Tag Archive: ios

Task Timer

What kind of application is this?

This is a timer application. All you have to do is: you create a task name, set a timer, and press start.
After the timer ends you will be prompted to answer if you accomplished the task or not? How it went (well or not) and what you could do differently the next time.

What is the purpose and goal of this application?
The ultimate goal of Task Timer is to help you improve focus and results in the tasks that you have set for yourself.
With repeated usage, the answer that you gave at the end timer session, you will be reminded of how the previous timer session went.
If for example, you wrote that you got distracted by something, you know what you should look out for this time.

Is there anything else?
Task Timer will also log all your end session answers to each task. With the History option, you will get an overview of the task you have set for yourself and how you can make an improvement to it.

You can choose from various countdown timer displays.
As a parent, when you put your child on a time-out, he or she has something to look at.
As a user, it’s always nice to have something to look at when you get distracted and Task Timer will put you back on the right track.

 

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DoTask Manager

DoTask lets you combine all your Calendar Events and Reminders into one place. Designed for easy scrolling through all the events for the day and lets you focus on what needs to be done. When a reminder is done or an event is over you can mark it as complete or snooze it by postponing it for a day. Visually see a task being completed and get motivated to clear everything for the day.

DoTask Manager has 5 different focus fields for all your Calendar Events and Reminders.
1./ Today, this list all the Events and Reminders for Today.
2./ Tomorrow, this list all the Events and Reminders for a day.
3./ This Week, this list all the Events and Reminders for a week.
4./ Next Week, this list all the Events and Reminders for a week.
5./ Reminders Only, this list all Reminders (including ones without a due date).

DoTaks Manager uses the events data from the default Calendar and Reminder Application on your device. This means when you create a calendar event with DoTask Manager the event will show up in the Calendar app and vice versa. Alarms and notifications will only go through the default Calendar application on your device (no double notifications for the same event).

 

 

 

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Battery Overview List

 

 

 

Battery Overview List is an application for users with multiple Apple devices and who wish to keep track of battery charges across all those devices.

Using one device, let’s say the main, you can see the battery charge status information for the device that you are holding and all your other devices.

TableView Interactions:
The first table view item is the current device that you are holding. When you tap on the item itself you can see the charging log. But when you do a long press, you’ll get a context menu with more options to choose from.

The other table view items are for other devices that you own, where the app has been installed. When you tap on the item, an update request will be sent to the device to update itself for the battery charge value and status. But when you do a long press, you’ll get a context menu for other options like the charge history of the device or the option to delete the item itself.

Plug-In Interactions:
When you plug-in the device, the plug-in time and charge value will be noted. When you unplug the device, the unplug time and end charge value will all be combined with the plug-in values into a charge history item.
The other thing is at plug-in a battery charge view will be shown with the battery charge value. When it reaches 100% you’ll get an alert.

 

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Video Vault

 

VideoVault is a time capsule for your videos. A prime example is: it records a video about your new year’s resolution, you set a lock-date, when the times comes you’ll get a notification about it, launch the app and see whether you have kept up with your new year’s resolution or not.

VideoVault can also be used to increase your resolve and productivity. At the beginning of the week, record a video about what the goal or accomplishment you are aiming for. Set a lock-date till the end of the week. Get a notification and review the video. Record a new video for next week or set a new lock-date for the already recorded video.

The main point about VideoVault is rewatching your recorded videos of what you want to achieve and keeping it fresh in your mind. Most people tend to forget. Forgetting the smaller things in your daily life up to the bigger things, like your hopes and dreams.
When you were a child, what was your dream of what you would be when you grow up? Did it come true or have you given up on it?
The main enemy is compliance with a routine of doing things, without spending too much time thinking about why and how. Losing focus on what’s important to you, while going through your day to day life. And before you know it a week… a month or a year has gone by.

There is a difference between remembering what you want and seeing yourself saying what you want. The human mind and memory processing is all about optimum efficiency. Use it or lose it.
When you first learn a skill, all your attention has to be on the task before you would master it. Think of how many hours and energy it took for you to learn a second language or playing a musical instrument when you were a child. While you were practicing and using the skill every day, you’ll have no problem performing the task. But the moment you stop for a certain time… it will be harder to pick it up again.

Special features:
VideoVault has a lot of guided and structured questions that help you delve deeper into your goal or accomplishment aims. So every recording about a topic will be different compared to the previous one.
With the build-in speech recognition, all your answers will be automatically transcribed and ordered into an easy to read question-to-answer list.
You can use this question-to-answer list to directly view that specific video segment, no more scrubbing a video to the segment you want to review.

