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Android Apps 2Day: Androdi DC2 Winners Help You Sleep, Adjust Volumes, Find Song Info, Play Golf and MOre

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The Google Android Developer Challenger 2 winners have been announced and there are apps for just about everybody.  The overall winners include SweetDreams which sets your Android phone to sleep so you can sleep, What the Doodle? a scribbling game like pictionary and security software WaveSecure.

Other fun Android developed apps include a virtual guitar, song lookups, GPS virtual Ghost-Busters game, phone ringer volume adjuster, camera effects, app/function auto-tasker, a car-locator and GPS for golf.

From these apps, we can see that more and more usefull, gun and exciting Android Apps are on the way.  We’d like to know which ones you think are best and if you have used these Android apps for fun or profit.

Overall Winners

icon SweetDreams
SweetDreams
is a revolutionary tool that will finally allow you to go to sleep
without worrying about changing your phone settings in order to avoid
unwelcome late night calls. You can even use those inactivity periods
to save battery power as well, and of course forget about enabling
WiFi, Bluetooth or ringtones volume …
icon What the Doodle!?
‘WTD!?’
is a real-time online multiplayer game where one player tries to draw
out a given phrase and others try to guess it. Features FFA and Team
games, Global Highscores, Personal Face Doodles, integrated Voice
Recognition and more! Real-time drawing!? Built for performance, you’ll
really see the magic at first doodle!
icon WaveSecure
WaveSecure
is a complete mobile security solution that protects your device, data
and privacy. 1. Track your phone’s location and who is using it 2. Lock
down your phone remotely, making it worthless to the thief 3. Backup
all your data 4. Wipe out your data remotely 5. Restore your data May
the phone be with you!

Media Winners

icon Buzz Deck
BuzzDeck
is the quick and easy way to get all the web content you care about
most. Flick through your daily hit of favourite news topics. And get
Twitter & Facebook updates alongside. BuzzDeck learns what you like
and recommends cool new stuff. Simple, elegant & fast. NB: No
landscape mode yet. http://mippin.com/buzzdeck
icon SPB TV
SPB
TV is a highly usable IP-TV solution, optimized to run on mobile
devices. SPB TV provides users with lots of channels in multiple
languages with easy-to-use features and settings. No subscription fee!
Requires a reliable 3G or WiFi network connection for proper streaming.
Full-featured 60-days trial.
icon FxCamera
FxCamera
enables you to take a picture with various effects. - ToyCam (Toy
Camera Emulator) - Polandroid - Fisheye - Warhol (Andy Warhol-izer) -
Normal *this app requires SD card*

Games: Arcade/Action Winners

icon Speed Forge 3D
Speed
Forge: Heavy duty hover vehicles, normally used for mining are now seen
in illegal races organized in abondoned factories and dark Marsian
alleys. The rock crushing explosives once used in these machines now
serve a different purpose…
icon Graviturn
Tilt
your phone to move the red circles out of the screen while keeping the
green circles. Infinite levels from very easy to nearly impossible.
Compare your performance with other players after each level (online
highscore and statistics).
icon Moto X Mayhem
Jump,
lean, and race through seven levels of amazing motorbike action in the
best side scrolling bike game! Lean forward and back on your motorbike
as you climb hills and fly through the air using accelerometer
technology. Witness realistic physics as your shocks recoil when you
land jumps! Or just flick your rider around!!

Games: Casual/Puzzle Winners

icon What the Doodle!?
‘WTD!?’
is a real-time online multiplayer game where one player tries to draw
out a given phrase and others try to guess it. Features FFA and Team
games, Global Highscores, Personal Face Doodles, integrated Voice
Recognition and more! Real-time drawing!? Built for performance, you’ll
really see the magic at first doodle!
icon Totemo
Unloose
the spirit. Break the spell. Uncover the mystery hidden between the
realms in a unique puzzle game. Storm your brain and relax your mind
solving over 60 mind-soothing logic tasks. Play the survival mode for
extra challenge and write your name into the on-line leaderboards.
http://hexage.net
icon Mazeness
The
goal of the game is rather simple - you need to bring all the balls (
up to 4 per level!) to their goals at the same time, with help of
barriers, teleports and holders. It seems simple at first, but it’s not
that easy. The difficulty is growing steadily from level to level.

Lifestyle Winners

icon SweetDreams
SweetDreams
is a revolutionary tool that will finally allow you to go to sleep
without worrying about changing your phone settings in order to avoid
unwelcome late night calls. You can even use those inactivity periods
to save battery power as well, and of course forget about enabling
WiFi, Bluetooth or ringtones volume …
icon SpecTrek
Improve
your fitness with this revolutionary augmented reality ghost hunting
game. Walk or run around using GPS and your phone’s camera to find and
catch virtual ghosts. You will experience a new adventure each
SpecTrekking session. The game offers statistics, awards, titles,
records, and most of all a whole lot of fun!
icon FoxyRing
FoxyRing
makes your phone smarter by analyzing the ambient noise and adjust the
ringer volume. Also: - Sleeping hours to silent your phone during the
night. - Geolocated ringer profiles, change ringtone or make your phone
vibrate only at work! - Widget to silent your phone for a timed period.
- Great interface

