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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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 2.1 Now Available (Mac and iOS)

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There are no breaks! Just 4 days after releasing uTime 2  for macOS uTime 2.1 is out for not only Mac but for iOS as well! The official changelog for both platforms below.

2.1 macOS:

2.1 (Current):
– Got rid of the (s) in the countdown text
– uTime macOS now supports fullscreen!
– You can now make the window infinitely bigger. Enjoy!
– The Info screen is also resizable! Make it as big (or small) as you want!
– Added today button to Change Time View to quickly update the picker to the current time.
– Font changes for Change Time View.
-Added support back for OS X 10.10(Yosemite)

2.1 iOS:

2.1(Current):
– Change to the countdown time (No more (S))!
-(S) is also gone from our countdown widget!
-Added “Today” button for changeTime to get to the current time.
– Redid notifications… 2.0 butchered them for some reason.
– Made “Name Changer” change with dark mode.
– Made “Date Picker” change with dark mode.
-Made changer blur change with dark mode.
-When adding a new timer the default seconds will now be :00 (Can only be changed with uTime macOS)
-Slight UI Changes to iPad.

Also, because uTime 2 for macOS came out 4 days ago here is a link to that (or just look to the post below this)

I hope you enjoy the update and I look forward to bringing more enhancements to the future (maybe Touch Bar support?!).

A Note on uTime for Mac and macOS Sierra

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Back when uTime for OS X (now refered to as macOS) first came out I wrote about how iCloud syncing did not work with macOS Sierra. Shortly after this discovery I filed a bug report with Apple and now that the official release of Sierra is upon us and the feature is still broken I thought it was time for an update on the situation.

The problem is how uTime syncs arrays between devices. Without going into complex details the feature was noted by Apple as being broken and was being looked into. They did not fix it with the release of macOS Sierra which is very disappointing as it renders uTime useless if not being used alongside an iOS device.

However, with the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 the issue is fixed and iCloud syncs between devices yet again. What this means is that Apple has figured out the problem and the next update to macOS should solve the problem.

I appreciate the patience and I know this is a big problem but it is out of my control unless I want to change both the way the iOS app and macOS app work. If this problem wasn’t fixed with 10.12.1 then I would have probably start to have done.

Thank you for the patience and keep your eye out for macOS updates.

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uTime 2 Now Available!

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With the arrival of iOS 10 tomorrow I thought it was time to step uTime up a notch! So I am very happy to announce that uTime 2 is now available on the iOS App Store!

One of the biggest things which you can find from this post is that the icon has changed a little bit. Of course it has our little stopwatch and name but the color has changed and it still is a perfect design.

However, if that was the only thing that came with version 2 than that would be a little disapointing so there are a lot of features baked into this update.

What’s New:
2 (Current):
-iOS 10 Support
-Today Widget! Now you can see how much time is left by using the today section of notification center! This keeps up to date with iCloud so everything is always up to date!
-If you have a device with 3D Touch Running iOS 10 if you force touch the uTime Icon on the home screen the widget will appear!
-Dark Mode: You can now select if you want UI Elements to be darker.
-Added animations to “change timer” sheet.
-Multiple timer deletion: You can now select multiple timers to delete all at once instead of having to swipe each one individually. Few!
-New Icon!
-Info Screen Text Improvements.

That’s right for the first time a uApps app has a widget for notification center (and if you’re running iOS 10 (which you should) on the homescreen itself).

The widget does allow you to move throughout iCloud timers and will be self updating with iCloud Timers.

I am so happy to be able to roll this out the same day iOS 10 launches and I hope all of you enjoy it.

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uTime 1.2 is Now Available!

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Just about one week after launching uTime 1.1 into the wild 1.2 is now available to download for your iOS device! uTime 1.2 introduces a bunch of new features to make the app look better than ever and be better for the overall user experience. The official App Store changelog follows:

What’s New:
1.2 (Current)
-Changed label for the current time to add words and months… Looks better!
-Changed countdown label to the same type of format as the current time!
-Added detail text to table views!
-Detail text follows the new formatting for dates.
-Added clear button for the naming text box.
-Added placeholder “Timer Name” for text box.
-Added capitilization for words for textfield input!

The new formatting allows it to be easier than ever to tell when your countdown date is. Along with this it also makes the app look so much neater with the new format being all around where the countdown and current time is. I hope you enjoy this update and there are many more to come.

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uSurf 5.2 Is Now Available

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I hope you didn’t think I was done giving uSurf love! It just took some times due to some complications with storyboard files… However, uSurf 5.2 is now out on the App Store!

The changes are:

Current Version 5.2:
-Added button to download uTime
-New font around the map to match other uApps apps.
-Added a popover view to change the homepage (iPad)
-Fixed issue with iPad and portrait fullscreen.
-UI Fixes (other than font changes)

That’s all for uSurf in this update. Check back here for more information on uSurf!

uSurf is available for free for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch on the iOS App Store.

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uTime 1.1 Is Now Available!

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uTime 1.1 is now available to download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. uTime 1.1 adds some new features and fixes some things as well. The official changelog is:

Version 1.1:
– Added (s) to label to make it look better when there is a one in the countdown. 
- Made it so the label text will be based on the time remaining (or the count-up time too) (if 0 years then years won’t be shown)
– Made it so “Done” Keyboard Key will update the current timer name with the one just entered.
– Made it so when you add a new timer on iPad it immediately goes to the new timer.
– Made it so after adding new timer with “Add Timer” will immediately bring up the edit timer field.
– Made it so the name change field gives indication to what it actually is.
– Made it so the date picker will show the countdown date instead of the current date.
– Made it so the name field is cleared when changing the date.

– Fixed error with iPad in portrait cutting off the seconds.

uTime is available right now for free on the iOS App Store for devices running iOS 8 and newer. 

uTime Support Page, uTime Information Page 

uTime 1.0.1/1.0.2 Is Now Available

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uTime 1.0.1/1.0.2 is now available… If that seems odd it is because it is. I accidentally put the current version label as 1.0.2 because Apple said I coouldn’t upload the binary with 1.0.1 but would allow the app store version to be 1.0.1 and blah blah yeah I messed that one up. However there is some bug fixes for you all!

What’s New:
Version 1.0.1/1.0.2:
-Fixed support crashing (iPhone)
-Fixed issue with iPhone 6 not showing the entire textField…
-Fixed Logo not being on the launch screen
-Fixed issue with iPhone where the text box would be blocked by the suggestions on the keyboard.
-Fixed issue with iPhone 4S and changing the time.

That’s all for right now!

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