iPad Alarm/Clock App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by mistermonica, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    Does anyone know if there will be a clock/alarm app on the iPad, like the one the iPhone and iPod Touch have? If not does anyone know of one that would be great for the iPad?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2008
    Christiansburg, VA
    You could always use an existing iPhone app. I'm sure someone will come up with some apps.

    I'd actually like to see an alarm app that upon waking presents the local weather and maybe some news headlines.

    I might have to start coding that one myself.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    That sounds like a great idea, be sure to let us know when you finish it! :):)
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    Ok so I was poking around the app store and it turns out there are already alarm clock apps out there.
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    One thing to keep in mind, any App Store alarm clock you buy is not going to run in the background, meaning that the app has to be open in order for the alarm to work. Big fail IMO.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    Just an FYI -

    Just this week we released our extremely popular alarm clock app for the iPad, Alarm Tunes HD.

    Alarm Tunes was the pioneering iPod based alarm app one year ago for the iPhone and iPod Touch and we are really excited to be debuting this brand new version designed specifically for the iPad.

    As with the original we have some exciting updates planned including background notifications for when you leave the app (will be available with the release of iOS 4).

    Alarm Tunes HD is currently on sale and we are proud to be supporting many free updates and enhancements over the coming months.

    iTunes Link for more details: http://itunes.com/apps/alarmtuneshd


    Thanks guys and hope you like Alarm Tunes HD!
  7. macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    FlipTimeXL is a really nice clock/alarm app with an analogue display.
  8. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    The great State of Maine
    As a daily affirmation of how shallow I am, I use the Night Stand HD clock because I like the blue 4:20 icon.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010
  10. macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    I use lifelike clock, which looks nice, but is a bit pricey.

  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I have to agree with you on this one. The last thing you want is to forget to launch your alarm app before going to sleep and have that be the reason you overslept. Unless they can integrate it into the clock somehow so that it triggers without fail, I will never pay for an alarm app on the iPad.

    I don't have an iPhone (yet), but it's good to know at least the iPhone has alarms integrated into the clock. If it were like the iPad in this sense, that would be a showstopper for me, as I rely on my phone to wake me up every day.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    Have a look at my alarm app if you want:

    LightWake Alarm Clock App for iPad

    PM me if you want a promo code.
  13. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Thanks for starting this thread.

    After looking these apps over I downloaded "Lifelike Clock." There are many reasons I chose it among them are:

    1. I like the weather being displayed with the time.
    2. I like the fact that I can choose to have it run while it is plugged in charging, like overnight.
    3. I like the choice of clock of clock faces, although there could be more.
    4. I like the volume control being easily at hand.
    5. Ilike the night shade to keep the screen dark so you can sleep--we will have to see if it gets dark enough.
    6. I really like having reveille on a bugle being one of the 'alarm' choices. It goes to the heart of this old Navyman. A 'Bosun Pipe' would be better but the bugle is OK.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011

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  15. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011
    Just purchased the Lifelike alarm clock and I love it. Has weather forecast and current temp. Can play your tunes on it too. Has different faces and lots of wakeup sounds.
  16. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I just decided to grab an app instead of buying a clock. The only thing about it is I wonder if having the screen on all night is bad for the iPad. I'm sure that's a ridiculous question, but I wondered.
  17. macrumors member

    Thomas P.

    Oct 5, 2011
    I agree with all the points but there can be many other things too in addition to these, some link to the social media, or may be a stop watch or a simple timer?

    Alarm clocks are getting modern everyday, some new feature is added everyday, am looking forward to hear about new alarms apps.

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