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Author Topic: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)  (Read 942 times)

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NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:34:41 PM »
Introduction
"Feast Day / Fast Day" is a bare bones minimalist dieting application.  It is well suited as an aid to scheduling "cheat days" for low-carb and similar diets.   It should run nicely on any screen size.


The 3 Modes
  At any given time, the program will be in one of 3 modes: Normal, Feast, or Fast.

Normal Mode
  You will spend most of your time in Normal mode, where you must stick to whatever diet you are currently on (low-carb, etc.).  You can configure how long Normal mode lasts, but a typical duration would be 5 days.  After this duration, the program remains in Normal mode, but a button becomes available that will let you trigger Feast mode.  You might think of this as a separate mode, "Normal Mode - Ready".

Feast Mode
  Feast mode will only last a short period of time (configurable, but typically something like 24 hours), during which you are allowed to eat as much as you want of whatever you want.  After this duration, the program automatically switches into Fast mode, where you are not allowed to eat anything.

Fast Mode
  Fast mode lasts only a short period of time (configurable, but typically something like 24 hours), during which you may consume only water or similar liquids.  After this duration, the program automatically switches back into Normal mode, where the cycle continues.  Note that you could set this to 0 to bypass the use of Fast mode entirely and only cycle between Normal and Feast modes..

The Philosophy
  The philosophy of the program is based on the following concepts:
 
  • The simpler and clearer the rules for eating, the easier it is to stick to your diet
  • Brief periods of eating whatever you want can be a reasonable way to indulge and stick to your diet at other times, and keep your body from hoarding calories
  • Fasting (especially after feasting) is a good way to reset your system and keep you from increased cravings.

Scoring Points
  To help motivate you, the program tracks your "score" over time, which is calculated as follows: For every minute you delay triggering Feast mode (after your mandatory time in Normal mode), you will receive 1 point.


  Is This Healthy?
  I haven't the slightest idea.  Lawyers would probably suggest we stick all sorts of warnings here for liability reasons.  I'm not a nutritionist and this app should be used in conjunction with your common sense.  If it doesn't help you, stop using it.

  Credits
  Cupcake icon made by Baianatfrom http://www.flaticon.com is licensed by Creative Commons BY 3.0.




Example of program cycling through modes:

You start out in normal eating mode, where you must stick to your (low carb, etc.) diet:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_36_33 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

After a set number of days you enter into a mode where you are allowed to trigger Feast mode at your digression.  This mode will never transition on it's own and you accumulate points the more you delay triggering the subsequent (Feast) mode:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_39_49 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

Triggering Feast mode gives you a short (configurable) time to eat whatever you want:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_40_06 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

When Feast mode ends, you are thrown into FAST mode, where you are not allowed to eat any food at all:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_40_49 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

Eventually that mode completes and you go back to normal mode again:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_36_33 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)



Some options, you can change colors and durations, and turn off the display of your score if you find it unhelpful:
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_53_38 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
Screenshot - 11_23_2016 , 2_54_15 PM.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

VERSION HISTORY
v1.23 - 12/1/16
  • New menu item to terminate feast mode early and win some bonus points.

v1.21 - 11/29/16
  • You can now customize mode labels.
v1.13 - 11/26/16
  • Sync fixes.
v1.08 - 11/25/16
  • Added option to only trigger mode changes on Long click.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 03:17:54 PM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 01:12:27 PM »
Does it throw a dice to see which it will be, does it? does it?
maybe I could use it for beer :p

disclaimer:
I've been working too long :-[
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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 02:18:50 PM »
 ;D Promising title!

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 05:38:15 PM »
Good thing this is a NANY release. That way all the big meals will be behind us (or on our behinds) before we have to fast. :)


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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 07:00:28 PM »
Widget that tells me to stop drinking sugar laden pepsi please  :D

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
I have now posted the help file and some screenshots.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 02:50:01 PM »
App is currently working but widget support is not complete yet.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2016, 04:29:30 AM »
Updated with local download and preliminary widget support.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 12:18:18 PM »
Anyone tried it yet? Thoughts?

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 02:15:14 AM »
Updated with support for multi-device sync.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 08:30:30 AM »
Just installed it today, as it wouldn't install yesterday, on my Android 4.2.2 Samsung Tab 2 tablet. It'll take a week to go through the normal cycle, but I'll let you know how it's behaving :)

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2016, 08:38:28 AM »
TIP if you want to experiment: In the menu youll find a manual adjustment item.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2016, 10:16:33 AM »
TIP if you want to experiment: In the menu youll find a manual adjustment item.
Yup, found that (and saw the screens above), but it's got to blend in with my daily habits  8)

1 suggestion: can the widget be resized from 2x2 to 2x1? that should be enough, as it is huge on my screen. I have my icons grouped using MultIcon, so there are 4 apps in the space of a normal app shortcut (I'll try to show a partial screenshot asap)

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2016, 10:19:45 AM »
I am going to add soon (today?) a widget option to adjust font size; after I do that I will reduce the minimum size of the widget.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2016, 10:34:30 AM »
The screenshot I promissed:

tmp_26 november 2016 173003 CET1203283643.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2016, 12:05:35 PM »
Widget font size option added; min widget size reduced.  Let me know if that works for you.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2016, 03:29:46 AM »
Updated to 1.18 and the widget fontsize setting is there and working, but I can't resize the widget below 2x2 size :huh:, there is only a 2x2 size widget available for me...

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2016, 03:34:48 AM »
I've uploaded 1.19 which should allow even smaller minimum widget size.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2016, 05:50:21 AM »
I've done the update, and am very happy with how it now looks:

tmp_27 november 2016 124730 CET1203283643.pngNANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)

restored my original layout, with Feast Day/Fast Day added :D
I left the fontsize at 100%

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2016, 06:24:17 AM »
Note1: you can change or remove the titlebar if you like.

Note2: When Last looks pretty cramped there.. i think that's fixed in the latest betas but i could be wrong.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2016, 11:31:08 AM »
About When Last: I'm running the latest beta, but I'm using quite a long title, that's probably the reason it looks a bit cramped. Unless you have a few tricks up your sleeve... ;D

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2016, 07:09:45 AM »
Regarding WhenLast.. I think maybe what I did was create a better alternative layout for the MAIN APP SCREEN for small devices, but I didn't do the same for narrow widgets.. I'll look into fixing that.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2016, 12:33:14 PM »
Updated.

v1.21 - 11/29/16
You can now customize mode labels.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2016, 07:42:59 PM »
Updated.

v1.22 - 11.29/16
Widget bottom mode label no longer includes the second default mode label line saying "tap to advance" -- saves some screen real estate.

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Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2016, 03:17:32 PM »
v1.23 - 12/1/16
  • New menu item to terminate feast mode early and win some bonus points.