Android Apps I Would Love To See

I have officially had my Droid for enough time to start getting demanding. I have been using the thing and still absolutely love it, but have come up with some (seemingly) easy to build apps that I would love to see come into existence for the Android OS Platform.

  • GPS Data Davening Direction – I have an app that acts like a compass (GPS Data) and I can look up the exact compass heading to face during davening on, now all that someone needs to do is cobble these features together. An app that will look up you GPS location, reference the database at MyZmanim for the correct heading (Rhumb Line or Great Circle, your choice) and overlay that heading onto a compass on the screen…
  • Minyan Maps/GPS Aware Minyan Reminder – exists, a GPS aware app that could give you directions to the nearest upcoming minyan or set an alert and launch GPS Navigation the amount of time before the next minyan that it takes to get there would be really cool, again all the databases and info is out there, it is just about cobbling it together into a sweet app.
  • Kosher Food Barcode/Hashkacha Scanner – Ok, this one is a little more complex, but just as doable. Google Goggles and Google Shopper already have the basic idea, now the trick is being able to take a picutre of a hashgacha symbol and see if it is good or not/scan a barcode of a product to see if it is kosher.
  • Shabbos Alarm Clock – This may already exist, but I haven’t found it yet. A simple alarm clock application that doesn’t ring for an hour, but gives you the choice of how long to ring for…ideal for shabbos morning or a nice shabbos afternoon nap.
Come on Jewish developer world, hook a brother up!
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  1. It looks like the first item on your list is on the Android Zmanim ToDo list

    • Adam Simon
    • October 4th, 2010

    Looking forward to seeing it in action! I really love the Adnroid Zmanim App!

    • Jake Colman
    • March 15th, 2011

    I recently published the ZmanMinder Widget for Android. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    • B Goldman
    • April 15th, 2012

    Gentle Alarm has a “duration” feature:

    • Jared
    • April 24th, 2012

    Finally, a (bug-free) Shabbat Alarm Clock! Any others in the past have always failed me when I needed them over Shababt/yom tov….this one is awesome!!

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