Google Israel will present the apps at its second annual developers conference on Sunday.
Google Israel to present 5 Android apps Google Israel will present the apps at its second annual developers conference on Sunday. Roy Goldenberg Google Israel Ltd. will present five new Android apps at its second annual developers conference on Sunday. The event will include lectures for the 2,000 participants, who include developers, designers, and development managers for the Android, Chrome, Google Plus and other products to expand their applications, features.
The five applications are:
- Paradroid can parachute an Android handset and guide it by GPS to a designated landing zone. Although designed for fun, its two designers say that the Paradroid can be used to parachute medicine in Africa or supplies to disaster areas.
- A glove equipped with special sensors that attached to an Android device, which can translate sign language into text. A version for translating sign language into speech is under development.
- Pointgrab can identify body motion, similar to Microsoft's Kinect. The application can be used to develop a platform for mobile games that use Google's operating system.
- Xtendi is an augmented reality system originally developed by the Interdisciplinary Center fHerzilya or tablets. For example, the tablet can be held over da Vinci's "Last Supper" and it will display balloons with information about each of the figures in the painting. The application can be used by museums to do away with their earphone sets about their exhibits.
- Color changing jewelry is a project of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design to create jewelry with LED lights linked to an Android device. The lights change color based on mood, location, the user's speed of movement, and other factors.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 10, 2011
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