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Gemini Calendar - my vision of calendar software

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by powell, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. insasofttech

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    it's look great. I'll try it later, keep your good work:)
     

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    Maybe I'm overlooking this, but is there a way to set an event to all-day? I'm not seeing it.
     
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    Just tap the clock icon. That sets it to 'no time' which is all day.
     
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    Love this app, use it continuously, recommend it to others - but - it is running slower and slower on my HTC Desire S - used to be really snappy but now takes several seconds to load the content. The live rotating 'loading' symbol that was introduced in the last update at least lets me know the app is trying to load but this performance issue is spoiling the experience.
    Anyone know any fixes out there?
    I would be quite happy to delete some old data but there doesn't seem a way to do this?
    Any ideas appreciated.
     
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    The source of the problem with the performance is the way Gemini app displays the calendar data in the Month View. All events for the given month are loaded from the database when the Month View is displayed, after that, you can touch the day and see the events from this day immediately. The finger-wandering would not be so fast, if I had to load the events in the day by day method.
    This is - in my opinion - a big advantage of this app, but causes also some speed issues, during the loading the month view, if user has many events in this particular month.
    BTW: deleting the old events (that are scheduled in previous months) would not help for the current month performance.
    All in all, I would like to say that I am aware of this problem and I am thinking of the solution. Although nowadays I use the dual core phone device for the development purposes, I always remember to check everything on my older device.

    Keep sending me the suggestions, as always.
     
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    O.K., I can announce it already - next version of Gemini (1.0.16) will present a huge performance improvement. I have managed to optimize database access, I think you will like it.

    I am wonder if anybody uses the new Voice Widget in Gemini ? Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    Thanks Powell - fabulous to get an instant response from the developer to his customer's concerns. I look forward to the update.
     
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    New release (1.0.16) is ready to download from Android Market.
    I will appreciate any feedback regarding the performance improvements in this version.
    Do you still have speed issues ?
     
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    Fantastic Improvement Powell! Combined with the latest software update from HTC this has made Gemini sing on my DesireS handset.

    Can't work out the voice widget but I'll keep trying.

    Gret response as usual!
     
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    Powell - tried voice widget but can't get my head round the use of it since it requires you to predetermine date and time before naming event? Great concept though if you can get it to add a complete event.

    PS Need to update your website with tips and tricks for the new widgets etc. but thanks as usual for being responsive and glad to see you're available direct from Android Market now.
     
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    The speed improvement is great! Not like some you barely notice. This is like going from a dark room to outside at noon on a clear day. :)
     
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    Thanks for the updates.
     
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    I strongly agree with this. Even on my ancient droid eris, moving between months now flies.

    I have looked for a video of your new voice capabilities. Am back to using the free version since my original phone died and I will get a new one within a few months.

    Have you tried using the dragon api for voice recognition as an alternative to Google's? The API is free and the functionality is available to licensed users of the FlexT9 keyboard. In my experience nuance's recognition is better than Google's. It looks easy to use the api and decide based upon a configuration setting which engine to use (at runtime).
     
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    Getting to grips nicely with the Gemini calendar, good work.
    Would it be possible to have displayed on the 4x widgets the day of the week too?
    For example instead of this:
    07 10:20a eye Clinic (Erin)

    It would say this:
    Mo 07 10:20a eye Clinic (Erin)

    Just another 2 Chars, but very useful.
    Also in the calendar itself, can we have the ability to define when the week numbers begin? (Companies often use points other than Jan 01 to determine week one)

    I'll keep adding posts as I think of other things.
     
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    I'd really really appreciate a couple more skins for Gemini, a nice black one with white text would be nice for business usage.
     
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    Is there currently any sort of 'toast' notification? I'd love to be able to define a period (lets say 1 hr) before the scheduled event where I get a toast popping up on screen with the details of said event on it. (toast is a pop up notification box you can't miss as it appears over everything else)
     
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    Hi all!!

    As the title says, somehow, "Poker Night", covering 2 days, has appeared on my registered version of Gemini Calender.

    I sure as hell didn't add it as an event and every time I try to delete or edit the event, I can't as the event is 'read only'.

    Incidentally, the event does appear on my web-based Google Calendar. However, I still can't delete it. Also, when I click on the event, an email address appears at the bottom of the event, with another email address as an attendee. Neither one rings a bell.

    Can any kind soul shed some light on this, specifically with a solution as to how to delete the event, as it is driving me crazy. I have 'Googled' this anomaly, with no success.

    One last thing. If this issue has been addressed earlier in the thread, I apologize for not reading the whole thread, as I am disabled and it would have taken me an eternity.

    TIA
     
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    Can anybody help me, please?
     
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    Sounds like a Google calendar problem, not a Gemini problem. You should contact Google.
     
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    Will there be a fix for ICS anytime soon? App force closes every time on Galaxy Nexus.
     
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    Love the app and would just like to make 2 feature requests and it would be great if you could implement them:
    - Ability to add guests to events
    - Option (as in, you can turn it off and still have it the way it is now for those that want to) for when editing the date of an event, when you scroll up eg. on the day of 31/12/2011 it goes to 1/1/2012 instead of 1/12/2011 (and vice versa with down). I would find that really handy and it works well with the way that dates are input as a continuous scroll up or down.

    Thanks
     
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    Hi.

    Just updated my android HTC Desire with a software update (2.29.405.14) and it seems to have affected my calendar entries. I don't add events to the calendar which is synced with Google, I just store them locally on the phone (the "PC Sync" calendar, I think it is), but now I can't see non-repeating entries any more - yes, I can't see any one-off events I entered, but I can still see events which repeat.

    I supposed that the software update has changed the interface to the stock calendar, so I tried the stock calendar as well and it's the same, so somehow the entries may well have been deleted.

    Anyone else seen this? Any idea if the entries are still there and a fix to Gemini will sort it, or are they gone for ever?

    Update: It might be a display issue. I have a calendar for UK Holidays which I subscribe to on my Google account, and it's contents are shown in Gemini but as read-only. That calendar is still in Gemini's "My Calendars" list, and is ticked (I tried unticking it and ticking it again), but none of it's entries are shown either. Since it's read-only, it's entries can't have been deleted!

    Also, I added a new, non-repeating event and it shows up ok.

    Update 2: It *is* a display issue. I deleted a new event that I had added, and suddenly all the previously-entered events appeared, from both my PC Sync calendar and the imported holidays one. There were events from the disappearing set on the same day as the one I added then deleted, don't know if that's relevant.

    I tried restarting my phone to see if it's something to do with a restart with the current android OS, and events appear as normal. Perhaps it's only on a system update restart somehow?
     
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    New version of Gemini Calendar is ready in the Android Market. It basically introduces the compatibility with Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), no new features this time.
    New features are coming soon, I hope.
    I will address questions and problems that came up in this thread lately in the near future.
    You can always reach me at email, of course.
     
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    Thanks Powelll. I would still love to see a video of the voice widget in action.
     
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    Yea! Got my gemini calendar back! I love my Galaxy Nexus but alternative calendar apps were just not meeting my needs like gemini calendar. No comparison once you have used this app. Thanks Powell!

    Noticing one minor problem with the app now that it works with ICS...when the reminder goes off and you click to dismiss it, it doesn't dismiss. You have to reboot your phone to get it off the taskbar. Odd quirk.

    Never mind...problem fixed. App is perfect again. Thank you!
     

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