Archive of Updates

Improved Watch syncing with Countr 1.4.1

One popular request with our recent Apple Watch app was the ability to sync the count between the Watch and accompanying iPhone. Originally, we thought it might be nice to have two separate counts. But after much thinking, we’ve changed our mind and now have made the two sync.

Thanks to everyone for your feedback! If you can, please rate and review this version on the App Store!

Hello, Apple Watch! Countr 1.4 is here

Countr 1.4 is now available on the App Store. This update brings a few small bug fixes with it along with two new features.

Countr Apple Watch

The biggest feature is a new Apple Watch app. The app is as simple as the iPhone app: easily count up, count down, or use the Digital Crown to change the current count. Future versions of this app will include support for count syncing and saving between your Watch and your iPhone.

The iPhone app also has a new feature: audio feedback. If you like hearing when you’re tapping buttons, you’ll like this option. Simply turn on sounds from the settings page. And just like that, you’ve got audio feedback!

If you like this update, please take the time to rate and review it on the App Store! If you’ve rated or reviewed the app before, please do so again. Older reviews and ratings typically get buried by the App Store.

Looking ahead, here are some items you can expect for future versions of Countr:

  • More Watch-to-iPhone functions
  • Taptic feedback in the iPhone app
  • More options for saved counts on the iPhone

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, contact us here or on Twitter. Thank you for using Countr!

 

Happy first anniversary, Countr!

One year ago, we released Countr to the world. Countr is a quick and easy way to count or tally anything! Our goal has been to keep the app simple, straight forward, and easy to use while still providing useful features. Since the initial release, we’ve updated the app several times to add various things such as automatic dark mode and a Notification Center widget. Today, we’ve got two things to announce related to Countr.

First, Countr 1.3 is out! Countr 1.3 adds support for a new Save feature. Perhaps you use Countr to take attendance at weekly events. Now, from a new action in the Share extension, you can easily Save your count. Countr will note your total and the time it was taken. To view your past saved counts, there’s a new button in the top right corner of the Settings screen. Now you can quickly see those past counts you may have taken!

Right now, Countr simply saves and deletes a stored count. But in the future, this feature will be expanded to include other functions related to your saved counts.

Secondly, as it is the first anniversary of Countr, we decided to bring it back to its initial price, free, for the next two weeks. Yes, you can grab Countr from the App Store for free. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, or you know friends that might find it useful but haven’t downloaded it, now is the time to do so! You’ll not only get Countr as it is now, but you’ll also have access to future improvements we have planned for Countr, as well as support for devices other than the iPhone.

Happy one anniversary, 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.

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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.

As always, we appreciate every rating and review left for Countr on the app store.

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If you have any questions or comments, please email us or tweet us @RandomProjects.

 

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.

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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.

If you are a user of Countr, we really would appreciate you leaving a review on the App Store.

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If you have any questions or comments, please email us or tweet us @RandomProjects.

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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If you are a Countr user, please rate our app and leave a review on the App Store. Thank you!

If you have any questions or comments, please email us or tweet us @RandomProjects.

Summer Cleaning

For many, spring is the time for house cleaning. It’s the time where you’ll find plenty of garage sales and, soon after, garage piles with items that no one deemed important.

For years, Random Projects had several things going on that seemed to take away from a single focus. Our site covered several things that we were offering, from social media management to graphic design. It worked initially. But it became time to clean up and refocus what we did.

This site’s new design and direction is the beginning of this refocus. While it isn’t spring, we’ve taken the time to clean up this site and focus on what we are currently offering. Our first additions will be applications. Old services will resurface in time. But each item that we add to Random Projects will be thought out, improved, and deemed worthy of inclusion in the new Random Projects.