Wake Up To Your Music with AlarmTunes

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Rynology, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Rynology macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    We are extremely excited to announce the release of our application AlarmTunes, written exclusively for iPhone OS 3.0.

    In short, we wanted to make a simple and reliable Alarm Clock that would make waking up in the morning much more enjoyable for ourselves and our customers.

    Here are a few screenshots and our excerpt from iTunes with more detail.


    Finally, the ability to wake up to music from your iPod library is now here.

    Introducing AlarmTunes for iPhone and iPod Touch. Only .99 cents for a limited time!

    Exclusively designed for iPhone OS 3.0!!

    No longer is it necessary to purchase an expensive alarm clock accessory, with AlarmTunes you’ll be able to reduce your bedside clutter making your iPhone or iPod Touch your bedside clock, alarm clock, and charging unit all one. Wake up the right way, fully charged and ready for another day.

    Features Include:
    • Direct Access to all music from your iPod music Library including playlists, albums, songs, artists, and more...
    • Ability to designate multiple or individual tracks as your alarm
    • A true clock! Clock display will remain illuminated while device is plugged into power source
    • Alarm feature will reliably sound even if your device is in sleep mode and your screen is shut off (unlike most alarm apps)
    • Shake feature enables random selection of music
    • Persistent memory of settings such as alarm mode, music selection, volume preference
    • 24 hour clock support with a simple double tapping on the display
    • Standard alarm mode available as an alternative to music
    • Simple and intuitive interface
    • Set the tone for the day and wake up to your favorite songs.

    Transform your iPhone or iPod Touch into your morning wake up call with AlarmTunes!
  2. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Got it! It's pretty much an app I've always wanted but never thought Apple would allow. Great work, I'm curious if multiple alarms are in the works.
  3. cardboardcowboy macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    Ooh, i will have to try this out. I currently have a Samsung Instinct and if I want to wake up with some music I have to make a ringtone and that only gives me 30 seconds of repetitive tunes to wake up with.

    I agree with Gokunama, multiple alarms would be great. I always set three for early morning wake-ups and it's a lifesaver for people like me who tend to hit the snooze and roll back in bed for a few extra minutes of sleep. That third one always gets me up.
  4. Buschmaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2006
    Very cool app. Something I've always wanted.:)

    Unfortunately, I made all my songs I wanted into ringtones. I'll be sending you a PM shortly, though:)
  5. savanahrose macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2006
    greer SC
    Isn't this pretty much the same as the alarm on the phone itself? Ok i was wrong. I just looked at it. It does not show the time. I guess I will have to download this since I want to start using the phone as my alarm clock. Just like they said in the info...too much junk. Time for a yard sale.:eek:
  6. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Nice app but just have to remember to allow the ipod/iphone to sleep while in the app and not quit it

    Could lead to over-sleeping accidently
  7. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    So does the app stay open when when it locks or does the app close and then wake up at the right time?
  8. meglet macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Is there an iPod sleep timer in this? Or at the very least, will it leave my music playing if I start a track in the iPod app, then launch AlarmTunes?

    My current favorite Alarm Clock app has a sleep timer but no ability to wake to my iPod music, my second alarm will wake to my iPod music but kills the music that is playing whenever I launch the app. I'd love an app that could have both a sleep timer and wake to music.
  9. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    No you can't open the app without the the ipod music being killed.
  10. Rynology thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    We appreciate all the great feedback, and we are really happy to hear the positive response to our app.

    Multiple alarms will be available in the upcoming update and we are definitely glad to see the enthusiasm for this feature.

    To address a few questions, the app will go into energy saving mode if unplugged or if the user presses the sleep button. Battery life will be spared and the alarm will sound at the appropriate time.

    Music can be played in app by using the preview button (prior to the alarm going off.) A sleep timer would be a great compliment to this and we will definitely consider this for an upcoming update!

    Thanks again guys, please feel free to contact us with continued feedback.

  11. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
  12. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
  13. reggiegu macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Is it possible to set the colors of the numbers, background, and buttons? If so, I will probably buy this app. Otherwise, not a chance.

    For use at night, the background should be pure black. Otherwise, it will easily light up a dark room and would be bothersome to look at upon awakening in the night. Numbers and buttons should be red, with selectable bright/dim modes. There should be no white or silver or any color other than black and red onscreen at all. Perhaps the buttons could be hidden until the screen is tapped. The entire screen should function as a snooze button, anyway.

    Also, it would be nice to have the option to set alarms for each day of the week. The next alarm time should be displayed in small text, perhaps a centimeter below the main time.

    All of the above features were included in a great palm treo application called mobileCLOCK (formerly Bob's Alarm), which benefited from multiple iterations based on user feedback. An iPhone app that distills this program to its essential features would be great. The color scheme of ONLY black and red is absolutely necessary.
  14. missadri macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    I love the fact that I can turn my iphone speaker dock into a full fledged alarm clock dock without spending more than 99 cents!! Great work!!
  15. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    A seperate song and volume control would go great with the sleeptimer. I'd like my chilling music playing quietly when I go to bed, and something hard and loud to get me going in the morning.
  16. gregslc66 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
  17. jmdfd415 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    what if you get a phone call or text in the middle of the night do you have to make sure you go back in and open the app back up?
  18. Rynology thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008

    The app will automatically open back up after your call is completed, and all of your settings will be preserved.

  19. opaqueentity macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2008
    I've just bought it and it looks very nice. Being able to wake to your chosen music is a great idea (although make sure you've not turned off your sound as I had done).
  20. Gokunama macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2008
    Also take the headphones out before going to bed. I forgot to do that lastnight, fortunately I set the inbuilt alarm a few minutes later as back up.
  21. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    I have a question.. Does the music fade in?? If it doesnt.. can you PLEASE make that happen?? I had the iHome alarm clock and i couldnt STAND waking up to it for two reasons.. I could not set the volume of the music that plays when I wake up and its default was REALLY loud and jarring.. and I would LOVE to have the music actually FADE IN! I do not like to be jarred out of bed.. no way.. So a way to set the volume and fade in would make me VERY happy and I would DEFINITELY buy
  22. Rynology thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    Good news. You can pick from multiple volume levels and the application will use this setting when the alarm goes off. Also, the fade-in feature you mentioned is scheduled for the next update.

  23. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    You can only pick volume levels?? Not just a volume slider? Thats odd.. but definitely better than one single volume level.. and fade in will definitely be AWESOME

    hey, just noticed ONE MORE THING.. what about SNOOZE??? I am the queen of snooze. i usually set two alarms.. one that is 1 hour earlier than I need to wake up.. I hit the snooze about 5 times before the second alarm sounds.. which wakes me up.. slowly but surely.

    So how does your snooze work?? Can you set custom snooze times? How do you hit the snooze?? I downloaded one alarm app that made you shake the phone.. itwas SOO annoying because I could never remember that was what you had to do..
  24. needthephone macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    I have it and have been wanting something like this -it's not bad but I have two requests to make it perfect.

    1 shame you need to activate the app for it to work. . I use the iPhones alrm clock which once set you can use the iPhone and forget it. I would forget to activate the app each night .

    2. Set it so you can only be woken up on eg week days like the inbut alarm clock.

    Almost there though.
  25. evans.900 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    It would be nice if you could allow landscape mode. Also with the ability to show only the time and date in landscape or portrait, with the settings in its own icon, or have them appear when you double tap the screen. Finally, the ability to change the background and text colors, and brightness.

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