SpeedSense Pro, with HUD and SpeedLogs!Just now pushed the updated SpeedSense 2.0 and SpeedSense Pro. to Android market, and we are pretty excited about it. Two major enhancements being the HUD modes and the SpeedLogging (to desktop) facility.
I thought I should explain to you the awesome feature “Speedlog” more in detail! Speedlogs can be created and sent to your desktop through mail from SpeedSense Pro. What you can do with it is endless.
- You can see your daily top speeds, or your fastest recorded speed (and the location you made it!).
- You can get a complete routemap of locations you covered in each trip (Speedlog gives you latitude/longitudes).
- You can know where you were, at what time.
- And much much more.
I have been using testing SpeedSense for the last few days, and I am posting here the data mined from the log. Check this attached excel sheet, full with graphs and details!!Download sample SpeedLog.Also, thanks a lot for your feedbacks and support for the SpeedSense. Without these we could not have come up with this awesome Pro. version.Download SpeedSense Pro. for Android
SpeedSense adding more features, more devices.
It has been a hectic few weeks for us here in Dexetra. That is why we didn’t have any new blog entries. That said, now we have great news to share with you. Our Android App SpeedSense has been a major hit, and we have got rave reviews from users. We thank them for their responses and suggestions. Most of users felt that SpeedSense needed a HUD mode as well. So we have been working on it for the past few weeks. So, we will be pushing an update to our existing SpeedSense app which adds a HUD mode.
But we are not stopping here. We are also launching a more sophisticated, customizable SpeedSense application for the Pro users. It features different HUD themes, and you can also save/send a detailed speed log as a spreadsheet, which includes your location, speed, altitude and other information. You can virtually
save the whole trip data and send it your mail.
The Pro version will be launched along with the updated version of SpeedSense.
The HUD mode would more convenient if you are actually driving and you just want to see the vital numbers, with your phone docked near your dashboard. So instead of the analog dial, we use text, but still maintaining the aesthetics and the beauty of SpeedSense.
Here are the screenshots of few of the HUD themes we have in SpeedSense Pro.
Another great feature that we add to SpeedSense is the ability to save logs. By just enabling Speedlogging from the settings, you can save a detailed log about your traveling. This includes the location, Altitude and the Speed, against time. You can, at any time send this log from the application to your mail, as a spreadsheet (.csv) and do extensive data mining from this!
Take a look at one of our SpeedLogs which we have mined into MS Excel.
This gives lot of interesting options and ways to use SpeedSense Pro.
- You can use it to log a complete route/ trip map including timestamps, altitudes and location information.
- You can use it record your daily( weekly/monthly etc) traveling patterns.
- Find your average, top speeds and other stuff just by mining the extensive data.
We hope SpeedSense would a great utility for anybody who travels/likes to travel. We are excited by your responses and this keeps us motivated to improve it more and more.
SpeedSense for iPhone, Blackberry
After the overwhelming response from users, we are also launching SpeedSense for iPhone and Blackberry. Hope this would open up the app. to more users and segments. Keep a watch on this space to know about the launch dates.
Android OS Versions
Android is an open-source software stack created for mobile phones and other devices. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP), led by Google, is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android. Many device manufacturers have brought to market devices running Android, and they are readily available around the world.There are different versions of Android OS available in market here i describe about different versions of OS in android.
- Android OS 1.5 -Cupcake
- Android OS 1.6 -Donut
- Android OS 2.0/2.1 - Eclair
- Android OS 2.2-Froyo
- Android OS 3.0-GingerBread
On 30 April 2009, the official 1.5 (Cupcake) update for Android was released.
Ability to record and watch videos through camcorder mode
- Uploading videos to YouTube and pictures to Picasa directly from the phone
- A new soft-keyboard with text-prediction
Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP support
- Ability to automatically connect to a Bluetooth headset within a certain distance
New widgets and folders that can populate the Home screens
- Animated screen transitions
Some Screen Shorts of CupCake OS
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29 On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.Among the changes were:
- An improved Android Market experience
- An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface
- Gallery now enables users to select multiple photos for deletion
- Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts
- Updated search experience to allow searching bookmarks, history, contacts, and the web from the home screen
- Updated technology support for CDMA/EVDO,802.1x,VPNs and a text-to-speach engine
- Support for WVGA screen resolutions
- Speed improvements in searching and camera applications
- Gesture framework and GestureBuilder development tool
Some Screen Shorts of Donut
2.0/2.1 - Eclair
.On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.Among the changes were:
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29
- Optimized hardware speed
- Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
- Revamped UI
- New Browser UI and HTML5 support
- New contact lists
- Better white-black ratio for backgrounds
- Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
- Microsoft Exchange support
- Built in flash support for Camera
- Digital Zoom
- MotionEvent class enhanced to track multi-touch events
- Improved virtual keyboard
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Live Wallpapers
The 2.0.1 SDK was released on 3 Dec
and The 2.1 SDK was released on 12 January 2010.
Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32 On 20 May 2010 the 2.2 (Froyo) SDK was released. Changes included:
- General Android OS speed, memory, and performance optimizations
- Additional application speed improvements courtesy of JIT implementation
- Increased Microsoft Exchange support (security policies, auto-discovery, GAL look-up, calendar synchronization, remote wipe)<o:p></o:p>
- Improved application launcher with shortcuts to Phone and Browser applications
- USB tethering and WiFi hotspot functionality<o:p></o:p>
- Added an option to disable data access over mobile network<o:p></o:p>
- Updated Market application with batch and automatic update features
- Quick switching between multiple keyboard languages and their dictionaries<o:p></o:p>
- Voice dialing and contact sharing over Bluetooth<o:p></o:p>
- Support for numeric and alphanumeric passwords<o:p></o:p>
- Support for file upload fields in the Browser application
- Support for installing applications to the expandable memory
- Adobe Flash 10.1 support<o:p></o:p>
The next and the latest android OS is Android 3.0 or call it Android Gingerbread google has not published any news officially on Gingerbread But the interesting thing is they have mentioned that the new mobile OS, unlike previous versions, is going to be “laser focused” on user experience. That’s because they would like to
stop manufacturers from adding all sorts of UIs over Android,.