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Android Calendar, Major update 10.1.0 released

posted Sep 19, 2016, 2:53 PM by AppSoftia   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 5:24 PM ]

General 

This is a major big update of our calendar app. We are very proud to present many new features of this high-quality release. 

Note that the localized app name where this release information are the following:

Calendar Pro, UK Calendar, Norsk Kalender, Dansk kalender, Deutscher Kalender, Suomalainen Kalenteri and Calendrier français

This version requires Android version 4.0.3 or higher. Devices running Android prior to version 4.0.3 are very few. However these units are limited to run our previous app releases prior to this version (10.1.0). The descriptions below only apply to version 10.1.0 or later.


Color Themes! (Android >= 5.0)

Now we have a lot of color themes for our app. Three basic themes are always included for free. In addition you can buy 78 (!) additional themes to a low cost. The purchase includes all the 78 additional themes in one single purchase.

Our themes are complete themes applying colors to all parts of our app, also when it is using external standard functions from the Android system. One example of such an external Android-function is the view used to choose a date.




New Super-Widget

We have made a completely new widget called Super-Widget. Super-Widget itself is almost a complete calendar application. You can try Super-Widget for free in 48 hours. Thereafter you can buy it for a small amount of money.

Super-Widget is similar to the standard month-view within our full application. Events are distributed over days and weeks in a scrollable list.  Moon phases, holidays, name-days and flag-days are included in this day list together with the events. Holidays are written with a red color.

When you click on a day in the widget’s day list, the day-view of the full app is opened for the selected day.

Super-widget is designed to show the upcoming events. It can be configured to show the upcoming events from either one week ahead or from one month ahead.

Of course you can change the size of Super-Widget within reasonable limits, to suite your screen size. There are also a lot of other settings to adjust Super-Widget’s look-and-feel after your own preferences.

Improved small widget and XL widget

Now you can adjust the height for all our widgets, as well as increasing or decreasing their widths. The width/height adjustable limits are dependent on the size of the screen and fonts on your device. Not all screens allow you to reduce the small widget height or to extend the widget’s widths.

To support small widths we have extended the settings for the small widget and the XL widget to make it possible to hide the year, month and end-time info in the event days. Since the widgets is limited to show events up to one month ahead, it is not necessary to show year and month information in the dates. By hiding these parts, you are able to see the event titles also when using smaller widget widths.

Improved color-chooser

The color-chooser now has a new background (chess) for the transparent slider and a new slider that can be used to change the color intensity.

Compliant with modern Android versions

Our app now is adapted and tested all the way up to Android 7.  This means that more powerful user interfaces is used to choose date and time , on modern Android versions.

Modernized user interface (Android > 5.0)

Our standard user interface now is adapted to later modern Android versions. The changes are not drastically, but still the new themes are more in line with modern Android design. To comply with modern Android, the app-menu has been moved to the top-list. If you want to use the old look-and-feel of our app, you can still use the “old theme”.

Support for multi-window in Android 7

We are proud to be one of the few apps compliant with the new cool multi-window feature within Android 7.  It is very useful to be able to read emails as well as creating events in our calendar app, using the multi-window feature. 

Scroll all the years to 2036

Now you can scroll all the way up to the year 2036. We also have extended the embedded information for moon phases (up to 2030) as well as equinoxes (up to 2030).

New icon

The app icon is changed to reflect the new scrollable year span, i.e. up to 2036.

Other improvements

Now the event text fields are trimmed to remove leading/ending space characters when an event is saved.

The app now is making a qualified guess of which calendar and account should be default during app installation: the first non-references writeable calendar within the account is used as default, when no standard calendar have been chosen previously. Still, the user must consider that no calendar-app is capable of knowing the users own preferences! The user still is highly advices to make an active choice and set the standard calendar in our app settings.

Finally we also have included a few language corrections and improvements.

