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    Here's a link to a count-up timer that i wish could be developed as an android app (click on start and watch it count up in seconds):

    http://www.timeme.com/timer.htm?17ps07puh037660501/Count+Up+Timer

    Once the count-up timer reaches 60 it continues to display in seconds (61,62,63... etc.) as opposed to minute:seconds (1:01, 1:02, 1:03...etc.). After it reaches a defined number of seconds it loops back to zero and starts over. If someone could create a count-up app that functions like the link above i would be very happy!
     

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    No big deal. How fancy do you want it?
     
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    It doesn't have to be fancy! I do have one more feature request though if it’s not too difficult to include. If it’s a PITA, no biggie!

    In the link above the user manually selects the “start” button to begin the timer. Instead of selecting it manually would it be possible for the timer to automatically reference midnight? For instance, if the loop time was set to 120 seconds the timer would loop back to zero when the system time was two minutes past midnight (and would continue to loop back to zero at every even minute throughout the day). I’m not sure if this request will make coding more difficult, but the plus side is the start/pause/reset functions are presumably not needed.

    Thank you for considering my request Stan. I downloaded Android Studio a few days ago to try to develop the app myself, but I am still very much a novice! I’m not bad at EXCEL though. Below is a link to an excel spreadsheet that is basically the exact timer functionality I am after (it includes VBA code , making it useless in an Android environment):

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/81cm4qcg1amkt8m/Cycle+Generator.xls
     
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    I simply don't understand the basics yet. It took me a few hours to get my first Helloworld app to run! I was hoping someone with more experience than me could attempt to duplicate the attached excel file. Would it be hard to do? If so, I'm in trouble.
     
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    Would it be possible to display the number of seconds that have elapsed since midnight based on the current system clock? If i open the app and it's 1 AM I would want the app to automatically display "3600 seconds". I'm just trying to describe a simple app that could be develop that would be a good starting point for what I'm trying to accomplish.

    I did develop my first app today, it was basically a tip calculator. I was only able to do so by following "step by step" instructions off youtube. Without detailed step by step instructions i would be lost. I understand java will basically run processes, and the XML will basically display those actions. In the forums people will post some java code that describes some action, but then i don't understand how to make that action display in XML code without a bunch of errors. Any help would still be greatly appreciated. Can someone give me a starting point at least?
     
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    PM me and I will send you something.
     

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