Shutting down of beta.mysleepbot.com

As 99.9%+ of our users have migrated into post gingerbread versions logged on beta.mysleepbot.com to migrate into www.mysleepbot.com (released 2 years ago), we will now shutdown beta.mysleepbot.com. For those who still need to upgrade and didn't get a chance to, you can still let us know and we can do manual upgrade for you. 

Edison Wang

Posted on October 7, 2014 .

SleepBot for iOS

It’s finally here.

SleepBot 1.0 2010

Since we launched SleepBot for Android as a humble sleep journal nearly three years ago, we’ve been working step by step towards introducing SleepBot on the iOS platform, and what a crazy, difficult, and awesome journey it’s been. When we initially started designing SleepBot 1.0 for iOS, it offered the same simple features as it did in the Android version 1.0. A single-button “punch-in” function to time your sleep. A “current debt” tracker that would help you find out how much sleep you were missing. And trend graphs to get a sense of all your data. Over the years, things have gotten a bit more complicated…

iOS wireframes 2011

We introduced SleepBot for web last year, and went through three huge overhauls of SleepBot for Android, including the recent new additions of intelligent alarm, motion tracking, and sound recording. While we planned to release SleepBot 1.0 for iOS as a barebones sleep time log, it already began to feel outdated. The app market moves quickly and it was weirdly out of rhythm to have our iOS app exist two versions behind the Android. We took it back to basics and completely revamped the app. New features, new design, new functionalities all behind the scenes.

After months of breaking, testing, and improving, we submitted SleepBot 1.0 to the App Store in April and the approval process was an experience in itself. So today it seems like a sort of catharsis to announce we are finally on the App Store, up to date and packed with features offered by no other apps on the market (including a few not yet available on Android such as white noise soundtracks for sleep and custom created alarm ringtones).

We were able to replicate nearly all of the functions possible in the Android app (working in the background, alarm sets off even in Silent mode, screen-off tracking) which is a miracle in itself due to the limitations of the iOS platform. I actually call it a “god-app” because it will work no matter what you throw at it (exiting/locking, playing games, listening to music). While there are still basic restrictions impossible within iOS such as “Auto-airplane mode” and repeat alarms, it’s amazing how much we have been able to accomplish within these parameters.

After so many of you messaging, commenting, and posting about wanting SleepBot on your iPhones and iPods since our launch, we are really proud to introduce SleepBot 1.0 today. The past year has been incredibly hard for our team and myself personally, and this launch is a testament to how much your support has meant to us, to get us through to this moment. 

Use SleepBot with all the super-features to wake up better and find out how you sleep at night, or switch it up and just use it in what we call “SleepBot Classic” mode by turning off all the options and simply keeping track of your hours. In any case, SleepBot is designed for you, customizable for each person to find their way to get better sleep.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id578829107?

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lslk.sleepbot

Download it now for your phone and tell us what you think! We still have a long way to go and want your feedback or suggestions so we know how to improve! 
Thank you all once again. 

Sweet Dreams,

Jane Zhu, Founder and CEO

Comparison of graphs on Samsung Galaxy S3 v. iPhone 5

Posted on May 18, 2013 .

An update that has come a little too late

We have just released SleepBot for Android 3.0.5 with MANY long waited fixes, you will be able to get it around April 8th, 2013, 12:00pm EST

Bug

  • Screen guard is not enabled after punch out: we will now not try to mess with your screen guard when alarm plays and/or movement tracking is on by using an official API instead of a deprecated one that were there long ago. 
  • Axis and numbers not lined up for pattern graph on some phones: The pattern graph's lines does not match with the labels, and now they are aligned and is all pretty!
  • Sync failures are not handled by the client: we noticed that sometimes the automatic sync will timeout but SleepBot will treat it as a successful sync and never sync the old days again. We have adjusted the sync dates and fixed this bug. SleepBot will sync all your entries again. 
  • Smart Alarm not working by itself: Smart Alarm in 3.0.4 will turn on movement tracking 30 milliseconds instead of 30 minutes before the actual alarm. We have fixed this in 3.0.5.
  • Debt Calculation Fluctuates Base on Millis: thanks to one of our users, the debt calculation now will not account random days base on the time you tilt your screen. 
  • Debt calculation has one extra day: We have corrected our debt calculation to not include an extra day that's not needed. 
  • Movement graph is not appearing if smart alarm is used instead of motion tracking: we fixed a bug that causes the movement graph to not line up with the sound graph and not show up at all. (shows as an empty graph)
  • Sound graphs were not showing: we got lots of report that sound tracking is not working. It's actually that the graph is not showing if you have any absolute silent movement. We have corrected this and your sound tracking should be "working" and showing up again! 

