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  • Get Your Countdown On With 'CountdownCenter,' A Notification Center Widget


    Do you have a really special event coming up? Maybe youíre tired of looking at the calendar and calculating the time left until that event in your head. If this is you, then check out a new free Notification Center widget available in Cydia now called CountdownCenter by iOS developer isklikas.

    CountdownCenter is a Notification Center widget, so it can be effortlessly enabled or disabled at any time on demand by simply moving it in and out of Notification Center via the Notifications preferences pane in the Settings application. So after your special event passes, youíll be able to put the widget away until the next time you have to look forward to a special event. It's great for Birthdays or other holidays.

    To configure the CountdownCenter widget for a special event, just head over to the CountdownCenter preferences pane in the Settings application:



    Youíll be asked to enter the day, month, year, and time in hours and minutes until the event that you want to count down to. If you donít enter a time, the tweak will assume 00:00 by default.

    After youíve configured the widget, you can open Notification Center and youíll see the widget start counting away in real time towards the event that you set.

    The actual appearance of the widget seems kind of bland, but at least it gets the job done. Check it out!

    Name: CountdownCenter
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: isklikas
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Get Your Countdown On With 'CountdownCenter', a Notification Center Widget started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      This is great but hope there is a title to add in the countdown
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Thank you for your review Anthony. I am aware that the appearance is kinda bland as you say and I plan to release version 1.2 along with a digital clock appearance (version 1.1 will have bug fixes, a visual improvement when the countdown is over and a new feature). Version 1.4 might even have a flip clock animation. Thank you once again.

      The developer
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      Yes I do getting layed
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Emmanravalo, what do you mean? A title writing, Counting down to [the date you setted] on top of the countdown?

      Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorJack View Post
      Yes I do getting layed
      What do you mean?
    1. JBizza84's Avatar
      JBizza84 -
      Hmmm... installed on my ip5 iOS 6.1, and nothing is there. Maybe because of the other WeeApps I have installed?

      -sbsettings
      -batteryinfo for nc
      -torchnc
      -weekillbackgroundpro

      Tried uploading a screenshot... Says "system message: you may not have permission to do this"

      Tried a respring, and had to soft-reboot (thankfully) out of boot-loop, and still nothing. Also tried uninstalling and re-installing. Was really looking forward to counting down the days until my wedding. Thanks for the free tweak isklikas.
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by JBizza84 View Post
      Hmmm... installed on my ip5 iOS 6.1, and nothing is there. Maybe because of the other WeeApps I have installed?

      -sbsettings
      -batteryinfo for nc
      -torchnc
      -weekillbackgroundpro

      Tried uploading a screenshot... Says "system message: you may not have permission to do this"

      Tried a respring, and had to soft-reboot (thankfully) out of boot-loop, and still nothing. Also tried uninstalling and re-installing. Was really looking forward to counting down the days until my wedding. Thanks for the free tweak isklikas.
      Hmm, most probably it is conflicting with another tweak as you are the only iPhone 5 user reporting this error. Try uninstalling other tweaks because I don't use the resources of any of the other tweaks. Or try to temporarily disable your other widgets and leave only CountdownCenter on. If this doesn't fix it is surely a conflict. Where did you get this system message. If you help me I might be able to help you!
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by isklikas View Post
      Thank you for your review Anthony. I am aware that the appearance is kinda bland as you say and I plan to release version 1.2 along with a digital clock appearance (version 1.1 will have bug fixes, a visual improvement when the countdown is over and a new feature). Version 1.4 might even have a flip clock animation. Thank you once again.