Productivity/Tools Winners

icon WaveSecure
WaveSecure
is a complete mobile security solution that protects your device, data
and privacy. 1. Track your phone’s location and who is using it 2. Lock
down your phone remotely, making it worthless to the thief 3. Backup
all your data 4. Wipe out your data remotely 5. Restore your data May
the phone be with you!
icon Hoccer
Hoccer
is your application for ad-hoc data exchange. Use gestures to “throw”
your data through the air and let the recipients “catch” it. There is
no need for prior exchange of contact details.
icon Tasker
Tasker
let’s you link any Task (action set) to the Contexts (application,
time, day, location, event, widget press) where it should run. Send an
SMS at 3:15 Monday, make per-app settings or locks, map camera button
to a menu, launch music app on headphone insert, timelapse photos,
encrypt on-the-fly, the list is endless!

Social Networking Winners

icon Ce:real - Everyday trends
Ce:real,
What’s happening in this world? Are you curious about real world? How
about North Pole or an edge of Africa? Also, it can be your
neighborhood. It is offering to you hot photo stories with Twitter
trends keyword which has speed of lights. Enjoy millions of happenings
in real world and you participate in it as well.
icon SocialMuse
Check
out what users on the other side of the world are listening to! Find
people with similar musical taste, or just explore the world through
music. Browse other users’ music libraries, listen to previews of their
songs, and buy them if you like them. Check out their profiles on
MySpace, Facebook and Last.fm.
icon SpotMessage
SpotMessage
is a communication tool using GPS. Send a message designating a spot
with Google Maps then the message will be notified when the recipient
arrives at the spot. SpotMsg finds various uses; as an alarm reminding
you of a task at a certain spot or for sending your friend a surprise
message on his or her arrival.

Travel Winners

icon Trip Journal
Trip
Journal is the ultimate trip tracking and sharing solution currently
available on Android powered Smartphones. Impress your friends by
sending them real time updates from the places you are visiting. GPS
route tracking, record waypoints, photos & notes, trip statistics,
KMZ & Picasa exports, incorporated Google Maps.
icon iNap: Arrival Alert
Ever
wanted to get some sleep during a train ride, or a quick powernap on
the bus to work? You either hoped to wake just in time not to miss your
station, or set an alarm to wake you far too early… Using your
phone’s GPS it will determine where you are, and wake you when you are
close to your destination!
icon Car Locator
Save
your location whenever you park, and Car Locator will navigate you back
to your car should you ever have trouble finding it. - Points in
direction of your car using GPS and compass - Radar view, map view, and
split view - Parking timer alarm GPS and compass must be enabled. This
free version expires after 25 runs.

Misc Winners

icon Rhythm Guitar
Plays
like a real 6-string, 5-fret guitar. Strum and pick chords, make new
chords, string them together to create songs, transpose songs to fit
your vocal range. Great for songwriting, chord reference, learning
radio hits, or even plugging into speakers and pedals.
icon Andrometer
Andrometer
allows you to measure the approximate distance from you to an object
that you can see. Uses GPS, accelerometer and geomagnetic sensor. Tips:
- Keep as steady as possible - The further you walk, the more accurate
the measurement - Must be outdoors with clear view of sky - Works best
under 1 km
icon Calton Hill GPSCaddy
GPSCaddy
allows golfers to quickly and easily map any golf course either out on
the course using GPS or in the comfort of home using satellite imagery.
Then, when they are playing the course, it uses GPS to tell them
exactly

Education/Reference Winners

icon Plink Art
Plink
Art is an app for identifying, discovering and sharing art. Take a
photo of a painting, and the Plink Art servers will try to identify it.
You can also browse our database of artwork by keyword or timeline and
share your discoveries with friends.
icon Word Puzzle
The
Word Puzzle is designed to provide a fun way to learn basic English
words for preschool children. Kids can study spelling and pronunciation
with flash card and check achievement with word puzzle. Interesting
visual and sound interaction with awarding system helps kids to keep
learning. Let kids play with your Android.
icon Celeste
An
educational augmented reality app that displays the Sun, Moon, planets
and their paths through the sky onto your camera view. You can navigate
through the sky selecting celestial bodies to display interesting
information about our solar system. See the exact spot on your horizon
where the sun will rise and set.

Entertainment Winners

icon A World of Photo
Loosely
inspired by the traditional “Spin the bottle”, A World of Photo is a
casual, geographic worldwide multiplayer online game with a social
touch. Players spin their phones and will receive a photo from whomever
in the world they pointed to. For best play experience, let the app run
in the background.
icon SongDNA
Need
any information on a song? Practicing for a big karaoke gig? Music quiz
coming up tomorrow? The SongDNA widget allows you to quickly look up
your favorite song’s detailed information. It includes the lyrics,
artist’s bio, homepage, highest chart rank and video. Handy when you’re
training for your next karaoke gig!!
icon Solo
Solo
is a great, easy to play and feature rich pocket guitar for your phone.
A must for all guitar enthusiasts! Features include -Huge chord library
with 380+ chords & diagrams -Load/save chord layouts -Play along
with music on your phone -Overlay music & lyrics from the internet
-Various strum modes, including shake strum