Welcome to Apt!
I am excited that you have taken over where Pent left off & that we will be getting more development of this fine app.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Pretty please, for us Treo users, (I love my Centro) see if you can add other 'types' of triggers like OptKey+letters, ShiftKey+letters, MenuKey+letters (maybe lock release triggers too, but that may be a bit of overkill at this point). As it is, the only Treo oriented triggers are Opt+HrdKey & there are obviously only 4 of those, even w/the ability to have 0 Opt+Hrd1, 1 Opt+Hrd1, etc. Adding Opt+LetterKeys etc., will give much more flexibility & power to Apt if we can assign triggers with Shift+LetterKey, Opt+LetterKey, Menu+LetterKey combinations. Now that 'standalone' PDA's have been EOL'ed by Palm, use of Treos will obviously increase (who knows what will be w/the Pre, it hasn't been released yet & not all cell providers will have it until after 2009).
1a. Please see if you can add per-instance exceptions for key (or key-combo) triggers that users will define, b/c other "already existing-on-user's device apps" can require use of certain key combos & the only solution is to try to tweak Apt Priority in Menu->Settings, which would affect all other apps; so this seems like it would be a good solution - to have the ability to disable i.e. (Opt+) AnyGivenLetterKey in a given app, so that the 'hard-coded into the pre-existing app' default will still work & we won't have to play with tweaking; or have to bite the bullet & partially or totally disable Apt for that app…
I am using " (*) Let Fill Name " in Datebk6 to pop up a list of apps w/names that have the 1st letter of whichever letter I press… but in some app, there might be some letter-press hard-coded into the app that might conflict w/Apt…
2. I don't have specifics to recall, (but you can always check the forums here & 1src.com forums & search there on "lock" in Apt-related threads) it would probably pay to take a look at lock Center key & Center + other key combos; Pent & I had lots of fun w/those.
Also, I'm unclear on how long to Press 'n Hold the combo of Opt+HrdKey to release the lock trigger if I use the following: 2 Opt+Hrd2 ? It seems that the " _ " dialog button pops up, but does not simply release the lock, it waits to see if you will hold it down for any more time & then gives you an X to show that you entered an incorrect trigger. Maybe it'd be best to limit lock release triggers to key &/or Opt+key combos & to disable the Press 'n Hold, 'cause the time thing is imho too critical to be of practical use….
'nuff said for now, I'll keep playing w/the new version.
Final recommendation (for this post anyway), you should try to get forum announcements about the new version & your acquisition of Apt on 1src.com & mytreo.net
All the best & I look forward to lots of beta testing of the new version(s), & I wish you & Apt good success.