09-20-2014 01:17 AM
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  1. dergutehirte's Avatar
    I think its not really nice from you to want some money for the scheduling. This app using some not allowed api resource that you just could use with a trick. And it wasnt you that found this bug:

    xda thread

    So it seems to me you are just trying to get some money, for an API call that is official not supported and not too much people know about.
    01-14-2014 05:25 AM
  2. Ray Adams's Avatar
    And what is a problem? I received no code from guy from XDA forum. I took his idea and I wrote about it when I first released an app with ability to lock phone from tile.

    Microsoft failed to deliver us all what we want in Windows Phone. Why we cannot do their job if we can? Or you want to bring down everything what third party devs trying to do for WP ecosystem?
    01-14-2014 05:32 AM
  3. Kavu2's Avatar
    >Ray Adams
    Thanks for your efforts.

    Question, are the 'alarm' sounds also muted in 'silent mode'?
    Reason I'm asking is that since ... "...background task can be run only once per 30 minutes, the scheduler won't be able to set Sound volume at exact point of time" ...it would seem that a scheduled reset to 'normal mode' or a manual use of toggle would need to occur at least 30 min (possibly a bit more) before a morning alarm wake-up setting in order to insure the wake-up alarm being heard. Just wondering.

    Of course if the alarm sounds are uneffected by this app then this question is mute (no pun)
    Thanks in advance for your response.
    01-14-2014 08:28 AM
  4. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Alarm won't be silenced. This is OS feature. Our application do not use some unknown methods to do its job. All API are valid and wont harm anything :)
    01-14-2014 08:50 AM
  5. Kavu2's Avatar
    Thanks, sounds good. I' ll be giving it a go then. Also looks like the latest update has hit the MS Store....
    Quiet Hours
    v1.2.0.0
    (1/14/14)
    - Redesign
    - Toggle tile now switch between silent and normal mode regardless of your scheduler times
    - Apply button renamed to Test now, by pressing on in you can set current mode according to your scheduler settings
    - Now you can set more precise time in 30 minutes step

    Again thanks for your efforts and dedication to continued development of all your apps
    01-14-2014 09:00 AM
  6. dergutehirte's Avatar
    And what is a problem? I received no code from guy from XDA forum. I took his idea and I wrote about it when I first released an app with ability to lock phone from tile.

    Microsoft failed to deliver us all what we want in Windows Phone. Why we cannot do their job if we can? Or you want to bring down everything what third party devs trying to do for WP ecosystem?
    It has nothing to do, to bring down any third party dev. Its just the bad taste that you are taking money for such an app to get it full working. Sure your time etc etc... but in the case with this "workaround" behind, it has a bad taste to me :) For free it would be awesome, but with this feature to unlocked only by payment, seems to me like you are not trying to help the community but just to get some money. So your intentions in this seems to be not such a holy glory, thats all im talking about.
    01-14-2014 09:15 AM
  7. Al_2's Avatar
    Is it possible to add different schedulers for different days? For example, during the week I'd like to have it come off quiet mode at 7am, but at the weekend I'd prefer to leave it silent until 9am.
    01-14-2014 09:22 AM
  8. peacock93's Avatar
    Would it be possible to use Location as a trigger as well?
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    01-14-2014 09:32 AM
  9. Haigs's Avatar
    @Ray Adams
    I am a big fan of your apps but i think i will pass on this one. Reason is i cant try the app before buying, i would prefer if you gave us a 2 days trial to test Quiet Hours instead of a demo with no use (to me at least).
    01-14-2014 09:56 AM
  10. Ray Adams's Avatar
    It has nothing to do, to bring down any third party dev. Its just the bad taste that you are taking money for such an app to get it full working. Sure your time etc etc... but in the case with this "workaround" behind, it has a bad taste to me :) For free it would be awesome, but with this feature to unlocked only by payment, seems to me like you are not trying to help the community but just to get some money. So your intentions in this seems to be not such a holy glory, thats all im talking about.
    That is your opinion. I am not asking money to set volume, only for scheduler! If you do not want it, you still can use app to trn off/on silent mode without paying. Whats the problem? I do not understand your point. Also what if I tell you that we received help from one of vendors on this one? Will change anything for you?


    Location is not possible again because of windows phone restriction. To constantly monitor GPS your app have to be navigation like app. Without it App wont pass certification and besides of that it have to always in background and impact on battery.

    And about trial mode for 2 days. Windows phone has no such ability to implement time trial apps.
    peacock93 likes this.
    01-14-2014 10:06 AM
  11. Lee Ka Chun's Avatar
    Will you consider including the ability to set multiple schedules? For me, it will be much flexible for us to be able to have different schedule on different day.
    01-14-2014 11:11 AM
  12. Ray Adams's Avatar
    You know. I always like the idea of KeepItSimpleStupid (KISS) rate than Large Hadron Collider :)
    But it could be possible in next major release.
    01-14-2014 02:04 PM
  13. Windowlino's Avatar
    I think its not really nice from you to want some money for the scheduling. This app using some not allowed api resource that you just could use with a trick. And it wasn't you that found this bug:

    xda thread

    So it seems to me you are just trying to get some money, for an API call that is official not supported and not too much people know about.
    Are you serious or is it some kind of ironie I don't understand?

