New and improved timer for the RunPee app

Now that I’m building the RunPee app – instead of RockSoftware – I’ll be able to add features that I’ve wanted for ages. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the work I’m doing. Probably the thing that will change the most is the timer. Currently the timer just gives you a count of how much time has elapsed in the movie.

Now at a glance you will be able to see:

  • Time elapsed
  • Progress-bar of time elapsed
  • Where the peetimes occur in the movie shown over the progress-bar
  • A countdown for how many minutes until the next peetime
  • A display of the cue for the next peetime that you can press to see the synopsis

So you can see that with this timer you can start it and then at a glance see where the peetimes are in the movie and how much time is left until the next one. What could be better?

Well, there is one little thing that’s left out. The phone won’t vibrate when the timer is getting close to a peetime. I’m sorry but that’s just not currently possible with Adobe AIR for mobile. But it will be an option later this summer that I can add. For now you’ll just have to peak at it.

Before the app is launched I’ll add some controls to let you adjust the time on the timer – in case you forget to start the timer when the movie starts. So you’ll be able to increment the time or have it synch up with the current cue. So for instance if you forget to start the timer you can just wait for the first peetime, hit a button, and the timer will jump to that peetime so that you’ll be set for the remaining peetimes.

This app will be coming to Android at the end of the month – June. I’ll have it out in time for Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon which is OVER 2 1/2 hours long! I’m uncertain when it will be available for the iPhone. That depends on the transfer of the app from RockSoftware to myself.

I’m adding a lot of other new features to this app as well. Stay tuned for updates.

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