Login Benefits

This blog tutorial will help you with understanding a little bit more about the login ability of Version 4.0. This is for Ios only.

So when you first download the app, you will be asked if you want to log in, we strongly advise that you do log in. Here are the benefits of logging in.

If you have a lot of countdowns on your timeline then logging in is vital, as it saves all your countdowns onto our cloud system. So, if you ever switch phones from Ios device to ios device you can load them with no issues. For this make sure you are on the full version of the app so that your countdowns do get backed up

When you log in, you will be able to follow your family and friends events and follow specific events to with event codes. Also, you can share with your friends your event codes and get them following your events to.

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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Countdown Info

This blog tutorial will show you all the information you can add to a new countdown and existing ones. This is for Ios only. Some features will be available on the full version only.

When adding a new custom event, you can fill in quite a lot of information. We wanted to show a step by step guide to what you can add. First up name your event, you can backspace the pre-existing text and fill in your own event title. Privacy, you can either choose to make the event public so everyone can see the event, or keep it private so only you can see the event.

Change the date of the event, and even the time of the event, if you would like to add an end date you can do so by taping the plus button and tap on the x button if you want to remove it. You can choose a time zone as well, so useful if you have an event in a different country. If you need to repeat the event you can, it can be never, every day, every week, every 2 weeks, every 4 weeks, every month and every year.

You can choose the type of counting down to the event, this feature is only available in the full version of the app. Change the reminder, we recommend using auto since you get better notifications about the event.

Themes and Styling mean you can add images and all sorts to your countdown, check out the video on themes and styling. Also, you can choose a default sound for your event as well when it happens.

Details section is helpful if you want to add additional info to the event you have. Add a location to your event if you want to. If you have a link to the event you can add that. Add any notes you want to on the event. Then press done when you are all finished.

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.

Christmas Update 🎄🎅🏼📱

This will be the last post for 2017 from us as we will be taking a few weeks break over the Christmas period. We wanted to spend the last post just addressing some updates for Countdownplus. Read along to find out more.

First up is Android, we are aware that Android released a brand-new update for Android phones. At the time of writing this post, we are hoping to have an update out on Google Play. That update will address some minor bugs in the app. We have a few features that have not been added and will have slow releases in 2018. We want the Android app to mirror the iOS version in terms of features. We were busy catching up on iPhone issues so Android did take a slight step back.

For iPhone updates, we don’t have anything planned for 2017. It will likely get some fixes for some minor bugs in 2018. We don’t expect to update the app with new features in 2018. Expect some fix updates throughout 2018.

We would like to ask you if there is a tutorial for both apps you feel have not been covered yet. So do message us on Facebook for some suggestions. We would love to take those ideas into consideration for 2018.

If you do have a query for us then please note that we will likely not respond until the new year. Do check our YouTube channel first to find a large collection of tutorials for the app. We will be back in the first few weeks of January. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hidden Hints and Tips Version 4.0

This blog tutorial we will show you some hidden hints and tips for Version 4.1 of the app. This is for IOS only.

When viewing a countdown full screen, if you tap on the note icon you will find additional info on that event. Event codes, locations and anything extra you might have added to that event.

Wondering where the previous red icon next to the profile picture has gone to? It is now below the header image, tap to follow your friends and see who is following you.

Recently added a bunch of countdowns and need to make sure you are all backed up? Then go to the timeline, tap on the cloud button, it will give you a pop up telling you when it last synced. You can tap okay if you feel the need to backup again.

On the Calendar tab say you swipped forward several months by accident or you wanted to check an event realised you need to go to the present day. Tap on Menu or the 3 lines and tap on Go To Today. This will take you to the present day events. This also works for the National Holidays tab to.

If you have a query about the app, and want to be directed to our Facebook page. Then tap on the menu button, Facebook community and you can message us with your queries.

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.

Photo Filters

For this blog tutorial we will be explaining how filters work for the update of the app. This tutorial is for iOS only.

Since Version 4.1 we have added photo filters, first of all let’s explain how you can unlock extra filters. So go to the upgrades screen, you will see that now you will be able to unlock extra filters by either having the full version, or purchasing one of the image packs. So you can be on the lite version, but can unlock extra filters simply by purchasing image packs.

You can use photo filters in many different ways, you can use them on your profile picture, cover image and also pictures for your countdowns. So we are going to create a mock event just so you can see what happens. So fill in event details and then hit Themes and Styling.

Tap on the image in the bottom left hand corner, choose the image you want to use, then you will see a bunch of filters to choose from, once you get the extra filters you will have a huge selection to choose from. Choose the filter you like and hit save. Then you are all done.