 

 

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MReader

Read and reread your favorite Manga, Manhua, Manwa, Webtoon, and Comic where ever you are without worrying about the internet connection or data usage.

MReader enables you to create a custom zip file with the storyline that you like and often read. Remove the annoying filler pages at the beginning or end of each chapter. Or combine chapters for a smoother reading experience. No more switching between chapters in a story arc.

The zip file can be stored right on your device or on your preferred cloud storage option. Share your created zip file with your friends or the different devices that you own.

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PictoCalendar

PictoCalendar acts like an extension to your default Calendar application on iOS. This means all your existing events can be viewed and edited with PictoCalendar. PictoCalendar doesn’t save data in the app itself but uses the default Calendar database from iOS, so new events created by PictoCalendar will also show up in the default Calendar app.

Alarms, alerts, attendee invites, location, etc goes through the default Calendar app.

So what does PictoCalendar do on its own? PictoCalendar displays your events data in a new way using pictograms and emojis. Using machine learning it will convert your event title text into emojis and pictograms. Adding your own emoji in the title is also possible when PictoCalendar fails to convert one for you.

PictoCalendar displays the emojis and pictograms one at the time for an event.

There is also an option of name recognition and attendee in an event, you’ll see the profile picture of the person mixed into the pictogram and emoji.

As for navigation, simply tap on the event to trigger a detailed view on the top showing a short description of the calendar event itself. Tap on the detail view for more information and edit options.

There is a side timeline option on the right side of the screen to give you an overview of how your day is build-up. If you’re using multiple calendars, this will automatically show up in different colors.

Swipe left or right to switch between days in a week. Or you can press the arrow buttons at the bottom to switch weeks. Tap de days to directly go to a day in the week.

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Friday the 13th…

So did something bad happen today? Ehm nope still the same. Nothing special. Was I extra special in everything that I did? I don’t think so.

I do wonder why it’s considered a bad day for most when you mention Friday the 13th or the number 13. Maybe I should look into it. Unlucky numbers.

My lucky number is 14. Why? Ehm I guess I was born on the 14th. Or that I have some good association with the number 14. It’s all about the memories that I linked to this number. And it would or could be another number I was born on a different day. Number 4 is also a good number for me. Anyways tomorrow it’s the 14th. The 14th of February….which means Valentine’s day. The day of bloody hearts. You know Saint Valentine and bloody sacrifices.

Back to number 13 then or Friday, the end of the week… what to do? What to do indeed. For me it’s not really weekend. Or more to the point I don’t really have a real work week. So everyday is a weekend or workday for me, when you work at home. To be honest I’ve been kinda lazy these couple of days. I didn’t do any coding at all. What I did do was read some books about Swift. Which can be considered studying, right? Maybe not. It was like read something and play Hearthstone. Read some more and do something else. Read it again and got distracted by another thing. Key word “Distraction”.

Not much more to say to be honest. I’m still waiting for a review response from Apple. I made a small widget app and submitted it at the beginning of January. It got rejected because I didn’t include a privacy policy link. So included it in website. And now a couple of weeks later the app is still in review. Sigh. And that’s partly why I’m not really in the coding mood. Because part of me want to know the result, before I can move on to something else. It’s like I’m stuck in a “for loop” and the only way to get out of it is a “break” statement from Apple.

Hmm looking at the above. I think I need to “switch” things up, instead of waiting for…

 

Contents

contens_appThe Contents App is an utility application that allows you to quickly estimate the content in a glass.

All you have to do is line up the “base level” with the bottom of the glass.
Set the “max level” to the top of the glass.
Set the “current level” to the current water level.
Double tap the screen and you’ll see the estimate content value of the glass.
Simple and easy

*extra feature: press the i button at the upper right side of the screen. This allow you to switch from a percentage estimate to a 250 ml, 500 ml or a 1 liter content value.

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A new way of using overlay views and if you think about it: simple and so useful depending on the situation of course.

 

 

Different iOS Icon Sizes

A quick reference post about iOS Icon Sizes.

iOS 6 and lower

iPhone 3GS and lower (Non Retina Display)

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iPhone 4 and higher (Retina Display)

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iPad and iPad mini (Non Retina Display)

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iPad (Retina Display)

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iOS 7 and up

iPhone 4 and up

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iPad and iPad mini (Non Retina Display)

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iPad (Retina Display)

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