After a long break I finally continued work on both of my Android apps offering new updates for both Price Compare and the full version of School Scheduler. I’ve also updated the download links for School Scheduler on this website. Please contact me if you run into issues downloading the update.
School Scheduler finally has widget support. It’s now possible to view your schedule for the current day as a widget on the home screen.
Price Compare has had a number of improvements and fixes made to it. The most noticeable one is a new recommendation system to give you a better idea of the price of an item is a good or poor deal in relation to existing items stored in the app.
I’ll continue to try and find time to work on and improve these apps in the coming future. I’ve also been digging into Unity a bit to see if I can come up with any game ideas that would be worth releasing 🙂
Stay tuned! And thank you for all of your support!
It took a bit longer than I had planned on but I’ve finally started pushing out the first updates to 1.3. The update has been pushed for Paid users that purchased the app via Google Play.
Version 1.3 includes the ability to cancel individual classes or mark an entire course off for one or more days. Additionally, there’s an option to take the entire day off school either for holidays, spring break or for any other reason.
I also found and fixed a sync bug that has affected a few users since I had introduced the feature of syncing to Google Calendar. If you had deleted an event from Google Calendar before turning off sync, this would not be updated correctly within the School Scheduler app. I added a check now so it can be deleted and thus re-added the next time sync functionality is enabled within the app.
I’ll be keeping an eye on any issues that come up as a result of the new version and will push out an update for free users as well as update the Amazon and SlideMe markets once the version is deemed stable.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update, so here’s a little info of what I’ve been up to in recent months.
After spending some time learning about web based vulnerabilities I’ve also started looking into operating system vulnerabilities and exploitation by analysing malicious software. It’s been a blast so far and I hope to make use of these skills in the future.
As a result of my research in this area, my Android apps have taken a bit of a back seat in recent months. That being said, over the Christmas holidays I started to push ahead and began working towards a new update for School Scheduler, as more and more students are installing the app with the winter semester starting. The next update to School Scheduler will include bug fixes and a new (well requested) feature – the ability to cancel classes or block out holidays within the semester.
While working on the feature I’ve identified a number of areas within the code base that requires re-factoring and in some cases a better implementation all together. As a result I’ll probably look at re-writing the app which will take some additional time, but should yield a much more positive result. I’d also like to improve sync abilities between devices, so I’ll have to put some thought into the best way of implementing that. So the update with holidays/cancellations will be released as 1.3 and the rewrite of the app will most likely arrive as a version 2.0.
With Black Friday in this US this weekend I’ve lowered the price for Price Compare and School Scheduler down to $1.00 each. If you’ve been using the free version of either app and are looking to upgrade now is the time to do so!
If you haven’t already checked out the apps I strongly encourage you to do so. Please feel free to send any feedback you have on how to improve the app. I’ve been taking notes and have implemented a number of suggested features over previous updates!
This sale will end Nov 26th. I hope Black Friday treats you well and have a good and enjoyable weekend!
School Scheduler and School Scheduler – Lite has been upgraded to 1.25 on Google Play. An Amazon update will be done soon after any initial reported issues have been addressed.
The biggest change in this update is taking advantage of Tablet’s screen size and keeping the main screen in view while managing courses and tasks.
This update also gave me a chance to do some re-factoring while moving things from activities into fragments. I did a fair amount of internal testing to catch as many bugs as I could before releasing the update (there are also bug fixes for importing classes/tasks from the calendar) but please contact me via e-mail if you notice any issues after the update.
This update will make it easier to work on new features in the future. I’m hoping to do another update soon, as one of the features I’m looking forward to implementing is exclusion dates (so you can mark off holidays or cancelled classes). Stay tuned!
An update for the paid version of School Scheduler has arrived on Google Play and this website! Amazon updates along with a free version update will occur in the near future.
The biggest changes in this version is the addition of import/export support and the ability to create classes and tasks from Google Calendar events. This should make it easier to manage the app across multiple devices. Both of these features are paid version only.
These changes lay out the ground work for automatic validation and detection of calendar changes which will need to be implemented in a future version. That being said, give the changes a go and please feel free to contact me regarding any feedback!
Click here to go to Google Play.
- Export your courses, lectures and tasks for backup purposes or for importing to another device
- (Beta) Initial support to create classes/tasks from existing Google Calendar events
- Bi-weekly classes no longer sync to the semester start date if the class is not set to run on that day
- Added notification on class/task edit screens when they can not find its calendar event
- Tasks no longer be falsely marked as completed after scrolling through the tasks tab
I found out that another review has been published for my app, this one coming from Android Tapp. Take a moment and check it out here!
Apologies for the lack of updates this past week but I’ve been out of town and away from my development machine. I did push a small update out earlier in the week to fix calendar sync on some calendars where classes were appearing on the first day of the semester, but otherwise it’s been a bit quiet on the development front.
I return home tomorrow and will begin working on the next update for School Scheduler this weekend. I’ll be looking at adding import/export support for the app, for those of you with multiple devices.
I picked up a Transformer Tablet so I’ll also start looking into creating tablet specific layouts, so stay tuned!
Logan Graham over at Droid Nerds just pointed me out to a review he published about School Scheduler. Head to the website and check it out the review!
Since my last post School Scheduler 1.22 has been released for paid users while the free version has been updated with the latest changes. Free changes include the ability to sync one course to Google Calendar so go ahead and check it out here if you’re still unsure 😛
I also woke up this morning to find out my app has received an award, so today’s off to a decent start 🙂
School Scheduler 1.21 has been deployed to Google Play to resolve an issue with calendar sync on ICS and higher builds (4.0.x and higher). Please update to this version if you are running one of these versions to enable sync functionality.