Error corrections

We have included a number of minor error corrections in this release. 

iOS Release: Life Calendar - Events, Photos, Movies & Health

posted May 30, 2016, 9:22 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated May 30, 2016, 10:07 AM ]

We just released a new international calendar product with unique features (view in iTunes). We strongly believe this is the ultimate calendar app, that has "everything". It supports the following:
  • Events, week numbers
  • Holidays for Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway & Sweden
  • Name-days for Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway & Sweden
  • Flag-days for Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway & Sweden
  • Photos and Movies
  • Health data from your device
  • Weather forecast
  • Zodiac signs
  • Sunrise and Sunset
Please have a look in iTunes for a detailed description.

Android Calendars version 8.9

posted Aug 21, 2015, 9:19 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 9:20 AM ]

Version 8 of our calendars have been released for a while, the current version is 8.9. 

Some features introduced in 8.x are built-in moon phases, resizable widgets, names-day updates (especially to 2015 Finnish massive changes).

Android Calendars Version 7

posted Jul 14, 2013, 6:18 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Aug 18, 2013, 11:32 AM ]

We have started to roll-out version 7 of our calendar apps. Here we proudly presents this new version. It includes a lot of news and improvements.

Abstract:

News:

1. Two reminders

2. Improved layout from Android 4 (activate this by unchecking “Old user interface” in the settings)

3. Heavily improved event repetitions

4. Individual event colors for Google accounts on Android 4.0.3 (or later)

5. Day view symbols indicating recurrence or reminders 

Improvements:

1. Question about saving when back button is pressed after changes

2. Calendar account in the day view now can be hidden

3. Declined event invitations now are hidden

4. Faster month switching

Corrected errors:

1. Sporadic double-tap problem is corrected

2. Search function corrections

Detailed description

News:

1. Two reminders

Now it is possible to have two reminders per event.

2. Improved layout from Android 4 (or later versions)

The layout has been heavily modernized for devices running Android 4 or later. The view for editing events now follows the look and feel of the operating system version. The same behavior also is valid for popup messages. Therefore our application now has a more modern and attractive layout on devices running Android 4 or later.  On devices running versions prior to Android 4, the layout change is not that heavy, although we also have made minor adjustments for these versions.

We also have introduced a new layout using Android “action bars”. This includes a standard menu with a standard button on the top of the screen, rather than the two legacy buttons used to switch months/days. In addition, you get a bottom bar with action buttons on most devices. You can press the bottom bar buttons with your thumb when holding your device with one hand. On devices with larger screens with more space for the top action bar, Android instead places all buttons/selections on the top bar. The reason is twofold: There is more space on the top bar, and the device is probably too large to hold in one hand.

We do not want to force the new action-bar layout to anyone. Therefore you have to uncheck “Old user interface” in our app settings to enable the new layout. Of course you can re-enable the old user interface anytime you want.

3. Heavily improved event repetitions

A new extended set of standard repetitions is introduced. In addition the user can set-up almost any kind of own repetition. For instance, weekly repetitions on selected weekdays can be specified. Repetitions can also be specified to end on a specific date, or end after a specific number of instances.

4. Individual event colors for Google accounts on Android 4.0.3 (or later)

Individual event colors now can be selected when using Google accounts on devices running Android 4.0.3 or later. Unfortunately this does not work for other account types, such as “PC sync”, “Facebook” or “Samsung”. The reason is that only Google has implemented event colors.

Google calendar also has some restrictions:

a.     You can only select between Google’s own predefined event colors.

b.     There is no way to reset the event color to “default color for account” after selecting an individual event color from an Android unit. You have to make a new event with the same data (except for the event color) to get an event with the default calendar color in this situation.

If you want, event colors can be turned off in the app settings.

5. Day view symbols

Now the day view shows symbols in the right margin to indicate event recurrence and event reminders. These symbols can be turned off in the app settings.

Improvements:

1. Question about saving when back button is pressed after changes

Now a save confirmation dialog is shown when pressing back button after editing an event, or after selecting calendar accounts.

2. Calendar account in the day view now can be hidden

The numeric calendar identity within the day view now is removed. However, some customers do not want to see this account specification at all. Therefore a new setting is added to turn off the calendar account from the day view.