You can go back and change the filters as many times as you like as well.

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.

Updates for Android and iPhone November 📱

We wanted to take time to write an update blog post for all users on iPhone and on Android. Read along to find out what is being updated in the app right now.

For iPhone users, we have recently updated the app to work on Ios 11, the recent update covers the following. Support for iPhone X, updated to new Ios 11, Fixed countdowns scrolling issue where the display would jump to the top on refreshes, stability and other improvements. We have just released a brand-new update called 4.2.1 so look at the updates tab on the App Store. We have recently switched to a much better server for iPhone. This has been pushed forward sooner than expected which we hope will perform faster and have fewer issues in the future. If you, of course, come across any issues regarding the recent switch or update then let us know on Facebook and we will try our best, to help you with that issue.

In terms of Android updates, we will work on a brand-new build soon, nothing too drastic a few new features which we couldn’t add due to time constraints. We are hoping to get an update out maybe late November to early December. We have been busy updating iPhone so we will get back to Android very soon.

In the future do expect us to be updating the app around every 2 months, we don’t have any major changes now for the app, we will try our best to make sure the app is running smoothly.

If you want to stay informed on updates and progress of the app then the best place to follow us is on Facebook. If you do have questions about the app then message us on Facebook where we are happy to help you with any query regarding the app. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see what events we are counting down to.

Add Facebook Events to your Android Calendar

On this post, we wanted to share with you how to add Facebook events on to your Android device. We do have the steps on our app but wanted to share you with you some visual steps on how to add them.

Facebook no longer allows third-party apps to directly sync Facebook birthdays. You can still access Facebook birthdays and events by configuring your Google calendar to import Facebook events.

You will need to access your Facebook account on a desktop browser, unlike on an iPhone you cannot just Request Desktop Site. In the top right-hand corner find the question mark symbol which is next to the arrow symbol. Type into the search section “export events”, you will see a list of options as an answer. You need to click on “How do I export events or friends’ birthdays? then follow these instructions.

When on the Events page, right-click the Upcoming Events link. 

In another tab on your laptop open Google Calendar. In the bottom left-hand corner, you will see “Other calendars”, click on the bottom arrow to then find “Add by URL”. Paste the “Upcoming Events” or “Birthdays” link. Then click Add Calendar and you will see a message on the screen saying Calendar was imported successfully.

We hope this helped you add your Facebook Events to your Android device and the app, if you have any questions about the app then message us on Facebook.

Add Facebook Events to your iPhone Calendar

Since Apple released iOS 11 a couple of our users on Countdownplus have been messaging us on Facebook saying that they cannot see any calendar options in the Facebook section of their iPhone settings. This is because Apple removed direct Facebook and Twitter integration on iOS 11.We wanted to share with you how to add Facebook events back to your iPhone on iOS 11. The only way to add Facebook Events back to your calendar and for the app is to subscribe to the calendar.

On your iPhone click on this link, then you will most likely see the mobile version of the site. You need to request the desktop site, for Google Chrome you can find this option under the three dots, Request Desktop Site. For Safari, you can find this option under the share button, scroll across to find Request Desktop Site.

 

Then in the lower right-hand corner, you will need zoom in to find this option. Tap on Upcoming Events and Birthdays. You will see a pop up telling you if you already have it or not. Just follow the on-screen instructions.

Alternatively, you can copy the Upcoming Events and Birthdays link, and go to your Settings-Accounts & Passwords-Add Account-Other-Add Subscribed Calendar. Then paste the link to the calendar in the Server section. Tap next and then tap Save.

We hope this helped you add your Facebook Events back to your iPhone calendar and the app, if you have any questions about the app then message us on Facebook.

Profile Header

This blog tutorial will explain the new profile header adjustments. This is for IOS only.

In Version 4.1 you can now get rid of the profile header screen. It was a hugely requested feature since Version 4.0 came out. It is super simple to get rid of and we wanted to show you some extra features we have added to the profile header. So if you want to get rid of the header, simply tap on the gear icon. Then see under Display option it says Birthday Countdown Header, get rid of that and it will disappear. You will now notice that the next birthday and your age does not take up so much space.

If you want to see how old you are to the exact time, then swipe to the left. If you want to see your next birthday swipe to the right.

If you want to edit the cover image you can, simply tap on your profile image, and you will see a blue bar with a pencil icon. Tap on that and choose to either edit the profile image, edit cover image or refresh image. Edit the cover image, and add a new image, you can also add an overlay so you can actually see all the text.

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.