Archive of Countr

Countr 1.2 released – Say hello to the today widget

Countr 1.2 was just made available on the App Store. What’s new?

Well, have you found yourself wanting a quicker way to count than the Countr app? Now you can modify your count from anywhere with the new widget! Add it to your Today View, and you can work with your count anywhere you can pull down your notification center.


This update also changes the icon to a new one provided by Dillon Klassen. It’s definitely a better icon that we originally had. Plus, it’ll look great on smaller Retina screens.

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Countr 1.1.1 Released

Countr 1.1.1 is available for download from the App Store. While marked as a minor update, it does more than tweak a few things.

For starters, we made sure to provide proper support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We realize quite a few of our users are on the newer iPhone models, so this update should make the main interface scale properly.


Second, we added a share option. Why would you need to share a tally? That all depends on what you’re taking a count of. But if you’re doing something that you want to input elsewhere, such as into an automated setup you’ve created in an app like Workflow, now it’s very easy to do so.

Lastly, we cleaned up the settings screen a bit. For starters, users were confused by one of our options. In reality, the choice to swipe vertically was no an on or off decision but whether or not to swipe horizontally or vertically. We changed that to a new switch that should make a lot more sense. We’ve also cleaned up the dark mode options so you know if you have auto dark mode engaged or not.

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Countr 1.1 Released

We’re happy to announce the release of Countr 1.1, a relatively minor app update. This release has added a new feature, modified the UI slightly, and taken care of a few bugs that were hidden behind the scenes.

Countr 1.1 Auto Dark Mode

First, our new feature: Auto Dark Mode. Dark Mode has been useful for users wanting to use Countr in a low light setting. For instance, if you’re taking a tally in a dark room, your iPhone will automatically decrease its screen brightness level. But you would want to switch to Dark Mode so that your screen isn’t a distraction to others in the room and to make it easier on your eyes. Now, Countr can detect your current screen brightness setting and automatically switch to Dark Mode when it has dropped below a certain threshold.

We’ve also changed the menu options on the main count screen. The text labels from the initial release have been replaced with icons. This cleans up the count screen and removes the need for translatable text on the main count screen. This, in turn, will make it easier to add language support in future releases.

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Introducing Countr, a quick way to count

When beginning as Random Projects, the name wasn’t meant as just a whimsical one. Rather, it revealed a little secret: Just one type of project, app, or website wasn’t enough to define the work we’re interested in. Some ideas are small utilities and apps. Others are larger services or games. But while the diverse ideas are there, it doesn’t mean rushing through each one of them. No, being thorough is important. So as we release different things, we’ll do our best to pay attention to the smaller parts of the overall service, game, website, or app.

Our first official release can be qualified as a small utility. It began as an idea for a simple app that I wanted. Having the ability to take a quick count of people in a meeting was a simple need that I felt could be filled easily. Yet, I didn’t want a barebones app. Rather, I wanted to create something that not only had some unique features but also a solid base from which to add some small features to ultimately create a useful yet simple app.

Meet Countr.

Countr is a simple app to help you take a count or tally. Whether you’re counting the number of people in a room waiting to listen to your next big speech or items passing on a conveyor belt, Countr is the simple app for you. But there are times where you may want to quickly count up to a particular value. With the swipe of your finger, you can quickly jump to a particular number and continue counting from there. It’s just that easy.


Countr’s Simple Interface

Why is this app so simple? It’s because the platform it is on has, in some ways, become simpler. With the move to iOS 7, Apple created a clean canvas, as it were. Instead of focusing on interfaces that match real world items, the focus became one of clarity and focus. So when creating Countr, it was almost natural to create something that is simple and clean to match iOS 7.

Built into Countr, besides the basic count functionality, is the ability to slide your finger around the screen to change the total value. There’s also a dark mode option, perhaps for those times where you don’t want a bright interface to draw attention. And you can quickly see your last count from the home screen by means of the numeric badge icon.

Just because there is a simpler design doesn’t mean Countr won’t be getting new features. iOS 8 has introduced new possibilities with Extensibility that can make Countr much more useful and even easier to use. As those features get developed, you’ll see more about what they are. I just hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

If you’re looking for an app that can do what Countr can do, please take the time to check it out. It’s available for all devices running iOS 7.

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