Improvement

  • Allow hourly format on entry list: because phones are bigger now, you can now switch to hourly format on entries list by check a checkbox in Appearance Settings. 
  • In screen off mode you now have the option option to ignore charging warning. (This is the sound that makes when you punch in!) 
  • Dismiss alarm without having to use keycode: you don't have to type your keycode to dismiss your alarm now. (You still have to enter keycode if you want to get into any other screen)
  • Option to not use keyguard: for compatibility reasons, some old old devices may have to still let SleepBot manage its keyguard. 
  • When there is no alarm some action should be shown when selecting auto alarm: Now if you don't have an alarm set for the next day, we will put you to the alarm list (save one click!) and if you have auto-alarm on, we will let you punch in right the way!
  • Fixed a few crashes.

New Feature

  • App2sd version: App2SD will be up for this version. PLEASE NOTE: you will not receive any future updates from the system nor will we provide App2SD for some of the future versions. This is meant for users who have super limited memories on their phone and wish to use SleepBot for a period of time until they get a new phone. 

Again, we want to thank all of our users for pointing out these issues for us. You guys are the best. 

Posted on April 8, 2013 .

Upgrading Paths (As of SleepBot Android 3.0)

At SleepBot we strive our best to be compatible with as many phones as possible, but sometimes we have to drop support for the older platforms in order to add certain new features.

Some of you may notice that on the market page of SleepBot for Android, you see that the version section says "varies by device".  That's because SleepBot have three versions available on the market to allow upgrades. 

For Android 2.2 and above users: You may install SleepBot for Android 3.0 with no problem.

For Android 2.1 users or Amazon Kindle users, you will see SleepBot 2.1.1 on your phone. This version is no longer supported, but you can use local backup sync the data that you already have and restore them when you get a 2.2+ phone. For sync, we will maintain beta.mysleepbot.com to support 2.1 users until October 2013, after that, beta.mysleepbot.com will be shutdown and all the traffic will go through www.mysleepbot.com  

For Android 1.6 -> 2.0 users, you will see SleepBot 1.9.3 on your phone. Sync is not on this version, however, you may use local backup on SleepBot 1.93, and then when you get a 2.2+ phone, you can restore them via local restore. 

Posted on March 6, 2013 .

Our biggest release on Android...yet

Hey SleepBot-er's, we have just released SleepBot for Android 3.0. We have worked on this new version for the past year to integrate some of the most requested features and keep it up to date to support new devices. Here are some of the highlights that I want to share with everyone:

New Features

  • Beautiful new UI to give it a more modern look. 
  • Smart Alarm: want SleepBot to wake you up at an optimal time?
  • Movement Tracking: record your movement when you are sleeping. 
  • Sound Recording: record sound when you are sleeping.
  • URI API Support: Allow you to make SleepBot respond to NFC/QR Code request, simply make it point to "sb://any", "sb://sleep", or "sb://wake" to punch in. Also keep in mind that if you use Tasker, you can do so much more with SleepBot.
  • Whole new resources and tips that will help you sleep better!
  • Re-organized settings that will make you less confused when choosing the best settings for your SleepBot. We want to keep it simple yet powerful. 

Bug Fixes

Added proper support for Android 4.1 and 4.2 devices: due to API changes, many functions on SleepBot are fundamentally broken, and this release we are bringing all of them back:  

  • Turning Mobile Data Off: airplane mode is no longer supported on Android 4.2, but we realized that giving the alternative option to turn data off + auto silence, we can give user more flexibility. For users <4.2, you will still see the airplane mode function.
  • Graph axis is now showing again for Android 4.1+ users.
  • Auto-Wifi On-Off is now supported for multi-user tablets.
  • And many bugs that we discovered over the last couple months. Now that we are done with this big release, we will be able to deliver small incremental updates again and quicker.

What's Next

For Android, we will keep a close eye on the problems that people will face with this release as well as our translation efforts. We will deliver incremental updates now on a monthly basis.  Our main focus will also shift to the website to provide more powerful analytics as well as launching our iOS version. 

Edison & Jane

Posted on March 2, 2013 and filed under release-notes.

We're launching at NY Tech Day April 19!!

mysleepbot.com. is up.

FINALLY!!!! finally finally finally finally

We've been working and reworking the site. Maybe it would have been a better idea to get a minimum viable product out.

But this is our version of the MVP-- it's not where it needs to be but we're proud of where we are so far!

Still working on a way to update the news articles in the resources section differently.

In the coming weeks you'll be seeing many tweaks to the site!

We're launching at NY Tech Day tomorrow! (https://nytechday.com/)

Come visit us at the Lexington Armory (26th st./4th Ave.) if you're in the New York area!

Posted on April 18, 2012 .

BETA IS NOW UP!!

 

~ Best wishes for 2012!

 

It's been a while since our last blog-- but beta.mysleepbot.com is finally up!

So much testing... and problems.. hopefully this actually works the way it should.

Now working on the public site-- let us know what you think in comments here!

 

Posted on December 8, 2011 .