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!

We have been busy... so busy that it has not been easy to improve Cyman's features as fast as we would have liked.  But we finally managed to include a couple of features that the majority of users have asked for, but the bad news is that going forward, we are unable to support Android v2.1. We really want to take Cyman places, and we need later editions of Android to do so - update your Android device!

- An omnipresent Cyman icon in the notification bar.  
From any application, you can tap the notification icon to speak to Cyman directly.

- Cyman can read your incoming texts
If you turn on "read text" mode from your Cyman menu, Cyman will read your texts as they arrive.  A feature to reply straightaway will come soon.

- Cyman can tweet on  your behalf
To allow Cyman access to tweet for you, give him the command "authorise my twitter" and follow the steps on the resulting web page. Eventually you will be given a pin code which you need to type and send back to Cyman.  After thatyou can tweet away like the screenshot on the left!

- The UI has had some minor changes

We have also included the ability to control whether you hear Cyman's battery alerts or not (for those of you who have discovered that he does this!)

We are still working on that "other platform", and this release has a hidden feature to facilitate that... watch this space!

Thank you for supporting Cyman System! Please do drop a nice review on Google Play, and leave us feedback on our contact page to keep improving!

We have been silent for a while - no updates in the last 3 weeks and no blog posts.  But that does not mean we have not been busy! We have been reading all (and I mean all) of your feedback through our website, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube sites and figuring out the features you want the most... and indeed the features you like the most which we can improve.  Not to mention thinking about the Desktop Cyman Mark 1 platform along with integration with the Android Cyman Mark 2.  Let us not forget we are thinking about an iPhone app for the Cyman Mark 2...

Add to that our regular day jobs and life changes, and what you have is a long period of silence.  But we will be back with awesome innovation - a lot of which comes from your own suggestions!

So please don't stop giving feedback, do give us a good rating on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyman.android) if you feel we deserve it, +1 the app and our website, and if you have it in you - please donate using PayPal!

In the meantime, we will be getting some fresh ideas for Cyman from Iron Man's JARVIS in the new Marvel's Avengers Assemble movie!
Many of you have been asking for a settings menu, or at least a commands guide.  We are pleased to announce that we have made another quick release honouring your request.  

Tap your menu button to see your options, then tap "Examples" to see a list of Cyman's capabilities by category.  Tap on a category to reveal commands, and select one to see the template appear in your text box.  You can edit the command if you wish, but you are an 'Enter' key away from giving Cyman your command. 

There are many other improvements we have made conversation wise, check out the release notes on http://market.android.com/details?id=com.cyman.android

PS - Originally, we released version 1.4 which contained a few bugs.  These have now been addressed