View Full Version : Testers please: AppGarden, an Android app with a collection of useful utilities.

March 4th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Hey guys so I made an Android app that consists of a collection of useful utilities in one simple easy to use app. Several apps also have several sources to choose from. Here is a small sample of what's available and more coming soon:

Market link:

Conversions: acceleration, area, bandwidth/data type, circular measure, currency, decimal to roman numeral, energy, flow rate, fuel consumption, length/distance, liquid volume, power, pressure, sound, time, temperature, wavelength to RGB, weight/mass
Days until
Dictionary w/ 3 sources
Example word usage
Film related: Film information such as cast, cost etc, Rotten tomatoes reviews
Discount calculator
Mortgage calculator
Sales tax calculator
Standard calculator
Tip calculator
Basal metabolic rate
Body fat
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Daily caloric intake
Max heart rate
One rep max
Target heart rate
Waist to hip ratio
Water intake
Fitness related
Holiday listings from 6 countries
Music related
Ohm's Law
Postal code lookup
Question and answer
Random number
Random password
Random quote
Spelling suggestions
Stock quote
System stats
Timezone information using latitude/longitude or using current GPS position
Thesaurus w/ 3 sources
Urban dictionary
Bit.ly URL shortener
Weather using GPS, zipcode, city, alerts
Whois lookup
Word etymology
Word of the day
Rhyming words w/ 2 sources.

Let me know what you guys think. Feedback/suggestions welcome :D

March 5th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Updated with the following:

- Tweaks
- Audio recorder added
- Statusbar note added w/ 70 icons to choose from

Please test and tell me what you think :)

March 5th, 2012, 07:27 PM

Wow, what an impressive list of uses! Congratulations.

March 5th, 2012, 07:27 PM

Wow, what an impressive list of uses! Congratulations.

Thanks! there is actually more but I didn't add them in. The description page at the market link shows more :D

March 7th, 2012, 06:34 PM
New update filling user requests
- Airport codes: search by code or by city
- More settings added: font size, enable links on results page
- Countdown timer added

March 11th, 2012, 06:08 PM
New update just re-enabling support for abbreviations.com dictionary and thesaurus support

March 13th, 2012, 06:29 PM
New update:
* Support for favorites
* Settings>favorites on startup

March 15th, 2012, 07:40 PM
New update, changelog:

- Added the following units to conversions>Acceleration:
Centigal,Centimeter/square second,Decigal,Decimeter/square second,Dekameter/square second,G-unit,Gal,Galileo,GN,Grav,Hectometer/square second,Mile/hour minute,Mile/hour second,Milligal,Kilometer/hour second
- Added conversions>Speed
- Added conversions>Angles
- Added conversions>Astronomical
- Timezone info option added: Search by IP address, city, IATA, UK, US, or CA postal/zip codes

March 16th, 2012, 04:30 PM
New update, changelog:

- Added Aonaware to the list of dictionary sources
- Added Big Huge Thesaurus to the list of thesaurus sources
- Added a link to the XDA thread under support options. Feel free to post requests/problems here :)
- Text-to-Speech support added
- Calculator bug fix where it was not displaying decimals

March 26th, 2012, 05:59 PM
New update:

- Reminders/Alarms added
- QR code scanner
- Minor tweaks

July 2nd, 2012, 03:12 PM

+ Mapping>Country information
+ Mapping>Current elevation
+ Mapping>Neighbourhood
+ Application/Favorites now using a larger font

October 16th, 2012, 04:04 PM
New update posted:

* Text Utilities
- Escape/Unescape URL's, URI's, & XML
- Encode/decode Base64
- Adjust cases to/from UPPERCASE, lowercase, sWITCH cASE, Title Case, First letter of sentence
- Trim leading and trailing spaces
- Convert String to hex and vice versa
- Search and replace feature
- Text statistics which include word count, line numbers, character count, space count, word occurences including percentages.
- Import plain text files via SD or internal memory
- Export changes as plain text files
- Lexical density
- Display word count based on word length
- Display unique word count
- Average word length
- Characters without spaces
- Convert binary to string and vice versa
* File compare - import/compare text files and hilight differences

October 17th, 2012, 02:02 PM
That's a lot of uses!

Haven't tried your app, but you seem too want feedback. the amount of uses the app has puts me off a bit. I have Smart Tools for my Swiss army knife app, then dedicated apps for anything .more focused. Your app looks like it includes the kitchen sink, which I find some what off putting.

Maybe break into different garden apps?

Copper Bezel
October 20th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Yeah, this is extremely ambitious, but I don't see myself using it. Most of these things I can pump into Google or Wolfram without using any menus in between.