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  1. dkaufman1

    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member
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    Hi AF readers...just letting you know I was a part of the team that just rolled out Timeriffic. Would love to get some feedback outside of the usual market comments from a real community.
     

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    This is the first I have hear of it. What is it's claim? Where is It Available?
    Is it trialware, freeware, to be Paidware?
     
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    It lets you set your phone to quiet period daily.

    It was released last night in the marketplace.

    It is freeware.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Sweet...one of the features I miss from my Treo...hope it works well...just installed!
    mm0
     
  5. justjimjpc

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    I think the app in basic principle is ok ... it will not work personally for me... in that each day needs a different profile ... so it would be excellent for me if it had an every day of the week selection set of on and off time setting like below:

    Enable...Day........Start.............Stop
    Ck Box................time...............time
    =====..====.....======.........=======
    x.......Mon.....22 00...to...05 00
    x.......Tue.....22 00...to...05 00
    x.......Wed....22 00...to...05 00
    x.......Thur....22 00...to...05 00
    x.......Fri.......22 00...to...23 59
    o..........Sat.......00 00...to...10 00
    x.......Sun.......22 00...to...05 00

    "x" equals enable this, "o" equals disable ....
     
  6. dkaufman1

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    It is already being discussed as to how to implement, but you bring up a good use case, ability to create a custom time but not enable it.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    You and dev are very welcome ...
     
  8. dkaufman1

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    We have posted a new update to Timeriffic and has profiles and more features...I think you and others interested in controlling the device's sound and vibrate based on day/time will be pretty happy.

    Let us know what you think.

    PS We also updated the visuals too.
     
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    I am liking the looks .. has there been any advance on the possibilty of allowing the feature I asked about in post #5 of this thread ??

    http://androidforums.com/android-applications/3244-new-app-timeriffic-well.html#post20118
     
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    I am happy to report, that is in place!

    You can create all sorts of profiles with various time and alert, sound settings and enable or disable them as needed.

    So based on post #5 you can set up a Mon - Thu, Sun profile with the time the same for them and the alert settings the same and then set your sep. Fri and Sat profiles as per your example. And finally you could disable the Sat. one as you have shown. All the features you suggested are in place!

    Let me know what you think.
     
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    I have set up two Profiles that I think should take care of my example in post #5 ... will test and let you know ...

    At first I thought i would have to set a profile for each day ... but giving the ability to set any day in the event made it very easy ...

    Profile checkboxes are great Idea ... Ability to totally disable app ..GREAT !!
    and having the next event (light bullet point ON ) that will trigger is wonderful ...

    I think that it would be awesum if the Timeriffic icon appeared in the Notifications Bar, and when selected would show the current event in effect and when the next one that will happen (with event info) .. Possibility an Option that can be checked for those that dont want to clutter up their Notification Bar

    I can also see that with multiple profiles ... it would be easy to have conflict between profiles ...
    how about a "Conflicts Alert" when you enable more than one "Profile Enabled" with overlapping time events ???
     
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    Thanks for the feedback and ideas. Feel free to rate the app in the market too.

    We toyed with the notification status icon. One reason we decided against it was, more transparent app this way. We know could make it an option for those users who desired it, we felt our first focus was all the scheduling things.

    Our next feature is going to be some sort of data backup, as we realize people will "invest" time in creating their custom profiles and allowing SD card/email a txt file backup and import will help users who experience a crash/bug/lost/broken device.

    I will add the notification icon request to our queue.
     
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    Backup is definate a high priority and desireable feature !!


    Please read my previous post with edits ... and another future feature request ... Thanks
     
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    Good ideas as always. Noted.
     
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    I think maybe an option to display a profile graph (Active Profile Events) would be helpful to visualize how the current active profiles are related and what will happen :

    I am illustrating two profiles consisting to three events:

    Event 1) : 4:45 am Mon-Fri, Ring, Vibrate, Ringer 100%

    Event 2) : 11:55 pm Mon-Fri, Sun, Mute, No Vibrate, Ringer NC

    Event 3) : 11:55 am Sat-Sun, Ring, Vibrate, Ringer 100%

    I used excel and paint to make a rough representation of my thoughts ...sorry that it isn't polished :rolleyes:

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    Wow. That is awesome. First off thanks so much for your level of interest. It is appreciated.

    We will certainly bang together some ideas surrounding this and think about how it can be done.

    I am really impressed that you love it so much to do this kind of work.

    Thanks. It is great motivation.
     
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    Well it works great once you have all the event details all worked out ... but a graph like below and a conflict notice would be Over_the-Top

    Thanks for a wonderful product ..
     
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    I have some other thoughts about how that could be done with Google's Calendar, except the API is currently not open the way we need it. But then you could have a Timeriffic Calendar and adjust on your desktop which would then be read by your G1 or any other "future" Android devices....that is where I would like to see it go.
     
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    I may do another Profile/event that would cause a conflict and show how that would appear on the Calendar-Graph ....

    so as you check/uncheck different Profiles you would see if you had overlapping events ...
     
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    Nice gfx. Now we have to fit that in 320x480 :D
     
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    Actually you can use three screen worth... and scroll the graph left to right or right to left ... just couldn't see it all at once ..
     
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    I have some ideas of how to visually get that display working, in the space we have. And even more so, down the road as we have different devices to deal with.
     
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    Yes, this is one feature the phone should of had by default. I'll give it some play and give you my feedback soon. ;) I think its really cool that you preload it with profiles for playing.

    Question could you of build a default profile that says if you don't have a time frame established automatically have the settings a certain volume so you don't have to literally define every minute of every day? For example I work Mon-Friday 8am-430pm so I'd want the volume 50%, but after work I'd like it to be loud by default.

    Could/Would you add Media or whatever its called so if we receive Text messages or emails the volume could be set to match the ring volume? I'm at work I don't want my text message to come in loud, but I'd like it the same volume as my ringer. After work I don't want my text message low I'd like it loud which just happens to be the same as my phone.

    I'll play with it none the less and thank you for all of the hard work.
     
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    To my understanding Ringtones and notification sounds are two different animals, and as notifications are at a fixed volume and are not controlled by the ringer volume.
     
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    After analizing a conflict spreadsheet and how you implement events in profiles... There is no way I can see that your app would see anything as a conflict ... This is because there is no "End Time" to an event ... the current event will just stay in effect until the start time of any other event occurs.. even if this is only one minute later ...or five days later .... This not a bad thing ... and an eloquent way to handle things.

    Therefore I think a graffic display is very important ... so one can see over the whole week/day what state the phone will be in ...
     

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