Friday, September 19, 2014

Is Google trying to kill off indie Android app developers?!

A surprising and somewhat alarming new requirement for developers that publish apps on Google Play. Starting in October developers are required to provide a physical address. After you've added an address, it will be available on your app's detail page to all users on Google Play

What! As an independent, part-time, hobbyist app developer this means I have to make my personal home address readily available to ALL USERS of Google Play.

I already get enough junk and spam email sent to the published developer contact email address on Google Play (which is also now mandatory, and I have no issue with). What will happen when my address is publicly posted, not just to paying customer, but all users of the Google Play.

This clearly a personal privacy issue for indie developers.  What risk will I but placing my family in. There is no guidance yet if a P.O. Box address will be allowed, although I doubt it as P.O. Boxes are generally considered as a mailing address, not a physical address. Even if it is, for the small income that many indie developers get from their apps its probably not worth the extra hassle and $150 a year rental.

Maybe there's a business opportunity here for some enterprising person to rent a small office and act as proxy physical address for all indie app developers in local area (for a small fee).  But without any clear way forward at this time there is a good chance that all the of Jabanaki apps will be pulled from Google Play in the near future. 

More discussion on this topic on the thread over at Phandroid

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New App! Notifications Reader

Try the new Notifications Reader app. Now available on Google Play

Turn system and application notifications into hearable text-to-speech alerts

Notifications Reader gives your applications a voice. Augment the default application notification beeps, clicks, pops and chimes with customizable text-to-speech alerts. Use Notifications Reader to read text messages, say who a new email is from, or when announce when a background task is complete.

"You have a new email from John Doe. Lets meet for lunch today"
"New message from Jane: I'll be 10 minute late"
"Invoice.pdf download complete."

Custom notification rules define the desired text-to-speech behavior for system and application notifications. Several default rules are pre-configured, and as new application notifications are discovered new rules are automatically created that can be modified to change the text-to-speech output.

By using advanced notification matching patterns different speech output can be set depending on the content of the notification.

Notification Reader

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New look Launcher Icons

The TodoToday icons are getting a refreshed look to have a more crisp modern feel that should look good on the latest hi-res phones and tablets.

The TodoToday icon hasn't changed a great deal over the years, originally based on a set of free calendar icons from
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TodoToday 2010
TodoToday 2011
TodoToday 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TodoToday for Nozbe 2.1

TodoToday for Nozbe gets a make-over.  Version 2.1 for Android 2.3.3 and up brings an updated UI and many new features:

  • Multiple account support
  • Offline support
  • Background sync
  • View tasks by Project
  • Search
  • Enhance sort and filter
  • Updated Home Screen Widget
  • Contacts integration for Shared tasks

Now available on Google Play

Sunday, March 31, 2013

TodoToday for TeuxDeux is back

TodoToday for TeuxDeux is back, and updated to work with the Neux TeuxDeux. TodoToday for TeuxDeux version 2.1 (for Android 4 and up) brings support for the new "named" someday task lists and creating repeating tasks.

Special thanks to Jonnie (@destroytoday) for the assistance getting to grips with the new TeuxDeux API.

Please report any issues via the customer feedback site, or email

TodoToday for TeuxDeux
TodoToday for TeuxDeux Pro

Sunday, March 17, 2013

TodoToday for TeuxDeux discontinued (for now)

Sadly due to the recent update to service (Neux Teux Deux), TodoToday for TeuxDeux is being discontinued until such time as an updated official (or un-official) API for TeuxDeux is available.

The team behind TeuxDeux have never officially supported an open API for third party applications. TodoToday for TeuxDeux was made possible by the hard work of Jan-Eric Rediger (badboy) who reverse engineered the original TeuxDeux API

As TodoToday for TeuxDeux no longer works with the new TeuxDeux service, availability and development is discontinued.

UPDATE: According the the TeuxDeux FAQ an official API is planned. No ETA is provided, but when the official API is available TodoToday for TeuxDeux will be updated as quickly as possible. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

TodoToday for Toodledo 2.0

Continuing the roll out of the TodoToday 2.0 updates. TodoToday for Toodledo is now available for Android 4.0 and up, with the refreshed UI, full background task synchronization with offline support, updated re-sizable widget, plus improved navigation, sorting, filtering, and search.

TodoToday for Toodledo
TodoToday Pro for Toodledo