Posted by Alex Corbi | Filed under Press
Great news for a lot of users that have been suggesting me to extend Voice Alerts to support the android calendar. Soon i will be releasing a new big update for the full version so your android will alert you the incoming events stored in your google calendar.
You would ask yourselfs why is this coming so late, why i have not implemented already if it is such a usefull feature? Well, for those of you who does not know it, google has not released the Calendar API for android yet. The reason is probably that the API could have been subject of changes in the past versions of Android, 1.6, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2. In the last months there has been a lot of movement in the Android code repositories, so they are probably waiting till everything is well design and then release the API to the developers, well documented and everything we are expecting (as soon as they release a API they cannot modify it, so better design it correctly…).
Although this API is not publicly there, Android is an open-source system, that means that everybody can see the code on the repositories, so you can figure out how everything works in the background and implement some functionalities above this.
This new update will be a little bit experimental, maybe it does not work correctly in all devices, and as i only own a Nexus One, i will only guarantee that is working with it, maybe i can borrow some other devices to test, but i dont promise that it will be working for all of you guys, till google releases the API and the documentation, maybe with the next version of Android (3.0 gingerbread).
2 Responses to “Calendar Support comming soon”
September 10th, 2010 at 1:46 pm
Hello, do you think to implement the possibility to choose how many times Voice Alerts must notify for missed calls / messages lost / low battery and the waiting time between a warning and the other one? I think it’s very useful. It’s annoying to warn of continuous operation up to the user intervention.
For example: I want alerts for missed calls 3 times with a distance of 5 minutes between a warning and other and I want another 5 times alerts for messages lost between 2 minutes by a warning and other. Thanks.
Alex Corbi Says:
September 10th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Hey oreste, thankd for your feedback.
Alert repetitions for missed are already implemented in the full version of voice alerts, you can configure how often the app alerts you and stop the alert by clicking a notification.
I note your suggestion and maybe implement it also for email and sms….