I just released kiwiPomodoro 1.1 to the Android Market. Here’s a screenshot of an amazing new feature we put in to address the several “how do I shut the absurd ticking off” comments. Previously you could do so by cranking down the media volume, which is the active volume control when the app is in the foreground. While it pains me to add controls, the users have spoken!
Oh, there was also a request to disable the screen sleep, however doing so has pretty horrible implications on battery life so I didn’t put that in there…maybe someday if enough people ask for it.
More importantly, I pushed the code to GitHub. It’s free for the taking…no license…nothing. Keep in mind however that this little app was thrown together as a lark and there may be better ways of doing things. Beware if you recycle any of the code.
Use it in peace.
This has been a recurring theme throughout my entire software development career. Our kiwiPomodoro app implements the ticking sound because the technique recommends audible ticking. You can turn it down or off if it drives you insane…
So, one user loves the ticking. The other user (the Spanish comment) calls it absurd. Oh well, I guess that’s why software accumulates thousands of configuration options over time. Guess we’ll be adding a mute button to the app…:(.
We decided to throw the pomodoro timer application I put together during my recent flirtation with the Pomodoro Technique (here’s the post). It’s there, it’s free, so give it a try. If you don’t like it, there are a few more there to choose from. Feel free to give us any suggestions or critiques and enjoy pomodoroing!