We recently published another significant release of Lightning Bug that includes some additional tweaks to help address concerns and feedback that we received. Have you heard this quote before?
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody – Bill Cosby
Prior to this release we felt that this quote applied to us and Lightning Bug. Our first versions of the application were clean and did not run in the background by design. Then we started to receive a lot of emails and comments in the market with issues about the alarm not going off as well as requests for it to continue to play sounds when you moved around your phone. We figured that in order to avoid people being angry at us for the alarm not going off (they were leaving the application) and to take Lightning Bug to the next level we would need to introduce those capabilities.
Version 1.0.9 was a major rewrite that allowed Lightning Bug to run in the background. We noticed that this appeared to cause some confusion with our users and some were complaining that it was now running in the background. For us it was slightly frustrating as we were now receiving comments and feedback that made it appear that users preferred the previous version!
The version that we just released 1.0.11 we believe is the best of both versions. In fact, the main enhancement in this version is that you can choose the mode that you want to run Lightning Bug. You can run in Standard Mode (think the original Lightning Bug) or you can run in Advanced Mode which allows Lightning Bug to run in the background. The choice is now all yours! And if you change your mind you can also go into settings and switch it.
In addition, we included some improvements to the clock. You can now have the clock run in full screen mode and you can also select some different type of fonts to use as well.
We read each and every email and comment that we receive about Lightning Bug. We try our best to take your feedback and thoughts into consideration so that we can deliver the best clock and sound machine in the market. If you have any issues with the application please let us know and as always we would greatly appreciate it if you can provide a rating and a positive comment in the Android Market!
Happy New Year!