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Lightbulb [APP][2.1+] SerendApp - Discover things differently ! [download]

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I present you SerendApp, an app that helps you to discover new things almost at random, it is a kind of serendipity.





Notably, SerendApp helps you to discover at random apps that are installed on your phone !


♥ "Your Life At Random With SerendApp for Android...this app will inspire you and show you what you were thinking of doing (or not)" (XDA-Developers: http://goo.gl/euy23)

Notes:
- Google chrome extension: http://goo.gl/Y4OXj
- categorize apps

SerendApp helps you to discover new things with serendipity !

Notes:
✔ To launch features directly from your homescreen: long clik on homescreen, select "shortcuts", then "serendapp"

Features:
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♔ launch at random:

✔ your installed apps !
✔ bookmarked/selected/categorized apps
✔ your photo galleries
✔ your music on your SDCard (plays automatically)
✔ your contacts on your phone
✔ your Facebook friends walls (with Facebook official android apps or Facebook mobile site)
✔ your web bookmarks
✔ web sites ("I'm feeling lucky" like)
✔ articles from wiki projects (wikipedia, wiktionary,wikiquote)

✔ popular Youtube videos (plays automatically with Youtube Android app)

✔ Google Maps of 30000 cities, 20 countries, 200 famous places, 17 museums (from Google Art Project), some places from UNESCO World Heritage + Street Views ! (contribution list here:http://goo.gl/BhlUa)

✔ see 1700+ high quality Masterpieces at random (Monet, Manet, Caravage, delacroix, Klimt, Rembrandt, Renoir,Vangogh, gauguin, caillebotte, Vinci, Corot, Boudin, Courbet, Vermeer, Velasquez, Goya, Degas, Rubens, Boticelli, Cezanne ...)!

♔ search at random for
✔ apps to install in the android market
✔ music with "Amazon mp3" android app or with mobile browser
✔ web searches with Google Search engine
✔ YouTube videos
✔ images and slideshows
✔ google news

✔ categorize apps: this feature is no more available due to market change
✔ bookmark/share/select/uninstall your apps
✔ list of installed apps (selected apps will be launched prior to categories)

✔ customizable button to launch what you want :)
✔ launch an activity when SerendApp starts
✔ launch all features at random
✔ shortcuts for each feature (like a widget:long click on homescreen/serendapp)
✔ shake your phone to launch "custom" features ! (see menu/settings/shake to configure)























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Thanks XDA team for the homepage article "Your Life At Random With SerendApp for Android"

If you have any suggestions do not hesitate; more features and new integrations are coming soon

If you have discovered something interesting with SerendApp, let us know

Enjoy with SerendApp !

Shortcuts:
  • Any features is launched at random
  • All your installed apps at random
  • All apps you have bookmarked launched at random; see menu/manage/my apps, long click on an app
  • Search for apps to install in Android Market ...at random
  • Show your phone contacts at random ...send text or call that contact, since you are there ;)
  • Show your Facebook friends walls at random, easy way to visit at random your friends pages !
  • Launch at random your photo galeries on your sdcard
  • Search at random for images on the web: google image, flickr interestingness since 2004, picasaweb
  • Visit cities and famous places in the World with Google Maps !
  • Visit cities and famous places in the World with Google Street View ! See, as if you were there ! see menu/manage/maps to configure
  • Search for random videos
  • Play at random popular videos from Youtube: most popular / discussed/ commented / rated /responded
  • Listen to one of your musics at random !
  • Search for random music on the web or from dedicated apps (e.g. amazon mp3)
  • Launch wiki article at random (wikipedia, wiktionary, wikiquote)
  • Launch your web bookmarks at random: bookmark some sites and they will be launched at random by SerendApp !
  • Launch random web search
  • Launch random web site: a "i'm feeling lucky" like feature !
  • Search for news at random
  • Search for social contents from microblogging twitter / google and Facebook

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Notes:

* Google Chrome Extension is also available with Facebook friends wall/wiki/Image/Video features: http://goo.gl/zwueK

SerendApp icon will be in your panel extensions bar, just click on it ! Right click on it to see options (configure features to launch: multiple tabs, autoplay with youtube videos, shuffle time, wiki language ...)

