Current Essential Android Applications

There have been many times when I wished a feature existed in a phone. Along came Android OS and made that possible, and because of it, many developers are out there making our dreams come true. Here are some of the applications which have made a huge difference in my life.

Shush! Ringtone Restorer

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There have been many times when I forgot to raise my ringtone volume after silencing it. This applications makes that problem go away! You can set how long you want the ringer to be off, and it will be also allow you to adjust how loud you want the volume to be when it is restored. Such a great app, and it is free.

AntiSpamSMS

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(The screenshot is in Korean but I assure you it does work in English. I do not know if it will work with Arabic or not, it could.)

If you live in Kuwait you know how annoying SMS advertisements can be. This application will allow you to filter and delete unwanted SMS messages. It is very easy to use and has proven to be quite effective. This application is also free.

With time I’m sure the list will grow and as the list grows I’ll be sure to these types of posts coming. As for now, enjoy the power of Android.

Multilingual Gingerbread Keyboard

In an effort to get my phone to support Arabic fully, I’ve been searching hard for a way to get Arabic supported on my AuraxTSense v8.4 installed on my HTC Desire. I have recently managed to get Arabic to fully work on my Android phone without any glitches.

The only thing missing was being able to type in Arabic. After a very short search I found MultiLing Gingerbread keyboard on the Android Market! I downloaded it, installed it and it worked. I had to download the plugin for English and Arabic language but in the end everything works great and as expected.

Barcamp Kuwait #2

Progress is when there is a measurable state of change between a previous moment and a current moment in a positive direction. At least, that is how I like to define it. That is what I saw yesterday when I attended Barcamp at the Movenpick hotel in Bidaa area.

There were true brilliant minds working together and collaborating and sharing ideas and giving feedback. I haven’t seen people working together like that for quite some time. It was truly inspiring to see such people get together to discuss technology and information – from design concepts to ethical issues related to data collection and usage.

Kudos.