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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: SmartLink

Smartlink manages personal associations of words with semantic data on android to interconnect applications. Smartlink is currently available in a very early beta state, integrating only very few applications so far. Maybe the developing of Smartlink stopped early, but as Android developer, I love the idea of SmartLink.

Apps Description
Smartlink is an open source project trying to improve the user experience for advanced usage scenarios of a mobile phone and is targeting the Android platform.

Smartlink is about making our mobile device acting a little bit more like a human secretary by learning personal associations of words (like “Maria” or “KDE homepage”) with semantic data (like a corresponding contact entry in our address book or a bookmark in our browser) and offering to utilize the data of these associations (eg. the phone number to make a call, or the URL to forward to someone) whenever we use plain text in any application (eg. in a tasklist application). In other words, Smartlink interconnects different applications (that do not need to know of each) based on plain text associations in a smart way.

Smartlink is an open source project that not only encourages developers to contribute to it, but highly depends on other projects and developers to “smartlink-enable” their applications to integrate with the Smartlink approach (with the current status of just a handful of applications being smartlink-enabled it is of very limited use). What “smartlink-enabled” means and how an application can be made “smartlink-enabled” is documented in the pdf document contained in the zip file available via the downloads.

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

Project owners
oliver.noelle

Version
0.1

Apk Downloads
You can download the latest package on the download section at SmartLink project home.

Check Out Source Code
svn checkout http://smartlink.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ smartlink-read-only

Installation
To experience SmartLink you need not only the SmartLink application itself, but also some “SmartLink-enabled” applications. It is therefore recommended to:

install SmartLink.apk (this requires the SDK as of Version m5-rc15)

install NotePad.apk (a modified version of the example application shipping with the SDK that has been “SmartLink-enabled”)

install ContactsWrapper.apk (a little wrapper application that “SmartLink-enables” the Android built-in contacts application)

install BookmarkWrapper.apk (a little wrapper application that “SmartLink-enables” the Android built-in bookmark database)

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