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We have decided to make the source code of QuickTodo Lite available on github. The source code can be downloaded from https://github.com/robotii/QuickTodoLite Code is released under the Apache 2.0 licence -¬†http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html There is no warranty for the code, it may destroy your phone, or eat all your chocolate bars. You have been warned! If there […]

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Our current favourite book is Beginning Android Application Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by Wei-Meng Lee. This book is aimed at those who are already comfortable with programming, but want to quickly get up to speed with developing for Android. Beginning Android Application Development: Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle Zeroes in […]

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The code below shows how to create a class that reads an XML preference definition, and turns it into a usable preferences screen. This functionality is built into Android, and whilst it does not cater for absolutely every case, for the majority of preferences, it should be a good starting point. import android.os.Bundle; import android.preference.PreferenceActivity; […]

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Adding Ads to Android Apps

We recently released a version of QuickTodo that is supported by ads. This post is a summary of what we’ve learned from releasing an ad-supported version. Firstly, a summary of the ad revenue and download stats. The app has been downloaded approximately 800 times, of these around 343 are still active installs (42%). The app […]

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Folders now have item counts in QuickTodo

As can be seen from the attached screenshot, the folders now show how many items are held within. This allows you to see at a glance, if there are any items in a folder, or whether the folder can be ignored. Both the Ad-supported and paid-for versions have received this Christmas update. As usual QuickTodo […]

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The code below is an example of how to create a BroadcastReceiver class in Android that is notified when the system is booted. In addition to the code below, you’ll need to add the receiver to your AndroidManifest.xml file, as well as add the relevant permissions to the same file. package <packageName>; import android.content.BroadcastReceiver; import […]

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An ad-supported version of QuickTodo is now available on Android Market. To download, simply scan the barcode on the right. QuickTodo is the easy way to manage your tasks. Use due dates, priorities and repeating tasks to organise and keep on top of everything. With drag and drop, you can quickly reorder your lists. Features: […]

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QuickTodo 3.2 released on Android Market

We are pleased to announce that QuickTodo 3.2 is now available on the Android Market. Changelog for 3.2 is below. v3.2 – Fixed bug with slow reordering using drag and drop – Experimental features, including date picker, consolidated notifications and more. – Small UI tweaks A few screenshots are below

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QuickTodo Feature Requests

Please let us know in the comments below what features you would like to see added to QuickTodo.

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What we are working on…

Currently there is development work going on around improving the QuickTodo app. There are three main threads of development: 1. Performance optimisation. The code that handles the drag and drop is inefficient, and so needs to be refactored to handle larger data sets. 2. Notifications. Notifications is getting an overhaul, to allow for summary notifications […]

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