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Old 07-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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I've got a Windows Mobile phone, my wife has an iPod, and I have friends with Droid phones (and I'm thinking about switching to Droid myself).

Is there an App that would work on all devices that can manage several timers for alerting for additions?

or, what language would you recommend and where can I get a compiler for doing this? I'm not afraid of learning a little bit in order to program something this simple. It's just been a long time since I've programmed.

I really want to get back into programming some tiny simple stuff that might be useful.

 
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:26 PM   #2

I use a program called Homebrew Calculator on my Droid. It has a nice timer that notifies you of additions.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #3
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For timing, I use OI Countdown on my Android. One timer finishing can trigger the next, so hops additions are simple. For calculations, I use and like Brewzor.

 
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #4
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For timing, I use OI Countdown on my Android. One timer finishing can trigger the next, so hops additions are simple. For calculations, I use and like Brewzor.
I loved that timer on the Droid, but I had to uninstall it. It would randomly start up, do alerts at bad times and run in the background. The running in the background was the worst thing about it, made your total battery life 3-4 hours.
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I loved that timer on the Droid, but I had to uninstall it. It would randomly start up, do alerts at bad times and run in the background. The running in the background was the worst thing about it, made your total battery life 3-4 hours.
Yes, if it did that on mine, I'd uninstall it, too. You might write the developer and mention it.

 
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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Yes, if it did that on mine, I'd uninstall it, too. You might write the developer and mention it.
I did, but since he can't charge for it anymore he's not doing any more work on it. Not a hijack, since I have the same question as the OP, any other good Droid apps?
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #7

For beer/brewing? Or in general?

I like Beer Free which allows you to save tasting notes on beers that you've tried recently.

Beer Tour is nice if you go to Old Chicago and are a participant in the tour. It tracks your beers, tells you whats on tap, and lets you rate beers.

I also have Brewzor...very nice app, but I like the look and feel of Homebrew Calculator better.

I downloaded an app called beer cloud (I think?) which was a very cool concept, but I couldn't get it to work on my phone. It requires you to use a certain barcode scanner. If you scan a beer while at the store, it'll bring up all the information on it, and user ratings.
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So, nothing for Windows Mobile?

 
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I found one called SimpTimer, which has like a row of 6 timers that you can set and turn on and off. Basically all I'm looking for. Now to see if it's junk or if it works.

 
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We've been discussing the need for a brewing recipe calculator or a droid version of beersmith, or something that works with existing brewing software here;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f84/work...rested-177638/

I just downloaded a basic stopwatch/countdown timer to use during brewing. Homebrew calculator's timer doesn't work that well imho. And brewzor doesn't have one.
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