the last days I had been in London enjoying the DroidCon 2010 (http://www.droidcon.co.uk/). I’m not asking why you all weren’t there … your fault
I probably don’t have to tell you that there were some great talks by fellow Androids but there also was a hackathon-app-contest ( http://openapiservice.com/droidcon-hackathon ) powered by Alcatel-Lucent. So the participating teams had to build an app around one or more of the OpenAPIServices and could submit their apps within (less than) 24 hours.
Guess which game engine was used by the winner …?
We had made a Live-Wallpaper called “BuddyRadar” in like 6-7 hours (also during some talks) that showed the position of your friends in a ‘submarine-style‘ radar. This is what it looked like. (Note the sandbox environment provides a couple of test-users and the locations of the test-users form some funny patterns ^^) (I uploaded a similar app that shows some of the world’s biggest citities in the same radar style here.)
So while I’m not sure (due to only having access to the Sandbox environment) if the OpenAPIServices are 100% ready for primetime, they are definitely worth a look!
Oh and additionally to the prize-money we won this amazing BladeRunner-style umbrella:
All in all this were amazing days in London and you guys should consider coming to the next DroidCon too!