Google announces Android Developer Challenge winners

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    Google has announced the winners in the ADC2 challenge. The 2nd Android Developer Challenge is collection of applications that run on the Android platform. The app must be submitted to Google and not yet be available in the Marketplace. The full list of winners is available here: Android Developer Challenge 2 - Winners.

    A brief synopsis of the winning applications is below.

    Overall Winners

    [​IMG] SweetDreams
    SweetDreams is a revolutionary tool that will finally allow you to go to sleep without worrying about changing your phone settings in order to avoid unwelcome late night calls. You can even use those inactivity periods to save battery power as well, and of course forget about enabling WiFi, Bluetooth or ringtones volume ...

    [​IMG] What the Doodle!?
    'WTD!?' is a real-time online multiplayer game where one player tries to draw out a given phrase and others try to guess it. Features FFA and Team games, Global Highscores, Personal Face Doodles, integrated Voice Recognition and more! Real-time drawing!? Built for performance, you'll really see the magic at first doodle!

    [​IMG] WaveSecure
    WaveSecure is a complete mobile security solution that protects your device, data and privacy. 1. Track your phone's location and who is using it 2. Lock down your phone remotely, making it worthless to the thief 3. Backup all your data 4. Wipe out your data remotely 5. Restore your data May the phone be with you! Education/Reference Winners

    [​IMG] Plink Art
    Plink Art is an app for identifying, discovering and sharing art. Take a photo of a painting, and the Plink Art servers will try to identify it. You can also browse our database of artwork by keyword or timeline and share your discoveries with friends.

    [​IMG] Word Puzzle
    The Word Puzzle is designed to provide a fun way to learn basic English words for preschool children. Kids can study spelling and pronunciation with flash card and check achievement with word puzzle. Interesting visual and sound interaction with awarding system helps kids to keep learning. Let kids play with your Android.

    [​IMG] Celeste
    An educational augmented reality app that displays the Sun, Moon, planets and their paths through the sky onto your camera view. You can navigate through the sky selecting celestial bodies to display interesting information about our solar system. See the exact spot on your horizon where the sun will rise and set. Entertainment Winners

    [​IMG] A World of Photo
    Loosely inspired by the traditional "Spin the bottle", A World of Photo is a casual, geographic worldwide multiplayer online game with a social touch. Players spin their phones and will receive a photo from whomever in the world they pointed to. For best play experience, let the app run in the background.

    [​IMG] SongDNA
    Need any information on a song? Practicing for a big karaoke gig? Music quiz coming up tomorrow? The SongDNA widget allows you to quickly look up your favorite song's detailed information. It includes the lyrics, artist's bio, homepage, highest chart rank and video. Handy when you're training for your next karaoke gig!!

    [​IMG] Solo
    Solo is a great, easy to play and feature rich pocket guitar for your phone. A must for all guitar enthusiasts! Features include -Huge chord library with 380+ chords & diagrams -Load/save chord layouts -Play along with music on your phone -Overlay music & lyrics from the internet -Various strum modes, including shake strum Games: Arcade/Action Winners

    [​IMG] Speed Forge 3D
    Speed Forge: Heavy duty hover vehicles, normally used for mining are now seen in illegal races organized in abondoned factories and dark Marsian alleys. The rock crushing explosives once used in these machines now serve a different purpose...

    [​IMG] Graviturn
    Tilt your phone to move the red circles out of the screen while keeping the green circles. Infinite levels from very easy to nearly impossible. Compare your performance with other players after each level (online highscore and statistics).

    [​IMG] Moto X Mayhem
    Jump, lean, and race through seven levels of amazing motorbike action in the best side scrolling bike game! Lean forward and back on your motorbike as you climb hills and fly through the air using accelerometer technology. Witness realistic physics as your shocks recoil when you land jumps! Or just flick your rider around!! Games: Casual/Puzzle Winners

    [​IMG] What the Doodle!?
    'WTD!?' is a real-time online multiplayer game where one player tries to draw out a given phrase and others try to guess it. Features FFA and Team games, Global Highscores, Personal Face Doodles, integrated Voice Recognition and more! Real-time drawing!? Built for performance, you'll really see the magic at first doodle!

