Many of you over the past few months have requested widgets.  Widgets is a direction we have always wanted to go.  (Just take a look at the screens Tony Stark looks at).  Cyman Mark 3 (Cyman on Chrome) will come with web widgets too when it is released.

To that end, in Cyman version 2.4+ we released not 1, not 2, but 3 new widgets to summarise bits of information Cyman has been keeping for you:
  • Speech button widget - for direct access to talk to Cyman
  • Alarm notice widget - to let you know when Cyman will next wake you up
  • Impending reminders widget - which lets you know the next few reminders only up to 24 hours in advance.

There will be many more widgets to come, not to mention improvements on these existing ones.

Other improvements include:

- Cyman wakes you up with the same volume as your alarm volume setting on your device.  So there is no problem putting your phone on silent before bed.

- Cyman can help you plan your journeys.   Simply tell Cyman "journey to London Bridge by car", or ask "how long is it to Sheffield by public transport" for example, and he will let you know how long your journey might take.

You have been very good in sending your bugs and suggestions to our email address or through our contact us page.  Keep this up, and we will ensure you have a better product!

If you have been keeping up with Cyman's updates on Google Play, you would have noticed we have been giving Cyman a much-needed makeover.  The latest updates for Cyman Mark 2 (version 2.25) allow you to even change the text background colours for both yourself and Cyman.

Apart from other obvious visual changes, some of your queries to Cyman are now answered with supporting imagery (see the images below). Not to mention the news feed reports are a lot more presentable.  Try asking Cyman to "get news about the new iPhone" for instance.

Other recent updates:
  • Facebook updates! Try telling Cyman: "Change my Facebook status to This status was created by Cyman"
  • More intelligent responses from Cyman
  • Cyman remains silent if your phone is on silent or vibrate
  • Search for movies nearby.  Try asking Cyman: "What movies are showing nearby"

As ever, we have exciting updates coming... on a non-Android platform...