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    Apps for an evolving world of film and television production
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  1. Timecard Buddy and Open Callsheet are dependent on the conventions used in the US. Timecard Buddy provides templates of the paper timecards we use in the US. I can support those because I am familiar with the accounting practices here. And when it comes to people's paychecks, I have to be very sure I can support the accounting practices of my app. Open Callsheet is in beta, so starting small is a natural part of that. But the app also uses AI to detect information from the callsheets emailed to us. The AI has to be trained on sample callsheets in order to work. I only have access to US callsheets to train the AI, so I have no idea whether it would work with Ireland's callsheets. Generally speaking though, it really should not be taken for granted how the idiosyncrasies of each country multiply the complexity in an app. There've been many bugs in FreqFinder related to the difference in number format. 512,000 in the US means something different than 512.000. The solution to that is to use the phone's locale setting to provide context. But I did have one user who wanted English language and French numbers. Still that's a relatively simple example. When dealing directly with a country's conventions is at the core of the app, I can only program what I know.
  2. Users can now import pdfs. Signing in with Google or Microsoft is no longer required
  3. Open Callsheet Beta on Android now does text selection that will also link to Maps, Phone, and Email https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newendian.android.opencallsheet
  4. Update: Microsoft email support has been added (Outlook, Hotmail, etc) It seems people are suspicious that something so simple could be useful, so let me start again. I have gotten a lot of suggestions to make a "Callsheet App". It's a reasonable inquiry: the digital age, the digital callsheet. The problem with most callsheet app concepts is that it requires both the AD and the crew members to use the app in tandem. If the app doesn't do something the AD needs, then all support is lost. So this concept turns that around: don't depend on cooperation from the AD. Take all the varied forms that ADs distribute, and take what information from them we can. And for that, we turn to artificial intelligence. Which, believe it or not, is not so simple, but can do enough to detect what a callsheet looks like. Things get complicated when you have to do something like detecting which date (of the many things that look like dates) is the titular date of the callsheet. And way more difficult when detecting where basecamp is. Luckily, much of the utility of a digital callsheet comes merely from having the callsheet accessible at one's fingertips. We can all read. If we're about to approach a person whose name (but not title) we've forgotten, we don't need that name on a specially formatted menu screen. It's midway down page 2. And that situation happens so much - just need to check one thing, but I don't have the paper on me - it's worth creating an app for that. Most people use the built-in pdf reader, and at least on Android, file management is non-existent, so opening the callsheet at the spur of the moment means searching through one's email every time a person wants to open it. Even creating a shortcut to a downloaded file is a cumbersome experience. Now there are certainly integrations that people want to see in a digital callsheet, but without the cooperation of each individual person making the callsheets (and trust me, convincing people to use your app is not easy), you have to rely on AI. And that means that sometimes it won't detect the information, but you still have to have functionality to fall back on. So I need beta testers to make sure the foundation is solid. Because I do want to expand on this concept, but it has to start from a place where everyone can use it.
  5. So this app will do what you've done for yourself: keep your callsheet within a single button press, except without having to import it each day. The plan is to do tie-ins (maps, phone numbers), but no markings.
  6. It's about speed. One button access instead of searching through your email every time you need to look something up.
  7. Not at the moment, but possibly in the future Technically it is worse than a PDF reader because you can't select text, and that is something I plan to remedy. Still my hope is that there's a lot of utility there already.
  8. That is correct Olle. Though if you don't have a callsheet for the day, it should say "No Callsheet Found". I'll check on that. If for some reason you do have a callsheet but it wasn't detected, you can look at a list of pdf attachments with the lower left button. I should change the ads moment to only run when a pdf is about to be displayed (once per day is the plan, with a paid no-ads option) I have opened it up to Canada All important feedback
  9. Hi everybody, I'm working on a callsheet app with a very different premise: just display the callsheet on your screen. I need testers but for the moment there are specific requirements: - You're on Android - You use Gmail or Microsoft (outlook, hotmail, etc) to receive your callsheets - You're comfortable letting an app search your email for today's callsheet (no data is ever transferred off the device) If you're interested, you can check it out here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newendian.android.opencallsheet Best, James
  10. http://www.icrobotics.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Turning_the_Raspberry_Pi_Into_an_FM_Transmitter
  11. Oh, I'm sorry. I should have mentioned. As the focus of Timecard Buddy is that it includes images of timecards from the major payroll companies, only the US timecards are currently offered and I have limited the availability to US and Canada (for now).
  12. There is now the ability to support in-app purchase promo codes on Android, but licensing has always caused a lot of problems for me so I don't want to risk changing the licensing code to support them and screwing up something else
  13. Just remember to repost the list with the codes removed and count updated
  14. 50 Promo codes for Timecard Buddy (App Store -> Featured Page -> Redeem) Just repost the list having removed the codes used and update the count. Cheers, James timecardbuddy.com Available (50): 63P7KMNKMJ6F X6HANYAYNR6L J94XKPWF43YL 3K9RHYTJKPA6 67WLF733K6AX RFFMMNPHPHRF 33P7XEHNJFJK KYFJEKJJAF76 TWXKKJ3JTHFR 9MME9F3P6THH TW364LHRMETX LMKAA7MNFEFK M4MTF4FW6WH3 4XWK3JJEAYTE MXPAE3PM7XY6 449M9WFWR6FK 3PWAN9W493LT HKTMXEXXXTX3 4N4M6EF9KAEJ TRJYLK97ETJT W6XR749WT4RR M9T3L4MMLRJ6 JKRYRH97NT9Y EPN74LPETJY4 9NXF39AEWAHT 36K6WNTWH3JE 9K69FL9AJFWE YPTRPEEX6YKY 4KHTMM47RPTK WJL343XLAXH6 FPENP4JM4FJM JNAYLMWAWYM3 E4Y7NKNPFLAT HRWWLHYTEP4F N6JPMT3JL3JP EHHHHAX99Y44 KHYPLLAJ6FKE PLTF7PFAPPW3 FYJYJ3YF9X33 RYTNPFH9MYFX APYMN9669376 X6AHK7RRJ7KK 7XKYPR37FRR4 7JH463J79TT4 KML69MFRMW67 HN4HFLF4MA66 M4R7T9XW9L67 LKF4M3FY7TX4 YXHM3EMMHRJR EXJE4YJX7ALK
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