Sunday, November 2, 2008

My first Android app: Countdown Alarm

Countdown Alarm++ ScreenshotI released my first Android app a few days ago! It's called Countdown Alarm++ and it does exactly what you would expect - counts down from a user-defined time and rings an alarm when the timer reaches zero. Nothing too fancy but useful nonetheless (and missing from the base Android system).

After releasing the first version (v1.0.0) I was notified of a few bugs/quirks which have now been fixed. The current version on the market is v1.0.2 - here are the current (simple) features:

Countdown Alarm++ Icon
Countdown Alarm++ v1.0.2

  • Use the touchscreen to select hours, minutes, seconds from drop-down boxes/spinners (keyboard not required)
  • Select a custom ringtone to play when the timer reaches zero
  • Optionally choose to trigger the phone vibration when the timer reaches zero
  • Wakes the phone from sleep when the alarm plays
  • Runs correctly in background -> do other things while the timer runs and be notified via the status bar when the timer is done
  • Layout adjusts nicely for both portrait and landscape views
Credit for the app icon goes to Min Tran ( - thanks for the great free icon sets!

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