What's new?

Countdown Widget & Countdown Widget Lite v2.5 out now!

posted Jan 3, 2014, 6:22 AM by Ti He

The only change in version 2.5 is a redesigned launch-message. The Countdown Widget (Lite) now displays the appropriate screenshots and text-messages automatically -  depending on the version of the Android-OS your smartphone is running on.

Countdown Widget available in Amazon's App Shop now!

posted Dec 23, 2013, 4:12 AM by Ti He   [ updated Dec 23, 2013, 4:12 AM ]

Besides the listings in Google's Play Store, the Countdown Widget is now available in Amazon's App Shop as well!

Version 2.4 is shipped!

posted May 20, 2013, 1:57 AM by Ti He

Thanks to some user-feedback, I noticed that there have been some layouting-issues in prior versions on Tablets, eg Google's Nexus 10. These are now fixed in Countdown Widget 2.4!

In 2.2 & 2.3 already gone live:
  • Support for French!
  • Added the option to not show the time of an event
  • Years are now shown as well in addition to days, hours, minutes and seconds

Countdown Widget 2.0 & 2.1 Released!

posted Mar 23, 2013, 10:22 AM by Ti He

The famous Countdown Widget recently received two updates!

With version 2.0 there comes a major redesign of the Configuration-Activity: it's now in 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get'-style (aka WYSIWYG). That means, that while you configure your favourite event, you can already see how it will look like on your homescreen. Besides of this great benefit for you, the new design will make it more easy to add further configuration settings in the future.

Version 2.1's main feature is the support of the German language in the configuration screen as well as in the Widget itself.

There's more to come, so stay tuned!

Here's a screenshot how the redesigned Configuration-Screen now looks like on my Google Nexus:

RIP Event Timer Widget, Hello Countdown Widget!

posted Dec 24, 2012, 2:36 PM by Ti He   [ updated May 20, 2013, 2:04 AM ]

The headline says it all: neither Event Timer Widget FULL nor LITE will receive any updates in the future. Instead, I have rewritten the Event Timer Widget and call it Countdown Widget now.

The good news: there are a couple of new features in Countdown Widget! In addition to the great functionality you've been used to with the Event Timer Widget, it's now possible to use beautiful colors for the Widget-background, to show the date & time in your preferred format and you can even send a notification when an event is due.

The not so good news: Countdown Widget won't be available for download on this page anymore. You can find it in Google's Play Store now. Countdown Widget Lite will be available for free, Countdown Widget will cost 0.89 €.

The difference between LITE and the regular Countdown Widget? Here's a fancy table:

Show only seconds
Show only minutes
Show only hours
Show only days
Show days, hours, minutes, seconds together
Edit Event
Customizable Background-Colours
Customizable Date-&Time-Format
Option to send Notification when Event is due
Working on Android 2.x/3.x/4.x

And two screenshots:
 A couple example Widgets
 Configuration Dialog

Check it out and give feedback, what you'd like to have in the next versions of the Countdown Widget!

Have fun,

Event Timer Widget 2.0 for Android™ released!

posted Sep 30, 2012, 12:56 AM by Ti He   [ updated Sep 30, 2012, 4:06 AM ]

Good news, guys! Event Timer Widget 2.0 is available for Download!

And I have even better news for you! This release contains the most requested feature of all:

You don't have to own an Android Smartphone >= 4.0 anymore to enjoy the great Event Timer Widget! The Widgets now work on Android 2.x as well!

Besides of that, I decided to make the Widget visible in the list of your installed Apps, because not seeing it there led to quite a bit of confusion. Nevertheless, your events still cannot be created with an App-launch - an appropriate message will appear instead with further instructions on how to do that.

Event Timer Widget 1.0 for Android™ released!

posted Sep 26, 2012, 11:50 AM by Ti He   [ updated Sep 28, 2012, 4:04 PM ]

The time has finally come: Event Timer Widget 1.0 is available for Download! For free!!

Hopefully, all questions are answered in the Event Timer Widget FAQs.

Nevertheless, here's a short summary of what you can do with it ...
  • You own an Android >= 4.0?
  • Download & Install the Event Timer Widget!
  • Create a Widget with an event for a date - e.g. an anniversary - on your homescreen!
  • → Watch the time gone or time left
    • ... updated every second!
    • ... right where you placed the Widget on your homescreen!
    • ... without the need to launch an App!
    • ... in different time-units!
    • ... with a simple tap on the Widget!
    • ... even fault-tolerant through an edit-area!
    • ... for free!

... and some screenshots:
    screenshot all
    screenshot days
    screenshot hours
    screenshot minutes
    screenshot seconds
     All units
    Only days
     Only hours
     Only minutes
     Only seconds

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