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View Poll Results: Which icon do you prefer?
Icon 1 - Square with Reminder Text 118 60.82%
Icon 3 - Andorid Icon with Clock Belt 30 15.46%
Icon 4 - Android Icon in Corner with Reminder Text 46 23.71%
Voters: 194. You may not vote on this poll

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[APP} Amazon Free App of the Day Notifier [Updated 10/04/2011 - Back at it!!!]

OP cody_04l

22nd May 2011, 10:11 AM   |  #1  
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Description
I wrote this app because I constantly forget to look at the free app of the day on the Amazon market and have missed out on a few really good apps.

Help Needed
This is version 1.0 so I expect there to be some bugs. If you have any questions,comments, or issues with the app please let me know.

I've added a good bit of info to the notification and plan to include more info with the addition of a custom layout.

How do I use it?
Once installed open Appstore Reminder from your applications. Click on the reminder time option and set what time you'd like to be notified. You can click on Test Reminder option to generate an instant reminder to see how it will look.

Clicking on the notification will dismiss the notification and open the Amazon Appstore app where you can download the app.

Thanks to everyone who test's this. I'd love to hear feedback good or bad. I plan on posting this to the market after it's been tested by all you fine folks!

UPDATE 5/24/2011
Now on the Android market as Amazon Free App Reminder. If you'd like to donate for future development please consider purchasing the Market version. This will also ensure easier updated in the future and I've got some good ideas for future enhancements.

UPDATE 5/26/2011
I've attached three new icon suggestions. Let me know your thoughts and if you like any of them. Also any modifications to these three you feel would help.

UPDATE 6/01/2011
I've attached the final three icon's for voting via poll. Let me know what you all think.

UPDATE 10/04/2011
It was taken down as requested by Amazon trademark department. They requested that the name be changed in the Market. During this time my wife had our third child and I unfortunately haven't had enough time to get back to this. Three kids under the age of the 3 and a full time job is quite the workload on it's own.

When I get home today I'll be uploading the latest version that's in the market here for everyone that needs the update. Unfortunately my big update that I was about to release right before my baby was born was lost due to some data corruption. I'm finally getting back into things and will hopefully have a newer, better, aster, more enhanced app out within the next few weeks.

Again sorry to everyone for the delay. I greatly apologize for the time it's taken me to get back into things. So the app is in the market now and I'll be uploading the latest version later tonight.

Thanks,
Cody

Change Log
Version 3
- Force closes should be fixed. With the exception of when there is no data signal
- Added options to enable/disable vibration, soundm and LED when notification is triggered

Thanks,
Cody (RaueSoft Development)

Here you can download the application
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22nd May 2011, 12:09 PM   |  #2  
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I've installed it and it seems to work rather well. It's nice that it tells you what app is available so you can decide whether or not you want to open to download, and that it provides quick access if you do want to. I'm curious though, why does this app need to access the sd card? Thanks for a great notification tool.

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22nd May 2011, 01:36 PM   |  #3  
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Very nice! Good work. This is something that should be built into the appstore. I don't see any issues at all.

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22nd May 2011, 05:56 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by esoomenona

I've installed it and it seems to work rather well. It's nice that it tells you what app is available so you can decide whether or not you want to open to download, and that it provides quick access if you do want to. I'm curious though, why does this app need to access the sd card? Thanks for a great notification tool.

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esoomenona,

Thank you for testing. I believe the sdcard access is coming from using minsdkversion in the manifest file. There is a bug in Android that will show that permission when installing an app out of the market. Once it's loaded on the market that permission will not be needed. You can see the screen capture below from the market.

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22nd May 2011, 05:58 PM   |  #5  
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Very nice! Good work. This is something that should be built into the appstore. I don't see any issues at all.

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I agree. I have coworkers that also have asked for something like this. I hope to help people that forget like myself...
22nd May 2011, 08:55 PM   |  #6  
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sorry if this is a noob thing, but mine is downloading as a .bin file, and ASTRO says it can't open it. what am I doing wrong?
22nd May 2011, 09:29 PM   |  #7  
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Looks good. An option to toggle the vibrate on the notification might be nice.
22nd May 2011, 11:00 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by conspirator_boff

Looks good. An option to toggle the vibrate on the notification might be nice.

I'll get that in later today. Thanks for the feedback.

Cody

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22nd May 2011, 11:03 PM   |  #9  
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sorry if this is a noob thing, but mine is downloading as a .bin file, and ASTRO says it can't open it. what am I doing wrong?

Hmm. Try renaming the file with Astro .apk. The n try opening the file in Astro.

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23rd May 2011, 12:04 AM   |  #10  
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Great!! I love it!

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