I get a lot of requests for small features for the Jalup app. I’m always listening, keeping track of ideas, and figuring out long term how I can work them into the app. One issue I face is that too many small features can lead to feature creep and overwhelming settings and configurations. So I’m always working to figure out a way to not overload the app but at the same time allow for a lot of versatility.
One helpful user recently requested a way to hide the due date while reviewing cards. Something I never thought would even bother people. I sought out to see if I could combine this with a other small requests I’ve received over the past months. After a bunch of brainstorming followed by a bunch of coding, I’ve finally come up with “Button Customization,” which is now available on both Android (1.2.0) and iOS (1.4.0) versions.
Here’s how it works
*Screenshots are from the iOS version, but it looks and works exactly the same on the Android version*
From the Settings menu, you can now change what is displayed on your Learn, Flip, Incorrect and Correct buttons:
Learn has a Nothing, Timer and Goal Countdown option:
Flip, Incorrect, and Correct have a Nothing, Timer, Goal Countdown, Due Date, and Cards Remaining option.
Ex. Setting a goal countdown of 30 new cards to learn:
Ex. Setting a 5 minute timer for every Learn session:
Ex. Setting the next due date on the Flip Button for a Review session:
Ex. In a Review session, setting the cards remaining (693!) on the Incorrect button, and a 20 minute timer on the Correct button:
Ex. In a Review session, setting 2 separate timers (10-minute and 20-minute) on the Incorrect and Correct buttons:
Maximum flexibility with your studying
The goal with this new feature is to allow for all different creative ways of studying. Maybe you want 3 separate study timers or 3 different card goals while you are reviewing. Or if you want the cleanest possible option, you can set everything to Nothing. There is a lot to play with here. In the future, I may add additional button functionality options. As always, I’m happy to hear suggestions.
I hope you enjoy it!
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.