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Make your own Android characters
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 17 Oct 2014, tested on HTC One S
Neat design, completely free, no ads
Multicharacter animatimations would be cool
Androidify for Android let's you create your own Android characters, to look like yourself and your friends. There's a wide range of hairstyles, clothing and accessories to accurately represent a particular person. There's a choice of glasses, facial hair, skin colors, hats; you can even give them a baby Android to carry.
Androidify is fun to use, and its remarkable how much of a likeness you can create with a few quick steps. When your finished, you can animate the character with a choice of dance moves, and share the GIF by email etc. (It'll be a static snapshot on Facebook, which continues to not allow animated GIFs).
This isn't totally original of course; I've seen similar browser based tools for making South Park and Mr Men characters. But it's a tried and tested formula that works really well, and it's a great idea for an app. You can also change the dimension of different body parts by dragging around. You can make them really fat or tall, or give them a huge head and little T-Rex arms. It's quite amusing to see the character animated with these exaggerated body dimensions.
You can also make your character famous by offering him/her to Google to use in their promotional materials. The Androidified version of you could even end up dancing on TV or a giant billboard.
Androidify is free and ad-free, though of course the app itself clever marketing for Android. I had fun recreating the app4smart team; I just wish there was a way to get them all dancing together in the same GIF.