Android

TerpTimer in the Android Market

Although, in my last post favored, I argued for the open web. I still do favor this overall; though, to stretch myself a bit, I’ve coded a version on the TerpTimer for Android using PhoneGap and released it to the market. Though I do feel like I’m cheating, it does offer some advantages. If I decide to add the full build out of TerpTools to the mix, the code is closer to the hardware.

The problem I’m looking to solve  is alerting the interpreters of an impeding session change. The interpreter in the rest/support role should not have to look down at the phone. This is just distracting during a teamed assignment. Additionally, the screen should not stay on the entire time. That eats up the battery. So I’m looking bit better hardware control for the next few versions.

Install from: AppBrain or AndroidZoom

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TerpTimer, progress and screen shots

Various interpreters requested additional features such as

  1. The ability to adjust the time interval between shifts
  2. A method to quickly add or subtract time during the count down
  3. and, a log to keep track of your daily activities for easier billing

As you may see below, I’ve attempted to add these features. The following are screen shots taken from the Android emulator. Because this is designed using HTML5 standards (jQueryMobile and SQLite), this application should work across any modern mobile or desktop browser.

TerpTimer counting down

At this stage, the code is still in development but I hope to have a wider release soon. But the for the time being, I’d still like feed back from other interpreters.