Snooze button!


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  1. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When my alarm goes off I like to hit snooze a few times before I actually get up :D I'm finding this a bit difficult on my Hero because I actually have to lift the phone up and open my eyes (very difficult) in order to make sure I press the snooze button rather than turn it off altogether by mistake. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? Is there an app which allows me to touch any part of the screen in order to set snooze?
     

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  2. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

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    Hello david83,

    On the market you can find lots of different alarm(free/non-free) apps with customizable "snooze" button (i.e. shake phone for snooze).

    Hope this helps.
     
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    vido.ardes Well-Known Member

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    QFTT

    Shaking to snooze is great for when your sleepy!
     
  4. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    shake to snooze! What a cool idea. I had a search on the marketplace and randomly picked an alarm clock app. Its called Klaxon and it seems to be better than the standard alarm. Snooze button is easier to hit and there's also the option to snooze by turning the phone over. Shake probably would be better though.
     
  5. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tested klaxon properly for the first time this morning. What can I say... that was some high quality snoozing! :) I highly reccomend this app to those who like to snooze.
     
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    htchero123 Well-Known Member

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    guys, lol..i was just going to post regarding this problem. My problem is that with the phone being touchscreen, the snooze button accidently snoozes the alarm whilst the phone is in my pocket. Will klaxon solve that problem? Also does klaxon work along with the standard calendar?
     
  7. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm not sure why you would set the alarm to go off while it's in your pocket...? unless for maybe setting yourself a reminder, in which case you should check out Astrid which works in conjunction with the calender.

    I've done a comparison between Klaxon and the default alarm clock for those who are interested.

    DEFAULT CLOCK:
    When the alarm goes off the screen comes on at the lock screen. There is a small snooze button under the 'drag down to unlock' bar. If you miss this button and drag down it will turn the alarm off. When the alarm goes off the physical keys have the following effect:

    call button - snooze
    home button - snooze
    menu button - snooze
    end call button - turns screen off & also silences but does not snooze or turn off alarm
    back button - snooze
    search button - snooze
    trackball button - does nothing

    KLAXON:
    When the alarm goes off the klaxon screen comes on which displays your chosen clock along with a big snooze button that's hard to miss. when you hit this snooze button your chosen snooze time (eg 10 minutes) begins to count down. If you hit the snooze button agan before this countdown ends then the snooze is reset and will start again. You can also activate snooze by simply turning the phone over which is the best thing ever :D When the alarm goes off the physical buttons have the following effect:

    call button - does nothing
    home button - turns alarm off
    menu button - press once gives option to turn alarm off
    end call button - turns screen off but does not snooze or turn off alarm
    back button - turns alarm off
    search button - does nothing
    trackball button - does nothing

    Klaxon also allows you choose different snooze times as welll as set the alarm volume to ramp up. You can also choose any ringtone or music to set as your alarm. There's also a 'bed clock' feature which I haven't tried out yet, but just seems to be a dim clock that you can keep always on your screen when your in bed, so you haven't got to unlock the phone to see the time.
     
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    htchero123 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for that david. I have to have reminders mate because i have to take medication at certain times and also my kid is ill and she also has to have medicine at set times. Its just that if i'm carrying a phone in my pocket and it hits the snooze button, because its touch screen, it will mean i miss my reminders. I actually want a program that disables the touchscreen snooze and allows me to enable a hard button snooze.

    thanks
     
  9. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sry to hear that. I dont know of any apps that disable the touchscreen snooze. Have you tried Astrid? You can set reminders with an 'alarm clock mode' whereby your notification sound will keep repeating until you switch it off.
     
  10. Elpelco

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    Have to tried searching the market for app specifically for that? I searched medication just now on the market, there seemed to be a few good ones. Also I there's an app called 'get pills' that's free that might be what you want.
    Also, maybe try Astrid? it's for tasks, but you can customise the reminders pretty nicely. Nothing comes up on the touch screen. You can set it to persistently remind you too.
     
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    Double post, sorry. Also, David, you beat me!
     
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    Slightly related question....

    When I use any of the snooze methods for the "built in" alarm function on my Sprint HTC Hero, the next time the alarm wakes up from snooze, it doesn't play the full alarm ringer or repeat. It only beeps briefly or for a few seconds...and the SECOND time it wakes up from snooze, it sometimes does NOTHING....just virtually wakes up with no sound. What's going on?

    I think I'm using the HTC alarm/clock widget that comes with the phone.

    - Astro
     

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