Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Version 1.6.0 Plan

My current thinking is that I will do one final release of the app to add a few features that people have requested. After that I'm declaring the app finished, and will move on to work on other projects.

The headline features that I will add to 1.6.0 are:

  • Ability to configure how many times to ring every bell.
  • Enable move to SD card.
I don't have any timescales for this. It will be done when it's done.


  1. This is a very nice piece o work, thank you Neil! Question - is it possible to set more than one meditation period per day? This is because in many traditions the recommendation is of 2 meditation periods a day... Thank you again! Marcelo, Sao Paulo - Brazil

  2. Hi Marcelo - thanks for the feedback. There is nothing in the app currently to specifically support 2 meditation periods. I aim to do 2 meditations myself per day, 30 minutes per session. So I just set my daily target to 60 minutes.

    Having said that, I think it would be useful to be able to specify more strict criteria for a day to count as part of the chain, so I'm going to add that as a feature. This means that there will now be a version 1.7.0. There are a few other features I'm thinking about adding.

    This app is starting to take over my life! Aaaargh! Oh well, it's fun :-)

  3. first off, TERRIFIC app! just what i've been looking for... although i will probly stick to my seinfeld-esque wall calendars for tracking... :-)

    i imagine it has been brought up before but is there any way o include more options for the bell? i find it a little too high-pitched for my liking... any way to include others? or give an option to browse for my own sound? thanks, ryan (ottawa, canada)

  4. Do you know, I wasn't going to add any more bell sounds, because I wanted to keep the app very simple. However, enough people have asked for this functionality that I have changed my mind. I'm not planning to do a version 1.7.0, the main feature of which will be the ability to select your own sounds to play at the end of a meditation. I will also include a few more provided bell sounds.

  5. Doh! I meant to say:

    "I'm NOW planning to do a version 1.7.0".


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