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Autovaras: Android car assistant

A few years ago, I had a car with an android head unit, it worked perfect! But I travel often for work and many times I forget if my car's documents are ok. 

I was forgetful and I wanted something very simple and foolproof, an android app on my head unit to start as soon as the car starts and show me if all the mandatory documents are ok or not. I didn't find any... so I decided to build one, but I'm not a programmer, I'm just a hobbyist... 

So I went to and started learning how to develop android apps. I fell in love with building apps right away! 

I was unsure I can do it... but then I kept learning... and I really encourage everyone to learn and try!

I will leave here a few screenshots for you to see how ugly was the initial try... and how it changed as I understood more and I learned more.

FunFact: The name of the app is made from two words: auto + tovarăș (companion).

First version

Second version

Third version

Fourth version

Edisco: educating kids

I built this app for two of my favorite kids on the planet, Nicholas and Rebeca, so they can learn basic English words while having some fun. Later I decided to make it available for everyone, thinking that other kids might find it useful as well.

On 15 April 2020, Google launched a new category of apps, Teacher approved apps for kids. At launch, they only chose 1000 apps to be approved and proudly wear the badge, and even if Edisco was created just for two great kids, with less than 50 downloads, it received the badge!
The most time I spent on Edisco was to translate it into 12 languages! I asked my friends for help or their friends for help to translate the app in as many languages as possible. If you spot a mistake in any of the translations, please let me know so i can correct it at the next update, update which should add more content for the kids.

FunFact: There is a secret hidden inside the app!

When I bought a Pixel watch, I had the idea to control my car from the watch and went quickly to the playstore to see the options. I found a few of them but they required me to use my accoubt details and that was something I was not going to do easily, so I searched for more options... but all of them asked the same. That moment I decided to build my own... but then... I had no previous experience with WearOS so I had ti start reading. After a few weekends, I built Temperota and I was very proud of it.
Later, I was advised to make it available to the public for a fee. I did it.

Here are a few codes to get the app for free, enjoy!