Saturday, January 24, 2009

I uploaded an application to Android Market: Meditation Words

About Meditation Words Beta 0.2.0

This simple Android application walks the user through a short breathing exercise which can be used for meditation. Meditation Words shows words or phrases on the top and bottom of the screen. The top is for your in-breath, and the bottom is for your out-breath.
The words fade in and out at a breathing pace, and the animation slows after a few breaths.
There is a built-in exercise that is based on a variety of works by Thich Nhat Hanh, but you can choose your own mediation or prayer using OI Notepad, if installed.

Download the application from your G1 phone. For more information, visit

Friday, January 2, 2009

Android G1 Encryption & Keystore Infrastructure

A group of us in collaboration between the Android Password Safe project and the Openintents project have implemented a cryptography service and a keystore service which other Android applications can use to keep data and passwords safe, in a way that's convenient for the end user.

Read all about about it on the wiki! Discussion, source code, pretty pictures are available.
Our system allows a single password, and periodic single sign-on so that all applications can encrypt, decrypt, and store keys using the same master password that the user enters once.

We hope other Android developers will read this and get excited and offer to help with implementation details, modify their applications to use our Intents, and help verify our cryptography implementation. We also want feedback on user experience, security permissions, and other such items :)

All the major features are implemented, but we do not yet have a release plan; we want to be sure that early adopters won't have any data that they'll never be able to decrypt :)
Read more.