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Old 03-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #21
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Could you look into adding the ability to making "custom notifications" for this app. For example I use "Handcent" to manage SMS/MMS. Handcent allows me to make custom notifications with such settings as "Notification Sound", "Notification Icon" (type and color that appears in the Notification Bar), Vibrate Settings (Always, Never, When Asleep), Vibrate pattern ( default, Normal, Long, Short, Multiple Short, multiple long, Custom) and LED Blinking ( Color and Pattern). I also have other programs that can manage their notification settings. Because by default Android has one sound for all notifications. Default means you hear the same sound for VoiceMail, Email, SMS, MMS....ect. My Apps allow me to have a different notification for each one. So not only can the sound tell me what it is, but on vibrate mode I know based on the pattern.
Heya,

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your post. My twins got sick and I haven't had enough time to do anything but take care of them.

I love the idea of custom notifications. I had thought about it previously and had pushed it off to the next version but if people really like the idea I'll move it up and get cracking on it. If I have any questions about it I'll send them along.

As for your other ideas, please send them along. I wrote this application because I wanted something to use in my own brewing and I'm really getting a kick out of the fact that others are finding it useful too. Keep the ideas coming, I'm loving it!

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #22
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@humanjoe No problems mate, you've already done more then most and helped atleast a few people.

I pointed out Handcent SMS as by baisis for comparison because its simiple and FREE. I don't know if you can break down an existing APP to figure out some of it's code but figured you could also download it and see what I mean.

On to my second suggestion. As an all grain brewer I am also looking for a mash timer. Which is actually the first thing I tried to use your app for was multiple step mash timing. Once I read the instructions I quickly realized it would take some serious thought to make it work. So maybe this is a different "mode" or a new APP. As your current APP works the Timers run concurrently in order for it to be easy to use they would need to be consecutively. In a mash I plan to do in the next week or so I'll need to set a timer for the Protein Rest, followed by each Step Rest (2) and finally the Batch Sparge timers. I currently just have to set the default timer on my phone for each step. It would be nice to have them all set and just pause during the "raise time" and resume when my Temprature goal met. Also since you allow us to save different boil profiles, I would then set up different Mash Profiles for repeated use. Thanks again for all your work.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:16 PM   #23
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Agreed. More AG suport would be nice.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:19 PM   #24
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@humanjoe No problems mate, you've already done more then most and helped atleast a few people.

I pointed out Handcent SMS as by baisis for comparison because its simiple and FREE. I don't know if you can break down an existing APP to figure out some of it's code but figured you could also download it and see what I mean.

On to my second suggestion. As an all grain brewer I am also looking for a mash timer. Which is actually the first thing I tried to use your app for was multiple step mash timing. Once I read the instructions I quickly realized it would take some serious thought to make it work. So maybe this is a different "mode" or a new APP. As your current APP works the Timers run concurrently in order for it to be easy to use they would need to be consecutively. In a mash I plan to do in the next week or so I'll need to set a timer for the Protein Rest, followed by each Step Rest (2) and finally the Batch Sparge timers. I currently just have to set the default timer on my phone for each step. It would be nice to have them all set and just pause during the "raise time" and resume when my Temprature goal met. Also since you allow us to save different boil profiles, I would then set up different Mash Profiles for repeated use. Thanks again for all your work.
Great Ideas. I'll mull it over and figure out a way to get something like that working.

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:07 PM   #25
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Heya Everyone,

Just pushed out a minor update with two of the suggestions people had from above.

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This might be just a personal preference, but is there a way to set a default steeping time as "0"?
Done. Default is 0 now.

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The only constructive criticism I have is to make the order of the ok and cancel buttons the same throughout.
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Next on my schedule...

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Thank you! I used this today for a brew session. Wonderful app. I did have a problem with the alarm going off slightly later than scheduled. About 30 sec to a minute if the phone was sitting with the screen off. I did see there is an update, but not until after using it, so this may have already been addressed. Really like the app and look forward to using it again next time. I already have the recipe programmed in.
After that I think I'll add support for a mash timing mode.

Thanks for all the feedback. If anyone is interested I set up a Twitter account (@TheBrewTimer) to send out notifications about updates, etc.

Keep the great ideas coming!

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #26
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I'd love to see custom alarms and volume levels. by custom, I don't mean providing the actual sounds, but the ability to pick sounds just for the program rather than using the phone settings.

this is working great, btw, on both my dx running liberty, and my nook running cm7.

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #27
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I'd love to see custom alarms and volume levels. by custom, I don't mean providing the actual sounds, but the ability to pick sounds just for the program rather than using the phone settings.

this is working great, btw, on both my dx running liberty, and my nook running cm7.
Thanks for trying it out, byproxy. After I fix the bug that causes the timer to go off slightly late if the phone is asleep I'm going to add custom alarm sounds first and then hopefully custom vibrations, etc.

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #28
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I found that app by accident a few weeks ago. Seemed to work good on brewday.

Thanks man.

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #29
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I found that app by accident a few weeks ago. Seemed to work good on brewday.

Thanks man.
Thanks for giving it a try. If you have any questions, comments etc. please post them here and I'll get right on it. (When my twins give me a moment!!!)

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Just downloaded it on my HTC Evo....played around with it for a bit to dial it in for the next brew day. Works great, stoked to have a single timer instead of having to reset it after every hop addition.

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