Buddhist practitioners who have adopted the Lojong mind training teaching may benefit from having periodic reminders arrive in their phone's status bar. Lojong Cards provides for a continuous stream of notifications (once a day at most) which display one of the Lojong slogans on a decorative card hovering over the currently active application.
Frequency of the notifications is once a day, or once every 1-5 days (a number selected at random.) Users may loosely control the time of day when the notification is received (early morning, daytime, or evening.) The cards may be delivered in canonical order or shuffled order.
The cards may also be viewed in a scrolling list of all 59 slogans. Included on the instruction screen are a list of recommended books (with Amazon links) on the subject of Lojong Mind Training.
A web search on the text of any card may be launched from the card displays.
This app uses Android's Alarm Manager to schedule the notifications. When the alarm is triggered, the notification is sent and the next alarm time is calculated and set. Rebooting your phone will now restart the notifications schedule if it was active when you powered down. It will not open the app's UI on reboot.
Version 1.0 - July 24, 2014
- added web search button to card display: do a Google search on the text of the card to find commentary and further information.
- added web search to the card list display: tap a card to launch the Google search.
Version 0.9 (beta)
- Corrected erroneous statement in the instructions screen pertaining to rebooting your device.