Update: Due to recent events I have decided to remove support for the MtGox Exchange and replace it with Litecoin support. The other supported Bitcoin exchanges remain unaffected and trading continues.
Update: Added Current Market Prices & Pebble Smartwatch support.
Okay folks, many of us have been watching with interest the news stories and Federal rulings surrounding Bitcoin. A few more of you may have noticed that I myself have been trading on the Bitcoin exchanges and while I won't confirm or deny anything, it's widely assumed I have not done too badly swing trading Bitcoin against the US Dollar and back again. Remember, you don't have to buy a whole Bitcoin, you can purchase fractions. The fastest way to purchase is via CoinMama or CoinBase.
So I decided to create an Android App to provide folks with the first ever realtime Bitcoin trading signals direct from my own personal one-of-kind trading platform, affectionately known around here as 'JayTrader'. Now I know what you are thinking... why would I release such a thing for everyone. Well, it's already doing okay for me without releasing this app, so I figured if people use it, the signals become a self-fulfilling prophecy. It's the age-old supply and demand rule right? More people buy, price goes up, more people sell, price goes down. It's not rocket salad.
'Bitcoin Bud' for Android is directly linked to my 'JayTrader' server, which is in turn linked to the major Bitcoin exchanges via their API's for realtime price data. It's like having another trader with you, everytime I make a move on the Bitcoin Markets you will know about it LIVE with a notification on your device.
How does it work?
The 'JayTrader' platform sits between the major Bitcoin exchanges and the Bitcoin Bud App. This is where I make manual trades, however the JayTrader platform is also powered by an algorithym dubbed the 'JMA' - that is 'Jester Moving Average'. This allows the JayTrader platform to detect market conditions based on technical analysis and then trade automatically while simultaneously pushing out a BUY/SELL signal to people with the Bitcoin Bud App.
What is it NOT?
Bitcoin Bud is NOT, a Bitcoin wallet or a trading platform. Bitcoin Bud cannot see or know if you made a trade based on a signal. It is there to remove some of the guesswork when dabbling on the Bitcoin markets. It allows you to see what I am doing and when I am doing it realtime. Whether you choose to act on the signals provided is purely your own choice.
JayTrader Platform and this app have been designed to assist both seasoned traders and those wishing to get into the Bitcoin fray for the first time.
Thanks for listening. Peace.
* Mt Gox (USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CNY, JPY, RUB, SEK and PLN)
* Camp BX (USD)
* Bitstamp (USD)
* BTC-e (USD, EUR + Litecoin)
* Coinbase (USD)
* Bitcurex (PLN and EUR)
* Bitpay (USD)
* BTER (CNY + Litecoin and Quark)
* BitKonan (USD)
* The Rock (USD, EUR + Litecoin)
* Bit2C (ILS)
Don't rate the app low because you're using a non-standard launcher/home screen.
You can have multiple widgets using different exchanges and/or currencies on your screen.
If you want to change the settings for a widget just remove it and add a new one.
Camp BX, Coinbase, Bit2C and Bitpay does not support low and high values.
A 24h graph is shown if you tap the widget.
If you click on the "menu" button or the dots in the top right when the graph is shown you can switch to a weekly graph and manually refresh the widget.
The widget will be updated every 30th minute (which currently isn't configurable) and can also be manually updated.
Value will be green if the value has increased (compared to the previous value), red if it has decreased, or yellow if the value hasn't changed.
I'm happy to receive feedback, bug reports and Bitcoins: 13o3CTyDC1U3RrWogKxukVqWc7fXsuekmR
If you're rating it low, please leave a comment so I can improve the widget.
Bitcoin is a virtual digital currency, read more here:
This widget uses the open source charting framework AChartEngine:
Project page: https://github.com/mobnetic/BitcoinChecker - please submit there any issues or ideas - NOT here in comments. Thanks!:)
The goal of Bitcoin Checker is to deliver most RECENT PRICE updates to the user in various customizable ways, with optional alarms and we want to focus on these functionalities to do it as good as we can. This app is NOT for: drawing history CHARTS / displaying Bitcoin related news / checking balances / trading / browsing orders... etc. We keep receiving bad notes because there isn't support for something that wasn't meant to be supported at all. We might release some more featured app later, but all of that things are out of the scope for this app.
