Image Packs Android

In this blog tutorial we will be showing you the updated image packs for Android Version 4.0

Currently, on iOS Version 5.0 we have image packs so we wanted to update and duplicate the same feature on Android.

There are two different ways to unlock the image packs on Android. Firstly you can access image packs whilst creating an event, tap on theme and styling on a new event or existing event.

Choose from 10 different image packs, select the image you like and you will see 3 different options when selecting an image. Watch Video will make you watch a video to unlock one-time access to a single image. Purchase Image Pack means purchasing all the images in the pack.

Alternatively, if you want to purchase the whole image pack then you can go to Menu (three lines) upgrades then choose the pack you want to purchase.

We will try to update the image packs as often as we can so you can have plenty of images to choose from.

Thank you for reading this tutorial, we will be releasing more tutorials very soon. If you have any questions about the app then message us on Facebook. Check out the original video here.

 

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Android Version 4.0

In this blog tutorial we will show you what you can expect on the full version of the app. This tutorial is for Android only.

So recently we updated the app to Version 4.03 and we have made some changes to what you can get in the full version.

In order to see what features we do offer, for faster reference then head to the menu button (three lines) upgrades and then at top it has all the details.

First up just like Version 3.0 we don’t have any ads on it, that’s on all screens of the app.

Backup your countdowns and sync to any device, whether that be from iPhone to Android, Android to Android, Android to iPhone. This means that when you log in via email or FB all your countdowns are safe and backed up to our cloud system. Safe if you change phones or change to different platforms.

World Traveller mode which lets you view holidays from around the world. Add a national holiday from any country and add to your timeline.

Countdown in years, months and weeks. Just like before in Version 3.0 you can countdown to more increments of time on all your countdowns. Very handy if your countdown is a year away.

Thank you for reading this tutorial, we will be releasing more tutorials very soon. If you have any questions about the app then message us on Facebook. Check out the original video here.

User Inspired Music Events for 2018

We love seeing a lot more countdowns from Twitter from our users. Read on to see what events we are talking about.

If you are not familiar with our user inspired posts then here is a little catch up on what happens in these posts. We pick 2 amazing countdowns from Twitter or Instagram and give you a little more info on the countdown itself. If it is a countdown to say Ed Sheeran, we give you some news on him and if there are still some tickets left or if it’s a holiday some great tips on where to go and what to see and when to go.

First up is @hazeldrummer who is off to see 5SOS in Melbourne and Sydney in May. 5SOS are made up of 4 boys Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton, it all started for them back in Australia in 2011 when they posted covers of songs on YouTube and hit the big time when they headlined for One Direction. 5 seconds of summer have been absent for around 2 years now. Finally, we were teased with a new single and news of a new tour this year. Want You Back is their first single from their new album Young Blood. The sound of this song is very different compared to their old material, a much more mature sound. We truly are in love with their music video for Want You Back and we can’t wait to hear more music in the future from them. 5SOS have over 4 million YouTube subscribers and their latest single Want You Back has over 6 million views. Their most successful single was She Looks So Perfect back in 2014 which gained them the No. 1 spot in 5 different charts. Their tickets for their tour in April – June are sold out but their Meet You Their tour tickets will be released today. This tour includes touring across America from August till October. Check out their tour dates here.

Secondly is @kemalh1 who is off to see Dua Lipa in April again for the fourth time. Dua Lipa has been getting hugely successful as of the past several years. We were obsessed with her New Rules song she released last year, the music video has been seen over 3 million times on YouTube. It is also her first song to hit the number one spot in the UK. Currently, she has been touring the world with her The Self Titled Tour across the UK and Europe in 2017 and 2018. If you are recently discovering her music then she might be a great act to watch live. She really is killing it right now with her New Rules song, every day she gets millions of more views on the music video and it’s going platinum in some countries. We haven’t thought about seeing her live but it sounds like a great experience.

If you want to take part in our user inspired posts all you must do is either tag us in your countdowns, or use #countdown or #countdownplus on your posts.

April Update

We are aiming to update on the progress of the app now once a month, we feel it’s better if we update more frequently. If you want to find out what we are working on this month and beyond, please keep reading.

March was a busy month for us trying to solve the App Icon Countdown feature. As of now we do have a replacement feature which is a silent notification which is sent at midnight every night. This shows you how many days till an event and is called the Daily Count Notifications. You can see how the notification works in the image below.

A lot of users want a Today Widget and we understand that this is a big request and has been for several years now. We do want to create a Today Widget but it’s not something we can create in a short space of time. This feature is on our list of things to do for the app.

We understand a lot of you are very upset that the feature has gone but we have seen a surge in poor reviews within the App Store. As noted before in a statement released online we didn’t have any control over this feature being taken away. We would really appreciate it if you directed your anger about this to Apple via email or Twitter. Unfortunately leaving 1-star reviews does not help us at all, as it lowers our ranking within the App Store.

Android was held back since we had to deal with the removal of the App Icon Countdown feature for iPhone. We have recently sent out a new update for Android, we are expecting to release another update very soon. This will likely help to fix any minor issues.

In terms of general issues, we currently are aware that our servers went down last week. We did manage to get things back up and running for everyone. If you are experiencing any issues or come across anything wrong in the app please message us on Facebook.