egzthunder1 · Oct 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Tamago Tamagotchi Widget for Android

Oh, our beloved childhood memories! Who out here (son/daughter of the 80’s and early 90’s) doesn’t remember the early beginnings of our current electronic companions? One of the (by far) most memorable devices of all time came from the heart of no other than Japan (not really a surprise there). The invention of a small key chain-sized electronic pal turned the world upside down, and began an era in which we will undoubtedly end up hooked up to machines à la The Matrix. The Tamagotchi was a fun first step. The little game essentially was like having an electronic pet that you need to care for in real time. When it was hungry, you needed to fed it; when it was sick, you needed to heal it with medicine; and when it wanted to play… well, you played with it. There have been some attempts in the past to recreate this in other Android apps, but XDA Forum Member Shelly22 brings forth one that is more “in your face.”

Unlike other Tamagotchi apps out available for Android, Tamago essentially allows you to create a widget with your virtual pet on your Android 4.0+ device’s home screen. All the interaction that you long for and expect from the original Tamagotchi is there, and some more as well. On top of that, the little critter will not obliterate your battery or go off in the middle of an important business meeting. And last but not least, particularly for those Darwin enthusiasts, the Tamago will evolve after taking good care of it.

The dev is eagerly looking for feedback. So if you wanted to fill your home screen with something, you might as well dedicate some real estate to this little guy and see it grow into the Sentinel it will one day become. Who knows? He might spare your life in the post-apocalyptic future it is designed to rule. Anyway, please leave some feedback for the dev so that more features can be added and more bugs squashed.

Special:

+ Touch It 
+ Instructions, help, etc., and more
+ Tama goes to sleep himself.
+ You can sound, vibration, notification off in Tama
+ You can change the name of your Tama
+ It protects the battery
+ Is your phone silent, your Tama is it too.
+ It is unlike any other Tama
+ Only vibration authorization necessary. No other
+ No Advertising

You can find more information in the original thread.


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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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