CherryTomato in Mono

I received an email a few days ago from the Pomodoro Technique® legal department, informing me that I was infringing on their trademarks. The icon looks too much like their logo and it’s not clear that CherryTomato is not an official Pomodoro Technique® tool.
Well it will be so even less now. 25 minutes might work really well for some things but time boxing can be more than that. For instance, John Cleese recommends you set aside 90 minutes for creative reflection now and then. You should watch this talk talk not just for the content which is great, but also for a demonstration of how to engage an audience with humour and insight:

John Cleese – a lecture on Creativity from janalleman on Vimeo.

I have been on OSX for about a year now. As CherryTomato is written in C#, I decided to take a look at Mono and try porting CherryTomato. I ran into a bunch of challenges and decided to start from scratch instead and as you might know, it has taken me much longer than I initially anticipated. I have been using CT myself for a while now and it seems to be close to ready for a beta that runs both on Windows and OSX.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted August 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking about starting similar project.

    The idea was to make pomodoro for web and for android, as I want to make some simple multi-platform project – just for training… But now – I’m really confused. I’m not sure if I can call my application “pomodorro”.

  2. Kristian
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Yoshua,

    I don’t know but they are setting up this http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/2012/07/pom4-showcase.html which seems to indicate that they welcome apps so long as they follow their guidelines.

  3. Posted August 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Kristian, very big thanx for that! I’ve simply missed it 🙂 We will definitely let them know about our Pomodorro 🙂

  4. Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    I am also concerned about this, i am currently developing a pomoddor tool, and i didnt know about that kind of issue. Check out my pomodoro tool
    http://pomodoros.com.br/en/

  5. Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to notify – the tool is there 🙂 at least the website version. Looks nice, doesn’t it ?
    We’re still planning to go for Android on idea – but yet not decided when this may happen.

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