* For other browsers, the Facebook app is ready also :). The application page is here (click on "Go to App" to authorize and then launch it): http://goo.gl/cdfeq


*Update Facebook app to newest version 1.5.4 for bug fixes; it works now with SerendApp; activate "Facebook app" in menu/parameters/contacts if you met issues with previous update

* If your Facebook app crashes (force close from official app due to recent unfixed bugs for gingerbread or other systems with 1.5.3 version), just go to menu/parameters/"contacts & friends" and choose "facebook web" instead of "facebook app" (and "contact" if you want).
If nothing happen, try to logout in menu/parameters/"manage facebook" and test again ; it won't affect your shortcuts ;)

* For Music feature: some players won't play "next" music in shuffle mode; if available, see menu/shuffle (party shuffle) or similar & activate it
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So basically it's StubleUpon?
 
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So basically it's StubleUpon?
A kind of it yes, but it deals also with whole the apps you have installed and the entire android market :)
It will tell you to play that game you were not aware of its existence before launching SerendApp...and you'll have also the possibility to uninstall it directly from SerendApp :) (click on a thumbnail in the sliding gallery at the top)
Why not sending a message to a friend or send an email to a contact as proposed by SerendApp ..why note writing some notes or tasks to do as the app is now launched (ColorNote, NoteEverything..etc)...etc

It can be helpful when you don't want to do something specific from your drawer...just let SerendApp decide for you :)

You can repeat the experience as many times you want.

As a consequence...you can install far more apps to test them at random from SerendApp and uninstall them also directly, it is no more necessary to search them (as far as the random law is satisfying :) )

As it was helpful for me, i hope it will be so for you :)

As a first version, will bring very soon customization features :)
 
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A screenshot of the options proposed when clicking on a thumbnail in the sliding gallery (this sliding gallery is composed of your recent randomly launched apps: you can so relaunch the app directly from SerendApp ):

 
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SerendApp updated in Version 1.1 in the Android Market !

Version 1.1:
-added video features
-compact view mode
-settings
-launch automatically an activity when SerendApp starts (like widget functionality; see settings)


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SerendApp updated in the Android Market in version 1.1.1 !

Link on web android market: http://goo.gl/JmotS



ChangeLogs:

Version 1.1.1:
-Much faster for launching/re-launching installed apps !
-more relevant keywords in general
-minor bug fixes
-Donut users (1.6): video feature may not work properly (do check that YouTube is installed also)

Version 1.1:
-added video features
-compact view mode+settings
-launch automatically an activity when SerendApp starts (like widget functionality; see settings)


Enjoy with SerendApp !
 
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We fixed some Force Close errors when clicking on a thumbnail and in menu/help :)
Updated version 1.1.2 in the Android Market

More options are coming soon

 
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Interestingly, the more you install apps, the better your user experience will be :)

So, do not care about installing as many interesting apps as you want (in the limit of your memory card or your internal system of course ...) and let SerendApp pick each time one for you :)

 
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I like the idea! Fun

Would like to have more choices.

- Play/find from market a random game only(pre select Paid or Free)
- Same as above for apps
- Or maybe integration with folder organizer to launch a random app from a specific label or the ability to label all apps from within your application. Basically create my own random buttons.
- Integration with Facebook/Twitter/Other social network apps to view a random friend's page or even a non-friend's page.
- Integration with gallery and music player
-Bring up a random contact to call, or even open up a random chatbox with a friend who's online on Gtalk.

Good work!

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I like the idea! Fun

Would like to have more choices.

- Play/find from market a random game only(pre select Paid or Free)
- Same as above for apps
- Or maybe integration with folder organizer to launch a random app from a specific label or the ability to label all apps from within your application. Basically create my own random buttons.
- Integration with Facebook/Twitter/Other social network apps to view a random friend's page or even a non-friend's page.
- Integration with gallery and music player
-Bring up a random contact to call, or even open up a random chatbox with a friend who's online on Gtalk.

Good work!

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Hi,

Thank you for your feedback and for these constructive suggestions and ideas.
Some of them are aldready on the road :) and we will consider all of them for next releases (if ever possible ...as possible limitations may be for reluctance of users concerning too much Permissions required as View/Read Contacts for bringing at random a contact, difficulties to have app categories, number of buttons/dialog boxes in the user interface...etc all but if there is no solution, it means there is no problem (Schadock))

Thank you gaain for your feedback

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