Once again, we want to thank everyone who submitted an app to our Weekly App Hack. This was kind of a tricky one, and we weren’t sure what kind of response we’d get, but you folks don’t disappoint!
Our winner this week is…
Starter by Marc Chardine of ScienceApps
Starter is an app you can use to start several apps at once, and for the App Hack, Marc has added position detection to it. So what, you say? Well, this means that you can make Starter start your apps when the device has a specific orientation, e.g. on the TouchStone charger or flat on a table. We think this is a great concept. Congratulations, Marc! We’ll be in touch about your TouchPad.
SkyOrb by Stephane Denis of Realtech VR
This impressive PDK app takes you on a tour of the solar system (or the galaxy) and also serves as a star map. With Stephane’s App Hack update, the app now uses the PDK Sensor API instead of SDL accelerometer tracking. That way, GPS, compass, orientation, and gravity sensor classes are used for augmented reality tracking of planet and stars.
Map.3D by Henk Jonas of MetaView
Well known developer Henk Jonas has taken his app MapTool to the third dimension. As you hold the TouchPad in front of you and move it around, the Map will follow you and always point in the direction you’re looking…in all three dimensions. We love it!
Tumblewords by SqueakyDogSoftware
A new app for kids, combining spelling and tilting, and based on a letter block theme you’ll recognize instantly.