If there is anything you don't like, please give us some valuable feedback instead of just "bad" rating. We want to continuously improve Bitcoin Checker so it will be very helpful for us and will benefit for you.
We do this work for FREE and nothing motivates us more than great reviews from our users! Thanks! :)
- FREE app with Ongoing development
- Check multiple exchanges at the same time
- Track many currencies and virtual currencies (not only BTC), depending on exchange
- Display prices in subunits: mBTC, Satoshi or mLTC.
- Customizable announcements via Text-to-Speech
- Several alarm conditions with handy alarm value picker
- Ability to set up multiple alarms for single exchange
- Global and individual update interval settings
- Custom update interval input: type any number of seconds/minutes/hours/days
- Home and Lock screen widget available (Android 3.0+) with customizations and light/dark themes!
- Easy refresh action: from Notification or Widget
- Notifications in notification bar
- Optional support for expandable notifications with extra info (Android 4.1+)
- Modern and smart user interface that fits info latest Android HOLO design
- Reordering Checkers on list with Drag and Drop (on Android 3.0+).
We try to support all currency pairs from following exchanges:
- Btc China
- Mercado Bitcoin
- The Rock
- Canadian VirtEx
- Vault Of Satoshi
Supported currencies: USD, EUR, CNY, CAD, PLN, GBP, CHF, RUB, AUD, SEK, DKK, HKD, SGD, THB, NZD, JPY, BRL, KRW, and many more!
Virtual currencies: 42, BTC, CASH, DOGE, EAC, LTC, FLAP, LEAF, MAX, MEOW, MOON, STR, VTC, NOBL, UTC, CAT, TIPS, LOT, NMC, NVC, PPC, FTC, XPM, VEN, WDC, XRP, other Cryptsy currencies and many more.
Have a great time checking prices :)
===== DONATE =====
If you like, you can support future development by making a donation:
or in app via Google Play.
===== Reasons for some PERMISSIONS =====
for TTS (audio) announcements.
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED and WAKE_LOCK:
for restoring state after reboot and working in background.
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE:
for ability to choose custom ringtones for alarms.
for Donating purpose only.
===== keywords =====
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*Bitcoin Average (global)
If you are experiencing layout issues, please let me know.
Source code is available here: https://github.com/hwki/SimpleBitcoinWidget
Feedback and Bitcoins welcome: 15SHnY7HC5bTxzErHDPe7wHXj1HhtDKV7z
* One click to refresh or flip to the next timeframe (select them one by one in the settings).
** Double click to enter into the settings.
*** Three clicks will take you to the awesome StockTwits #bitcoin stream ($BCOIN)
It's very easy:
STEP 1.) Select one of the major exchange:
The following exchanges have also been added in February 2014 :
Kraken NMC / XRP / KRW, Asia Nexgen USD / CNY / HKD, bit121 GBP, Bit2C ILS, Bitcoin Euro Exchange, Bitcurex EUR / PLN / USD, bitNZ, BitX ZAR, btc·e EUR / RUB, btcmarkets AUD, Camp BX USD, Crypto-Trade EUR / USD, FYB-SE SEK / SGD, Intersango EUR / GBP, Justcoin EUR / LTC / NOK / USD / XRP, Kapiton SEK, LocalBitcoins ARS / AUD / BRL / CAD / CHF / CZK / DKK / EUR / HKD / ILS / INR / MXN / NOK / NZD / PLN / RUB / SEK / SGD / THB / ZAR, Mercado Bitcoin BRL, Mt. Gox AUD / CAD / CNY / DKK / HKD / NZD / PLN / RUB / SEK / SGD / THB,
Ripple EUR / USD / XRP, The Rock Trading Company EUR / USD, Vircurex EUR / USD, VirWox SLL
STEP 2.) Select your preferred chart type:
STEP 3.) Do you want to see price bands added to the charts ?
