(Update: Speech Timer for Android is Live!)
Finally Speech Timer for Android is at its final stage. All the functionality is working, except for the Speech History section and the accelerometer function. Which I hope can be finished in one month. I am working this thing while also working as a full time developer, so please excuse me. But now I am getting faster and faster in working with the Android platform, and who knows, I might be releasing my second app soon.
Below are some of the screens which I have finished :). The icons are looking better there, but we still need to polish the a little bit to shine.
The speech page is working fine like in the Apple version, except the accelerometer function is not there yet, so if you want to display the flag as a whole screen, you have to click the flag button ladies.. For those of you which are not familiar with Speech Timer previously, it is an app to assist you when you are practicing your speech or becoming a judge for a Toast Master programme. You will need to select a speech type to practice with ( we provided a default one for your convenience ). The time markers for your speech is the green time ( the minimum time for your speech ), the yellow time ( when you are supposed to wrap up your speech ) and the red time ( when your speech should have stopped ). These time markers are represented by the three light bulbs at the top of the screen. If your speech surpasses the red time mark, then the light bulbs will blink altogether and an alarm is played. Please note that even when the speech is running, you can change the speech type and orator name by clicking the big grey button in the middle.
Linking the Contacts data and making the dynamic list was a little bit tricky. But I am glad I managed to get through it. In this screen, the user is able to select the orator from a list of names in his contacts or he can type the name himself. The list at the bottom part enables the user to select the speech type. The screens below is for managing the speech types, you can update, delete and create a new speech type, and setup the timings of the speech. Please note due to the different platform between Android and Apple, I am not able to create an identical UI experience. But I do hope you don’t mind with the differences.
By default we provided you with the speech types above. You can change the the speech types by clicking the ‘Edit’ button. It will take you to the following three screens.