Iphone Continental Shift Alarm Clock

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  1. Arkious macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased the developer tools to have a go at making a clock that would be suitable for shifts but i dont have the knowledge to do it so i thought i would share the idea for someone to pick up.

    I am a continental shift worker (2 days, 2 nights, 4 days off), this is a 8 day week which means i work different days every week which is a right nightmare for setting alarms. This app would be a massive hit for shift workers who use iphones as alarm clocks and it would be quite easy to make for someone.

    If the alarm clock could be adapted for an eight day week instead of the 7 day mon-sun week, then all that would be needed is to set what days the alarms go off and at what times. by having an eight day week that means it will constantly run without the need to worry about not putting your alarm on!

    let me know what you guys think or if you want me to expand on it :)
     
  2. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. shiftworkerapp macrumors newbie

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    Hi Arkious,

    My app will be updated with alarm clock functionality soon. It already allows an 8 day work week and I'm sure you'd find it useful:

    http://shiftworkerapp.com

    I'd be happy to discuss your alarm function ideas in detail if you'd like.
     
  4. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh fantastic! I will have a look now. Yeah if you would like I'd be happy to help :)
     
  5. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Purchased and downloaded!

    First look is great for keeping track of the shifts, however it is missing one vital thing. If you could program alarm times for the beginning of the shifts that would be perfect. As an example I've just programmed in 7am - 7:20pm for my day shift, but I need to get up for 5:45am to get in on time. that means I have to keep swapping 2 alarms over on the stock app every 2 days then 2 nights then turning them off for 4 days and remembering to turn them on again for the next rotation. If this app had a facility to do that then I would pay £5 for it as you can't buy an alarm clock in the shops to do that. Fantastic :-D

    If you want me to explain that better I will.

    Love the app though, good job!
     
  6. shiftworkerapp macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Arkious, I'm glad to hear you like it. I understand what you're asking about alarms, and it's something that is going to be added soon. The idea is that once you set up a shift type, you define a certain alarm time across all shifts of that type. So you might have an alarm set for 2 hours before an early shift, but only 1 hour before a late shift.
     
  7. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah thats what i meant, just went the long way about it :p

    perfect, looking forward to it!
     
  8. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    one last thing though, will this app start automatically when the phone is switched on or do i need to start it up after a restart?
     
  9. shiftworkerapp macrumors newbie

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    There's no way that I know of to start an app automatically as the iPhone is switched on, but alarms will be active with Shift Worker running in the background.
     
  10. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thats fine, it was just so i know to start it up lol.

    looking forward to the update!
     

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