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Voice Choice 2.0 beta Last 10 Updates

    New beta published.

    For those who have joined as a beta tester you'll see an update coming shortly with a donate button. Let me know if there seems to be any issues.

    Do you want to beta test this app? Check it here


    09 Aug 2017 Google+ Community Update 377 Community Members

    New beta published.

    For those who have joined as a beta tester you'll see an update coming shortly with a donate button. Let me know if there seems to be any issues.


    10 Jun 2017 Google+ Community Update 369 Community Members

    Uploaded the fix for Google's Breaking Change

    Thanks for your patience everyone. The latest update is now live with the fix so you no longer need to keep Google Voice downgraded.

    Again, I can't say thank you enough for everyone's support. It's been really great and lots of fun.


    01 Jun 2017 Google+ Community Update 366 Community Members

    This latest breakage from the recent Google Voice update brings about an opportunity to discuss something I've been thinking about for months and even years at this point - how to best monetize Voice Choice. This is something that has tormented me, to be quite honest.

    When I first published Voice Choice we lived in a world of 99 cent gag apps and casual games. I felt my app was quite useful and way more important to people than a little app you only use once or twice, so I charged $5.99. Well, along came our friend "Copycat" who released a competing app for free, and I felt pressure to lower my price. Luckily for me, the other app has been poorly supported and has seen little to no feature additions. All the while I did my best to keep up with feature requests and jump on fixes as quickly as possible.

    Well, the market evolved and even the big players realized if you want to survive you have to do it with ads or subscriptions (be it monthly, yearly, or in the form of freemium content). Putting ads in the app doesn't make much sense because Voice Choice is a "set it and forget it" app, so people would rarely see the ads. But with several times more people content with the free version, I simply don't get enough people willing to pay a mere one-time-fee of $2.99 for an app they want/need/use everyday, several times per day.

    I really want to put the time into making Voice Choice better and staying on top of things as they change so that it can keep working. Unfortunately I have other demands in my life and the meager income from the relatively few people willing to pay for the app doesn't quite justify it.

    So the part that has been tearing me apart is do I change the model and make it a subscription? Should I charge some small amount per month/year for continued access to Voice Choice in order to justify the time/effort it takes to keep it alive? What amount might that be? What will the reaction be from the ones who were already willing to pay? Do I have to keep charging them more because there are too many freeloaders who are unwilling to pay $2.99?

    I welcome any and all reactions and comments. Thanks everyone.


    25 May 2017 Google+ Community Update 359 Community Members

    The latest version is now 2.25.5. This has (just now) been published as a wide release. Thanks again to everyone for helping make Voice Choice better!


    13 Apr 2017 Google+ Community Update 349 Community Members

    What's New

    ○ Added new option to filter any numbers with a pause or wait (activate in Patterns tab)

    ○ Gave the entire app a new paint job

    ○ Fixed a bug which made it appear like Google Voice was not installed


    12 Apr 2017 Google Play Release Update

    What's New

    - Added proper permission requests for Marshmallow and Nougat devices


    09 Apr 2017 Google Play Release Update

    Proper permission requests have now been added to the latest beta - 2.25.1 (published just now). This fixes the issue I mentioned about a week ago where 2.25.0 would crash on Marshmallow and Nougat devices if the install was a fresh install rather than an upgrade.

    If I haven't heard about any issues in a day or two I will promote 2.25.1 to production.

    Thanks for all your help.


    09 Apr 2017 Google+ Community Update 348 Community Members

    What's New

    ○ New option to filter any number with a pause or wait (turn on in the patterns tab)

    ○ Gave the entire app a new paint job

    ○ Fixed an issue which made it look like Google Voice wasn't installed


    01 Apr 2017 Google Play Release Update

    Just published a new beta for everyone to try out. You can now go to the patterns tab and check a box to filter any number with a pause or wait in it. It's off by default so be sure to go check the box. Also, I've added a color theme to the app. Hopefully it's visually pleasing. :D And finally I fixed the issue mentioned before where it made it look like Google Voice wasn't installed.

    It appears on Marshmallow and Nougat devices it will work fine as long as you are upgrading with an older version already installed (because you've already accepted the permissions).

    I would love to hear back from Marshmallow and Nougat users to see how this goes. I'm right in the middle of fixing things so that it won't crash with a fresh install on Marshmallow and up.


    01 Apr 2017 Google+ Community Update 346 Community Members