    [​IMG] Totemo
    Unloose the spirit. Break the spell. Uncover the mystery hidden between the realms in a unique puzzle game. Storm your brain and relax your mind solving over 60 mind-soothing logic tasks. Play the survival mode for extra challenge and write your name into the on-line leaderboards. hexage.net

    [​IMG] Mazeness
    The goal of the game is rather simple - you need to bring all the balls ( up to 4 per level!) to their goals at the same time, with help of barriers, teleports and holders. It seems simple at first, but it's not that easy. The difficulty is growing steadily from level to level. Lifestyle Winners

    [​IMG] SweetDreams
    SweetDreams is a revolutionary tool that will finally allow you to go to sleep without worrying about changing your phone settings in order to avoid unwelcome late night calls. You can even use those inactivity periods to save battery power as well, and of course forget about enabling WiFi, Bluetooth or ringtones volume ...

    [​IMG] SpecTrek
    Improve your fitness with this revolutionary augmented reality ghost hunting game. Walk or run around using GPS and your phone's camera to find and catch virtual ghosts. You will experience a new adventure each SpecTrekking session. The game offers statistics, awards, titles, records, and most of all a whole lot of fun!

    [​IMG] FoxyRing
    FoxyRing makes your phone smarter by analyzing the ambient noise and adjust the ringer volume. Also: - Sleeping hours to silent your phone during the night. - Geolocated ringer profiles, change ringtone or make your phone vibrate only at work! - Widget to silent your phone for a timed period. - Great interface Media Winners

    [​IMG] Buzz Deck
    BuzzDeck is the quick and easy way to get all the web content you care about most. Flick through your daily hit of favourite news topics. And get Twitter & Facebook updates alongside. BuzzDeck learns what you like and recommends cool new stuff. Simple, elegant & fast. NB: No landscape mode yet. Buzz Deck beta

    [​IMG] SPB TV
    SPB TV is a highly usable IP-TV solution, optimized to run on mobile devices. SPB TV provides users with lots of channels in multiple languages with easy-to-use features and settings. No subscription fee! Requires a reliable 3G or WiFi network connection for proper streaming. Full-featured 60-days trial.

    [​IMG] FxCamera
    FxCamera enables you to take a picture with various effects. - ToyCam (Toy Camera Emulator) - Polandroid - Fisheye - Warhol (Andy Warhol-izer) - Normal *this app requires SD card* Productivity/Tools Winners

    [​IMG] WaveSecure
    WaveSecure is a complete mobile security solution that protects your device, data and privacy. 1. Track your phone’s location and who is using it 2. Lock down your phone remotely, making it worthless to the thief 3. Backup all your data 4. Wipe out your data remotely 5. Restore your data May the phone be with you!

    [​IMG] Hoccer
    Hoccer is your application for ad-hoc data exchange. Use gestures to "throw" your data through the air and let the recipients "catch" it. There is no need for prior exchange of contact details.

    [​IMG] Tasker
    Tasker let's you link any Task (action set) to the Contexts (application, time, day, location, event, widget press) where it should run. Send an SMS at 3:15 Monday, make per-app settings or locks, map camera button to a menu, launch music app on headphone insert, timelapse photos, encrypt on-the-fly, the list is endless! Social Networking Winners

    [​IMG] Ce:real - Everyday trends
    Ce:real, What's happening in this world? Are you curious about real world? How about North Pole or an edge of Africa? Also, it can be your neighborhood. It is offering to you hot photo stories with Twitter trends keyword which has speed of lights. Enjoy millions of happenings in real world and you participate in it as well.

    [​IMG] SocialMuse
    Check out what users on the other side of the world are listening to! Find people with similar musical taste, or just explore the world through music. Browse other users' music libraries, listen to previews of their songs, and buy them if you like them. Check out their profiles on MySpace, Facebook and Last.fm.

