Need an alarm clock app that actually works.

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  1. NQK macrumors member

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    Every alarm clock app I've tried requires you to leave the app running with your phone on all night. Anybody know of an one that works without having to do that? Paid or free, doesn't matter to me.

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, it's great.... when it works.
     
  4. NQK thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, and I usually use that one. But since I was late to work Monday, I'm looking for a good back up.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Every alarm clock ever made has its flaws. My alarm clock app went blaring off at the time I set it today. If you want to complain about three days of glitches, don't forget that standard alarm clocks all have potential flaws. If your power goes out overnight, many plug-in clocks won't work unless you have a battery in there to keep the memory going. Even if you do that, what if the battery is dead? Same type of issue for a wind-up alarm clock, if you can still find one.

    If you want to be safe, buy a $10 alarm clock or clock radio and set it as well as your iPhone alarm. Aside from Jan. 1 and 2, I have had no problems with mine that weren't caused by me, such as a.m. is not the same as p.m.
     
  6. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    Sleeping only about 4~ hours a night due to having a busy lifestyle, this is the only alarm that can wake me up consistently each morning

    Maximum Volume of 125db, Flashing Red LED's and a vibrating motor that you put under your mattress
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    Around $5-6 at walmart or target:D
     
  8. NQK thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the clock pics guys:rolleyes:

    Im not really complaining, I'm just looking for suggestions of a good back up app in case it ever happens again.
     
  9. NQK thread starter macrumors member

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    Maximum Volume of 125db, Flashing Red LED's and a vibrating motor that you put under your mattress[/QUOTE]



    Whoa. :eek:
     
  10. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    To give a serious, iPhone based answer to your question, I use Alarm Clock Pro as well as the built in alarm.
     
  11. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    Same alarm clock I have, I love it.
     
  12. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    Whoa. :eek:[/QUOTE]

    yeah I have it at about 30%, and it's more than enough

    at 100% it's overkill, it scares the crap out of you = you wake up scared and startled
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Damnit, that's the one I was going to use :)

    [​IMG]

    Beyond whose fault the whole thing is, I don't understand how people can afford a $600 phone with a $100 a month bill, but can't buy a $5 alarm clock.
     
  14. NQK thread starter macrumors member

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    I can buy an alarm clock. I just don't want to. I've got enough crap in my house as it is. I don't need anything else sitting around collecting dust.
     
  15. vettori macrumors 6502a

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    Check out our Alarm app "Hard Awakening" (link in signature) if you need really loud alarms (a few standard sounds are also included).

    For the problem of keeping the app open, this is a technical limitation imposed by Apple on apps. So you'll not find any app that can :
    - run on the background, and
    - wake you with iPod music or alarm sounds that play for more than about 20 seconds.

    Alarm apps can run on the background but when they ring they are limited to about 20 seconds sounds.
    This is the reason why we haven't upgraded our app to run on the background, since it's supposed to wake up hard sleepers, it can't play alarm for just 20 seconds.
     
  16. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    So something you would presumably use at least 5 days out of the week would just gather dust? You southerners are a different breed....
     
  17. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    I think the bigger question is why SHOULD a $5 alarm clock be better at telling time and setting alarms than an iPhone. It's ludicrous IMHO. The moron in charge of the calendar/alarm software at Apple needs to be fired immediately and replaced with somebody who has a high school diploma. This is not rocket science!
     
  18. TITNTUFF macrumors regular

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    THIS is a heart attack in waiting. :p
    Talk about a jarring experience!

    The wind up old style mechanical clock is great. Even if the power goes off it still works IF you remember to wind it.
     
  19. NQK thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know what extra features your clock has but most clocks around here just sit on the bedside table. They don't really do anything else but that. Does your clock get up after you go to bed and clean house or something ?:D
     
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