Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lightning Bug 1.0.8 released and includes system clock integration

Tonight we released Lightning Bug 1.0.8 to the Android Market. In addition to the internal alarm that we developed we have now integrated Lightning Bug with the Android system alarm clock. In the settings menu you can choose which alarm you would prefer to use when using the application. We have also (by request) added custom snooze times that you are able to configure yourself.
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Lightning Bug 1.0.7 released but not “Just In” Android Market

This past Friday (11/20) we released Lightning Bug 1.0.7 to the Android Market. There are some good features in this new version so we would recommend that you upgrade when you get a moment. The most noticeable is that we added sounds to the Van de Graff scene and it now includes White Noise. We will say that one disappointing aspect of this release was that Lightning Bug didn’t show up under the “Just In” category. We have had some issues with the Android Market in the past and now there seems to be a lot of conversation around how to “game” the market. To be honest, we were just disappointed that it didn’t show up as we typically are able to introduce some new users to the application that would most likely not have specifically searched for it.
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First Impressions of Google Analytics for Mobile Apps

If you’re like me, dutifully following updates from the Android Developers group and the Google Mobile Blog, you probably got excited last week that Google had quietly announced an analytics API giving Android and iPhone applications Google Analytics-esque metrics. And like you, I also immediately checked out the SDK documentation only to find the links it contained to the SDK download were giving back a 403! Serious Buzzkill!
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Lightning Bug 1.0.6 Released!

Tonight we released Lightning Bug 1.0.6 to the Android Market. The application has had a sleep timer for quite some time but when activated it shuts off the visuals as well as all sounds. We have had several requests to leave the sounds running but turn off the screen at night. This latest version includes a separate Screen Timeout function that allows this to happen!
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Lightning Bug 1.0.3 – Eclair Update

Last night we released Lightning Bug 1.0.3 to the Android Market. 1.0.3 is a *non-essential update that has been tested against the new Android 2.0 OS (Eclair). During our Eclair testing we also made adjustments that ensure Lightning Bug functions properly on all of the following screen types: HVGA, QVGA, WQVGA, FWQVGA, WVGA, and WVGA854.
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