MultiAlarm - The alarm for your iBook/PowerBook

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  1. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    MultiAlarm - aka iBook Alarm

    After the beta release of iAlertU, it got some people thinking about making their own version that would be made for free and work on the ibook/powerbooks, well after multiple releases and multiple failures im proud to release a version which hopefully will be free of bugs, but we all know thats never going to happen.


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    Theres also a video of the alarm in action with salling clicker -- Video

    What i need from the apple community is for people to test it and post their responses here or on the site, if you find a bug or it doesnt work for you please tell me

    If you do run into trouble please try to be as descriptive as possible, also try to run the below command and give me the results.

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType

    If anyone would like to make some icons for MultiAlert it would be great
     
  2. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    reminds me of ialertu... except for other systems.

    except.......... it's not working on my powerbook. :(
     
  3. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    billy, thanks for the reply but i need more infomation, things like:

    do you have growl installed
    what machine is it, powerbook hi-res?
    etc

    also if you ran those cmds i gave you in the orignal post i would be able to see why it wouldnt work
     
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    success with the 17" powerbook with SMS w/o growl
     
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    Not working on Rev. D 15" PB. Activates but no alarm sound when I move the machine. I have Growl installed and running. Not sure about SMS.
     
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    It worked on my high-res 15" with Growl.

    If possible, it'd be nice if it lowered the volume back to wherever it was after the alarm stops ;) it caught me by surprise there.

    (I like the Chuck Norris messages too :cool: )

    reality
     
  9. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its good to hear its working now with the powerbooks, i might have to make it 2 versions until someone gets me the solution on how to detect which machine its runnin on

    im planning on making it have a menu to enable and disable, this will allow me to add many features, if anyone is good and the interface builder and applescript please tell me
     
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    lol, did you even see my post? :p
     
  11. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeh just noticed i must of skimmed past, umm ok ill give you a cmd to put into terminal, then simple copy and paste all the info into here or PM me

    /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPHardwareDataType

    that cmd will give me a brief over view of your hardware including the SMS
     
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    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,6
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.1f1
     
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    yeh sorry to say it, but your powerbook doesnt have SMS on there, but on my todo list evetnually is to add a alarm to your keyboard and mouse, etc
     
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    Yes, it does have the Sudden Motion Sensor (I didn't know what SMS was until I looked it up, but I used to have an app that received input from that sensor to show you how you were tilting the 'book.

    I'm curious as to whether or not the sensor is working anymore though.
     
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    ok well normally that says if the SMS is activated :S

    umm did you try both versions?
     
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    Yes. And I re-downloaded AMSVisualizer.app and it did not respond to the sensor this time. Appears to be stuck or just not working properly... Any ideas on that problem???
     
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    By the way, I tried the following and it appears that the SMS should be active (hence the "1" beside sms)...

    Mac:~ Gary$ pmset -g
    Active Profiles:
    Battery Power -1*
    AC Power -1
    Currently in use:
    sms 1
    acwake 0
    sleep 90
    autorestart 0
    ring 0
    halfdim 1
    reduce 0
    disksleep 10
    displaysleep 90
    lidwake 1
    lessbright 1
    dps 1
     
  18. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for that data and the cmd it may help me later, umm i would suggest maybe a full restart so like turn it off completly and try turning it on again (i suggest this cuz i heard it can turn it back on)
     
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    WOW MacUpdate is just amazing with in less then a hour i have had over 100 downloads,

    UPDATE: Salling Clicker scripts added and Support system online

    PS. someguy, did you ever get it to work?
     
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    No. My SMS is acting up - or should I say not acting at all. Just created a thread to try and find some help as to why, but I can only assume that if the sensor was working, your software would have worked just fine on my machine.
     
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    Yeh, well if you havnt you should try the levelwidget, it uses SMS so it could be another program you can try it with
     
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    Yeah, I did. That doesn't work either for some reason. I'm going to be pissed if the sensor is broken! :eek: :mad:
     
  23. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well after alot of help from Shaun, i have been able to add a interface and add arm and disarm buttons, also from the help of kel on applescript.net i have been able to code a password system.

    Now this version is very buggy, but if you find a fault please tell me

    Current Bugs:
    When alarm is set off, it is near impossible to use interface — fix : right click on dock icon and quit application
    Volume is not being set correctly

    DOWNLOAD NOW — Both editions

    TODO:

    Customisable voice speech
    Inbuilt screen flash
    Password to disable alarm when sensors detect movement
    Remove the dock icon and move up into menu bar — Now put off until further notice
    Remote control API script so that there is scripts to enable and disable on the go
    Return Sound to normal when disabled
    Add detection of what system it is currently running on
    Prefrence File

    CHANGE LOG:

    Version 3.0.1
    Added GUI
    Plays disarm sound
    Requires password to disable
    sets volume to 50% when disarmed
    Uses AMSTracker — NOT IN BETA

    Version 2.3
    Split into two seprate programs to work with powerbooks
    Changed sounds to match with iAlertU

    Version 2.2 — Added machine detection, Thanks to bob who left a fake email address

    Version 2.1 — Fixed up minor bugs
    Build 0.3 — Repaired parts of program and Added application icon

    Version 2.0 — Mofified and added the following:
    Removed menu bar items
    Changed Application quit keys
    Added Growl notifications
    Minor touch ups
    Added dialog to warn user and keep alarm going

    Version 1.4 — Inital Release
     
  24. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    if you need anymore help with a hi-res powerbook, just let me know.
     
  25. semaja2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do actually need someone with a hirespb to help me test the latest build with AMSTracker
     

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