Introducing uTime 3 for iOS

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With all of the excitement of WWDC settling I think it is a good time to show off a project that has been about a year in the making: uTime 3 for iOS.

uTime 3 for iOS took a long time because I had to completely rewrite the entire application because of how broken uTime 2 was at the end of it’s development cycle.

The result is a uTime with much more features, much less usage on system resources, and still a fantastic app for counting down to (or from) your next date.

As seen from the screenshot above the iPad version has taken heavy inspiration from the macOS version of uTime 3 and has the timer section embedded into the homescreen.

Along with that notifications have been completely redone: Instead of annoying popups throughout the app a simple banner alert will appear to show the timer has run out of time. Along with this of course timers with an older time than the current date will not fire.

On the homescreen with timers that are being counted down a minus (-) sign will be in front of the time remaining. For timers counting forward because the date has always passed a plus (+) sign will appear.

You are now also able to share your timer with any of your share sheet apps simply by pressing share. It will popup with the name of the timer along with the maximum time remaining.

Along with all of this the way to modify timers has been redone. On the iPhone now there is a completely new view that will appear giving you information on the timer you are modifying and the same ability to modify the timer as you please as before. With the iPad this is presented as a popover view so you can still see the homscreen and information about the timer you are editing:

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uTime 3 for iOS Modification Screen (iPhone)

With all of these updates and being rewritten the app should run more smoothly than ever before and bring a better user experience than ever before.

With uTime 3 some things have been removed: Sorting timers by date have been removed due to the fact it did not work well syncing between devices. This feature will be returning in a future update. Also uTime today widget has been disabled because for some reason when I rewrote the app, Apple blockaded my access to iCloud in the today section so I have to rethink how that is done as well. This will also be returning in a future update.

There are a lot of things to look forward too especially with the addition of Siri shortcuts for app developers. I will be hard at work providing updates not only to uTime but a variety of uApps applications to get them up to date.

uTime 3 will be live on the App Store this week and I hope everyone enjoys this huge update.

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uTime 2.3.6 is Now Available

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WWDC is right around the corner and yes uTime 3 for iOS is in full development! However, it is not ready for publication yet but uTime 2 needed some fixes… SO uTime 2.3.6 is now available to download with the following changes:

 

  • Made it so snow is no longer falling and the icon has gone back to normal
  • Fixed error where the support site would not load.

Again uTime 3 is coming and it is a big update…. There will be more on that later….

Enjoy

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uTime macOS 3.0.3 Now Available

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After being absent from the Apple Developer platform for 3 months I have updated uTime for macOS to version 3.0.3. The reason this update (and other updates) are taking a while is because as I am in my junior year of college I do not have as much time as I want to devote to app updates. However, there are big things in the making right now and it’s worth the wait. With that here is uTime macOS 3.0.3’s official changelog:

3.0.3:

  • Happy New Year! In this update the modify timer view has been changed so when you click out of the view it saves (no more done button!)
  • We have updated our webpage! The new address is https://uappsios.com however https://apples-genius will be working for the next year.
  • Made it so the snow is no longer falling (welcome back battery life)
  • Fixed an issue with MacBook Pro’s with Touch Bar where the labels would be clipping weirdly…

Thank you to all for all your patience. Big things are coming!

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Happy iPhone Day!

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I hope everyone who got their iPhone X is enjoying it so far! I am currently waiting for mine to be delivered by the mystical UPS man. Just as a heads up as of right now all uApps applications have been updated to take advantage of the iPhone X’s super retina display. Hope you all enjoy!

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uTime macOS 3 Now Available

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After a lot of programming and testing I am finally glad to say that uTime 3 for macOS is available on the Mac App Store. uTime 3 of course still works perfectly with uTime for iOS which I will say I am slowly developing an update for as well.

With uTime 3 for macOS I wanted to make it more of a computer application and the best way I thought to start off was giving it a great new icon that wasn’t just a mimic of it’s iOS counterpart. The circular icon which is a theme with many macOS apps really looks a lot better than versions in the past and looks absolutely fantastic sitting in the dock.

Along with a new icon macOS also has a built in theme for “Dark Mode” and “Light Mode”. uTime can now detect what your computer is and will adjust the interface accodingly. If you have the “Light Mode” set for macOS then you will see a brighter interface. If you have “Dark Mode” enabled in settings then you will see a darker interface. What’s great is that when you change this option within system settings uTime changes with it with no extra effort on your part.

A smaller but greatly needed addition was that finally internet labels are available in the support view. What this means is that now you can see if you are running the newest version of uTime along with what the newest information from uApps is without having to go searching for it. Everything is in one easy to find place.

A big thing that is in this update is now you can see an approximation of how much time is left for EACH timer in your list. Under the date of when the timer is due, there is a new label that shows the maximum amount of time that is left before that date is here. Of course to save battery and not overload the processor this information is refreshed every 5 minutes, when a change happens with iCloud, or you make a change to a timer within the app (including adding one).

Of course there is also a lot of behind the scenes changes and bug fixes from previous mistakes that aren’t mentioned. Of course uTime 3 is a free update and free download to anyone. uTime 3 for iOS is currently in development and I hope I can get it out soon. For now, enjoy uTime 3 for macOS.

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uTime (iOS) 2.3.2 Now Available

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After being somewhat absent for a lot of the Summer Season (in terms of being a college student anyways) I have pushed a small update to uTime. This update adds support for Apple’s new iPad Pro 10.5 inch. Within the update is also a fix for the “Today” widget that hasn’t been working for a few versions (sorry)!

While I’m not going to share details on what there is a lot of things in the pipeline coming. Just keep watching for it!

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