Working on some really cool apps right now, including an App that will text without having a cellular interface. It works on WIFI, so the phone that you have upgraded from and gave to your kids becomes useful again.
It gives your kids a way to communicate with the parents, because who in their right mind will give a 9 year old access to your data plan. It uses gmail as a transport mechanism.
Robot Controller apps
The following app show the following technology
App that demonstrates
full motion video 15 fps, 320x240, the lag in video is from sensor scanning.
Background monitoring of sensors from a tcp/ip connected device
Servo motor control via tcp/ip
This video demonstrates technology for
Full streaming video 320x240 at 15fps
Google voice api
tcp/ip connections, there are three channels used in this app
I use speech to text, and text to speech which is shown in this video. The device has a low battery, and it sends a notification to the app via tcp/ip and the app speaks the "Battery Lo 5" to the user. Sometimes it is easier to use voice for notifications.
As you can see the response time is very good, and our speed and configuration allows us to drive while blind, at a reasonable speed. This phone is using android version 4.04
Here is a few screenshots I took of an app I wrote to demonstrate bluetooth communications technology. The android device will communicate to a bluetooth device and vice versa.