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[APP] Meditation Timer [v0.1 alpha]

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By Toolmaker, Junior Member on 21st July 2010, 12:25 PM
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I recently picked up my habit of meditating again, and found it rather difficult to meditate for a while without losing track of time or reaching my intended quiet time.

Thus, I have developed MeditationTimer for this. A very simple 1 screen timer that allows you to set the number of minutes you wish to meditate and start it. When the sound option is selected it will play a sound after finishing and go back to the start screen.

Looking for some feedback on how the GUI works and scales on various phones, as it's my first WM application ever. Developed on a HTC Touch Pro 2 running Windows Mobile 6.5

- .NET CF 3.5
- Windows Mobile 6 (6.1, 6.5)
- 1MB of storage

- Simple to use Sense SDK GUI
- Plays a gentle sound upon completion

Features to implement:
- Delayed start
- Run in unattended mode with the screen turned off
- Display a different form when meditating only showing the time left and a cancel button.
- Configurable sounds

Current issues:
The application currently calls SystemResetIdleTimer() while running, which obviously drains the battery way more than required, as meditating doesn't require you to interact with the phone. I did that so I could already start using it myself, instead of postponing it until I figured out how to get it to run in unattended mode.

Secondly: It plays a stock Microsoft sound taken from Windows 7, embedded as a resource. Obviously not the best sound, but it does the job for now. I do need to replace it.

And thirdly: It's a single screen application. Meaning that everything it does is a bit cluttered as it all happens in the main form where you can start a new session. I'm currently working on this to separate that out, and have a more tranquil second screen just display the time and a stop button.
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22nd July 2010, 11:06 AM |#2  
Will take a look and do some tests.
27th July 2010, 06:47 AM |#3  
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Thanks, I would love this app if it had multiple timers, with a simple layout like :
27th July 2010, 12:11 PM |#4  
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That sounds great (and a great idea too).
Thanks to have developped that.

A way that I would like it to work (not for meditating, sorry) should be to hear a beep every past hour (but not at night), maybe is it possible to implement your prog this way.
28th July 2010, 12:18 AM |#5  
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Thanks for sharing!
1st August 2010, 01:39 PM |#6  
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Lightbulb after using it I had to reset the phone

I like your idea of application, I would like to use it frequently,

but after trying it I had to reset the phone, before I could do other things,
the program would not shut down, the button turn of screen did not work.
after the soft reset, when trying again, it did not shut down.

maybe good idea is to have a button with the choice to block all incoming phonecalls, or block all other sounds maybe?
also different sounds would be great.

I am using hd2, with original latest rom, and spb shell 3.5.

regards Luc
1st August 2010, 10:02 PM |#7  
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1st August 2010, 11:13 PM |#8  
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Should probably change name of app so people dont get it mixed up with...
2nd August 2010, 05:38 AM |#9  
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What an excellent idea! I am going to give this a whirl too. I have been slacking on the meditation lately anyway. Thanx for the cool app!
2nd August 2010, 11:53 PM |#10  
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The Meditation Timer from

I'm using already a long time, if you will include the functionality of this program I will test it out. The screenshoots of your program looks already nice.

Best regards and good luck !

Best regards Wolfgang
2nd August 2010, 11:56 PM |#11  
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badass app!!!!
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