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Friday, August 31, 2012

Auto Respond "Do Not Respond" list (WIP)

I'm working on a custom "Do Not Respond" list. I initially started building it as just a text list, but decided that's a stupid way to go about it. If you have two people listed in your contact list with the same name (Which, amazingly I do have at lease 1 set of contacts with the same first AND last name) it would block them both, since it is blocking by name.

So I decided to try to implement a contact selector instead. This idea should block based on contact number, which is a number unique to each contact in your address book, instead of by name. I haven't implemented the actual contact selector yet, but looking at some sample code, it doesn't look to be too outrageously difficult. It may take some time though.

Here is a preview of what the "Do Not Respond" list will look like. If the contact has a picture associated with it, it will display that picture instead of the generic contact picture.

I may keep the blocking by name in as well, but I'll have to think about how to implement both of them at once. (I'm sure it won't be too hard, I just have to take the time to do it.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Auto Respond to phone calls

A new version of Auto Respond has been published to the Google Play Store! It adds the ability to auto respond to phone calls that you receive. Both the free version and the pay version have been updated.

It may be an hour or so until it is actually updated in the Play Store, but the update has been uploaded and published. Now it's up to Google's servers to do the rest.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Auto Respond Free

The free version of Auto Respond for Android has been posted! Right now it's still being published to the Google Play Store, but in an hour or so it will be available here:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stupid Widgets

I think I've given up on widgets (for now) for my Auto Respond app. I'm going to start working on other features, and leave widgets alone for a while.

I think I'm going to work on the auto respond to voice calls feature. I'll return to widgets later, when I'm not so frustrated by them.

Monday, August 27, 2012


I have been conditionally approved for my AdSense account! That means that "Auto Respond Free" will (hopefully) be hitting the Google Play Store soon!

I'll post here and on the usual social media sites when it's available.

Auto Respond Widgets

This weekend I was working on creating widgets for my Auto Respond Android app. I ran into a couple problems:

1) When I try to change the text on the widget, the app force closes.

I'm trying to make a widget that has a specific message connected to it, so that you can easily turn on an auto response with a preset message from your home screen. I'd like the widget to contain the title of the selected message, so that the user knows what message is being set when the widget is clicked. When I try to set this text, I get an FC.

2) No matter what I do, I can't seem to make anything happen when I click the widget.

I've looked at sample code, tried many things, but no matter what I try, nothing happens when I click the widget. I don't really know what I'm doing wrong, because according to all the code I've seen, my code should be working.

I have a couple ideas for different widgets once I understand how to do all of this. The next one that comes to mind is a widget that shows your current auto response message, a quick turn on/off of Auto Respond, and a quick way to change your auto respond message to either a custom value, or a preset value. This widget would be a 1x4 widget.

GUI Euchre

GUI Euchre for Windows is still available. I haven't done much work on it lately, but the latest version can be found here: bit.ly/GUIEuchre

The latest version is pretty stable. There are many options, great statistics keeping, auto updating. and few known issues. The issues that exist have been fixed, I just need to upload the latest version.

As always, if you find any additional issues, please let me know. Contact information can be found in the "Help" menu within the program.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Auto Respond

My Auto Respond Android app has been released into the Google Play store! It costs $.99, but I'm hoping to get an AdSense account and make a free version with ads in it.

You can get it here

and as always, thanks to my buddy Grant at Nerd Robot (www.nerdrobot.com) for the icon.