The app does what it’s supposed to—that is, it tracks your focus time and exchanges it for donuts! I especially like the fact that you can just turn on the tracker and not have to set a specific time frame.
So glad that the donut-counting bug was fixed. However, I am having issues with the anti-cheat feature. I know it’s still in beta, but as someone who uses their phone while the work for spellings and quick questions, having this feature would be awesome. When I had it off, I left the app (but left the timer running in the background) for what couldn’t have been more than a minute, returned, and saw that the app had restarted with the quote loading screen. I hit the anti-cheat switch on, restarted the timer, and then left the app again. On this return, the app hadn’t restarted, but the timer had been stopped. While writing this review, I had the timer running and anti-cheat off. Periodically switching back to the app, it seems to be working fine. Maybe it was a one-time fluke? Anyway, as someone who beta-tests coding for a friend, I know how crucial it can be to hear any issues, one-time or no.
There are a couple of improvements I’d really like to see! First off, sound effects. What’s the point of all the buttons if they don’t make click noises? I’d also like to see a more navigable, aesthetically pleasing home screen. Perhaps fill the half-empty screen with the dog? The layout took some getting used to due to the fast pace of the tutorial, and I think it can be clarified and streamlined. Maybe put all the buttons in one area, or create multiple pages that can be swiped through (a settings, social, challenges, donuts, and machine page). This may be small, but I would LOVE if the user could customize the app more. While the pastel multi-colored aesthetic I’m sure works for some people, I’m personally a fan of more muted tones when focusing. A darker theme would be amazing! On the same customization strand, I get that the dog is like the mascot of the app, but frankly he’s a little strange looking. Which I appreciate as a design choice! But it’d be super cool if you could kinda customize your own dog using the donuts you earn from focusing.
In all, a fun app with barrel loads of potential! Looking forward to future updates and features!