Bollinger Band ?
Donchian Channel ?
SMA 20 +/-10% (SMA = Simpel Moving Average)
STEP 4.) Select a few timeframes ....
All Data available
STEP 5.) Click on OK !!
*** From time to time, the chart is not loading (or the Twitter whale appears), it means that the response from the server is "502 Service Temporarily Overloaded". Too many people are busy looking at bitcoin charts !!! just wait a few seconds/minutes and try again. There is nothing much that I can do about this, sorry ***
STEP 6.) SHARE this widget on Google+, Twitter or anywhere you like, hey thanks !!
STEP 7.) Leave a comment and rating on Google PLAY! Positive or negative. I take it all.
STEP 8.) I will work to improve this widget further, taking into account your feedback !
I'm happy to receive feedback, bug reports and Bitcoins: 1LF1PAwq2aUXwXANAZbLVQTtS7wp23484L
THIS IS A TRIAL (FREE) VERSION. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO UPGRADE TO THE PRO VERSION AFTER 50x REFRESH ON THE WIDGET (SINGLE TAP). OR CONTACT ME TO EXTEND YOUR TRIAL VERSION FURTHER.
LIST OF INDICATORS available:
* Aroon Oscillator
* Aroon Up/Down
* Avg Directional Index
* Avg True Range
* Bollinger Band Width
* Chaikin Money Flow
* Chaikin Oscillator
* Chaikin Volatility
* Close Location Value
* Commodity Channel Index
* Detrended Price Index
* Donchian Channel Osc
* Ease of Movement
* Fast Stochastic
* Mass Index
* Money Flow Index
* Neg Volume Index
* On Balance Volume
* % Price Oscillator
* % Volume Oscillator
* Pos Volume Index
* Price Volume Trend
* Rate of Change
* Slow Stochastic
* Ultimate Oscillator
* William\'s %R
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*** Charts are coming from ©bitcoincharts.com ***
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Now we do support alarm! :)
If you "bitcoin paranoid" this app is for you. This is NOT a widget, nor is it a standard app. This app starts a service that keeps the latest Bitcoin value in the *notification bar*.
You can tap the notification and disable the service at any time. But if you are a Bitcoin addict, you probably won't do that.
Please, give us an idea or request in: https://getsatisfaction.com/bitcoinparanoid
The app supports these refresh intervals:
* 10s - paranoia mode
* 1 min - crazy mode
* 15 min - normal mode
* 1h - economic mode
Data souce information:
* Bitstamp (Slovenia)
* btc-e (Russia)
* Mercado Bitcoin (Brazil)
* BTC China (China)
* Weighted 24h (World)
* Coinbase (USA)
* Bitcoin.de (Germany)
* CampBX (USA)
Blockchain is a bitcoin wallet which combines the ease of use of an online wallet service with the security of a desktop client. You to retain full control of your bitcoins while at the same time able to access them on any device.
We make paying with bitcoins easy and secure available anywhere on your phone or desktop.
* Client Side Wallet Encryption
* Open Source
* Server assisted PIN Protection
* Automatic and Manual Wallet backups
* Paper Wallet Support
* Scan Private Keys
* Quick, Custom and Shared Send
* Local Currency Conversion
* Add Notes to transactions
* Push Notifications
* P2P Fallback mode if the centralised server is offline.
Fill in how many BTC, LTC, NMC, etc. you have and the price you've paid for it. The app calculates your profit using the API of some exchanges (see below for the full list). The fee is considered in this calculation. The prices shown are the prices for which you can sell your coins.
It is also possible to show your profit in bitcoins, to do so you need to fill in the price of one bitcoin at the moment you bought your alternate coin (the third input field).
To make the app easier to use, the values you enter are stored. You can also view the history of your last 100 profits.
To keep out the average user that borrows your phone from viewing your profit, you can now set a password as a simple protection.
Adds can be removed with a donation via in-app purchase or crypto currency.
