Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WhoIsIt 1.2.2 Released

Sorry for the lack of updates and the lack of responses lately. I promise to catch up soon.

I have just released WhoIsIt v1.2.2 to the Market. This version offers to ability to manually or automatically update your Facebook status when you change profiles.

Hopefully some people find this useful! :)


Monday, November 29, 2010

What is the difference between WhoIsIt and Ringleader?

I have had a few questions regarding the differences between WhoIsIt and Ringleader, so I thought I should answer them here...

Basically, I designed Ringleader to provide the ability to have different "sound profile" settings for your applications. The purpose would be to assign certain appropriate ringtones / volume settings for different situations such as work, school, etc. Ringleader also provides a way to manage all of your application ringtones through one central screen. That is the basic functionality of Ringleader.

WhoIsIt on the other hand was designed to setup custom contact ringtones for phone calls, Gmail, SMS, and MMS. It also includes the ability to setup VIP contacts and adjust your volume and vibration settings within each profile (just like Ringleader).

The only thing that the two applications really have in common is the ability to setup profiles and control the volume and vibration settings for your phone.

I added the ability within WhoIsIt to switch your Ringleader profile when you switch your WhoIsIt profile. I did this to help any Ringleader users out there so that they did not need to adjust there WhoIsIt profile and then adjust their Ringleader profile. I just gave them the ability to automate things if they decide they need to do so.

I hope that helps explain the differences between Ringleader and WhoIsIt a bit better.



WhoIsIt - Release Version

The release version of WhoIsIt has been published to the Market. The beta version is also available in the Market and will continue to function until December 3rd. Both versions have the same functionality.

Here is the AppBrain link:

I am also working to add the ability to schedule your profile settings within WhoIsIt. This will appear as a third tab within WhoIsIt which will allow you to define times / days that specified profiles will become active.
Thanks again for helping with the beta and purchasing WhoIsIt!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WhoIsIt .90 Beta Published to the Market!

I have just published the WhoIsIt Beta to the Market and I'm looking for some testers. WhoIsIt allows you to setup different ringtones and vibration patterns for you Gmail, SMS, and MMS messages. Ringtones and vibrations can be setup on a per-contact-basis as well. Other features include:
  • Ability to setup VIP contacts for Gmail, SMS, and MMS
  • Allow VIP contacts to ring / notify for Gmail, SMS, and MMS even when in Silent mode
  • Announce incoming caller and SMS/MMS sender
  • Define different volume / vibration profiles
  • Widget for easily switching profiles
  • Tasker plugin
  • Disable LEDs on a per-profile basis
  • Ringleader integration

If you are interested, you can download WhoIsIt from the Market. Just search for "WhoIsIt" and you should find it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ringleader 1.3.2 Update

Ringleader 1.3.2 has been released.
  • Added transparency to text label on 1x1 widget (Ringleader Pro)
  • Fixed issue with LED disabling not working in some cases (Ringleader Pro)
  • Bug fixes

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ringleader 1.3.1 Update

Ringleader 1.3.1 published to the market.
  • Added option to diable LED notifications (Pro version)
  • Bug fixes

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ringleader 1.3 Released

Ringleader 1.3 has just been published to the Market. There have been many changes which should help with the Force-closes that some users were experiencing.

Change log:
  • Added logic to prevent orphaned ringtones\n\n-Fixed bug where ringtone description was not being properly assigned
  • Fixed issue where profile settings were not being saved correctly when deleting a ringtone association
  • Fixed FC issue when a ringtone was not selected through the ring picker
  • Properly decoding filepaths (should resolve many FC issues)
  • Added Clean MediaStore option to menu (useful if you are experiencing Force-Closes and need to start clean)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ringleader 1.2.5 Update

This version should now work with Corporate Email (MOTOBLUR).

If your Corporate Email ringtone settings do not appear to "stick" after this upgrade, please try the following:
  1. Delete the "RingLeader" folder on your SD Card.
  2. Clear your application data.
  3. Reboot your phone.
  4. Re-associate your ringtones with Ringleader.

Thank you!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ringleader 1.2.4 Update

This update allows users who upgrade from Ringleader Free to Ringleader Pro to maintain their existing ringtones / profiles.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ringleader 1.2.3 Update

Added bug fixes to Pro and free versions.

Pro version also received the following additions:
  • Added a 1x1 widget.
  • Widgets now expose a pop-up menu when clicked so you can easily switch profiles.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ringleader 1.2.2 Update

  • Added .nomedia file to profile folders (prevents media scanner from scanning files)
  • Fixed issue where ringtone associations may not hold after a reboot

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ringleader 1.2 Released

I have just published Ringleader 1.2 to the Market and there are quite a few changes...

  • You can now define multiple ringtone associations for applications like Gmail, Contacts, Alarms.

  • I have added a ton of volume / vibration controls.

  • Added the ability to remove ringtone associations.

  • Bug fixes (hopefully gets rid of a lot of the force-close issues that have been reported)

  • Ability to add ringtone descriptions (helpful for apps with multiple ringtones)

Please let me know your experiences with this new version!

Also, if you run into any issues... You may want to try clearing your application data, deleting the "RingLeader" folder from your SD card, and then rebooting your phone. I have made a lot of changes, so if you are experiencing force-close issues you should consider doing this.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ringleader 1.1 Released

Update - Ringleader 1.1 released...

  • Force-close issue fixed with Gmail notifier (this may fix other force-close issues with 3rd party applications as well)
  • Misc. Stability fixes
  • Added "Ringleader Pro" market button to the "About" button (Ringleader Free)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

How to use Ringleader

When you install Ringleader you must first setup your ringtone associations so that Ringleader knows what applications map to what ringtones. To do this, you must go into each of your application settings and re-choose your notification / ringtone sound using Ringleader. For example, to enable Ringleader to manage your Gmail ringtone, you would open the Gmail application and then select "Settings" from the menu. From within the settings menu for Gmail, choose "Select ringtone". You will be presented with a dialog entitled "Complete action using" and you must choose "Ringleader" at this point. You will now be able to select your desired ringtone and once this ringtone is chosen, you should now be able to see Gmail in the "Active Ringtones" tab within Ringleader. This is a one-time process to setup each of the applications that you want to manage within Ringleader.

You may have to reset your system defaults if you are not given an option to choose Ringleader as your ringtone picker. To do this, go to your Android Settings --> Applications --> Manage Applications and search for "Android System". Tap on "Android System" and then choose "Clear defaults". If you are using another application as your default ringtone picker, then you would need to clear that application's defaults instead.

Ringleader 1.0 Released

I have released Ringleader Free and Pro to the Market (Version 1.0).

Ringleader allows you to manage your application ringtones through one central screen. You can create multiple ringtone profiles (Home, Work, School) and define different ringtones for each application per profile. Ringleader also has the ability to set your ringtone and notification volume levels for each profile as well.

Ringleader free is ad-based and does not have as many features as Ringleader Pro.

Ringleader Pro offers the following extras:
  • Widget (allows you too view your active profile and switch profiles)
  • Tasker plug-in (I think it will work with Locale but I haven't tested)

I am planning on adding the following updates to Ringleader Pro in the future:

  • Volume adjustments (like media volume) and vibrate modes
  • Ability to set and switch contact ringtones

If you download and use Ringleader, please rate it and provide feedback so I can continue to improve this application.