I've been having similar problems getting the app to work. My phone still uses Lollipop so I'm not sure how to exclude the app from the battery saver or if that's even an option. Do I need to update to Marshmallow for it to work?
It would be great if it actually chimed. It's been silent for me. Update: I discovered that this app uses my phone's default notification sound as it's "chime" so at the hourly intervals, I get a notification that sounds like I just got an email. If I can't choose another sound, then this is a pointless app. Uninstalling.
I previously had issue that it didn't ring at :00 but at :58 and :03. It was fixed after I updated my system to Android 7. It's the perfect app for time management.
Only works sometimes. Have used it for four days, set to chime every morning at 8:30am. Only chimed on days 2 and 4. Have out in my battery saver exceptions list. Wish it worked!
too bad didnt work on my phone
It does exactly what it says, so little battery drain it shows up as <1% on the battery settings page over 2 days on battery
Fixed battery drain under some conditions.
Small UI changes.
TTS texts are saved to audio files and then played like standard beeps - before they were spoken directly by TTS service which resulted in some delay. You need to view each chime definition to generate those files - otherwise TTS will be handled like before.
Let the Westminster Chimes of Big Ben help keep you on schedule.