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setting an alarm with minimal keypresses

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by apexcorner, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. apexcorner

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    Sorry if this is a question that's already been asked and answered but I've searched pretty extensively and not found it.

    I find on my Motorola Defy that to set up an alarm I have to go through:
    1) Alarm & timer
    2) select alarm
    3) tick 'alarm on'
    4) open 'time'
    5) enter time using cursor-based text input

    If it was even the case that the text in the 'time' field was automatically selected so you could directly press numbers that would be a start - and if it would automatically advance from the 'hours' field to the 'minutes' field - but none of this is the case. It's one of the surprisingly many examples of extraordinarily bad clunkiness in Android. There must be a better way.

    On my 10-year-old Nokia I had a shortcut direct to alarm input so it went:

    1) press 'up button' to get to alarm
    2) input time using number pad, requiring precisely 4 key-presses of big number keys

    I would love to find an app like this! (but wouldn't touch one that had any hint at all of complaints about problems not going off).

    Thanks a lot for any ideas!

    apexcorner
     

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    Does your phone have voice commands? "Set alarm for 7:30am" and it's set.
     

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