I find that I frequently need to time multiple things simultaneously. I need to pause and restart timers all the time. My stopwatch just doesn’t cut it.
A good example of when I do this is cooking. I may be the worlds worst cook. I can never understand people who say they love to cook.
You have never seen a more stressed man then when I’m cooking dinner. I got a chicken roasting in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I know that I need to put the potatoes in the oven for one hour. Carrots need to cook for about 10 minutes. I want everything to be done at the same time so nothing gets cold. I may have a few more side dishes cooking too. Plus, I need to set the table and do all sorts of other tasks (like remove the batteries from the smoke detector). There is too much going on and the last thing I need to is do all the math in my head for when something needs to come out of the oven.
So, I wrote up the spec for Multiple Timer.
This app has been in development for several weeks. It took far longer than I anticipated. Despite being a very simple app, we had to face a lot of challenges. For example, Android would close the running timers if you went to another application.
The app is beautiful. I love the design.
Special thanks to Varun for the fantastic job he did developing it.
I fought the urge to call the app “Spinning Plates” after the circus performers who spin plates on sticks. I tend to do this, I want cool names and cool designs for all our apps. For now, we’re going to name it after what it does. We’ll see how that performs on the market opposed to an app with a slicker name.
If you have an Android phone, check out Multiple Timer on the Google play store and let me know what you think.