Luv it ... but, plz fix the bug, dear ... Please, fix the bug in this application's volume setting. Every time this mindfulness bell rings, my alarm's volume will always automatically be changed to the max again & again. The dogs in my neighbourhood are angry, they bark at my 4 AM Android Kitkat alarm back ... Anyway, this application is wonderful! I do need it!
I love my bell! Edit: Now working for my S5 again! Thanks Dev! Just a little reminder to take pause and be mindful. And to those who complain that it comes on while you're watching media or reading- well, that is the entire point of the app- so that whatever you may be doing and wherever you are, you can take pause and breathe and just be mindful. I think we need that most when we are immersed in our media and the like. It is meant to come at times you wouldn't otherwise be mindful! Om..
Don't miss the point! I've read numerous reviews complaining about how this bell is a nuisance, that it rings at all the wrong times, or how it interrupts music play.... Yes, the bell can be a bit of a distraction - however, this is precisely the point! The practice of mindfulness allows one to break from the unconscious onslaught of the hectic lives we lead. The bell reminds us to stop and enjoy this uniquely, individual moment. So, if it goes off at the wrong time, set it to follow your ringer and turn off ringer as needed!
Bug There is a bug in this app that opens all apps while this one is in use. It's also a pity that the resonating sound is cut short, not a full length recording
Alarm volume reset to max The sound of the bell is calming, however on my HTC Incredible I the speaker volume is reset to max after each bell, I discovered. Please fix. Update: my phone speaker is now blown. Uninstalled ... still no reply from developer. Should be renamed "Mindless Bell".
Very useful Love the sound of the bell as it brings me back to the moment, i recommend this to people who need a reminder to be mindful daily. Can be customized to be functional between a specified period eg. I use it daily for 1 hour with the bell ringing every 10 mins. Hope to gradually increase the duration to 2 hous with bell ringing every 15 mins and so on till i can be mindful for almost all of my waking hours, 5 stars from me for this wondeful app and also for making it free!! Peace and love to all
Thanks to Uwe Damken, we now have a new release of this open source project. Want to help? Check out http://mindbell.googlecode.com !
1. We hope this release fixes the Mindfulness Bell for Galaxy S5 users -- the menu should now appear in the title bar.
2. New configuration feature: you can now mute the bell when the phone is in flight mode.
We now use the permission READ_PHONE_STATE so that we can show a grey notification when the phone is in flight mode.