- 01-08-2013, 07:35 AM #1
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.
01-08-2013, 08:13 AM #2
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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 08:35 AM.
01-08-2013, 08:25 AM #3
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01-08-2013, 10:12 AM #6
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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.
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 10:38 AM.
- 01-08-2013, 11:09 AM #8
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.
- 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM #11
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.
05-29-2013, 05:52 PM #16
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- 05-29-2013, 07:21 PM #17
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!
05-29-2013, 07:31 PM #18
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