Random Facts is a mobile phone application that contains a local database of hundreds of bizarre and interesting facts. Just tap on “Next” and you’ll be presented one randomly.
When you have network connections Random Facts downloads the latest data from our remote servers that store thousands of stories, images, audio and video clips. Random Facts builds and presents multimedia contents while you are online.
RandomFacts for Android is available at Google’s Android Market from here.
Random Facts was originally designed and programmed for iPhone by Adam Debreczeni in 2008.
Random Facts is now available for Android 2.2 and later devices.
Did you know the Stig is not a man, but a character in the UK television show Top Gear? “It” plays on the anonymity of racing drivers’ full-face helmets. Producers wanted to have a professional racing driver as part of the show’s cast, but ran into difficulty finding a driver sufficiently adept at speaking on-camera.
Random Facts not only gives you text description of this story, but shows Stig’s ptoto and/or plays audio and video clips as well.
Random Facts is built around an embedded SQLite database containing hundreds of facts. You can use it offline even on an airplane or in a Bugatti Veyron. Did you know that the Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive modern car in the world at USD $2,600,000? The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal car in the world, with a top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph).
This small database is connected to our web API interface and SQL remote servers. Data is always updated when you have network connections. Local facts have priority over global ones. When your geo position is available we collect all the interesting facts you may be interested in.
To play audio and video, fast 3G or WiFi access is required.
1. Some Android devices cannot play mp4 movies and mp3 audio streams.
2. Unlicensed versions present text only.
3. The internal database is updated only when you have data connections. Remote servers cannot be seen and audio clips and movie streams can not be played when you are offline.
4. Random Facts is also available for iPod and iPhone at iTunes AppStore
5. MS Windows Mobile platform is sold at Microsoft’s Marketplace.