At the tail end of the Google I/O madness, Google announced this year’s winners for the Android Experiments I/O Challenge. This challenge was announced in March, when Google asked developers to come up with creative apps and functions for Android. The prize? A free trip to Google I/O for the three grand prize winners.


This year’s crop of technology was a good one. Al Bencomo, one of the winners this year, developed an autonomous Android vehicle. You can see the results at the video shown below. Here, Bencomo shows creative use of a camera and IR sensors on an Android phone to navigate the vehicle, leading to some novel interactions when the vehicle encounters objects.

Another grand prize winner was Mike Roelens. He created a game called Hungermoji – this game takes place entirely within the notification shade, a very unique take to a game, you see. Finally, a developer team created a way to use a smartphone as 3D controller. Using an API they created, users can create a number of different applications which will use your phone’s orientation to control a 3D model on another screen.

hungermoji

For more information on the other notable winners and entries, please check out the source link below. Check out all the interesting entries this year.

SOURCE: Android Experiments