Android app has made me sad

I have an unfortunately low spec smartphone. As such, any app I want to
install has to be carefully planned and the space required gently pried
from the grasp of other apps. The new Beeminder app seemed worth the
sacrifices, and I was pleased to secure enough space download and install
it. I was a bit disappointed that it couldn’t be moved to the SD card to be
more space efficient but the excitement of the prospect of screens full of
tracking widgets and integration with TagTime overshadowed the fact. Alas,
none of this was to be since Beeminder for Android won’t run at all without
Google Play Services, a luxury I certainly haven’t the space for. I still
want to make this work so I’m wondering if an old version of the app might
offer the most essential functionality without the Google Play Services
dependence. The functions I really care about are the widgets linked to the
quick entry predetermined data values and integration with TagTime. Does
the old version have these? And does anyone have the .apk for the old
version of the beeminder app so I can install it?

I bet we can get you an old .apk! But it won’t have TagTime
integration. It will have the widgets though.

But it might also not be too hard to compile a version that doesn’t
use Google Play Services. I’ll check with Uluc. If this matters to
anyone else, let me know!

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 2:37 AM, Toni Alsford toni.alsford@gmail.com wrote:

I have an unfortunately low spec smartphone. As such, any app I want to
install has to be carefully planned and the space required gently pried from
the grasp of other apps. The new Beeminder app seemed worth the sacrifices,
and I was pleased to secure enough space download and install it. I was a
bit disappointed that it couldn’t be moved to the SD card to be more space
efficient but the excitement of the prospect of screens full of tracking
widgets and integration with TagTime overshadowed the fact. Alas, none of
this was to be since Beeminder for Android won’t run at all without Google
Play Services, a luxury I certainly haven’t the space for. I still want to
make this work so I’m wondering if an old version of the app might offer the
most essential functionality without the Google Play Services dependence.
The functions I really care about are the widgets linked to the quick entry
predetermined data values and integration with TagTime. Does the old version
have these? And does anyone have the .apk for the old version of the
beeminder app so I can install it?


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Goal tracking + Commitment contracts == http://beeminder.com

Yeah I have the same problem, but I found that you can just pretend you are
going to download Google Play Services (click the button the beeminder app
throws up), and then don’t, and beeminder will work just fine (until next
time you start the app). Inconvenient, but still works.

I need a new phone, more than anything

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.comwrote:

I bet we can get you an old .apk! But it won’t have TagTime
integration. It will have the widgets though.

But it might also not be too hard to compile a version that doesn’t
use Google Play Services. I’ll check with Uluc. If this matters to
anyone else, let me know!

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 2:37 AM, Toni Alsford toni.alsford@gmail.com
wrote:

I have an unfortunately low spec smartphone. As such, any app I want to
install has to be carefully planned and the space required gently pried
from
the grasp of other apps. The new Beeminder app seemed worth the
sacrifices,
and I was pleased to secure enough space download and install it. I was a
bit disappointed that it couldn’t be moved to the SD card to be more
space
efficient but the excitement of the prospect of screens full of tracking
widgets and integration with TagTime overshadowed the fact. Alas, none of
this was to be since Beeminder for Android won’t run at all without
Google
Play Services, a luxury I certainly haven’t the space for. I still want
to
make this work so I’m wondering if an old version of the app might offer
the
most essential functionality without the Google Play Services dependence.
The functions I really care about are the widgets linked to the quick
entry
predetermined data values and integration with TagTime. Does the old
version
have these? And does anyone have the .apk for the old version of the
beeminder app so I can install it?


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Thanks, Wolf! That worked and has made my week :smiley:

On Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:01:28 UTC+13, Wolf Tivy wrote:

Yeah I have the same problem, but I found that you can just pretend you
are going to download Google Play Services (click the button the beeminder
app throws up), and then don’t, and beeminder will work just fine (until
next time you start the app). Inconvenient, but still works.

I need a new phone, more than anything

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Daniel Reeves <dre...@beeminder.com<javascript:>

wrote:

I bet we can get you an old .apk! But it won’t have TagTime
integration. It will have the widgets though.

But it might also not be too hard to compile a version that doesn’t
use Google Play Services. I’ll check with Uluc. If this matters to
anyone else, let me know!

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 2:37 AM, Toni Alsford <toni.a...@gmail.com<javascript:>>
wrote:

I have an unfortunately low spec smartphone. As such, any app I want to
install has to be carefully planned and the space required gently pried
from
the grasp of other apps. The new Beeminder app seemed worth the
sacrifices,
and I was pleased to secure enough space download and install it. I was
a
bit disappointed that it couldn’t be moved to the SD card to be more
space
efficient but the excitement of the prospect of screens full of tracking
widgets and integration with TagTime overshadowed the fact. Alas, none
of
this was to be since Beeminder for Android won’t run at all without
Google
Play Services, a luxury I certainly haven’t the space for. I still want
to
make this work so I’m wondering if an old version of the app might
offer the
most essential functionality without the Google Play Services
dependence.
The functions I really care about are the widgets linked to the quick
entry
predetermined data values and integration with TagTime. Does the old
version
have these? And does anyone have the .apk for the old version of the
beeminder app so I can install it?


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