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.

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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.

Profile Cover Image

This blog tutorial will help you understand the new feature for the cover image. This is for iOS Only.

When we released the last update, which was a few months ago, we enabled a new feature. You can now change the header image on your timeline.

Go to the More section, then go on Me and you will see a blue bar up to. Tap on that and you will be able to change your profile image and change your cover image. You can either choose from our image packs or select an image of your own.

When you are, all done then tap on Save. Go back to the countdowns tab and you will see your changes.

Alternatively, you can just tap on the profile image picture from the countdowns timeline and it will take you straight to that feature.

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 Twitter Events 2018

It’s been a while since we chose some countdowns from Twitter. A lot of you have been posting a few notifications and timelines of your events. We really do enjoy seeing your countdowns and talking about them. Read on to find out more.

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.

Right so first up is, @stephlouise24 who saw Ed Sheeran this year on March 10th. If you don’t know about who is then here is a brief description of who he is. He is a male singer/songwriter from Framlingham, Suffolk. He has had huge success ever since he released his first album called “The A-Team” which comes from his first album + which went on to be certified seven-times platinum in the UK. Evey album since it’s released has won countless awards such as the Ivor Novello Award. You might best know him for his latest songs “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” which are part of the ÷. So if you aren’t aware Ed Sheeran has been coming back strong since last year with the release of his Divide album, he also released tickets last year for his 2018 tour. Ever since his year-long hiatus he has been releasing new music and was busy touring for most of 2017 and doing the rounds of the festival circuit too. As of the past couple of years, his tours tend to sell out fast. Unfortunately, you cannot get any tickets for his 2018 tour anymore. Apart from that, from what we have heard in the past he is someone who is amazing to see live, so if you were one of the lucky ones who got themselves tickets then you should be in for a real treat.

Next up is @fluffysoftlouis who is off to see Harry Styles in one month’s time. If you weren’t aware Harry Styles along with a lot of old One Direction boys has been pursuing a solo career and releasing music throughout 2017-2018. Shortly after he released new music he decided to go on tour. This is his first ever solo tour so will be interesting to see how he performs alone on stage without the One Direction boys. So far, we hear good things about this tour and along with new material, he has been performing some classic One Direction songs too. Sign of the Times was his first solo track and managed to rack up 88 Million views on the music video on YouTube. It managed to get to No.1 here in the UK. His album Harry Styles managed to reach No.1 in the UK and the US which is amazing. He truly is having global success. Unfortunately, he has sold out for most of his tour, we did some digging around ourselves and you can get tickets but it’s very rare and the seats won’t be as good so maybe expect to travel further for tickets.

We hope you enjoyed both of our user inspired posts this week. If you want to be featured on any of our User Inspired Posts then tag your countdowns with #countdown and #countdownplus

User Inspired 2018 Instagram Holidays

We really enjoy writing these user inspired posts and for this post, you will see two Instagram posts from our users. Read on to find out who is in this week’s post.

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 @amylk_27 who is off to Rome in April this year. The best time to visit Rome is from October to April when it is less crowded and prices for hotels are much cheaper. Rome is a popular tourist destination with some stunning attractions such as The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. All really easy to get to if you hop on the Metro in Italy. The Colosseum although a huge tourist spot, holds a lot of history and stunning architecture. It’s advised to spend a good hour exploring inside of the remains. The Trevi Fountain is a great place to throw in a coin for luck, but also a great place for a pit stop whilst enjoying some ice cream. The Piazza Navona is best to be visited late at night, where the square really comes to life. Whilst in Italy why not indulge in some tasty pasta and pizza. Only the best will be made in Rome. These are just a few things you can do whilst in Rome, Italy.

Next up is @staceyk_b who is off to New York in March. New York is busy all year round but the quietest time to visit is during January till Early March, although rather cold you can get the pick of the best hotels and better pick of the Broadway shows. Here are some must do’s for New York. Central Park really comes alive during the spring months so it could be ideal for a spring walk, why not head towards the Zoo, or hop on a carriage ride through the park. New York is most famous for its pizza, one of the first pizza places to ever open in New York was Lombardi’s Pizza, this place is amazing if you want authentic pizza. If you are looking to walk off that pizza then why not take a walk along The High Line, a beautiful urban bridge in the heart of the city, with stunning views it is a nice alternative to the usual tourist sites in NY. Why not visit some popular landmarks such as the Empire State building and the Rockefeller Center, both stunning views of the city and skyline? It’s a perfect place to take some pictures. A nice way to end a day is by seeing a Broadway show. Either a comedy or musical performance. These are just a few things you can do whilst in New York.

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.

February Update 2018 📱

Since our last update post on our blog, we have made some changes to the app on Android. Keeping reading to find out what we have updated.

First of all, let’s talk about Android, we released a brand-new update last week. It addresses a number of issues and we implemented some features that already exist on iPhone too.

4.1

  • Added ability to add locations to events
  • Auto configure countdown colors on selecting an image
  • Addressed event image not sticking bug
  • Addressed image backup issues
  • Fixed alerts on Android Oreo devices
  • Fixed crash in holiday view
  • Ensure image bundle videos work
  • Implemented diagnostics to help debug app issues
  • Other stability improvements

We will be releasing a new update very soon which will ensure some features will be fixed. This includes adding images to countdowns straight from the countdown timeline, being able to add events with event codes. We are hoping to catch up on features which already exist on iPhone very soon.

Over the last couple of months, we have been working hard on getting Android fixed. This has set us back with an iPhone update. We hope to make sure that we release updates every month either for Android or iPhone. We are hoping to get something sorted very soon.

If you are having any issues or experiencing any problems, message us on Facebook. We hope to update to you all very soon on any new changes made to the app.

User Inspired Events from Twitter 2018

A lot more of you have been posting your countdowns on Twitter and we truly appreciate it. So, we wanted to share with you our favourite countdowns we have found.

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 @dncebrad who is off to see The Vamps in Brighton and London both with VIP access in 3 months’ time. If you don’t know who The Vamps are then here is a little crash course in who they are. The Vamps are formed of four members, Conner, Tristan, James and Brad. The band started uploading covers to their YouTube channel way back in 2012 and gained success later that year and signed a record deal with Mercury Records. They have had a string of hits over years including, Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Last Night and many more. Most recently they got back into the studio to release their Night & Day Album and you might have heard their latest single All Night. They are going on tour in 2018 you can see them in the UK and in Europe too. Plenty of tickets still on sale, you can get them here. Have a lovely time on the tour if you are going and if you do go please tag us in your countdowns.

Next up is @AngieGalle924 who is off to see Fall Out Boy in loads of places in September. Here’s a little heads up on who Fall Out Boy is, the band has been formed in Illinois since early 2001 and released a huge list of hits such as Sugar, We’re Goin Down, Dance, Dance and many more. Achieved great success across the globe and been on lots of tours. They are back again after a short break from releasing new music, they wrote brand music which you can hear on their Mania album. It was recently just released in January and this has led to the band going on tour again later on this year. They are taking their tour across the globe, but mainly across America. Tickets are still on sale so grab them before they all sell out.

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.

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.