The supported currencies for buy/rate/value and profit are:
- EUR (from Btc-e, Bitstamp or MtGox)
- EUR (from regular exchange)
The supported exchanges are:
- ANX (anxbtc.com)
- Btc-e (btc-e.com)
- Bter (bter.com)
- Coinbase (coinbase.com)
- Crypto-Trade (crypto-trade.com)
- Cryptsy (cryptsy.com)
- Kraken (kraken.com)
- MtGox (mtgox.xom)
- Vircurex (vircurex.com)
The supported crypto currencies are:
- 42 (42Coin)
- ALF (AlphaCoin)
- AMC (AmericanCoin)
- ANC (AnonCoin)
- ARG (Argentum)
- AUR (AuroraCoin)
- BCX (BattleCoin)
- BEN (Bejamins)
- BET (BetaCoin)
- BQC (BBQcoin)
- BTB (BitBar)
- BTC (Bitcoin)
- BTE (ByteCoin)
- BTG (BitGem)
- BUK (CryptoBuck)
- CACH (CACHeCoin)
- CAP (BottleCaps)
- CASH (CashCoin)
- CAT (CatCoin)
- CDC (CloudCoin)
- CGB (CryptogenicBullion)
- CLR (CopperLark)
- CMC (CosmosCoin)
- CNC (CHNcoin)
- CRC (CraftCoin)
- CSC (CasinoCoin)
- DEM (Deutsche eMark)
- DGC (Digitalcoin)
- DMD (Diamond)
- DOGE (Dogecoin)
- DRK (DarkCoin)
- DTC (DataCoin)
- DVC (Devcoin)
- EAC (EarthCoin)
- ELC (ElaCoin)
- EMD (Emerald)
- EXC (Extremecoin)
- EZC (EZCoin)
- FFC (FireflyCoin)
- FRC (FreiCoin)
- FRK (Franko)
- FST (FastCoin)
- FTC (Feathercoin)
- GDC (GrandCoin)
- GLC (Globalcoin
- GLD (GoldCoin))
- GLX (Galaxycoin)
- HBN (HoboNickels)
- I0C (I0Coin)
- IFC (InfiniteCoin)
- IXC (IXCoin)
- JKC (JunkCoin)
- KGC (KrugerCoin)
- LEAF (LeafCoin)
- LK7 (Lucky7Coin)
- LKY (LuckyCoin)
- LOT (LottoCoin)
- LTC (Litecoin)
- MAX (MaxCoin)
- MEC (MegaCoin)
- MEOW (KittehCoin)
- MINT (MintCoin)
- MMC (MemoryCoin 2.0)
- MNC (MinCoin)
- MOON (MoonCoin)
- NAN (NanoToken)
- NBL (Nibble)
- NEC (NeoCoin)
- NET (Netcoin)
- NMC (Namecoin)
- NRB (NoirBits)
- NVC (Novacoin)
- NXT (Nextcoin)
- ORB (Orbitcoin)
- OSC (OpenSourceCoin)
- PHS (PhilosopherStone)
- PPC (Peercoin)
- PTS (ProtoShares)
- PXC (PhoenixCoin)
- PYC (PayCoin)
- QRK (Quark)
- RPC (RonPaulCoin)
- SBC (StableCoin)
- SMC (SmartCoin)
- SPT (Spots)
- SRC (SecureCoin)
- STR (StarCoin)
- SXC (SexCoin)
- TAG (TagCoin)
- TEK (TekCoin)
- TGC (TigerCoin)
- TRC (Terracoin)
- UNO (Unobtanium)
- VTC (VertCoin)
- WDC (Worldcoin)
- XJO (JouleCoin)
- XPM (Primecoin)
- XRP (Ripple)
- XVN (Ven)
- YAC (YACoin)
- YBC (YBCoin)
- ZCC (ZcCoin)
- ZET (ZetaCoin)
Funds are are stored securely online using bank level security, and you can remotely deactivate your device without losing your funds from the Coinbase website if you lose it. Transactions are instantly synced with your web account and across all your devices.
