Friday, October 2, 2009

New APK Update

Version 1.0.1 of the StudiDroid application has been uploaded to the Android Marketplace.

Bug Fixes:
Force Close due to TTS
TTS has been removed*

Icons for Tabs

*New Google SDK 1.6 Donut will contain integrated multi-lingual TTS library, Pico. Our TTS library would not be supported and would not utilize the great features of Pico. We are reworking the code to allow TTS with Pico.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Marketplace Release!

The current version of development has been released to the Google Android Marketplace as version 1.0.0!

We are excited to let users finally experience a free alternative to flashcard creation and storage but also, use the innovative features of our app in hopes to become a widely downloaded and useful application for everyone!

After 36 hours of being posted 131 individuals have downloaded the app with 70% retaining it on their device!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Version 0.1.7 Release

Source code for version 0.1.7 has been released on Google Code. A complete list of current fixes and improvement from 0.1.6 will follow. An APK release to the Google Marketplace is in progress. The link for the Marketplace release will follow with 0.1.7 improvements.

-StudiDroid Team

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

StudiDroid v0.1.6 Release with APK

Today we are releasing StudiDroid v0.1.6 with the APK for loading onto the android phone.
Currently, this release does not include the Text To Speech Capabilities. We are working hard at fixing these bugs so it can be included.
Notable Bug Fixes for 0.1.6:

Delete User Implementation Corrected Partially, Still Refinement Needed but Functionality 100%
Menu Navigation Added for Tabbing Ease
Statistics Screen Working for time Logged
Logout Feature added to Statistics Screen for accurate time accumulation
Text Size Increased in Feature Page
Bug Crash Fixed for Flash Cards

Code and APK are now available via the Google Code Page.

Version 0.2.0 is planned for the end of the summer including Text to Speech, Messaging/Import Capability, and improved bug fixes with the UI.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

StudiDroid 0.1.5 Information

The new release of StudiDroid is schedule for this week. Our team is hard at work to get the release to include the re-done interface. Symbol Integration has been implemented for over 25 common symbols as per

This release will hopefully, also, contain text to speech integration with the Eyes-Free library. Our goal for features is still on track for completion by the end of the summer.

Stay tuned for the official post of the release and cooresponding Google Code download.

- StudiDroid Team

Friday, July 17, 2009

Progress July

Currently our progress is moving along well.
Some key additions to the code have been made and will continue to be worked on all summer.
New Additions:

Symbol Integration - Common Symbols from Wikipedia have been added to a custom input field allowing the user, in the first mobile flash card application, to enter common mathematical, logical, and scientific symbols into the flash cards for studying!

Text to Speech - Currently, the text to speech library has been isolated. The feature is currently being implemented into the application to allow the user to easily have the flash card dictated. This is scheduled to be fully implemented within the next week.

Interface Redesign - We are in the process of redesigning the interface to allow for the most user friendly experience. Examination of popular mobile applications from numerous mobile OS platforms have led us to develop a simple, easily navigable, and efficient model. We are using tabs to separate the categories, cards, and other feature specific functions. This is one of two goals to be completed for the summer.

Speech to Text - Part of our team is currently researching how to implement speech to text ability to allow accessibility to our application. No completion time frame has been set.

Import Card Capability - Our team has researched the ability to import cards into our application. Numerous methods have been presented and we are working on using the library of flash cards that exist currently and are readily available for free download from other mobile flash card applications. The file would be stored on SD card and then parsed and loaded by StudiDroid.

Answers Correct - As of late we decided the idea that keeping track of how many you got right is increasingly important. We are going to being design of the best way to keep track of the correct answers and present the user a statistics page at the end of a session.

Our goal is to have most of these features fully implemented for the end of the summer. Though the application will have many refinements, and has the possibilities to add much more robust features in the future we would like to have a marketplace release by Fall 2009.

StudiDroid Beta 0.25 is now officially StudiDroid 0.1.1. Release 0.1.5 is to be schedule within the next week.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Initiative

As posted in our other two blogs, for the Summer of 2009 RCOS the team of Sean Austin, Diana Mazzola, and James Kolb will be switching to work on StudiDroid.

When trying to implement Beacon Security, an identical application was found and released just recently, so we could not proceed.

After thinking of the Connect Lock Screen, Google Engineers had posted that the Android OS does not support replacing the lock screen at this time.

We have already released the Beta version of StudiDroid and will be working all summer for a full release in the fall 2009.

Slideshow of proposed additions and schedule to be uploaded within 24 hours

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beta Release!

New on the Google Code page is a Beta Release of StudiDroid.

This version contains full functionality of all the functions we were intending to add. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, we can release StudiDroid to the Android Marketplace for free. Full commenting, bug fixes, and any other nuances will be addressed for the final release.

Enjoy the code!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Summer Project

For those following this development's team progress of StudiDroid, we will be adding an additional member and focusing on a new project. We will be working to finish the Alpha Release 0.3, and subsequently by the end of the summer a complete, commented, Beta Release 1.0

At this point, a working zip file is posted of our StudiDroid code on the StudiDroid google code page.

The project to come is: Beacon - Android Securitization

Powerpoint Presentation

Due to a technical difficulty, the Spring Alpha Release powerpoint presentation was not posted to Google Code. The presentation is now available for download.

Head on over to Google Code to see the up-to-date status!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


StudiDroid is sponsored by the Rensselaer Center for Open Source, generously funded by Sean O’Sullivan, Class of 1985.

Alpha Release v0.2

Current Alpha Release Posted on Google Code

This release contains basic functionality such as
User Creation
Password and User Authentication
User Time Logged
Flash Card Feature
Category Creator
Flash Card Database
Flash Card Viewer

Release 0.3 to contain symbol integration, persistant database for user specific categories

Friday, March 20, 2009


Currently the project is continuing at a strong pace. A database on the android has been implemented to store the input of the cards. The initial idea of parsing a text file from a desktop computer has been abandoned due to the conflicts with user ease. Instead the application will allow for direct input and save the values.

A fully functional app is on the way but for now the partial code will be released, fully commented, in the next few days. This code does not include the original artwork designed for the interface right now as this is being completed with photoshop.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Powerpoint for UI Goals and Mock Screenshots uploaded to Google Code Wiki

Presentation of 2/27

Currently the layout for the User Interface is completed. While doing so many different layouts/interfaces have been designed without the activity function implemented (only aesthetics) . The coding for the initial login page and view that will show list of flashcards is underway.
Post of screen shot of logo and user interface for login to follow promptly.

Friday, February 13, 2009

UI Development

Currently, the development of the applications UI is underway. A powerpoint along with conceptualization slides will be uploaded soon.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Wiki page completed

Updated with initial project proposal and Schedule for Semester

Monday, January 26, 2009


This Blog will contain updates regarding the progress of the Google Android Open Source application. This is currently under the development under the name of StudiDroid and further posts will contain more information.

StudiDroid is sponsored by the Rensselaer Center for Open Source, generously funded by Sean O’Sullivan, Class of 1985.