    [​IMG] SpotMessage
    SpotMessage is a communication tool using GPS. Send a message designating a spot with Google Maps then the message will be notified when the recipient arrives at the spot. SpotMsg finds various uses; as an alarm reminding you of a task at a certain spot or for sending your friend a surprise message on his or her arrival. Travel Winners

    [​IMG] Trip Journal
    Trip Journal is the ultimate trip tracking and sharing solution currently available on Android powered Smartphones. Impress your friends by sending them real time updates from the places you are visiting. GPS route tracking, record waypoints, photos & notes, trip statistics, KMZ & Picasa exports, incorporated Google Maps.

    [​IMG] iNap: Arrival Alert
    Ever wanted to get some sleep during a train ride, or a quick powernap on the bus to work? You either hoped to wake just in time not to miss your station, or set an alarm to wake you far too early... Using your phone's GPS it will determine where you are, and wake you when you are close to your destination!

    [​IMG] Car Locator
    Save your location whenever you park, and Car Locator will navigate you back to your car should you ever have trouble finding it. - Points in direction of your car using GPS and compass - Radar view, map view, and split view - Parking timer alarm GPS and compass must be enabled. This free version expires after 25 runs. Misc Winners

    [​IMG] Rhythm Guitar
    Plays like a real 6-string, 5-fret guitar. Strum and pick chords, make new chords, string them together to create songs, transpose songs to fit your vocal range. Great for songwriting, chord reference, learning radio hits, or even plugging into speakers and pedals.

    [​IMG] Andrometer
    Andrometer allows you to measure the approximate distance from you to an object that you can see. Uses GPS, accelerometer and geomagnetic sensor. Tips: - Keep as steady as possible - The further you walk, the more accurate the measurement - Must be outdoors with clear view of sky - Works best under 1 km

    [​IMG] Calton Hill GPSCaddy
    GPSCaddy allows golfers to quickly and easily map any golf course either out on the course using GPS or in the comfort of home using satellite imagery. Then, when they are playing the course, it uses GPS to tell them exactly how far they are from the significant features of the hole they are playing (green, bunkers, etc).
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    these apps look pretty good
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    many were listed twice>
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    Gracias for the find! I definitely just added to my list of wanted/needed apps :)
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    Has anyone found Tasker in the marketplace? It is the one app that sounds like a "Must Have" from the list, and it is nowhere to be found....

    Alan
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    are these apps available?
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    That's because the actual list includes Sweet Dreams, WTD?!, and WaveSecure as the overall winners among multiple categories. Check out the complete list.
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    i want TASKER but i cannot find it in the marker =[
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    theres a few apps on the list i'd like to download. looks like they haven't hit the marketplace yet.
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    yea i just read this for the TASKER app

    Tasker For Android

    it will soon be in beta
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    i tride wave secure it works well on droid
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    spectrek is kickass lol.
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    yeah it is
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    Hello

    Out of the many posts, this one attract my attention. I believe it is possible for anyone to participate.
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    Assme most of these will eventually show up in Marketplace?
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    Free WaveSecure for Android till 31 Jan 2010

    Hi all,
    As a giveback to Android users who supported and made tenCube's ADC win possible, we are offering an unlimited free lifetime account for Android users.

    Just download WaveSecure from Android Market before 31st Jan 2010 to enjoy a free WaveSecure service for as long as you use that Android device.

    It's our way of saying thank you. Do spread the word to other Android users so they can benefit from it, too!

    Don't forget to join us on our Facebook page at WaveSecure | Facebook

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
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    I already had downloaded it from reading the article. I have the beta - do I need to uninstall it and re-install it to get it free?
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    Hi SSHGuru,
    There is no need to uninstall and reinstall. However, if there are updates available, just proceed to do so.

    Thanks,
    cheewee
    Team WaveSecure
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    Every time I download wavesecure it seems to slowdown my motodroid I even downloaded on my wife's Eris and it realy slowdown the lil Eris
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