* Hook up your bank account to start buying and selling bitcoin in minutes.
* Send bitcoin via email, QR code, or NFC, with zero transaction fees.
* Bank level security means your bitcoins are safe.
* Connect multiple Coinbase accounts and easily switch between them
* Set a passcode to protect the app
* Remotely disable your phone's access if it is lost or stolen
* View your balance and the current bitcoin price with home screen widgets
Coinbase for Android is 100% open source and peer reviewed by the bitcoin community at https://github.com/coinbase/coinbase-android
Application to display Bitcoin Price information sourced from Bitcoin Charts:
On start up the application will download the current prices. The user can then set up Home screen widgets with any of the listed markets. The widgets will update every 15 minutes, this can be changed in Settings. Widgets can be selected to display the full market details.
We have had quite a few comments about the amount of data usage. Unfortunately Bitcoin Charts that supply the data for this app only allow downloading all the exchanges as one large block and the size of this increase as new exchanges are added. Their server does not appear to support compression which makes this more of a problem. At the time of writing July 2013 with Bitcoin Prices 1.3.3, each update uses approximately 30kB of data. So with an Update Frequency of 15 minutes and a few manual updates during the day, the app can consume over 3MB/day.
We do provide a 'WiFi Only' option but appreciate that a WiFi Access Point is not always available.
If you like this App, find it useful and want to keep me motivated working on it then please consider donating whatever you think it is worth to you:
Please post suggestions or issues to:
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.
Please Note: This application requires access to the internet to retrieve price information and your network service provider may charge for such data transmissions. We will not be held liable for any charges incurred.
- Japanese yen
- Pound sterling
- Australian dollar
- Swiss franc
- Canadian dollar
- Hong Kong dollar
- Swedish krona
- New Zealand dollar
The rates are updated every hour!
Quotes will display on the screen as well as scroll in ticker format across the top of the screen, and will refresh automatically every 2 minutes.
We also offer a paid version, which has the following advantages:
* ad-free interface
* quotes refresh every 60 seconds (vs 2 minutes in this free version)
* refresh button inside the app to refresh manually
★ Live candlestick charts (13 different time frames)
★ 7 Indicators: Volume, RSI, MACD, Bollinger Bands, EMA, SMA, Stochastic Oscillator
★ Full Market Depth: Order book & latest live Trades
★ Trade: Buy/sell @ market or create limit orders
★ Overview with 24h change in % for over >90 Cryptocoins
★ Full Account Overview, with Wealth Pie Chart & complete trading history for every wallet.
★ Multi currency support (18 different currencies)
★ Bitcoin Alert (Price Watchdog)
★ BTCfx Widget for 18 currencies (free / no subscription needed)
★ Bitcoin News (CoinDesk, BitcoinOracle, Yahoo Finance, r/Bitcoin, r/BitcoinMarkets from reddit)
★ 25 statistical charts and stats about the bitcoin blockchain
★ Compare Volume and Price between different Bitcoin markets
★ Chat with other traders on IRC Freenode #bitcoin-analysis channel
BTCfx is subscription based
During the fully functional trial period (7-Days) nothing will be charged, so you can decide if you want to keep it or not.
Bitcoin Alert / Price Watchdog
Your device will receive push notifications via Google Cloud Messaging. Our servers are monitoring the live exchange rate from MtGox and pushing the alerts over the Google Cloud Messaging Architecture to your device (thus not draining your battery).
This App only needs permission to trade and to get account infos, there is no way it can withdraw your money from the exchange.
A lot of development is ongoing right now. Be prepared for even more features and bug fix releases in the coming weeks. Consider writing a short feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of just giving a bad rating, it is very possible we're already aware of certain bugs. Updates are released very fast, check recent changes.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this App and making the Bitcoin economy a success.
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Instead of having to constantly poll markets (thus draining your battery), your device will receive push notifications via Google Cloud Messaging from our cloud based monitoring service, sourcing MtGox exchange rate data (USD/BTC).
