Reviewed in Tried and Tested Apps
(The App photos displayed in Playboard needs to be updated.) I'm pleasantly surprised with this app. I never expected to see the functionality of an alarm clock be expanded to this degree. You can answer the question of is it necessary or needed for yourself. Standout features: Live animation for just about everything you touch. Including the background image. It makes it more appealing trust me. Being able to set tasks (including Tasker task functions) as conditions for disabling the alarm. Eg. Open an app, scanning a bar code or doing a set of functions in a particular sequence. Note: upon ending the alarm you set these tasks in motion. The apps will open by itself, camera launches itself ready to scan and so one. These task must be completed to end the alarm or going back to the app and stopping it. Drawbacks: Apart from setting a very intricate alarm system in place. I could not find a timer, world clocks or stopwatch. Is a new form factor with built in task termination options better than the old tried and tested features?
Pockets6794: Alarm clock that gets you to scan a barcode before it turns off.
We know how tempting "just a few more minutes" can be. That's why we made an app that makes it hard to be a snoozer. The sweet material inspired design and playful transitions engage and delight, and with the various options to create wakeup sequences you can make a morning routine to get you up and get your day started right.
You can set an alarm to require a barcode scan to turn off, or just the classic press of a button, then add a step for the alarm to open an app or website to ease you into the day with music or news.
If you're feeling more advanced, you can make a sequence, where each step can have its own turn-off requirement which puts the alarm in snooze for as long as you've defined before the next step.
Each step can start an app or webpage if you wish, or for those who go the extra mile with their tech, we have Tasker support, which really opens up what's possible.
Would you like a sequence to turn on the bedroom lights after the first step? Then ten minutes later, when you turn of the next step by scanning that shampoo bottle in your bathroom it starts your coffee brewing*
There are other smart features, like wifi-locking a sequence so you can stay the night away from home even if you didn't bring the barcode you usually scan, and muting the alarm while you're in motion so you don't wake the house on your way to that coffee.
So give it a go and leave those snoozing days behind!
*shampoo bottle and wifi-connected wall socket not included but available from third party companies.
What we use the app permissions for:
"Device & app history"
We use this to show a list of your bookmarks to choose from when you set up post-alarm actions.
We use device location to find the nearest available weather info station.
"Photos / Media / Files"
We use this to let you select sound files from your storage to set as custom alarm sound.
"Camera / Microphone"
We use the camera for scanning alarms. We don't use the microphone, the permissions are just bundled.
"Wi-Fi connection information", "full network access" and "view network connections"
We use this for the wifi lock feature.
"Device ID & call information"
To collect information about your device for crashlogs and statistics. NOT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE. There is unfortunately no permission which allows us to collect the impersonal info that aids us in squashing bugs and improving the app without also acquiring the permission to read the full phone state. To be clear: WE DON'T USE OR COLLECT CALL INFORMATION, but access to it comes bundled with the access we need.
"disable your screen lock"
We use this so you don't have to get past the screen lock before you can turn off the alarm.
"run at startup"
When the device restarts, we need to re-register the alarms.
"pair with Bluetooth devices" and "access Bluetooth settings"
We use this for the Flic integration.
We use this for vibrating alarms.
"prevent device from sleeping"
Because it would be silly if the app went to sleep while trying to stop you from doing so.