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

How to use the source to create your own installs
Introduction

android2cloud was written with the principle of being open driving it. I kept as much of the application decoupled from itself as I could. The Android application will ask you what server you want to use (it doesn’t care whether it’s App Engine or not), the Chrome extension will ask what server to use (it, likewise, doesn’t care if you’re on App Engine), and the server will return results to any client (you can actually run this all through your browser, though that’s kind of pointless).

The project is divided into three different trees: app-engine, chrome, and android. I’m sure you can guess which tree belongs to which part.

Android

The Android app is very poorly documented right now (version 0.1a), and is a mess. I apologise; this is an early alpha release, and I just wanted to push the working code into the hands of anyone who wanted it. I’ll be working to try and clean up the documentation and readability of the code in the future.

For more, please ref the page:
http://code.google.com/p/android2cloud/wiki/UsingTheSource

Posted by Cute Android

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