Monday, September 12, 2011

Dark Clock Options

After adding the new feature of dimming the dark clock I had a couple of people email regarding it being too dark or that they didn't want it to dim at all.  I knew when I published that last update about a week ago that I probably should have just waited and added these two options.  So, just a little while ago, I pushed version out to the market with these two new features:

  • Dim Time Out -- Allows you to configure when if ever the Dark Clock will dim down.  Choices are Off, 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes.
  • Dim Level -- Allows you to configure how much the Dark Clock will dim out.  Choices are 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70% or 80%.  The previous (and stock default) was 80%.  
Also, I'm happy to note that I've had a pretty decent bump in active installs over the past month (and specifically in the last week).  

It's crazy to me that I've got over one thousand new Active (installed on a device) users in about a week.

I'm close to having the last piece of the next major release done, so hopefully in the next week or two I'll have a  big release to write about.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Turn off that light!

It's funny how feature requests come in pairs.  I had two users email me with in three days of each other both asking about the night clock and dimming the time and turning off the back lighting on the buttons.  So, now the Dark Clock (as I've called it) will dim when the time moves the first time.  If you touch the screen when the time is dimmed then it will return to the normal brightness.  Touching again will exit the dark clock mode.  Hopefully that's what they are looking for...

I realized after pushing the update that I probably should have created options for the amount that it dims and how long it waits until it dims.  Not very hard to do, but it will have to wait until next time.

Also, I'm pretty much done with primary development on the next big enhancement... Dock configuration and adding more buttons.  However, that's going to cost you a dollar...