August 24, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Ottawa, Canada - Independent developer Armand Konan today is pleased to announce did u? 3.0.1 for iOS, an update to his Productivity app that not only records and tracks scheduled tasks, but also asks item-by-item, if each component part of the task has been completed. For example, selecting the task Laundry, if the user confirms the task done, the app will ask, item-by-item, if they have remembered to perform all six sub-tasks under Laundry. The app features free downloadable Task Lists created by users, assigning of tasks, alerts, uploading lists, and manual or automatic operation. An intelligent, interactive task management app, did u? makes it easy to finish tasks on schedule, and complete all the easily overlooked sub-tasks that are part of common activities.
On launch in portrait orientation the app defaults to the last window open, usually the Task List window. Here, entered tasks are listed under headings according to scheduled time for completion: Overdue, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Next Week, Later, and Unscheduled. Each task on the scrollable Task List occupies its own small window with schedule headings separating task windows. Each editable task window includes: Name of the Task, Due Date, and Number of Sub-Tasks Completed. Lastly, each task window contains the number of hours or days remaining till the task's scheduled completion, or the due date for tasks farther away. Scrolling the Task List gives an instant overview of every activity and task, whether scheduled or unscheduled, overdue or not, or incomplete or partially complete.
Touching any task window activates the did u? Verification dialog buttons, which appear as an overlay. Here, the app asks "did u?', and displays the task or sub-task. Users can answer with one of three buttons: Yes I Did It, No, Skip It, or Stop. For example, touching the Task Window labeled Go to Fitness Club, the app asks if the user has completed the first sub-task they have included, did u? - Take your running shoes. Answering Yes, the app continues, did u? - Take your gym shorts. Successive questions include: Take your gym shirt, Take your socks, Take your portable music player, Take your headphones, Take your towel, Take your toiletry bag, Take your water or energy drink, Take your lock, Take your fitness club membership card, etc.
This prompting, reminder feature for sub-tasks makes did u? an intelligent task manager, because it remembers every small detail of every task. And to enhance the app's convenience, users do not need to manually enter each task and sub-task. Touching the Download button on the bottom tab bar connects to did u? Online, where users can download free Task Lists that have been created by other users. There are currently four main categories: Work, Home, Leisure, and Cooking. Currently, each of the four categories includes 10 common tasks and each task includes 5-20 sub-tasks. These downloadable Task Lists can be easily customized to suit the individual user, offering a library of presets. User contributions to the library are encouraged, and the app includes an Upload button to easily upload original Task Lists.
* Enter items into the Task List and trigger did u? to go through the list when needed
* did u? triggers active alerts on schedule, asking the right questions at the right time
* Task lists may be shared easily via email
* Free, customizable, downloadable Task Lists are available directly through the app
* Upload an original Task List - get credit and share it with other users
* Tasks may be set as recurring
* Task lists may be used repeatedly
* Task lists are easily edited, added, or deleted
* Users can go through a Task List manually or automatically
The app also features alerts via push notifications that can be received even if did u? is not running. The Send button can export any Task List via email to be viewed in did u? by friends, family, or colleagues. An excellent method for assigning tasks, it ensures that all parties have the same tasks and sub-tasks to reference.
"I designed did u? to behave like a helpful person," stated developer Armand Konan. "It's a flexible, easy-to-use task manager that will help you remember both the task and all the related sub-tasks."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 0.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
did u? 3.0.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, independent developer Armand Konan is originally from Ivory Coast. He is in the process of creating a company for development of very original apps that combine usefulness and the fun. Copyright (C) 2011 Armand Konan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.