Bark’n Mood

Options

Unlimited Monitoring Duration Enable multi-colour audio analysis and display Tune the mood legend to match your dog’s barking Capture and email the monitor/replay screen image Export recordings to iCloud Drive and email download links Protected export and email of copies stored in iCloud Remote monitoring over iCloud Drive Use the App’s email server for emailed alerts Get alerts emailed to yourself for barking activity Choose when barking alerts are triggered Optional contact email address for support Get a free ten day trial of remote monitoring and emailed alerts Full Version Support with Exceptions

Unlimited Monitoring Duration

This option removes the hidden areas of the summary graph allowing you to see all of the current session when purchased from the monitoring/review screen. It applies to the session in progress (if any), all previously recorded sessions and all future sessions.

Enable multi-colour audio analysis and display

With this option on the frequencies in any noise are analysed and  colour coded into the graph. Similar barks from the same dog will show the same colour patterns. The position on the colour rainbow legend for 'playing' etc will vary for different dogs and may be customised. The yellow bars at the bottom of each graph show where the app thinks it has detected barking. To see a graphical explanation of this colour coding go to the control screen in the app and touch the info button in the bottom right hand corner. Without this option enabled the standard encoding is grey - no noise, yellow - noisy and red- barking. The yellow barking underline marker is still present.

Tune the mood legend to match your dog’s barking

Every dog’s bark has different frequencies. Bigger breeds tend to be lower pitched while the smaller breeds are higher. With this option you can modify the legend to better match your dog. You can type in numbers in each field or alternatively touch the padlock icon and use sliders. With sliders enabled touch any label (eg playing) and slide your finger to the left or right. The number will change together with the colour as you move your finger.

Capture and email the monitor/replay screen image

Often when dealing with noisy dog complaints a snapshot of the monitor screen will be adequate to send to the council customer service operator especially when the dog has been quiet all day. This can save sending a large recording which contains nothing of interest.

Export recordings to iCloud Drive and email download links

This option allows the export of 16000Hz copies of monitoring session recordings to iCloud Drive and/or Documents. iCloud Drive is accessible to yourself on both the iOS device and your computer. Recordings stored in Documents can be accessed using iTunes file sharing. Both these areas are read and write enabled to yourself so the app treats them as unprotected. Once a recording has been copied to iCloud it has to be uploaded to the iCloud server before a link to it can be emailed using iOS Mail. Both the copy and the email are implemented on the review form where you select recordings. For further information touch here.

Protected export and email of copies stored in iCloud

The app stores session recordings in a protected area inaccessible to yourself where they cannot be modified. With this option the export of 16000Hz copies to iCloud is done to a protected inaccessible area. Once again it has to be uploaded to the iCloud server before a link to it can be emailed. In this case because we have a session recording which has always been stored in a protected area the email of the download links also has to be protected if we are to guarantee that it is a protected and unaltered 16000Hz copy of the original monitor recording. The email is sent using the app’s own email server which is enabled for this purpose. You are able to enter the recipients, CC copies and initial user text. The app adds the links and text guaranteeing that the links are to unaltered copies of the original recordings. For further information touch here.

Remote monitoring over iCloud Drive

When this option is enabled the app stores snapshot copies of the monitoring screen in iCloud at the periodic intervals and whenever barking is detected (same logic as the reprimand). A barking alert resets the timer for the next periodic update. The remote device sees a button at the middle bottom of the initial control screen. This button is green if a monitoring session is in progress otherwise it is brown if a completed monitoring session is stored in iCloud. This device will display the snapshots as they become available. Scrolling the snapshots is available. There is also a button on the top right of the control bar which shows a muted bell, touch this to enable barking audio alerts.  For further information touch here.

Use the App’s email server for emailed alerts

The option is there to use the app’s own email server or to use your own. Use of your own email server is freely available when you enable emailed alerts. The pricing and fact it is not included as part of the unlimited version are designed to encourage you to use your own server. If you choose to use the app’s email server then to stop abuse each target email address requires the entry of an emailed confirmation code to activate it. When using your own server emailed confirmation codes are not required.

