really inventive applications that do remarkable things for your T-Mobile G1. Furthermore, the platform allows for creative developers to get their hooks into it and enhance the abilities of the HTC phone itself. I’ve searched through the Android Market to highlight the apps that I believe to be the some of the most clever out of the bunch.
Speaking Pad – This Android application reads your typed text for you. It is super fun to play with. The voice reminds me of Stephen Hawking’s talking computer or the voice of the computer in WarGames. I think it would be really cool if you could use it in real phone calls. I can imagine it would find some use by those that have speaking problems. I tried calling my wife to leave her a message and I was able to run the app during the actual call but the voice didn’t transfer. Sure, it’s kind of creepy, but still a lot of fun!
dgAway – Allows you to set more detailed specifications for handling SMS messaging, incoming calls, quick responses, and other miscellaneous settings. You can use this app to forward messages, assign a forwarding number, and apply an auto response message for incoming messages. The call settings permit the same functions. That is to assign an automated text message to a chosen number when a call is received and send a text message to the caller automatically. Quick responses enable you to send preset messages after a missed or declined incoming call. Other miscellaneous settings include the ability to notify yourself when a dgAway message is sent, setting a time delay to wait before an auto response is sent to the same person again, and the ability to enable message logging to appear in the default Messaging application.
SnapPhoto – Adds more image stabilization to your G1′s camera using the accelerometer to detect movement. Further settings permit you to add location data to images, play a shutter sound, and set as default your default camera app. It also offers advanced settings that allow you to assign a image prefixes, enable continuous shooting, control jpeg quality and whitebalance, add image effects, enable night shots, set anti-banding and picture size, and a set a self-timer.
NoiseAlert – Let’s you set a noise threshold and if it is exceeded a preset phone number is dialed. Initially written as a travel baby alarm but it could be used for several things including a noise activated voice recorder. Just set it to call your own voicemail when the noise level is exceeded. The potential for use is only limited by your imagination. A few examples may include a barking dog alert, eavesdropping tool, intruder warning, etc…
Bubble – Very smart app that uses the accelerometer to turn your G1 into a plumb/level. Allows you to check level vertically, horizontally, and 360 degrees.If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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