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  1. A_Hel's Avatar
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    Seriously? I've tried plenty, they're all bad!

    I simply wish a timer that would work like a proper timer: I set it, lock the screen, and it's beeps when time's up. So it has to run under the lockscreen and wake the phone up, but so far I haven't find one that do that, for some reasons.
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    Did you try "Stopwatch" (the one with a black stopwatch icon)? It is a counter and a timer. It also beeps while the phone is locked and time expires. Not sure if it illuminates the screen from standby though.
    Last edited by ballanda; 01-08-2013 at 09:35 AM.
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    Actually it's fine if its doesn't illuminates the screen as long as it beeps.

    Am I doing something wrong with Timer Beta? It doesn't do that. It's even worst because when I press the home button it doesn't work neither.
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    I've used Timer Beta for a long time, I love it.
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    I can't find a good kitchen timer app. Features I need:

    - Should count up, not down
    - Should support 4 to 6 timers running at once
    - Should not allow phone to suspend

    The closest I've found is "Stopwatch v1.1" by MOCO Development Company, but the lockscreen still pops over the top of it, requiring me to swipe the phone with my grubby hands while cooking.

    -E

    Edit: Looks like there are more since I last looked, "Cooking Timer Pro" seems to do exactly what I want (only 3 timers though, which is fine). Does what the original poster wants, also.
    Last edited by E Lizzle; 01-08-2013 at 11:38 AM.
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    Timer Beta sucks!

    Sometimes it's off by almost 30 seconds, how can you use it as a timer? Sometimes it doesn't even ring at all!

    It's amazing there isn't such a basic function on a smartphone.
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    Supertimer can run under the lockscreen, disable the lockscreen, and supports 3 countdown timers on the same screen. I have not used all these features though, so I make no claim to their true function. Just going by the options screen.
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    I bought Supertimer. I like it but it does appear to just stop running sometimes.
    I can't trust it.
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    SuperTimer is awesome. It's never let me down. Not once.
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    Which would you guys recommend for a guy who needs to time himself at the gym? It's mainly when I do planks. I used to stare at my Android clock app and let the stop watch continue until I was done or switched positions.
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    For the gym I would just use a wrist watch. Don't have to hold the phone or keep pressing the screen.
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    Wrist watch is definitely the way forward for the gym. I use my phone for music and my wrist watch for timer/heart rate.
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    Well, never been a watch guy. Like I said, only need the timer mainly for planks. I used to just place my android phone out in front of me and observe the timer.
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    I would use SuperTimer in that case. :)
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    Try out "Cooking Timer"
    • Its FREE
    • has 3 Timers that can count UP or DOWN
    • Works in the background
    • Works when phone is locked


    Cooking Timer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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    Hi A_Hel,

    Timer apps are generally OK when you keep them running, the issue lies with when you leave the app, Developers are really limited to what they can do with Background Agents (They run approx every 30 minutes at best) and so this means that you can't get the same experience that you have with Timer apps on the iPhone and Android etc. It is not the fault of the developer usually, it is just they are trying to make the best with the tools available to them.

    It is unfortunate and this is actually a topic I have "whinged" about previously, as a dev myself it is something I really want to see embedded into the OS!

    Hope that gives you the explanation you wanted!

    HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by theeboredone View Post
    Well, never been a watch guy. Like I said, only need the timer mainly for planks. I used to just place my android phone out in front of me and observe the timer.
    Perhaps a Tabata stopwatch/timer would help, or have you already tried some of those that are in the Marketplace?
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    That's the one I use, I've been using it for months now in the kitchen and when grilling. My wife uses it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by JP Duplessis View Post
    Try out "Cooking Timer"
    • Its FREE
    • has 3 Timers that can count UP or DOWN
    • Works in the background
    • Works when phone is locked


    Cooking Timer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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