Get alerts emailed to yourself for barking activity

When this option is enabled the app emails snapshot copies of the monitoring screen at the periodic intervals and whenever a barking alert is triggered. A barking alert resets the timer for the next periodic email. Up to 10 email addresses can be entered. When using the app’s own email server a confirmation code is required and a button is provided to email the confirmation code to the entered address. For further information touch here.

Choose when barking alerts are triggered

Seconds to wait …’ - Normally there will be some noise after you start the monitoring session. You don’t want the app to recognise barking until after you have left so set this to a reasonable value for how long it takes you to go. Minimum seconds between alerts’ - if your dog has not quietened down you don’t want to keep emailing alerts one after the other. You need a gap to stop an email storm. The number of barks before an alert is triggered’ - dogs barks vary. There are single sharp barks and there are fused barks where multiple barks occur one after the other without breaks. You can see fused barks on the instantaneous graph where there are multiple peaks in a single barking sequence. Some of these multiple peaks in a fused bark are counted towards this number so do not make this number too low or you will be triggering frequent alerts These barks must occur within this many seconds’ - this provides an interval in which the number of barks above must occur. If you were there how long would you let your dog bark before you corrected it? Use a similar sort of time and then adjust the number of barks to get the alerts fired when you want.

Optional contact email address for support

If the app crashes (disappears and you return to the home screen, this also happens after some fatal error messages) a crash report is automatically generated. This report respects your privacy and contains no user identifiable material. If you enter this email address then you give me some way of providing personal service and contacting you regarding any problems that have occurred.  

Get a free ten day trial of remote monitoring and emailed alerts

Just what it says. For ten days you can have a no obligation trial of remote monitoring and email alerts. To make it easy to setup the app’s own email server is included in the trial. if it is what you want then you can either buy the options you want or get the full version.

Full Version Support with Exceptions

Enables all current and future in-app purchase options with the exception of use of the app’s own email server for email alerts.

Restore Your Purchases.

Use this option if you have made in-app purchases and either reinstall the app on your device or install it on a second or subsequent device. The subsequent devices need to use the same iTunes login. Unfortunately it is not possible to share in-app purchases with family sharing. -
© 2016 John Hall
iOS Apps
for the iPad and iPhone by John Hall

Bark’n Mood

Options

Unlimited Monitoring Duration Enable multi-colour audio analysis and display Tune the mood legend to match your dog’s barking Capture and email the monitor/replay screen image Export recordings to iCloud Drive and email download links Protected export and email of copies stored in iCloud Remote monitoring over iCloud Drive Use the App’s email server for emailed alerts Get alerts emailed to yourself for barking activity Choose when barking alerts are triggered Optional contact email address for support Get a free ten day trial of remote monitoring and emailed alerts Full Version Support with Exceptions

Unlimited Monitoring Duration

This option removes the hidden areas of the summary graph allowing you to see all of the current session when purchased from the monitoring/review screen. It applies to the session in progress (if any), all previously recorded sessions and all future sessions.

Enable multi-colour audio

analysis and display

With this option on the frequencies in any noise are analysed and  colour coded into the graph. Similar barks from the same dog will show the same colour patterns. The position on the colour rainbow legend for 'playing' etc will vary for different dogs and may be customised. The yellow bars at the bottom of each graph show where the app thinks it has detected barking. To see a graphical explanation of this colour coding go to the control screen in the app and touch the info button in the bottom right hand corner. Without this option enabled the standard encoding is grey - no noise, yellow - noisy and red- barking. The yellow barking underline marker is still present.

Tune the mood legend to match

your dog’s barking

Every dog’s bark has different frequencies. Bigger breeds tend to be lower pitched while the smaller breeds are higher. With this option you can modify the legend to better match your dog. You can type in numbers in each field or alternatively touch the padlock icon and use sliders. With sliders enabled touch any label (eg playing) and slide your finger to the left or right. The number will change together with the colour as you move your finger.

Capture and email the

monitor/replay screen image

Often when dealing with noisy dog complaints a snapshot of the monitor screen will be adequate to send to the council customer service operator especially when the dog has been quiet all day. This can save sending a large recording which contains nothing of interest.

