Saturday, December 25, 2010

Trip Recorder for Android

Record, Map, Export & Email a Car Trips.

  • GPS must be enabled for Trip Routing, Recording Speed, distance etc.
  • An Existing Email account is required for Emailing Trip Route information.

  • Shows GPS preferences menu to enable GPS.
  • Show live Location updates with Time, Speed, accuracy etc.
  • Summary information for Saved Trips.
  • Map any of the existing Trips with start and end points with route overlays.
  • Option to delete old Trips.
  • Backup database to SD Card.
  • Shows GPS Preferences on Applicatin exit so that you can turn GPS off to save battery.
  • Export trip to CSV format and email for future reference.
Future Plans:
  • Have a cloud-based website where users can upload their trips right from their mobile devices and use web-based maps with enhanced overlays to analyze and print trip details in PDFs, Excel etc.
Version 1.04 Changes:
  • Added Options to maintain multiple Cars
  • Manage Trip Categories
  • Edit previously saved trips to add description, Category and Car
Version 1.05 Changes:
  • Added options to display in Metric units (Kilometers)
  • Option to Export trips in either CSV or KML formats
  • Preference screen
  • Option to use 24-hour time format
  • Option to print Tip description, Car details, category etc. in header rows for CSV email option.
Version 1.08 Changes:
* Added Odometer reading.
* Also, once you save Odometer reading, next time the application Defaults that to your last Saved Odometer reading + Length of the Trip.

Also, if you want to analyze the Trip Recorder database further, you should use the "Backup" option of the app. Download the file called "triprecorder.db" from you SDCARD and open the Database using the Trip Recorder Desktop application (Adobe AIR runtime) required.

The AIR Installer can be found below:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Android App

Really liking my new Droid X.
Also, it really helps that I can connect my phone to my laptop via USB and start testing any apps I am writing using the Eclipse and Android SDK.
Like the fact that, I have real ownership of the device that I paid hundreds of dollars for, I don't have to register it with anybody to start using the device for developing apps.

Just released a Desi News reader app . Click on from your Android browser to access the Free app.

Feel free to send me links to the News sites you want added to the list of sites available thru the App.