Archive for September 24th, 2010

Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Libgdx

Apps Description
Libgdx is an open source Android project which is the developer’s attempt at a cross-platform game development library written in Java with some JNI code for performance hungry sections. It abstracts away the differences between writting desktop and Android games based on OpenGL. This allows you to prototype and develop your application entirely on the desktop and only needing 6 lines of code to make it run on Android.

Libgdx offers modules for graphics via OpenGL ES, audio, input and file i/o as well as a full Box2D JNI wrapper especially suited for Android. All modules abstract away system specifics so you can execute the same code on the desktop and Android. The graphics module offers full bindings to OpenGL ES 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. On the desktop almost all of the OpenGL ES functionality is emulated via translations to desktop OpenGL. The audio module features a native mp3 and ogg decoder and simple classes to playback sound effects as well as stream music. The input module provides you with information about the current state of all input devices available. This includes the touch screen, the accelerometer and the keyboard. On the desktop the touch screen is emulated via mouse input, the accelerometer is of course not available and keyboard input is mapped accordingly. The file i/o module offers you a unified way to read application internal data which map to assets on Android and files in the root directory of the application on the desktop. Additionally the module allows you to read and write external data. On Android this maps to the external storage device like the SD-card, on the desktop all paths are relative to the user’s home directory.

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/libgdx/

Project owners
badlogicgames, christoph.widulle

Version
0.61

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/libgdx/downloads/list

Source Code
# Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://libgdx.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ libgdx-read-only
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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android2cloud

Apps Description
Android2cloud (A way to push web pages from your android device to the cloud) is an open source Android app which was born from the 2010 Google I/O demo, in which Froyo was demonstrated. Froyo has a cool cloud-to-android push functionality, in which you can use an extension in chrome (or anything else really) and push the current webpage directly to your android phone, which will react intelligently.

android2cloud was meant to fill the other half of that relationship. When using your android device, it is easy to come across long articles or things not suited for viewing on a phone. android2cloud hijacks the “Share” intent on android, allowing you to push those articles and webpages to your browser with the push of a button.

The extension can be found here. The application is listed in the Android marketplace as “android2cloud”. There is a donation app in the marketplace that is identical, and also a link on the side panel. Donations help the developer offer these apps for free, so thank you to everyone who has spared some change.

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/android2cloud/

Project owners
foran.pa…@gmail.com

Version
0.3.1

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/android2cloud/downloads/list

Source Code
Get a local copy of the android2cloud repository with this command:
hg clone https://android2cloud.googlecode.com/hg/ android2cloud
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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android-analyzer

Apps Description
Android-analyzer (Android Device Analyzer) is an open source Android project which tries to help app developers by generating as much and as detailed insights about particular Android devices as possible. The various Android release versions, form factors and manufacturer customizations have caused a significant fragmentation problem. Writing one app that runs on all Android devices is very hard to achieve (and sometime impossible).

Android Analyzer aims at developing an Android application that analyzes and collects hardware and software capabilities of devices based on the Android OS. Our ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art repository of data for a wide range of devices – from mobile phones, to tablets, STBs, smarthome panels, and anything else that runs Android. The database will support the developer community in addressing fragmentation problems of the Android platform.

Project Home
http://code.google.com/p/android-analyzer/

Project owners
android.analyzer, s.dju…@gmail.com, roman.roelofsen, joachim.ritter, georgi.chepilev, t.nachev

Version
0.9.1

Downloads
http://code.google.com/p/android-analyzer/downloads/list

Source Code
# Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://android-analyzer.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ android-analyzer-read-only

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