Android changed a lot since I last updated SkiPhone 2 years ago. I took some time to make SkiPhone look more like a modern Android app and to fix some bugs. All photos now go into a SkiPhone album in the gallery app, so they're easier to find now.
I got lots of good feedback on SkiPhone this season but I didn't have much time to add features and improve performance. I decided to open source the project in case anyone was motivated to make SkiPhone better. Enjoy!
I like to take pictures when I ski, but again it's a pain to do with my phone when I'm wearing gloves. SkiPhone 2.0 solves that problem. Shake up and down to get the same voice actions/answer/hangup behavior from 1.0. Shake front to back to start the camera feature. Once you shake the phone you'll get a preview screen with a 5 second countdown. At the end of the countdown, the app takes a picture and saves it. Let me know how it works for you.
Disclaimer: The photo above is doctored, because I haven't gotten to the slopes yet. I plan on doing extensive field testing this weekend.
So... I went to Heavenly to try out SkiPhone in a more realistic environment (and to take advantage of the massive snowstorm going through Tahoe). Apparently it's fairly easy to turn the screen on and interact with the touch screen accidentally over the course of the day, so I need to come up with a fix for that.
Plan: - Make the screen timeout after a minute or so it can't stay on accidentally all day. - Add a shake to unlock screen, so you can't accidentally open random apps.
Afterwards I'll get back to adding a camera feature.
Have you ever tried to use a smartphone while you're skiing or snowboarding? Do you hate having to take your gloves off to answer or place a call? Now you can stay warm and connected on the slopes with SkiPhone v1.0 for Android. Turn SkiPhone on at the beginning of the day, and simply shake the phone up and down to launch Android Voice Actions. If you receive a call, just shake your phone up and down to answer it. Touch screens weren't made for the slopes!
Scan this barcode with your phone or search for "SkiPhone" in the Android market.