About

About

DroidOrb is an extensible, open sourced Android accessory. In it’s barest form,
it is a bedside or table-top dock for your Android phone that will charge the
phone, and provide external notifications via it’s “orb”, which is a translucent
white ball containing RGB and white LED’s. The orb will glow and pulsate in various
colours depending on the configuration of the DroidOrb app on the phone, and is used
primarily for alerting the user to notifications such as missed calls, missed e-mails,
etc.

The extensability factor allows modules to be plugged into the DroidOrb to provide
additional integration. An example of a module would be a home automation module,
allowing the phone to control lights and appliances while docked. Other ideas include
an alarm system interface, interactive elements such as sound and light sensors,
barometers and temperature sensors for weather prediction, etc.