3. Declined event invitations now are hidden

From now on, declined event invitations are not shown in our app. Note that Facebook declined events still are visible, since the Facebook account does not provide us with declined status information. Also note that our app currently does not support answering invitations, or showing status for invited participants.  However, we show non-declined invitations as events in our calendar.

4. Faster month switching

We have optimized switching months and switching days. Now the month switching is almost twice as fast as before.

5. Miscellaneous

A set of additional minor adjustments and improvements has been done.

Corrected errors:

1. Sporadic double-tap problem is corrected

Sometimes double-tapping to switch between month overview and the normal month view could fail. When this happens you will enter the day view directly after switching month view. This error is corrected.

2. Search function corrections

In the search view the list now will be scrolled both backwards and forwards to the position corresponding to the current date, when the home button is pressed. Previously only backwards scrolling was implemented when pressing the button.

Danish Calendar for iOS is released

posted Mar 28, 2013, 5:41 PM by AppSoftia   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 6:01 PM ]

We are happy to release our new Danish Calendar for iOS. For more information, see iTunes/App Store.

Android Calendars Version 6.0

posted Jan 1, 2013, 4:10 AM by AppSoftia

Version 6.0 is released. The main new feature is the Danish support.

Here are the complete list of changes and news:
  1. Added Danish language localization and Danish holidays/flag-days/name-days.
  2. Now the localization for weekday/month names and week numbering is done according to the device language/region global settings. Change it by pressing the Menu button and change your settings in the “Settings->Calendar” section.
  3. A few customers have reported faulty event end times. A minor change hopefully cures this rare problem.
Note: Using widgets sometimes require the app. to be moved to the internal memory.

Android Calendars Version 5.0

posted Apr 18, 2012, 11:50 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 12:25 PM ]

Version 5.0 of all Android calendar products is rolling out.

News:

  1. Copy/Paste events (context menus or buttons).
  2. Support for every second week repeating events.
  3. Widgets now have todays events marked with boldface font (might be turned off in widget settings).
  4. German localization and German holidays included.
  5. The widgets now include ongoing events, not just events starting in the future. This behavior can be changed in the widget settings to only include events starting in the future.
  6. Now you can select if overview or normal view should be opened by default in the settings.

Corrections:

  1. Some Finnish language errors have been corrected.
  2. An error in the selection of the first date in the week is corrected. Now the first day of the week is displayed correctly in the go to-week menu function.
  3. Workaround for Android 3.X bug making empty rows too small in the normal view. on tabloids.
  4. Corrected an error causing faults when trying to delete/modifying a single instance of a repeating event on Android 4.

Android Calendars Version 4.0 released

posted Mar 11, 2012, 9:56 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 11:51 AM ]

News:

  • Three different event text sizes can be selected in the settings, as well as controlling if the text should be boldface or normal.
  • A new widget-XL showing more events as well as the day name, holiday info etc. has been added. This requires Android 2.2 or later.
  • A new widget button controls the widget color.
  • The calendar account color now can be setup by the user himself. You are no longer restricted to the colors within the Google account.
  • Now it is possible to display either events or namesdays in the month overview by using the settings.
  • As an alternative to showing event text in the overview, days with events can be marked with a grey background (change this in the settings)
  • The dialog showing when new events are loading now can be turned off in the settings.

Android Calendars Version 3.3 - 3.8

posted Feb 15, 2012, 9:35 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 12:13 PM ]

Minor improvements and corrections have been released in these versions. Please look in the market for the specific version information.

Android Calendars Version 3.2 out

posted Jan 20, 2012, 7:24 AM by AppSoftia   [ updated Jan 24, 2015, 12:11 AM ]

Version 3.2 corrects a problem with date/time format that occurred on version 3.0 and 3.1, when editing an event when using some specific formats. Please update to version 3.2 where this is corrected. Don't wait for the phone to upgrade, go on to Android Market and update yourself.

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