GUI based app inventor for andriod!!

July 13, 2010 at 2:23 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Recently andriod team has developed and given a preview of “app inventor for andriod” on the web. Interesting part of this application is, the development seems to have made easy through a graphical user interface, where user really does not need to have programming knowledge. It also allows to use all capabilities of phone like accelerometer, text to speech etc.

Though it is not yet there to download, but for sure looking forward to play with it!!

new way of navigating through GPS and Google Maps

October 30, 2009 at 5:22 am | Posted in interaction design, technology | Leave a comment
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Recently i had a discussion with one student on her project related to maps for travelers. We had thought of an idea of having panoramic view of the street instead of using conventional maps. If we see Indian scenario, then very few people use maps, instead they would prefer asking some one about the place. Perhaps a new way of navigation could encourage them to use that application. As an extension of that discussion, we came across Google Redefines GPS Navigation Landscape: Google Maps Navigation For Android 2.0 which i feel has some interesting features. The most interesting i found is, street navigation through street view only, instead of conventional maps view. I feel, looking at the actual street view will encourage users to use this application, because people can relate it very well. There are other features also, which can be viewed here in the video.

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