App for Dalarna University

With the Dalarna University app for Android you’ll not only get information about what’s happening at the university. By logging in with your user account you will get access to a wide range of services – for example register to courses, check your study results, renew books and remotely follow live video lectures. If you have problem finding a specific room, building or busstop, there are floor plans and maps to assist you. It is aimed for students as well as visitors with secure logins to some services.

Dalarna University app
The main menu.

Interesting technology:

  • Dynamic menus. The menus are downloaded and cached as XML files which the Dalarna University can change without requireing an update to the application.
  • The application can switch between Swedish and English texts found in the XML files as requested by the user.
  • Single Sign-on. Once a student is logged in, all different secure services are available to the student without further logins.
  • Logins are done over an encrypted secure connection using certificates not originally approved by the Android handset manufacturers.

Videocent has built the Android application as a subcontractor to Appbyrån Sverige AB.

Winter field trials – remote measurement and decision support system

Update: The Swedish newspaper ATL wrote about the measurement project (in Swedish).

The winter field trials are ending and we consider it a success. We have together with our partners placed a total of 74 wired and wireless sensors at five locations in the southern part of Sweden. The largest problem was the winter storm ”Emil” that cut the electricity to the GSM networks cell towers for about 5 hours one night disrupting the service in Norje, Blekinge. Once the GSM network was operating the system in that area was also back online.
You can order the product from (in Swedish).

Below is a typical temperature graph that can be viewed on the web, on a phone or on an iPad. The screenshot is from the web interface showing the measurements from one of the sensors placed in the above video, located at Svenstorps gods, Skåne.

Plotted measurements


Developed originally by Patrik G. for the students in the city of Lund it gives each individual student his or her personal class calendar right in their mobile.

Due to popular requests the app is now available for several schools in Sweden. Click on the images below to download the specific schools application.

The application works with timetabling software from and can be easily branded for any specific school.

Wireless decision system for farmers

The event Elmia Agriculture, Livestock & Technology took place 19-22 of October 2011. Liros Electronic in monter D01:39 showed wireless temperature sensors that could be observed on the web and in mobile apps on Android and iPhones.
Videocent helped bring Liros traditional wired and handheld temperature equipment up into the internet cloud and and then down into the hands of farmers and their mobile phones. Our work has so far included not only the making of web and apps, but we have also helped select ZigBee and GSM vendors, writing scripts for three internet cloud services and are on our way in discussions with a GSM operator.

Visitors holding the temperature rod sensors and looking at the resulting graphs.
Visitors holding the temperature rod sensors and looking at the resulting graphs.
 Below are two of the graphs. A dotted line means that the sensors are off-line, a filled line show actual measured values. These sensors are live when we experiment with the system and can therefore show very strange results from time to time.

Sensor Sensor

Sheep shearing contest in the same hall as Liros booth.
Sheep shearing contest in the same hall as Liros booth.


För en mycket bra beskrivning på svenska rekommenderar vi artikeln i tidningen ATL som finns här. Länk.

Developed for Nordic Sugar A/S to improve sugar beet harvesting yields in northern Europe, the multilingal application is freely downloadable from the Android Market . We recommend you use it in the fields with a waterproof and rugged Android phone like the Motorola Defy.

- Have your heard about the new app? Yes, I have!

Once the beet harvester is full, unload the beets and put the phone next to a beets bottom end. Drag your finger along the screen to measure how much of the beet is broken off and still left in the field. Repeat this for 20 beets to get a good statistical measurement. Once the required number of beets has been measured you will be able to see how much beet material is still out in the field.

Now change the harvester settings and fill it again with beets. Repeat the measurements. Hopefully you will see an increase in beet harvesting yield shown as smaller and smaller red bubbles between the measurements. The smaller the red dots, the better.

By tapping the listed measurements, you will be able to get the GPS position of the beets, which can be used for later pickup by another company. This is also linked to google maps and google navigation, not to mention the 3d streetmapview which is very nice to share before pickup.

Appcelerator Kitchen Sink 1.6.1

[Edit – Android market now has version updated to 1.6.1.]

This is the Appcelerator Kitchen Sink demo application for Titanium Mobile. It is used for testing out the functionality of Titanium on the Android platform.

This app has been put on the Android market for your conveniance. The source can be downloaded from Github and built with the free tools (Android SDK + Titanium Developer).




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