04-30-2013 01:12 AM
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  1. seemack's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I'm looking for some people to do a final check of an app I'll be releasing into the wild soon. It's just a simple alarm clock so I'm not expecting many bugs but I figured it'd be worth putting it out for a beta since I've only personally tested it on a 920.

    Features and raison d'etre:
    - Shake-to-snooze
    - New time-entry mechanism that is much quicker and more accurate than the default scrolling-style one. This is one of the big reasons that I started working on this app. All too often, changing the time on the standard scrolling-style chooser would take multiple swipes and at least 1 correction due to scrolling past the desired number.
    - Clean design. I wanted to do something other than the '20 year old digital alarm clock' look you see so often in the other alarm clock apps.

    I've got a short walkthrough video here: and there's some screenshots as well at the beta listing: 1Alarm Beta.

    If you're interested, send me a LiveId and I'll add it to the beta so you can download the app

    Chris
    fbloise and GreatDharmatma like this.
    04-02-2013 01:35 PM
  2. Mr.Nuron's Avatar
    I don't have a windows phone ,so I can't test it.But it looks quite good from the video and the UI is slick.
    seemack likes this.
    04-02-2013 04:44 PM
  3. seemack's Avatar
    Thanks for checking it out! And for leaving a comment too, after 40+ views and no bites, I was beginning to wonder if I'd made a terrible mistake : )
    04-02-2013 05:10 PM
  4. peachy001's Avatar
    I only have a 920, so I may be minimal use to you. One thing I cannot stand with the regular one is the tiny "dismiss" button, which I frequently don't hit first time.
    04-02-2013 05:17 PM
  5. Narse77's Avatar
    I will be happy to test but I also have a 920
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Board Express
    04-02-2013 05:19 PM
  6. seemack's Avatar
    Hey Narse,

    That'd be awesome. Even if it's on the same device, having other people use the app is still key for discovering bugs since they will use the app in different ways than I might expect. If you PM me the Microsoft Account you want to use, I'll add it to the beta list and PM you back once I've done so.
    04-02-2013 06:06 PM
  7. Narse77's Avatar
    Figured out the Nap after watching the vid! Sorry about that one!
    04-02-2013 06:32 PM
  8. seemack's Avatar
    I have a 920 & a 900 if you're also supporting WP7.x
    Unfortunately, it's only WP8 right now but 7.x is also something I'd look into for version 2 as it shouldn't be too hard to port over.
    04-02-2013 06:48 PM
  9. Narse77's Avatar
    Downloaded it. Love the look and very interesting way to set the alarm! took me a second to figure it out lol. Couple questions, does it have a landscape view? Is the nap always set for 5 seconds? I used it to test the alarm and it always seems to go off after a few seconds now. It may be I haven't figured out how to set the nap timer yet though lol.
    04-02-2013 07:27 PM
  10. dalydose's Avatar
    I have a 920 & a 900 if you're also supporting WP7.x
    seemack likes this.
    04-02-2013 07:29 PM
  11. seemack's Avatar
    Hey Peachy,

    Like I said to Narse, it's still very handy for me to have other people test the app even if it's on the same device. Feel free to pm me your Microsoft Account/LiveId and I'll add it to the beta.
    04-02-2013 07:37 PM
  12. seemack's Avatar
    Thanks! People not understanding how to use the time chooser has been my biggest concern but, at least personally, I think the fact you can enter time so much quickly and accurately makes it well worth it. Still, I should see if I can make it more immediately understandable!

    To answer your questions:
    1) This version doesn't support landscape view. It's definitely something I'd for the next version if I got a lot of requests for it though.
    2) haha no, the nap isn't always for 5 seconds. You can change it by starting a nap and then clicking on the accent-coloured text, similar to how you change the alarm time.
    04-02-2013 07:44 PM
  13. seemack's Avatar
    I have a 920 & a 900 if you're also supporting WP7.x
    Unfortunately, it's only WP8 right now but 7.x is also something I'd look into for version 2 as it shouldn't be too hard to port over.
    04-02-2013 07:48 PM
  14. phantom404's Avatar
    Watched the video and very interested In testing this out. I'm running a Nokia 822
    seemack likes this.
    04-02-2013 08:05 PM
  15. seemack's Avatar
    That'd be awesome Phantom! I'd love to hear how it runs on the 822. PM me your Microsoft account and I'll add it to the beta list.
    04-02-2013 08:18 PM
  16. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Lumia 810 here. I'll give it a shot.
    seemack likes this.
    04-02-2013 10:35 PM
  17. GreatDharmatma's Avatar
    Lumia 920 here. Would be glad to help you out with this.
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    04-02-2013 10:40 PM
  18. dalydose's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it's only WP8 right now but 7.x is also something I'd look into for version 2 as it shouldn't be too hard to port over.
    well, I still have my 920 if you need another one of those
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    04-02-2013 11:02 PM
  19. seemack's Avatar
    Thanks! PM me your Microsoft Id / LiveId and I'll add them to the beta list.

    @dalydose - The more the people the better. It will give me more chances to notice problems that people might commonly run into.
    04-02-2013 11:31 PM
  20. dalydose's Avatar

    I've got a short walkthrough video here: and there's some screenshots as well at the beta listing: 1Alarm Beta.
    Does anyone know why we can't view Vimeo videos on the phone? Do we have to open the app and do a search?
    04-03-2013 01:49 PM
  21. Narse77's Avatar
    So I used it last night. I must have locked my phone in the middle of the night because my normal alarm woke me up and this app never went off. I take it doesn't work at all under the lock screen from this experience. Any way to add that ability?
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Board Express
    04-03-2013 02:02 PM
  22. Mystictrust's Avatar
    So I used it last night. I must have locked my phone in the middle of the night because my normal alarm woke me up and this app never went off. I take it doesn't work at all under the lock screen from this experience. Any way to add that ability?
    Thanks for the accidental testing, I was about to try that for tomorrow morning :P

    I agree that letting this run under the lockscreen would be nice if possible. Here's the main reason: Those pesky navigation lights (back, start, search) stay lit at all times and I'm not a fan of that. It's something Microsoft should let apps access, IMO. Fortunately, I've been taking advantage of the screen brightness glitch on my Lumia, so the clock was super bright until the screen went black, and the navigation lights never came on. Win win! Anyway, yeah accidental locking for whatever reason would also be solved by letting the app run under the lockscreen.

    I have other feedback but I'll either send an email via feedback in the app or send a PM.
    04-03-2013 02:11 PM
  23. seemack's Avatar
    Does anyone know why we can't view Vimeo videos on the phone? Do we have to open the app and do a search?
    Doesn't work on my browser either. I checked to see if there were any settings on the video which might make it available to mobile but didn't see anything.
    04-03-2013 02:36 PM
  24. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'm new to beta testing, so do I give you my Developer information or Microsoft account? I'm running a 920, and would love to test it.
    04-03-2013 02:37 PM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    We need someone with an 8X and/or Ativ S to test it out.
    04-03-2013 02:38 PM
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