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[APP] Power Planner - Best Homework Planner [R] 12/11/2011 [U] 3/1/2012

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By ace10134, Senior Member on 9th December 2011, 04:46 AM
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Name: Power Planner

This is a student homework planner for Windows Phone 7. I created it since there were no good homework apps on WP7 and I needed one, and I'm sure everyone else would love to use it too!



Power Planner has a unique feature where it automatically schedules reminders for you. At the end of your day (10 minutes after your last class), Power Planner sends you a reminder telling you what items you have due for tomorrow. Also, if you don't finish an assignment before it is due, Power Planner will remind you an hour before that class, telling you that you have incomplete items.

The app also has an excellent interface that makes adding assignments super fast. When adding homework assignments, you can simply press the "return" button on the keyboard to jump to the next box on the page. Also, Power Planner remembers your last selected class and due date, so you can quickly add multiple things to the same class faster than any other app.

And Power Planner now has an advanced grading system that allows you to use custom grade and GPA scales, weighted grades, classes with credits, etc!

And Power Planner has the best live tile! You can see when your next items are due without even opening the app!!

Tell me what you think of the demo video, and if you have any features you would like to see added to the app, list them here!



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Download: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...6-bc600335e9de

Price: Free or $1.99 (paid version has a few extra features, but free trial is fully functional and is ad-free)
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9th December 2011, 08:38 AM |#2  
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Will this be able to add the assignments as events in your calander? Specifically google calandar? I use that for most of my classes, and if it could integrate with that, then this app would be amazing!
9th December 2011, 08:08 PM |#3  
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Will this be able to add the assignments as events in your calander? Specifically google calandar? I use that for most of my classes, and if it could integrate with that, then this app would be amazing!

I'll have to look into adding that. How exactly do you want them to be added to a calendar?

Homework assignments really dont have a certain time and duration... Just like your general to-do list doesn't have those things. Would you want it to add your assignments to the to-do section of Google? Or for it to generate actual calendar appointments??
9th December 2011, 11:08 PM |#4  
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I'll have to look into adding that. How exactly do you want them to be added to a calendar?

Homework assignments really dont have a certain time and duration... Just like your general to-do list doesn't have those things. Would you want it to add your assignments to the to-do section of Google? Or for it to generate actual calendar appointments??

I would love for it to add like a 1 hour time slot appointment at the time its due. Or have an option that if you pick a due time as well as date, it will add it as an appointment for that time, or as a todo for that date.
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I would love for it to add like a 1 hour time slot appointment at the time its due. Or have an option that if you pick a due time as well as date, it will add it as an appointment for that time, or as a todo for that date.

Looks like it's really simple to use the Google Calendar API. I'll definitely try it out. If I ever add it, I'll be sure to post here telling you I did!

EDIT: Hmm, I don't think the Calendar API works with Silverlight... so that could be tough to add in. I don't have the skills right now to figure that out (hell I'm just starting to learn Java, it's my freshman year at college hah). Maybe in the future.
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11th December 2011, 10:48 AM |#6  
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Looks like a nice app. Waiting for it to hit marketplace.
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Looks like a nice app. Waiting for it to hit marketplace.

It just hit the marketplace! http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...6-bc600335e9de

Unfortunately, I noticed a few bugs right after I submitted it 5 days ago.... so I already fixed them but the update won't be live until probably 12/16.

The major bug is that the homework tip will keep on appearing, even though the user has already seen it. For now, you could make it disappear by adding a homework item, and then before closing the app, edit the homework item, and then the app should remember that you saw the tip! It's an issue with me forgetting to put the SaveChangesToDatabase after the user clicked OK to the tip... very simple fix.

If you come across that bug (or the bug where in the Add Notes section, if you multitask and return to the page, it becomes unusable), please don't rate the app down cause of them... because they're fixed! Thanks and I'm looking forward to your feedback!

New version will also bring the ability to set custom reminders for exam items! (paid version).
12th December 2011, 11:52 AM |#8  
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why don't you just provide the same version XAP here? This will help XDA community users to test the bugs in new version as well :P
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why don't you just provide the same version XAP here? This will help XDA community users to test the bugs in new version as well :P

I don't think you can do the trial/paid thing with an XAP.
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I don't think you can do the trial/paid thing with an XAP.

Exactly. Otherwise I would be fine with providing the XAP
29th December 2011, 07:12 AM |#11  
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Version 2.0 coming in a week!
I'll be releasing an update that should hit the marketplace in about a week, adding tons of new features!
  • Live Tile showing how many items are overdue, due today, or do tomorrow, or none
  • Splash screen
  • Extremely advanced grade/GPA system
  • Contextual "+" add button
  • And more!

The grading system will allow you to enter individual grades (like Test 1, Test 2, homework 1, etc) for each class. Then it will calculate your current grade. WP7 doesn't really have any apps that do this, so Power Planner is basically the first!

It also calculates your cumulative GPA.

The grade/GPA system is extremely customizable and accepts everything from honors/AP classes, custom grade scales, weighted grades, classes with credits, classes with no credits, classes with 0 credits, grade scales with the letter "E" instead of "F", etc!

The grading system is exclusive to the paid version though, since that took a TON of work to add. The live tile, however, is available to everyone.

Look forward to an update in about a week! And tell your friends about Power Planner if they have a Windows Phone, thanks!

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