The basic types of alerts you can define to set up your own custom trigger conditions are:
1. Price Hit (when the current market price reaches a certain value), and
2. Price Change (covering market price fluctuations based on parameters such as Amount, Interval and Direction).
To distinguish between alerts of different severity, you can customize the type of notification placed in your phone's status bar (silent, regular, insistent - like an alarm) for each alert you define.
This app (and the associated monitoring service) is subscription based. When you first install it, a fully functional initial trial period will let you decide if you find it useful. When the trial period expires, the app will continue to function in restricted mode, limiting the number of active alert rules to 2.
NOTE: Although our services are based on high availability solutions from Google, we can not guarantee the delivery of alerts with a 100% success rate. MtGox servers, as well as underlying Google services may occasionally experience outages.
No ads. No tracking. No funny business.
Bitcoin Balance is a simple BTC address balance checker. Simply add addresses to the list by scanning a QR codes (or by using standard input) and the balances and Coinbase.com exchange rates are displayed on the screen. This app is perfect for checking "cold storage" Bitcoin wallet values and checking on multiple wallets all at once.
Select a saved address to execute an immediate update and copy the address to the clipboard.
Long press a saved address to open a details box where you can view the address (and QR code), add a label, delete the entry, and navigate to Blackchain.info transaction details.
Bitcoin Balance also supports Litecoin & Coinbase!
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Re last comment "Got an ad in my notification bar from the game!" - we use the notification bar when you are playing multiplayer to tell you about your battles - sorry if that wasn't obvious (they ARE NOT used for ADS like other less scrupulous free games). Don't play multiplayer and you won't get notification messages.
The Halloween beasties are all hidden again - they were only out for that day - did you manage to find any? Let us know!
We've added some halloween beasties into the mix... Now they are ONLY available for today - Halloween and they are hiding in barcodes that you may have ALREADY scanned !! Everytime you scan a barcode today there is a chance of one of them coming out !! Can you find them all ?? Don't bother scanning the same barcode over and over - they definitely won't come out then ...
We've done a load of changes - it's time you saw them !!
We are doing regular releases now. We're trying to do one a week ! Some of them will just have bug fixes and smaller changes in, but some others that we are working on are huge... We'll keep you posted on twitter / facebook and of course in these forums.
Firstly, a plea ! PLEASE email /twitter / facebook etc etc any issues, crashes you have to help us fix them. I can't debug through a marketplace comment. Also, if you do get a force close, put a quick comment in the box that appears. It really helps !
Barcode Beasties now has FAR better multiplayer (through c2dm - thanks google!) and loads of voices we are adding daily. The app will ask you to download them when you start it (WIFI recommended). We don't have voices for all the monsters yet but they are coming "online" whenever we have a chance.
## Multiplayer is now live and has CPU monsters for battling at all times. ##
Scan barcodes, find monsters and then FIGHT ! Game is under constant development / updates now. I actively listen to the playing community and take their requests into development (there is also a survey that you'll be invited to direct the game which you'll get a link to about a week after you register).
There is now a 3d version in the pipeline as well as far better sound effects, music etc. Watch this space !
@barcode_richard on twitter for free stuff and answers to market issues.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - This is so we can download the voices to the SD card and save them there (as opposed to using valuable phone memory).
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION - This is for upcoming multiplayer features where you will be able to battle players near you - and it's also for "Layar" (which isn't out publicly yet).
INTERNET - Pretty obvious - so you can play multiplayer etc...
READ_PHONE_STATE - We have to have this one to enable "scoreloop" which is our high score and achievement tracking service.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - So we can see if the phone is online/ on wifi etc.
CAMERA - So you can scan barcodes !!
FLASHLIGHT - so if you are in the dark trying to scan a barcode, this *should* (on most phones) switch on the light.
BILLING - so you can donate "in the game" (coming soon)
C2DM / CLOUD MESSAGES - this is for multiplayer alerts etc.
WAKE_LOCK - so the phone doesn't switch off whilst you are viewing a battle.
