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Author Topic: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android  (Read 1960 times)

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NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« on: October 21, 2016, 03:04:44 AM »
Progress Bars of Life Android
Based on my MS Windows app of the same name (here).


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« Last Edit: October 21, 2016, 04:32:40 AM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 08:14:34 AM »
Updated on dc server and google play store.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 05:14:12 AM »
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Reminds me of that project that I never did. The one that I think inspired this one.  ;D

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 01:53:05 PM »
Have been running pbol-android since day one.
Today I installed it on my new tablet, but I hadn't set up the list of items yet when I created the homescreen-widget. Later I created a list and tried to make that visible in the widget, but that wouldn't work. I had to remove the widget and re-create it to get the list visible. I assume that's a bug?

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 04:20:06 PM »
It's possible that the widget "category to show" was set to something other than ALL, and so it didn't seem to be working but maybe you just needed to change the widget category to show.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2016, 03:00:47 AM »
I changed the category several times, adding a new one for the list I created, but even that one wouldn't show, and neither All would. Recreating the widget is the only way I could get the list to show.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2016, 03:02:20 AM »
Strange.. Well then I guess we should call that a bug.. No idea what could cause it..

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 03:14:20 AM »
Just for fun I added a new item to the displayed category, and it showed up immediately in the widget. After deleting it from the list, again it was gone immediately.
Must be something like an initialization glitch, I think I first deleted all test-items, then created the widget, not selecting a category because no items yet, then created a new list, and tried to set that category to display in the widget: no go.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 03:16:41 AM »
You know I haven't rebuilt PBOL android using my latest core code in a while, so that could be related. Let me update it with latest stuff in the next few days.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 07:26:18 AM »
Feature request:
For yearly bars, I've set some up for Christmas and birthdays, there's a Repeat (yearly) checkbox, so the 'event countdown' bar-data is updated after it has passed.
Can the 'Predefined interval' values be extended to repeat for multiple number of these, like 4 months, 3 weeks (development scrum sprint) etc.? And give an optional starting-date/hour for the event? Or maybe that's a whole new type :D
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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 08:18:20 AM »
My desktop version allows such things -- for simplicity i left them out of the android version, but i will try to add them, probably as a new "type" of bar with more options.

Can you explain your first comment about "For yearly bars, I've set some up for Christmas and birthdays, there's a Repeat (yearly) checkbox, so the 'event countdown' bar-data is updated after it has passed."

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 08:32:01 AM »
Can you explain your first comment about "For yearly bars, I've set some up for Christmas and birthdays, there's a Repeat (yearly) checkbox, so the 'event countdown' bar-data is updated after it has passed."
Well, I started out with that message where I only had those type of bars configured, and I went back to see what the exact items where named, then I discovered the type of repeating bars I hadn't tried before, and changed the text quite radically. And it was typed on my tablet. Hence my somewhat messed up message. :-[

Essentially I'm trying to achieve auto-repeating bars with a user-set duration and starting date/hour.

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 08:47:37 AM »
So the yearly repeating stuff like birthdays and christmas is working as planned.. It's just the user-defines intervals that you want added?

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 09:44:02 AM »
Yup :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2017, 05:31:04 AM »
After some yearly events (birthdays mostly) have passed on PBOL Android, I think I've found a little bug: After a birthday has passed, the new end-date/time is updated correctly, but the start-date/time seems to stay at the current date/time, so the progressbar isn't showing any progress, until I manually set the start-date/time to the desired point in time.
Or is this so on purpose?

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Re: NANY 2017: Progress Bars of Life Android
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2017, 06:40:19 AM »
That is not on purpose, it should update to the current date when the yearly event date resets to the next year.
I will look into it.