Android Applications

We at Mobile Software Innovations have embraced the Android platform for producing games and applications.  It's an open platform that promotes sharing and encourages creative developments.  Here are the Android applications that we have made available so far:

  • Pipe Layer, a classic pencil-and-paper game where players try to complete a path from one side of the board to the other, while preventing their opponent from doing so first.  Our Android version of the game is most fun when played by friends, each using their own phone or other Android device.  The game uses SMS messages (aka "text messages") to exchange move information.
  • Dots & Boxes, another classic pencil-and-paper game built on the same communication infrastructure as Pipe Layer.  In this game, players draws lines to create boxes.  A player that completes a box by drawing the fourth edge of the box is awarded ownership of the box.  The game ends when there are no more lines to draw, and all the boxes are owned. Whoever owns more boxes at the end of the game wins.  Like Pipe Layer, our Android version of the game is most fun when played by friends, each using their own phone or other Android device.  The game also uses SMS messages (aka "text messages") to exchange move information.
  • Safe Arrival, an application to give you peace of mind — or at least more peaceful sleep — when your loved ones are out for the evening or traveling.  Consider this scenario:  Your teenage child is going out for the evening.  As a responsible parent you feel you should wait up so that you know they arrived home safely.  Using this application, however, you can be comfortable going to sleep, knowing that you will be woken up if your child is not home by a certain time.
  • Parental Monitor, an application that a parent installs on the phone of a child to help reassure them that the child's use of the phone is appropriate, or at least in keeping with rules that have been set by the parent.  Various kinds of information from the phone, like the list of contacts, the call log, and the contents of text and multimedia messages (including images) are sent to a server where they can be viewed by the parent at their convenience.