Once again, a big thanks to everybody who submitted apps for the Weekly App Hack. This week’s theme was “Accelerometer”, and we received some very interesting entries. It’s amazing how many different ways you can use such a seemingly simple feature.
Without further ado, we are pleased to announce that this week’s winner of the contest and an HP TouchPad is…
Fun with Street View by Carl McGraw
Pick a starting point in Google Street View, put your virtual car in gear, and start driving. Want to look around on your drive? No problem, just tilt the TouchPad side-to-side. You even get a field-of-view indicator to show you where you are looking in relation to the map. The progression rate is controlled by the selected “gear”. Overall, a fantastic revamp of the standard interface. Great job, Carl! We’ll be in touch about your new TouchPad!
Paper Maché Beta by Ryan Watkins
You know all about Paper Maché (okay, you may have been living in a cave, but then you wouldn’t be reading this), and for the App Hack, Ryan has added accelerometer based scrolling. You can scroll up and down an article, or shortcut to the top or bottom. There’s an option to scroll by page, or flip pages by flipping the device. Nice!
Aceleracion by Karlos Liberal
More of a visual experience than anything, Aceleracion gives us a dynamic field of particles moves around in response to the tilting of the TouchPad. Touching the screen changes the color of the particles. We love interactive art. More!
Stay tuned for the winners of the Desktop Accessories App Hack, and keep those entries coming!