No Longer Doing Time

by Randall Wood

I have come to the conclusion that I can either continue to maintain and support Doing Time or I can continue to contribute to and support JMRI, an unrelated project I began supporting at about the same time as I initially wrote Doing Time. I have neither the time nor energy to work on both Doing Time and JMRI. Since I am significantly more emotionally and intellectually involved with JMRI than I am with Doing Time, I am ceasing to support Doing Time.

I recommend T-Zero Countdown Timer by Dan Wensor as a replacement for Doing Time.

What does this mean for Doing Time?

  • Doing Time will remain on the App Store through the end of 2014, and will be removed sometime in January 2015.
  • The source code for Doing Time is now publicly available on GitHub under the MIT license.
  • Doing Time support queries will no longer be answered.

Doing Time 2.0

by Randall Wood

I am pleased to announce Doing Time 2.0 is now on available on the App Store.

Version 2.0 has the following new features:

  • Redesigned and rewritten for iOS 7.
  • Colors are settable.
  • Multiple events, no longer requiring a separate purchase, are displayed in a list.
  • Bugs zapped.

Doing Time Version 1.4 Released

by Randall Wood

Doing Time version 1.4 is now available on the App Store.

This update includes the following changes:

  • A new application icon. {% img right no-border /images/doing-time-app-icon.png %} In this release, I simplified a number of things under the hood, as well as some preferences, and so I made the application icon cleaner to reflect this as well.
  • Simpler preferences. Doing Time is a daily counter. I had a complex preference item that allowed the user to set the time (down to five minute increments) that Today would be considered over in Doing Time. I have replaced that with a per-event setting to treat Today as either a completed day or a remaining day in the event being tracked. This also made the date calculations significantly simpler under the hood.
  • Aggressively redraw events. Doing Time now takes additional steps to ensure that events are redrawn more frequently, with the added benefit that Doing Time should now be a better-behaving background app and use less memory when another app is in use.
  • Refactored code. I rewrote the date calculations mechanism to reduce a lot of complexity, and removed everything that was not being used.


by Randall Wood

I recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, and simply readjusting to life back in the United States has been time consuming...

There's also an update to Doing Time in the works with some new features and other internal improvements. I hope to be getting that out in January as well.