Will Verduzco · Jul 30, 2013 at 08:00 am

Keep Tabs on Your Phone’s Juice with Battery Buddy

Have you ever wanted a very strange way of keeping track of whether or not your phone is plugged in and charging? We’re guessing the answer to that is probably not. However, for those who like standing out, Battery Buddy by XDA Forum Member CurlyY may provide the requisite entertainment.

Battery Buddy is literally just that. It is a “buddy” that says certain things to you when you plug and unplug your battery. There are various voice options available such as a mobster, a turkey, a sheep, and a sultry female.

Despite the application’s not so serious attitude and intentions, it actually could have a very practical benefit as well for those with less than ideal micro USB connectors or inconstant power conditions (such as a car’s cigarette lighter). After all, nothing’s worse than setting your phone to charge, only to realize that it wasn’t actually charging at all. Yes, you could actually look for the change in your notification bar’s power icon, but ain’t nobody got time for dat. After all, that’s probably why several OEM skins incorporate similar functionality, albeit with slightly more tasteful sounds.

Those who want a little bit of a greeting every time their device is given some juice can get the goods in the application thread.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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