Export recordings to iCloud Drive

and email download links

This option allows the export of 16000Hz copies of monitoring session recordings to iCloud Drive and/or Documents. iCloud Drive is accessible to yourself on both the iOS device and your computer. Recordings stored in Documents can be accessed using iTunes file sharing. Both these areas are read and write enabled to yourself so the app treats them as unprotected. Once a recording has been copied to iCloud it has to be uploaded to the iCloud server before a link to it can be emailed using iOS Mail. Both the copy and the email are implemented on the review form where you select recordings. For further information touch here.

Protected export and email of

copies stored in iCloud

The app stores session recordings in a protected area inaccessible to yourself where they cannot be modified. With this option the export of 16000Hz copies to iCloud is done to a protected inaccessible area. Once again it has to be uploaded to the iCloud server before a link to it can be emailed. In this case because we have a session recording which has always been stored in a protected area the email of the download links also has to be protected if we are to guarantee that it is a protected and unaltered 16000Hz copy of the original monitor recording. The email is sent using the app’s own email server which is enabled for this purpose. You are able to enter the recipients, CC copies and initial user text. The app adds the links and text guaranteeing that the links are to unaltered copies of the original recordings. For further information touch here.

Remote monitoring over iCloud

Drive

When this option is enabled the app stores snapshot copies of the monitoring screen in iCloud at the periodic intervals and whenever barking is detected (same logic as the reprimand). A barking alert resets the timer for the next periodic update. The remote device sees a button at the middle bottom of the initial control screen. This button is green if a monitoring session is in progress otherwise it is brown if a completed monitoring session is stored in iCloud. This device will display the snapshots as they become available. Scrolling the snapshots is available. There is also a button on the top right of the control bar which shows a muted bell, touch this to enable barking audio alerts.  For further information touch here.

Use the App’s email server for

emailed alerts

The option is there to use the app’s own email server or to use your own. Use of your own email server is freely available when you enable emailed alerts. The pricing and fact it is not included as part of the unlimited version are designed to encourage you to use your own server. If you choose to use the app’s email server then to stop abuse each target email address requires the entry of an emailed confirmation code to activate it. When using your own server emailed confirmation codes are not required.

Get alerts emailed to yourself for

barking activity

When this option is enabled the app emails snapshot copies of the monitoring screen at the periodic intervals and whenever a barking alert is triggered. A barking alert resets the timer for the next periodic email. Up to 10 email addresses can be entered. When using the app’s own email server a confirmation code is required and a button is provided to email the confirmation code to the entered address. For further information touch here.

Choose when barking alerts are

triggered

Seconds to wait …’ - Normally there will be some noise after you start the monitoring session. You don’t want the app to recognise barking until after you have left so set this to a reasonable value for how long it takes you to go. Minimum seconds between alerts’ - if your dog has not quietened down you don’t want to keep emailing alerts one after the other. You need a gap to stop an email storm. The number of barks before an alert is triggered - dogs barks vary. There are single sharp barks and there are fused barks where multiple barks occur one after the other without breaks. You can see fused barks on the instantaneous graph where there are multiple peaks in a single barking sequence. Some of these multiple peaks in a fused bark are counted towards this number so do not make this number too low or you will be triggering frequent alerts These barks must occur within this many seconds’ - this provides an interval in which the number of barks above must occur. If you were there how long would you let your dog bark before you corrected it? Use a similar sort of time and then adjust the number of barks to get the alerts fired when you want.

Optional contact email address

for support

If the app crashes (disappears and you return to the home screen, this also happens after some fatal error messages) a crash report is automatically generated. This report respects your privacy and contains no user identifiable material. If you enter this email address then you give me some way of providing personal service and contacting you regarding any problems that have occurred.  

Get a free ten day trial of remote

monitoring and emailed alerts

Just what it says. For ten days you can have a no obligation trial of remote monitoring and email alerts. To make it easy to setup the app’s own email server is included in the trial. if it is what you want then you can either buy the options you want or get the full version.

Full Version Support with

Exceptions

Enables all current and future in-app purchase options with the exception of use of the app’s own email server for email alerts.

Restore Your Purchases.

Use this option if you have made in-app purchases and either reinstall the app on your device or install it on a second or subsequent device. The subsequent devices need to use the same iTunes login. Unfortunately it is not possible to share in- app purchases with family sharing. -
© 2016 John Hall
iOS Apps
For the iPad and iPhone by John Hall