iOS 4.2 Alarm Clock/Timer App

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Julien, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

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    Now that we can have a background alarm/timer what are some good iPad 4.2 ready Alarm Apps?
     
  2. Harmush macrumors 6502a

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    Any with multi tasking that catches your eye. Too many to name last time I looked.
     
  3. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    May I recommend Nightstand Central? Disclosure: I'm the dev. :D
     
  4. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    At least you disclose it! :D
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have it for both the iPhone and the iPad and love it
    I use it on the iPhone as my nightstand clock and alarm every night
     
  6. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Was OoT for Thanksgiving and look/tested several. Nightstand Central wins hands down. I will be buying it for my iPad and iPhone tomorrow.

    Could you please add 1 feature: Timer countdown to the same progressive alarm. This would be great for taking a nap.;)

    Also would be nice to offer a auto background change to black when screen is dimmed (by swipe) to a low level.
     
  7. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the suggestions, Julien. The black background used to appear when the screen was totally dimmed, but I took that out in one of the last updates. I can bring that back, though.

    By the timer feature, do you mean that you'd like to set an alarm x minutes into the future? Sure, I can add that!
     
  8. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Correct, like on the iPhone OEM clock. You can set for any time, say 20 minutes and the timer counts down and the alarm goes off. Just make sure it's the progressive increase type alarm (same as your regular alarm). Waking up "gently" is one FANTASTIC feature.:D

    Also the timer function should probobly only be in the paid version for extra incentive.;)

    Pulling the trigger on the iPhone paid and iPad paid versions now. You definitely earned my purchase on these Apps.

    Looking forward to the timer update and will give 5 star as soon as it's out (it' a 4 star now to me because I "need" the timer function so will wait to rate), thanks.
     
  9. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    On the iPhone App when I hit the weather icon I get a 3 day extended forecast. I don't get this on the iPad App. Am I missing something?

    Idea: Offer an in App purchase of a 50 or so add on sounds pack for 99¢.
     
  10. stuartmeyers macrumors regular

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    +1 on that quote.

    Dev, you must be happy that a thread is about your app. I was actually testing the app last night for my wife and her new iphone. Think I will get the full version.

    Can you set a default alarm sound so that whatever you select, its the standard option for new alarms instead of the church bells?
     
  11. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Another vote 4 Nightstand Central. I use both (iP4 & iPad) and love the App.
     
  12. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    You're right. I never got to adding the extended weather forecast to the iPad app. I'll fix that in one of the next updates.

    That's actually a really good idea. I've tried to keep the sounds to a minimum because of the 20 MB application limit (for 3G downloads). There's a lot more I'd like to add, and if I do it this way, I won't need to worry about the file size going up.

    Thanks! I'm actually really busy right now (not related to my app), but I'll try to add the timer feature in the next several weeks.

    Yeah, I'm happy :) I'm sorry if I hijacked the thread, though.

    No, currently, all new alarms have a default sound of "Church Bells". Would you like it if I just automatically set the last used alarm sound for newly added alarms?

    Thanks! I really appreciate all of the support!
     
  13. stuartmeyers macrumors regular

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    Yes pls.
     
  14. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I clicked the link and contributed my 99 cents. Works as advertised. The link in your sig was for the iPhone version (or universal version I guess).

    What am I missing that is in the iPad version for $2.99?

    For what it's worth, the iPhone version allows me to go to sleep with my music playing on my ipad and I'm digging it. Thanks.
     

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