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Support Media folder, the HTC clock widget alarms, and the Marketplace

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidsIsPerfecked!!!, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. DroidsIsPerfecked!!!

    DroidsIsPerfecked!!! Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2010
    Ok, I think HTC's clock widget looks great, but I couldn't have been more unhappy with the choice it left me of just 5 very rude alarm tones, and no option to go and browse my storage for mp3s. So, in the course of looking to remedy this, someone told me to set up this file structure on my SD card:
    ringtones notifications alarms
    and then I would have to copy my files from my music folder into say /alarms. Well, here is the problem - it leaves you with duplicate mp3s taking up space on your SD card! I tried moving shortcuts to these folders instead, but found that Android doesn't see them - well, how's that for wasteful?

    Next, I went to the Markeplace and took a look at one of the top-rated alarm apps, Alarm Clock PlusV2. I was about to install it, when I saw the following access warnings:
    Network Communication
    Phone Calls
    System Tools.
    I'm thinking well of course almost any app needs access to system files, and they will all use the network to try and foist their updates on you when they eventually go adware-supported, but why in hell would an alarm clock app need to know anything about my phone calls? I won't be installing that one until I understand that one.

    Your comments on any of the above are appreciated.


  2. sta7ic

    sta7ic Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2010
    Rochester, NY / Pittsburgh, PA
    so that when someone calls you it shuts the app off and doesnt just sit there.
  3. Ufkal

    Ufkal Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2010
    Software Support/Development
    St. Louis..
    That is a good answer for why it needs access to the phone. I hadn't thought about that . Interesting.
  4. Stringfellow

    Stringfellow Active Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Well, I suppose that could happen during your wakeup routine, so guess that resolves one of the issues.

    But I have that same issue with the need to store whole duplicates of my files on the SD card, after loading all of my music to the main storage. Why should this be a necessity, and what can be done about it if it isn't (short of installing more apps which would have to be used just for setting your alarms)?

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