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Just published a major update to AlarmPad.

WARNING: This version makes changes to how alarms are scheduled and to how they ring. Please be careful if you must wake up on time and set backup alarms.

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 - New "Sunrise Mode": Get your alarms to slowly increase your phone brightness before they start to ring
 - Register or sign-in with your Google account. If you are already registered, click on "edit account" to link your accounts. E-mail addresses must be the same for that to work
 - New Tasker event for the early notifications
 - Bug fix writing to NFC tags with 46 bytes or less
 - Bug fix rescheduling alarms on reboot for devices where the current time is not immediately set
 - Minor other bug fixes and improvements
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I have not received any update via Google Play, is this normal? 
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This is a great example of a product launch done right. It is simple to use like Steve Jobs would have done the iWatch and it is even more open to tweaks than Android watches: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-time-awesome-smartwatch-no-compromises?ref=nav_search

These guys published their new Time watch on Kickstarter yesterday, pledging $500,000. They already got over $9 million.
Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day.
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I backed it. Currently in for two but I really want the 179 option for may
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Hi everyone,

I realized today that AlarmPad had just turned 1 year old last Wednesday. So I wrote a post about it on Reddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/2wkxim/alarmpad_is_now_one_year_old_so_i_wanted_to_share/ highlighting the changes the app went through over the period. If you are on Reddit please consider upvoting the post for visibility.

The pro version is also 50% off today and tomorrow.

Thank you for being part of this community and a user of AlarmPad. The app is certainly what it is today thanks to your help.
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Thanks for the great support, +Jeremy Harris , not only buying the app and subscription but also with the constant feedback.
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Version 1.8a4 published:
 - Improving significantly the weather summaries in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
 - Bug fixes
 - Added new translation: Chinese (Simplified). Do you speak Chinese? If you do, please let me know if you find anything wrong in the translation. Thank you!
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I tried Facebook ads and can confirm this personally. They are a waste of money. http://youtu.be/oVfHeWTKjag [9min video]
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This one Wikipedia editor has made over 47,000 edits to the site. Almost all of them consists solely of fixes to the incorrect use of ‘comprised of’. https://medium.com/backchannel/meet-the-ultimate-wikignome-10508842caad
This man has been on a seven-year quest to fix exactly one grammatical error throughout all of Wikipedia
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Back in December I was fortunate enough to be one of the winners of an app competition organized by the Brazilian government. Over 2500 projects were sent, mine was one of the 25 selected.

The winners are getting a prize money, which is great, provided that the app gets developed on time (not so great). The deadlines are strict and that is the reason for the slow number of updates on AlarmPad recently.

I wanted to make this announcement with more details about the new app but its development is taking longer than I had anticipated. At the same time, I also didn't want to leave you without any news for much longer.

According to the required schedule, a working version of the app has to be done by mid-April. That is when I want to have an open beta version ready to announce. Before that, though, I would like to soon start a private beta test.

If you read thus far and are interested in joining the tests, please +1 this message. I will send you an invite as soon as a version is ready. I will post again with more details as soon as I can.

Thank you for your support!
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If not too late I would be willing to help.
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Version 1.8a9 is now published with a new dismiss option, "tap anywhere". With it, you can now tap anywhere on the screen to snooze the alarm or long press to dismiss it. This version also adds 2 new options if you select the "buttons" one: You can now select a large snooze button and choose to long press the dismiss button to dismiss the alarm.

I hope this update will address all your button needs. :)
Let me know what you think, new suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!
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getting better and better.
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WARNING: Version 1.8a7 makes significant changes to how calendar-based alarms (hashtags) are scheduled and skipped, and to how new calendar events are detected. If you are using this type of alarm BE CAREFUL for the next couple of days.

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 - Fixing the scheduling of calendar events when the alarm is skipped or in other special circumstances.

Please send me your feedback. Thanks for the help!
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#AlarmPad in review.
 
There are a lot of alarm clock apps, here's one of our favorites.

http://itechtriad.com/articles/2015/2/18/review-alarmpad-free-paid-alarm-clock-app-for-android

By +Neal Jacob 
Alarm apps. They seem to be a dime a dozen. Just open up Google Play and just type “Alarm.” The results are too numerous to count. There are free apps and there are paid apps. There are even both free versions and paid versions of the same app. What is one to do with all the choices? I’ve been using Timely as my go to alarm app. I was satisfied with the app, I mean it did what it’s supposed to do and wake me up, however, I was growin...
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It would look superb with some shadows between the cards and beneath the toolbar.
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Another long overdue update: On version 1.8a3 you can add any DashClock extension to AlarmPad. And there are plenty: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dashclock%20extension

You don't need to have DashClock installed, just the extension app you want. They will appear in the alarm view with the same info that would be displayed on DashClock. There are still a few issues to work out though:

 1. I don't think I can make AlarmPad speak the messages from these extensions because in most of them it would sound weird. They unfortunately do not provide enough text.

 2. Because of how AlarmPad handles the extensions (to make sure the alarms ring even if the extension fails), some are currently misbehaving a little. Please let me know if you find anything unexpected if trying this.

3. Clicking the extension info should handle well its original behavior for the most part. In some cases (the gmail extension that comes with DashClock for example) it won't work so nothing will happen.

Other than that, you should be able to use the extensions just fine. Please let me know if you notice anything strange.

Thanks!
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No problem! Keep up the good work!
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A long overdue new option in "advanced mode". Version 1.8a1 just published now lets you select which of your calendars you want displayed with each alarm.

If you want your selection to be the default for all your future alarms, make sure to check the "remember my selection" option before adding the alarm.

Please send your feedback. Thanks for the help!
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Excellent and well implemented.
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  • MindMe
    2013 - present
    MindMe Smart Notifications is an innovative way to interact with your phone. It works by creating rules that allow your phone to talk when you need it to.
  • Aalborg University
    2010 - 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal - Paris, France - Aalborg, Denmark - Bangalore, India - Oulu, Finland - Vitória, ES, Brasil