The Nominees for the Best Software Award 2007 have been announced by Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine, that is the preliminary list isn’t preliminary any longer… and guess… yes a project of mine is still nominated ;)
As of writing these lines, BatteryStatus Advanced (the code-base is build on top of BatteryStatus Free) is on the list and therefore nominated for this Award in the category “Today information plug-ins”.
I’ve seen a lot of today-plugins released 2006/2007 with novel and/or innovative ideas and by great and enthusiastically developers, so it’s a great honor BatteryStatus being nominated :)
Maybe some background/history about BatteryStatus could fit in here. Project BatteryStatus started end of 2006. At this time i got my prophet and after some time of playing with i missed a bunch of less but quite useful functions, hence i started a very very small today-plugin for these quite handy functions. Then with great help of and in collaboration with forum.xda-developers.com which by and by got to a source of innovative and brilliant ideas, BatteryStatus got more and more functions and now there is an Advanced version with fully customization support by state-of-the-art xml-application and multi-language support and more … (and i got a lot of much appreciated online contacts too ;) ).
There were some simple and hopefully reasonably design principles since starting of BatteryStatus Free (in consideration of embedded systems with less system resources). Some of them are a small footprint, less usage of system resources by using notifications or avoiding unnecessary/redundant codepaths and so on. In fact even the advanced versions dll is occupying about 128 kB of memory only (regardless of runtime resources of stack/heap..). I didn’t and don’t want BatteryStatus taking 1MB or more memory only for some simple and useful things.
The advanced version is about to get from development beta status to a shareware version and we will see what comes next on stage hehe
In short: i’m very glad about Batterystatus being nominated for this award :)
Of course there is much more i could write about BatteryStatus, but .. maybe you should try it and see what community collaboration could create..