      The developer
      It's a really fun idea! Great job. The best thing you could do is do what you are doing right now! Staying involved with the community, too many devs start to forget about their customers and don't listen, sure out ideas might not be perfect but half the time they are something that will probably spark something in their minds. Anyway great job!
    1. toymachine2009's Avatar
      toymachine2009 -
      Is it me or did anyone else get it to work? I submit the Day and Month and everything but there is no done or submit or respring button or anything so it doesnt do anything after its filled out.
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by toymachine2009 View Post
      Is it me or did anyone else get it to work? I submit the Day and Month and everything but there is no done or submit or respring button or anything so it doesnt do anything after its filled out.
      There is no done or respring button because it is not needed. Just go back to the main view of the Settings app (where is the airplane mode toggle) and the value will be accepted from the tweak.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      "appearance of the widget seems kind of bland"
      Not just that but why so thick? Couldn't it be thinner, just a little over the width of the text?
      I know being a bit nit picky here but hey, notification real-state is a premium. Sayin...
    1. Justahbu's Avatar
      Justahbu -
      You should make it so you can select a event in your calendar and it counts down to that, and also show what it is counting down too :thumbsup:
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      "appearance of the widget seems kind of bland"
      Not just that but why so thick? Couldn't it be thinner, just a little over the width of the text?
      I know being a bit nit picky here but hey, notification real-state is a premium. Sayin...
      Look the width is big so that I can develop the digital clock appearance that will come with version 1.2. In version 1.2 or maybe 1.1 the width will be smaller don't worry.

      Quote Originally Posted by Justahbu View Post
      You should make it so you can select a event in your calendar and it counts down to that, and also show what it is counting down too :thumbsup:
      Thank you for the new ideas. I've never thought of the Calendar up until now! (The title is an upcoming feature that I already develop)
    1. JBizza84's Avatar
      JBizza84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by isklikas View Post
      Hmm, most probably it is conflicting with another tweak as you are the only iPhone 5 user reporting this error. Try uninstalling other tweaks because I don't use the resources of any of the other tweaks. Or try to temporarily disable your other widgets and leave only CountdownCenter on. If this doesn't fix it is surely a conflict. Where did you get this system message. If you help me I might be able to help you!
      Got it working, thank you! Moved it out of notification center, gave it a respring, moved it back into nc and viola! It's working nicely with the other tweaks I listed, so no worries there.
      Thanks again for the tweak, looking forward to the updates, hopefully with some of the good ideas brought up here
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by JBizza84 View Post
      Got it working, thank you! Moved it out of notification center, gave it a respring, moved it back into nc and viola! It's working nicely with the other tweaks I listed, so no worries there.
      Thanks again for the tweak, looking forward to the updates, hopefully with some of the good ideas brought up here
      Great, thank you for your appreciation of the tweak and for writing the procedure that you followed to make it working. And the tweak will become even better with the updates, I guarantee that!
    1. sabrinawxyz's Avatar
      sabrinawxyz -
      Hi! I'm using an iphone 4, jailbroken with evasi0n with iOS 6.1, but I can't find the CountdownCentre in my notification preference tab at all? What could I be doing wrong?
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by sabrinawxyz View Post
      Hi! I'm using an iphone 4, jailbroken with evasi0n with iOS 6.1, but I can't find the CountdownCentre in my notification preference tab at all? What could I be doing wrong?
      Manually respringing should fix the problem, as one of the users reported in another site. If it doesn't, uninstall and reinstall and then manually respring.
    1. Justahbu's Avatar
      Justahbu -
      Hows it coming isklikas any updates on new features?
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by Justahbu View Post
      Hows it coming isklikas any updates on new features?
      Hello, if you see the version that I develop now, it has "countdown to my alarm", a customizable title, the ability to remove the title and an arrangable date, so that it can show the dates with the US date format in the title. All of those are made, but I am making them more stable as the current version is really buggy. I expect this version to be ready in 1 to 2 weeks but I can't guarantee this. I also have some bug fixes on the way. And I might include a copy paste function in the next update, but most probably this will be included in 2 versions from now. By the way, 1.1 is out with "Counting down to: " and "Time passed from: " when the countdown is over, as you suggested! Thanks! (Please manually respring after installing 1.1, the cydia respring doesn't work in this version! )
    1. Heiwi's Avatar
      Heiwi -
      Hello, thanks for this nice tweak but i don't know where i can put a date into countdowncenter.

      I can switch on and off the appearance in the notification center but i can't find the settings screen for the date. In the settings menu i can't find countdowncenter.

      I'm using iphone 5 with 6.12
    1. isklikas's Avatar
      isklikas -
      Quote Originally Posted by Heiwi View Post
      Hello, thanks for this nice tweak but i don't know where i can put a date into countdowncenter.

      I can switch on and off the appearance in the notification center but i can't find the settings screen for the date. In the settings menu i can't find countdowncenter.

      I'm using iphone 5 with 6.12
      Search once again and if you still can't find it please respring. If you still can't find it, please reinstall the package amd then manually respring. It should show up after this.