- CrackBerry User
- 24 Posts
Playbook Alarm Clock App Request
I've looked through the forum for this with no success, although there are similar apps that lack the one feature I'd like to see.
I love having a customizable alarm sound/tone for my BB Curve. It has replaces the old standby alarm clock that I once had. I have a cradle charging dock for the Curve and it works very well. Now that I have a Playbook, I'm in the market to use it as my alarm clock. The clock app that comes preloaded is nice and all and even has an alarm... but... I would love to be able to use an audio file from my media library as the sound/tone.
I've gotten very used to waking to the one that I'm using on my Curve. How difficult is it to write a clock app that displays time and plays a user selected tone at a specific time? I'd even be satisfied with the OS 4.5 and prior alarm functionality from my Curve. Having a display of the time as well would be nice though.
There was an app that I d/l called "Time in Words" that sadly no longer works after the update and has been removed from appworld for some reason. If that app was able to give me a customizable audio alarm, it would be a dream come true.
If there is one out and I've missed it, I apologize and would appreciate a point in the right direction.
- 06-25-11, 09:35 PM #2
I have run across an app that claims to do this (among other things) for $2.99. It's called bed-buzz. I only say it "claims" to do these things because I have not tried it, but ran across it after reading this post.
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-27-11, 09:46 AM #7
- 3 Posts
Clock XR will allow you to customize this and more.
Just to be honest, yes, this is a shameless plug for my app. When I got my charging dock I wanted a bedside alarm clock app that would let me customize sounds and more. Nothing existed at the time, so I started to write my own app. I just released it the other day and, despite good reviews and sales so far, it has been buried under a pile of newly released apps.
I will be updating it some more in the following days/weeks.
- 08-27-11, 11:04 AM #9
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-27-11, 11:23 AM #10
- 3 Posts
- 08-27-11, 11:58 AM #11
I use Night Stand HD. It's gorgeous looking. It has some interesting alarm sounds. I'm using one with singing birds. It's like waking up in the forest, without the 'alarm shock' I have with more agressive sounds.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-20-12, 10:06 PM #12
- 144 Posts
1 - i set the volume ramp to "5" but see it goes way up to 100 or so - is that seconds?
2 - i have a different song for every day, but guess the max alarm slots are 5 which leaves me out of luck for sat sun. maybe 2 more alarm slots?
3 - my clock is currently reading "feburary"
4 - can I save my customized clock setting as a preset?
Nice app, thanks so much for writing it.
- 02-20-12, 10:29 PM #13