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Speedcubing Timer (Android)

alvis

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Thanks for trying the app.

Bigger scramble font
I am working on using a larger font size for smaller puzzles and smaller font size for bigger puzzles.
Do you think is okay to move the Current Average of 50 and 100 to the Statistics page to free up more space in the Scramble page? The Current Average of 5 and 12 will still be shown in the Scramble page.

Graphing of past times
This will be a challenge for me as I am still learning about android programming. Have just picked up just 1 month ago.

Next Scramble
Basically, I can add an option "Scramble Only" to disable the timing. And tap on the screen will generate the next scramble. Is that okay?

Very nice app. My wishlist:

Ad-free version - I'm happy to pay for an app to get rid of ads.
Bigger scramble font - It's a bit hard to read from a distance.
Graphing of past times - Seeing a graph over time is my favorite feature of KingEN timer which is still my main Android timer.
Next Scramble - I like to generate scrambles for untimed practice and there's no way to do that right now without starting and stopping the timer and deleting the time.
 

alvis

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Thanks.
I have trying to look up more info on the TNoodle scramble library.
However, I am unable to find any example on how to integrate it into my app.
Hopefully I can find a way to contact the TNoodle team.

So far I like this timer, but I would love Tnoodle (wca) scrambles for all puzzles:)
 

pkvk9122

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Jan 9, 2011
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Hi!

I have used this app for about a week now with over 500 solves on it. Overall I find it really nice! Here are some suggestions on features to add:
1. Exporting to txt or csv file.
2. Different player profiles or session profiles, sometimes my friends want to borrow the timer haha.
3. Bigger scramble font! not the biggest of issues though
4. Adjust scramble length in the options somewhere (This I'd like to see)
5. Disable the "back button" (use @override public void onBackPressed()) so that it doesn't exit the app, or ideally stop and remove the time that is currently being timed.
6. Graphing! Not absolutely needed but would be a nice challenge hehe

With the generate next scramble, I think it would be easiest to simply create a new "puzzle" and name it like "Scramble" or "Practise" which would instead of time the solve, immediately end the solve, delete the time, and thus regenerate a new scramble.

Would be interested to see the source code if you're willing to share with us hehe ^_^.

Edit: also, I seem to have found a bug where the avg of 5 display would be incorrect when I added a DNF to a solve.
 
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EvilGnome6

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Jun 8, 2014
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Chandler, AZ
WCA
2014DECO01
Thanks for trying the app.

Bigger scramble font
I am working on using a larger font size for smaller puzzles and smaller font size for bigger puzzles.
Do you think is okay to move the Current Average of 50 and 100 to the Statistics page to free up more space in the Scramble page? The Current Average of 5 and 12 will still be shown in the Scramble page.
Bigger puzzles are where the bigger font is most needed. Trying to read a long scramble with a small font is really difficult. You could either move the Avg of 50 and Avg of 100 stats to another page or keep all four average and use two columns.

Next Scramble
Basically, I can add an option "Scramble Only" to disable the timing. And tap on the screen will generate the next scramble. Is that okay?
I like that idea. :tu

Any chance for a paid, ad-free version?
 

EvilGnome6

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Chandler, AZ
WCA
2014DECO01
Hi!
2. Different player profiles or session profiles, sometimes my friends want to borrow the timer haha.
5. Disable the "back button" (use @override public void onBackPressed()) so that it doesn't exit the app, or ideally stop and remove the time that is currently being timed.
Seconded on both of these. I have accidentally exited the app several times when pressing the back button. I was also thinking that it was would nice to be able to start a new session so you could compare it to a global average.
 

alvis

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Great suggestions.
I have implemented some of them in v1.9.
Please try it.
Thanks.

Hi!

I have used this app for about a week now with over 500 solves on it. Overall I find it really nice! Here are some suggestions on features to add:
1. Exporting to txt or csv file.
2. Different player profiles or session profiles, sometimes my friends want to borrow the timer haha.
3. Bigger scramble font! not the biggest of issues though
4. Adjust scramble length in the options somewhere (This I'd like to see)
5. Disable the "back button" (use @override public void onBackPressed()) so that it doesn't exit the app, or ideally stop and remove the time that is currently being timed.
6. Graphing! Not absolutely needed but would be a nice challenge hehe

With the generate next scramble, I think it would be easiest to simply create a new "puzzle" and name it like "Scramble" or "Practise" which would instead of time the solve, immediately end the solve, delete the time, and thus regenerate a new scramble.

Would be interested to see the source code if you're willing to share with us hehe ^_^.

Edit: also, I seem to have found a bug where the avg of 5 display would be incorrect when I added a DNF to a solve.
 

alvis

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With v1.9, font size is auto adjusted based on the scramble length.

As for paid version, I will consider it :)

Thanks for your great feedback.

Bigger puzzles are where the bigger font is most needed. Trying to read a long scramble with a small font is really difficult. You could either move the Avg of 50 and Avg of 100 stats to another page or keep all four average and use two columns.



I like that idea. :tu

Any chance for a paid, ad-free version?
 

alvis

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Currently, working on the following for the next version:
* Able switch off alternate scramble colour.
* Able to generate scramble only (timer disabled).
 

alvis

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Thanks for all the feedbacks, and v1.11 has the following enhancements:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alvissoftware.speedcubingtimer

* Able to generate scramble only with a tap (timer disabled).
* Able switch off alternate scramble colour.
* Limits the scramble length to 100.
* Supports WCA scramble type for 4x4 and 5x5.

Currently, working on the following for the next version:
* Able switch off alternate scramble colour.
* Able to generate scramble only (timer disabled).
 

pkvk9122

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Thanks for all the feedbacks, and v1.11 has the following enhancements:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alvissoftware.speedcubingtimer

* Able to generate scramble only with a tap (timer disabled).
* Able switch off alternate scramble colour.
* Limits the scramble length to 100.
* Supports WCA scramble type for 4x4 and 5x5.
Hey! Just one thing I'd like to have edited is to add an extra confirmation when deleting all records, I accidentally pressed it while wanting to only delete one record. Lost my previous 700 solves haha. Thanks
 

alvis

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Okay, noted. I will try to rephrase the confirmation message to better inform the user.

Hey! Just one thing I'd like to have edited is to add an extra confirmation when deleting all records, I accidentally pressed it while wanting to only delete one record. Lost my previous 700 solves haha. Thanks
 

alvis

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Currently, I am working on the Line Graph to display the timing of the past solves.
:)
 
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