I have visited many colleges technical festivals across India. Almost all of them held a software coding competition. Indian Institute Technology, Bombay TechFest also did the same, but here I saw clearly visible difference. Find out how the IIT guys made it.
In most of festivals, I have seen that students represent demo software, that is very good at student level, but 90% of them don’t get implemented in real life actually. The reasons behind this might be lack of industry support for improvements in the software or capable platform, but at the end 90% hard work of students get wasted because lacking of 10% required support. On a note I must mention here that such support can bring out many entrepreneurs which India is in need.
IIT TechFest creates a difference here. Under techfest 2012, android application development competition was held and the outcome was real life applications. Thing to appreciate is TechFest team actually listed the applications on Android Market. This inspired me to write this article. As a technical festival traveller, I understand this is a big thing. It must have inspired all the participants to go deeper in the field. I congratulate the whole techfest 2012 team for this. Keep it up guys!
Let’s have a look at those android applications. You may find some of them useful for your device. These apps are not far than industry developed applications.
NDroidpad: I love this application as it allows to use your phone as PC joystick and mouse. It uses Bluetooth radio as communication channel.
Profils: An android application to manage phone profiles, wallpaper, customizations, etc. based on your GPS location. Also, it has location based reminders. Forgetting to bring a one KG sugar returning home? It will remind as you will be near your home.
Giraffe: Geolocate your family and friends. A good security application and also to plan get-together. The application supports SMS for sending locations, an internet (data plan) version would be more appreciated.
KryptoRemote: An android application for Bluetooth SMS, encrypted SMS and remotely operate phone for retrieving data & operations.