Download this: Battery Go...enable battery percentage with no jailbreak

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by itunes2000, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. itunes2000 macrumors newbie

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  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Awesome. Now everyone can watch their battery % fall like a rock, and complain because "oh noes! mah batry is dieing! aple beter re re my phone!11!1!11eleven!!1!"

    I think its a pointless feature in the 3Gs. If you need it, yes, this works. But thats the thing, you probably dont need it and it will drive you mad. Its just brings the OCD out in everyone.

    Good post for everyone that needs it though. Take my sarcasm as you will.
     
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  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think your response is fairly displaced.
    The battery % indicator is far better not to bring you to a paranoid state but to let you know approximately how much battery life you have left. Rather than interpreting the graphical representation and thinking that 50% is when the battery is half green (which would be reasonable but it is highly unlikely), this at least gives you a better picture.
    If it isn't for you then fine, but don't crap on the myriad of people who would love this but yet have no need to go to the 3GS just to get a feature that should have been in the 3.0 software in the first place.

    itunes2000 are you the developer?

    My only gripe is that I would just like this in the menu bar. There are other apps that show me % but nothing in the menu bar as far as I know.
     
  5. itunes2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no i am not the developer

    a friend showed me this and i thought it was neat

    so i wanted to share it
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Fine. In my personal opinion, the battery percentage brings out the worst in people's OCD tendencies.

    I did admit that this was in fact a good find for people that needed it. I think it should be with the 3G as well as the 3Gs, but naturally, it is now. I didn't crap on anyone. I'm sick of hearing about people's percentages and adding the 3G crowd to it will only make it worse. But ok. Whatever. Glad people will find this app useful.
     
  7. crisg macrumors member

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    the title of your thread is misleading...

    does this actually enable the battery percentage on 3G like
    the one that is featured on the 3GS, or are you just telling
    us of a program that helps you monitor battery life?
     
  8. CBanga macrumors newbie

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    I've lurked these forums for a long time, but never actually registered. I figured now would be as good of time as any haha, here's why...

    Battery Go! is developed by my team haha and seeing someone mention it here is pretty much one of the sweetest moments of my life. Hope you guys get a chance to check it out and enjoy it.

    To clarify some questions, our application just monitors your current battery percentage and then gives you a read out of how much talk/video/internet/music time you approximately have remaining on your charge. We also give you a little slider bar so you can play around and see what hypothetical times you should be getting if you so happened to watch an hour movie or something. If you click the "i" button, you're given some useful battery tips. It's fairly simple, but something we think any iPhone or iPod Touch user could use, even if you have a 3GS and still get to see your percentage.

    If you guys have any other questions, I'll try to answer them as well.
     
  9. crisg macrumors member

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    hi! i have a question...

    as a developer, do you have any insight or idea as to whether apple would ever allow a 3rd party app like hours to toggle the battery percentage indicator?
     
  10. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    There are many free battery apps out there. Why pay 99¢ just to have it tell you estimated time remaining? You can typical guess how much time you have left on your own anyway.
     
  11. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I don't mean to be offensive, but these comments are so unhelpful and I, at least, grow pretty tired of them. It has some neat features not available in any other app (that I know of). If you don't want to pay for it, don't. I mean, I am not planning on it, but if someone finds it useful, there is absolutely no need for us to come here and try to undermine someone's efforts. If you want to estimate—estimate. Just seams really unkind.
     
  12. CBanga macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I don't ever see that happening to be honest with you. I'm not from Apple though, so don't quote me on it. However, they don't let us touch anything but what you would see in an application, so I don't see that working out.

    to Jeremy,
    I think we kinda help out because we show you pretty good estimates for battery time in hours:minutes left. We also show percenage, which is impossible to do without an app like ours on any device before the 3GS, so I would definitely say that there is a market for what we do.

    Thanks again everyone. Anyone give it a download? If so, what do you think??
     
  13. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Just seems like a bit of a waste to me. I know I unplugged my phone at 9:00am this morning. I also know I have 70% battery left. That means I used 30% in 8 hours, so I'll have plenty of battery left to get me to when I plug it in at night around 1:00am. I really don't see the need to have an app that GUESSES how much battery life is left in terms of hours and minutes, I can do that on my own.

    As far as displaying battery percentage 'being impossible to do without an app like yours', http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=319724829&mt=8 does it very simply for free. From the battery remaining you the user can guess (much like your app does) how much battery life they have left. It take 3 lines of code to determine and show how much battery life is left. Then some simple math from Apples battery tests to show how much battery life is left, certainly not revolutionary.
     
  14. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Coming from the company that charges .99 for that stinker "Avalanches?" Seriously?
     
  15. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I have my opinion, you have yours. Doesn't make either one of us right to anyone but ourselves.
     
  16. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    You are correct. Sometimes, it's best to keep opinions to ourselves.

    The old saying our mother's taught us... "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." Especially when no one was asking for your opinion. Something to keep in mind, especially being a developer as you are. ;)
     
  17. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    If there is a free alternative to one of my apps, then I need to make sure that paying for my app has its value over the free version(s.) I think that should go for all developers, and I didn't feel that this app did that.
     
  18. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Apples and Oranges...

    Just some friendly advice, and the last I'll say here. You have a company to think of. Is coming on a forum and voicing your negative opinions and bashing the work of someone else really smart? It can certainly cause others to look at your company in a negative light, as it certainly did here. But hey, I'm just one guy, right? :)
     
  19. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    You are 100% right. Public image is everything. Jeremy, just by your posts in this thread, I vow to never buy anything that comes out of 1026 Development. I don't know who you are to come and bash another developer like that.

    EDIT: I made a screenshot of this thread-great blogging material.
     
  20. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Blog away, I am sorry to lose you as a customer, but I'm not going to hold my tongue in hopes of making an extra buck.
     
  21. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I downloaded and like it.

    Nice to know if I can watch a full eps. of Weeds on the train ride home without running out of juice.
     
  22. CBanga macrumors newbie

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    Glad to see that you like it man, if you think of anything to add into an update, send me an e-mail to Cameron@CollegeKidApp.com. Think about giving us a review in iTunes too!
     
  23. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Done, and done!
    I don't know how long it takes for reviews to show up but it looks like you're well on your way to just about everyone loving your idea and execution.
     
  24. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    +1

    Really bad taste, and I'll follow your lead.
     
  25. CBanga macrumors newbie

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    Dude, thanks so very much man. It's something we've been real excited about for a couple months now. I'm just glad the world is finally getting to see it, and they seem to be liking it which is real nice too.

    Again, hope you enjoy it and keep my e-mail address. If you ever have any problems at all with the app, drop me a line.
     

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