TaskMaster programming notice

As you might have noticed, TaskMaster hasn’t been updated for a while. For once, this is not because of my laziness. Sometime ago, my laptop died, and I lost all my data, including the Android certificate used to sign applications. Google Play does not allow the the certificate used for an app to be different from the certificate used for updates. This essentially forbids me from releasing updates to TaskMaster.

English translation: the present version is the final release of the app. I’m sorry! I’ve received several mails from users providing suggestions and improvements, but I can’t work on that. However, TaskMaster will continue to remain on Google Play.

I’m currently working on an “update” to this app (It can’t replace the existing version, as explained earlier, because of the certificate issue. It will be released as a separate app, probably as TaskMaster 2). It’ll include the functionality of Control Freak, as well as events (finally!) and other features! Stay tuned!

P.S: I’ve learnt my lesson. I keep backups of the certificate used to sign applications developed after the (literal) laptop crash.

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No future updates!

As you might have noticed, Control Freak hasn’t been updated for a while. For once, this is not because of my laziness. Sometime ago, my laptop died, and I lost all my data, including the Android certificate used to sign applications. Google Play does not allow the the certificate used for an app to be different from the certificate used for updates. This essentially forbids me from releasing updates to Control Freak.

English translation: the present version is the final release of the app. I’m sorry! I’ve received several mails from users providing suggestions and improvements, but I can’t work on that. However, Control Freak will continue to remain on Google Play.

But there’s a tiny bit of hope: I’m currently working on an update to the TaskMaster app that would include the functionality of Control Freak in it. Stay tuned!

P.S: I’ve learnt my lesson. I keep backups of the certificate used to sign applications developed after the (literal) laptop crash.

No future updates!

As you might have noticed, QuickHTML hasn’t been updated for a while. For once, this is not because of my laziness. Sometime ago, my laptop died, and I lost all my data, including the Android certificate used to sign applications. Google Play does not allow the the certificate used for an app to be different from the certificate used for updates. This essentially forbids me from releasing updates to QuickHTML.

English translation: the present version is the final release of the app. I’m sorry! I’ve received several mails from users providing suggestions and improvements, but I can’t work on that. However, QuickHTML will continue to remain on Google Play.

P.S: I’ve learnt my lesson. I keep backups of the certificate used to sign applications developed after the (literal) laptop crash.

New update: Control Freak 2.0

It’s finally here!

Control Freak 2.0 is a completely redesigned version. Except for the name, you could say it has nothing in common with its previous versions.

Unlike the previous version that remained in the memory ALL THE TIME [Hey, I’m an amateur developer, I make mistakes!], Control Freak 2.0 enters the memory only when an alarm is to be triggered. That’s to say, if you’ve set an alarm at 7 am to say “Good morning!”, Control Freak enters the phone memory at 7:00 AM, says “Good morning” and, if enabled, displays a pop-up window. It closes itself once the window is closed or at 7:01 AM, at most.

Oh, that’s right. Control Freak can now display pop-up windows! Under Settings, you’ll find the option “Pop-up”. If it’s enabled, when the alarm goes off, a pop-up is created to display the text and the additional text saved under the alarm.

Complete list of features:

  • Move to SD card support
  • Better UI – green/red indicators for enabled/disabled status of alarms
  • Vastly better at memory management
  • Vibrate / Notification bar
  • Repeat option – Now you can have text spoken aloud repeatedly when the alarm goes off.

Feature requests and criticism are welcome.

Link: Android Market page for Control Freak.

Screenshots:

New update: QuickHTML 2.02

Whew! I finally manged to rework this app!

When I first wrote QuickHTML, I was very new to Android development. The code used in it was unoptimized, memory-inefficient and buggy! Any updates made to the app, based on user requests, mainly, were akin to putting lipstick on a pig. 🙂

But recently, I got myself to begin from scratch and rewrite the whole app, making a conscious effort to be efficient with resources. It also has an integrated file manager!

Here are some notable features:

  • Rapid file access – The new version uses an upgraded method of file access, making it faster, even for large HTML files.
  • Move to SD card support for Android 2.2+ devices
  • Updated UI – Fully customizable! Go ahead and relocate the tag buttons below the text box, if that’s where you’d like them. Don’t like too many buttons cluttering your HTML editor screen? Use the new ‘Minimal’ mode!
  • Clipboard slots – Now store frequently used lines of code in ten clipboard slots. The path of the file is also available as a clipboard slot for quick insertion.
  • Project structure – The new version relies on an IDE [Integrated Development Environment]-like project structure to store files. Newly created projects come with two folders, ‘src’ and ‘assets’, to hold your HTML and other media files, respectively.

As before, QuickHTML continues to ship with its own HTML reference guide, for quick access to the usage details of various HTML tags. QuickHTML also has intrinsic support for HTML5 development.

Feature suggestions and criticism are always welcome. Use the ‘Feedback’ button in the app to contact me. Thank you!

Screenshots!

New app: TaskMaster

Hello,

I’ve just uploaded a new app on the Android Market called TaskMaster. I worked intermittently on this app for nearly 12 days. 🙂

TaskMaster is a task organiser/planner. Unlike other to-do list apps, TaskMaster lets you associate each task to a particular day, with the option of carrying it over to the next day if it’s not completed.

Check it out here.