Apr 10, 2011

Preparing a paid version of Pomodroid

After many days of reasoning about the future of Pomodroid, the (actually) free/open Android application for managing tasks under the Pomodoro Technique, I decided that I will develop two separate versions, one remaining free/open for those just wanting simple functionalities (e.g., no remote fetching of tickets) and a new version that will be called Pomodroid Pro, containing all the extra functionalities that people will want to have. The Pro version will be paid at a price between 1 and 3 Euros (still have to decide).

Meanwhile, I am developing a new functionality of Pomodroid that will let people have the program stay in background for working with the Android device while a Pomodoro is running. Moreover, I am planning about further simplifying the user interface and designing it for a more pleasant experience.

Please let me know about your thoughts by contacting me or by posting a comment here or in the official page of the project


written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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