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Random Toolbox 1.0.0 Released

April 6, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s the second application I put on Android market- Random Toolbox.

About two months ago, I was thinking of developing my second Android application. I wanted to develop something using Open GL ES, the graphics technology I was picking up. The idea of having a simulated coin flip came into my mind. Then I checked the Android market. There is a very good such application already. I turned to dice roller simulation, there is also a very good one. Card shuffler, same…

Meanwhile, I was having some difficulties locating my application on my Nexus One phone. There are just too many apps installed. Sometimes I just need something to play with when I am on the bus to work, anything fun is fine…

I started to thinking people can get bored sometimes, they simple needs to have sth. to do, no matter whatever it is. Life needs to have some randomness sometimes. Random also means fair under certain circumstances.

Ok. I’ll develop some app that simulates and help people to generate randomness. That’s how Random Toolbox came into my mind.

After that, I decided to have three categories – actions, numbers and deciders. Actions contain some simulations of real life random tools, like cards, dice and coin. Numbers generate randomness related to numbers, like random numbers and random passwords. Deciders help people to make decisions, like randomly launch an application.

Below is a screenshot of two tools in random toolbox – dice roller and coin flip.


Figure 1. Dice Roller and Coin Flip of Random Toolbox

The application is still under development. People are giving suggestions about the Graphics. I’ll continue to polish the application to make it more usable.

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