*** If you have any issues with the above permissions, let us know and we'll do our best to make the app work without those functions ***
This app is best used for the first time on two phones so you can see what it's doing. It's not much fun just using it on one phone. Watch the video if you want to see it in action first. I'll be adding some more to the video shortly with all the extra features I've added recently.
The permissions requested and the reasons why are at the bottom of this text.
So let me just repeat the headline. This app will allow YOU to change the ringtone on YOUR FRIENDS phone ... so when you ring him (or her), they will hear what YOU want them to hear ! You can also record directly from your microphone or send any mp3 file you have directly as a ringtone.
This version has 5 FREE popular Christmas ringtones and also 5 Christmas VoiceTones you can send to you friends and family.
It is NOT "Caller Ring Back tone" - ie it is not the tone that you hear on your phone when you dial someone. It is the ringtone that their phone PLAYS to them. Really sorry I had to repeat this, but there has been some confusion and I thought I would spell it out. There is a youtube video link, please watch that for a quick 2 minute demonstration.
Ok.. So now more details: The app is still in a testing phase.. but it's starting to work quite well across a number of platforms.
IMPORTANT: You MUST put your phone number in the first text box upon starting the app. If you don't, the app just won't work ! Click menu -> why on the app to find out more about this.
Long click on the top list to "preview" a ringtone before you send it. Happy TonePushing !!
Unlike a lot of "free" ringtone apps on the market - this one uses completely legal + licensed audio files. Some of them I have paid for (eg the 5 Christmas Tunes) and also it can access the SoundCloud database for CC0 licensed music. I will be modifying the lookup to be able to get more music from them when we have agreed what I need to display to conform with their licenses.
“Your personal information” - modify contacts, read contacts etc.
Ok - hopefully this one is pretty obvious. The app needs to be able to read your contact list in order to display that list to you, and write to your contact lists in order to be able to change their ringtone.
Hopefully, pretty obvious too. The app needs to be able to communicate with the internet to send and receive TonePush requests and ringtones.
The downloaded tonepushes are stored in the “external” drive to minimize the space used on your phone.
Hardware controls - record audio.
This is to enable you to be able to record your own ringtones (coming soon).
Phone calls - read phone status and identity.
This is to enable the app to make a best guess at your phone number when it runs for the first time (I am considering removing this)
System tools - prevent phone from sleeping
This is a mandatory requirement for the use of cloud messaging.
Services that may cost you money - directly call phone numbers
This is so you can dial straight out from the app to your tonepush friends the moment they've installed the ringtone!
This is for the "Default Ringtone" uploader page on the web which will allow you to quickly and easily set a ringtone from any pc on the web (no usb, wifi or whatever required).
Please note: The app NEVER sends your contact list anywhere, but it does "send" the recipient number to check in the database if they have TonePush too.
Code Peer Review
I am happy to discuss with anybody what bits of code does what and even to display the source code in a screen sharing session for those of you who have concerns, criticisms or even advice about how best to deal with personal data.
You can upload details about your business via this link here:
and .. after I've checked it isn't spam it'll be included in the database for viewing by everybody with the app.
The app is also open source. Accepting all contributions ! Code available here : https://github.com/ragmondo/bitcoinbiz
The upload form accepts html in the long description box, so feel free to be creative with links (you can include referral codes as well if you want).
If you want to use the data, it's available in kml or json format. Get in touch and let me know and we can talk. I do want to extend the app by putting "rate this place" and stuff like that on it, so there will be some minor restrictions on use but I intend to make it as free and open as possible.
Just to start with, its for 3.2 and above but I will be making it more backward compatible after I see how well this is received.
This is a simple app to allow users of the "Mi Casa Verde" Vera 2 Home Automation system to send messages directly to your Android Phone.
DO NOT BOTHER INSTALLING UNLESS YOU HAVE A "VERA" SYSTEM. Please don't. It will just waste your time !!
*** NEW *** 5 Alert tones.
Simply add the word "AlertTone3" (or any number between 1 and 5) anywhere in your message, and the app will use that alert tone as dictated in the preferences (open the app, click menu -> preferences ).