Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An Instant, Toddler Friendly, Mobile Acquarium

The other day, we took our little one to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Of all the displays there, the tank of brightly colored fish were his favorite.

I looked around on the Android Market for a fish tank app, but didn't find one that worked for me. So, I googled around, and here's what I came up with:

  • Point your Bar Code app at:
  • Follow the URL that got scanned
  • Long-press on the video of the fish tank, and select the full screen icon in the top left hand corner
  • Voila! You've got fishies on your screen!

Of course, this is just a looping clip of video - but for our 17 month old, it works.

The original video is hosted from pond5.com, which is a fun site to browse with your Android. Any video can be opened up full screen and played. While I love YouTube, it seems like there's definite value in pond5's content.

Happy fishing!

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