    Nobody is forcing you to buy or even use this app as nobody else is forced to do so. He is doing the most common thing anyone in business would do: using his time and using his KNOWLEDGE.

    But if your concern is free of ironie, I'd really like to understand what it is about. What is the reason why this guy shouldn't be allowed to sell an App he wrote? I'm ok if you're are saying you'll not buy it for ANY reason, but what's wrong with his try to make some money?
    11B1P likes this.
    01-14-2014 07:20 PM
  14. dergutehirte's Avatar
    That is your opinion. I am not asking money to set volume, only for scheduler! If you do not want it, you still can use app to trn off/on silent mode without paying. Whats the problem? I do not understand your point. Also what if I tell you that we received help from one of vendors on this one? Will change anything for you?


    Location is not possible again because of windows phone restriction. To constantly monitor GPS your app have to be navigation like app. Without it App wont pass certification and besides of that it have to always in background and impact on battery.

    And about trial mode for 2 days. Windows phone has no such ability to implement time trial apps.

    It changes nothing that you got help from any unknown vendor. And its still the bad taste that you want to have money, for an APP that could be stop working within the next update. It will be no Problem for Microsoft to fix this "workaround" or bug, whatever you would like to call it. So you still have the money and nobody could use your APP. And then your APP will be removed from store faster then you could watch. Thats the Point :)
    01-15-2014 04:27 AM
  15. amitnahar's Avatar
    It changes nothing that you got help from any unknown vendor. And its still the bad taste that you want to have money, for an APP that could be stop working within the next update. It will be no Problem for Microsoft to fix this "workaround" or bug, whatever you would like to call it. So you still have the money and nobody could use your APP. And then your APP will be removed from store faster then you could watch. Thats the Point :)
    Oh, Stop it.
    FYI its not a bug. Its an API that is not available to third party devs.
    Why on earth everyone wants every app for free? Show support to our devs. They are the only one that we have at this point of time.
    01-15-2014 05:14 AM
  16. eMike's Avatar
    Oh, I want something like Tasker on Android. And want it so badly!
    Anyway, thank you, Ray Adams, for your efforts.
    01-15-2014 06:55 AM
  17. gomezz's Avatar
    Love this as I have a contact who has a habit of sending texts out in the middle of the night!

    One question: Does the the 30 minute volume reset check start counting from when you set and save the times? Or from when the phone was last rebooted? Or is it totally random? Just thinking that if I set and save the times just after the target time that it will be done then?

    Or alternatively could this app be changed to restore normal volume when the next alarm fires?
    Last edited by gomezz; 01-15-2014 at 07:20 AM.
    01-15-2014 07:08 AM
  18. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Love this as I have a contact who has a habit of sending texts out in the middle of the night!

    One question: Does the the 30 minute volume reset check start counting from when you set and save the times? Or from when the phone was last rebooted? Or is it totally random? Just thinking that if I set and save the times just after the target time that it will be done then?

    Or alternatively could this app be changed to restore normal volume when the next alarm fires?
    Its up to Windows Phone when run task, cannot be controlled in any ways.
    01-15-2014 07:50 AM
  19. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    You know, this guy is spending his time and energy making and improving this app and answering questions here and actually listening to those using the app and you complain that he is charging a whole .99 for activate a scheduler?

    I think I will go and get this app AND pay to activate the scheduler.

    To the Dev, keep up the good work and keep listening to us end users.
    01-15-2014 08:33 AM
  20. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    Just to let others know, I did install and get the scheduler. This app works well. It set my quiet time exactly the way it is intended and set back to normal around the correct time. I also use another app called free talking alarm clock and this app did not interfere with it at all. My alarm sounded even though the phone was set to silent.

    Good work on this and keep it up. I would like to make a request though and that is, is it possible to add different schedules? It would be great to be able to set my volume to different levels at certain times on certain days.
    01-16-2014 05:23 AM
  21. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Good work on this and keep it up. I would like to make a request though and that is, is it possible to add different schedules? It would be great to be able to set my volume to different levels at certain times on certain days.
    Update with profiles per each weekday is just posted for certification :) Will be available later this day
    o0Nighthawk0o likes this.
    01-16-2014 05:32 AM
  22. gomezz's Avatar
    Is there a reason why it goes into quiet mode by turning the volume all the way down rather than just flicking silent mode on leaving the volume set to the user's preferred level? I occasionally like to listen to a radio programme late at night and now using this app means I have to turn the volume all the way back up then when I am done turn it all the way back down to allow the app to restore normal mode next day. If I could just flick the inbuilt silent mode off and on instead then that would be quicker and better.
    01-16-2014 06:18 AM
  23. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Because there is no way to do it.
    01-16-2014 06:20 AM
  24. gomezz's Avatar
    Fair enough. How about being able to manually toggle quiet mode off and on disregarding the schedule? That would be enough for it to earn a place pinned to my home screen.
    01-16-2014 06:31 AM
  25. Ray Adams's Avatar
    You can do it already . Just pin toggle tile from app
    01-16-2014 06:40 AM
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