My new Android app Todo.txt Touch is now available in the Android Market. Search for “Todo.txt” in the Market, or scan the QR code below on your Android device to get it. The latest release 14 includes a gaggle of bugfixes, a couple of new features, and our gorgeous new project icon that looks great on any screen resolution courtesy of John Rowley.
You saw the full screenshot tour last week. The biggest feature addition in this release is standard Android-style task search: tap your device’s search button to try that out. The prettiest bugfix is our new login splash screen, shown here, which appears when you initially launch the app or log out of Dropbox.
Todo.txt Touch will always be free to download on the web, but it costs $2.00 USD in the Android Market. Your two bucks buys you two things:
1. The convenience of auto-updates to the app via the Market;
2. Good karma and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve supported the whole Todo.txt project.
Don’t underestimate #1. That convenience will be worth it, I promise. There are tons of interesting ideas and features we hope to build into this app, and updates will come frequently. You don’t want to have to do it manually.
The revenue from Market app purchases will help recoup some of my expenses from the past five years of running the Todo.txt project, like web site hosting fees, domain name and Market registration. These costs are admittedly low, but a two-dollar purchase price is, too. I don’t expect sales will be through the roof, but if by some stroke of luck the app goes viral, I will share revenue with the core contributors.
Again, the app will always be available for free on the web if you’re unable to purchase it. But, I’m thrilled to have a presence in the Android Market and I’m looking forward to adding more features soon, like offline use, a homescreen widget, Share menu integration, location-based magic, done.txt support, localization, and more. If you do buy the app in the Market, please rate and review it.
As always, the Todo.txt tools are open source projects built by enthusiasts and volunteers in their spare time. Thanks to all the Android developers who have helped build Todo.txt Touch and who have shared knowledge about mobile app development. I’ve learned so much in this collaborative process, especially in the last two weeks, and I look forward to learning more. Interested in getting involved? Browse and fork Todo.txt Touch’s source code, then get in touch on the mailing list.