The app has a map view which plots the daily sun and moon path relative to your current location. It also contains a widget for your home screen showing sunrise/set times for the current day and your current location.
This is the full version of Sun Position. You can also download a free demo version which is limited to showing data for the current day (click on more apps by Stonekick to find this).
- Plan a photography shoot - know in advance exactly when and where sunrise and sunset will be
- Viewing a potential new home? Use this app to find out when you'll get sun in your kitchen.
- Planning a new garden? Find out which areas will be the most sunny, and which areas are likely to be in shade throughout the day
- Getting solar panels? Check whether nearby obstructions will be a problem.
For more information on the data included in Sun Position see our blog post:
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Egg timer? Reminder alarm? Alarm for a healthy sleep after dinner? Cooking Timer?
Originally, Kitty was planned as simple kitchen timer (originally "KITchen TImer"), but as it grew up, it became a universal timer app.
(The reasons of the rights that Kitty needs are given at the end of this description)
Do you want to:
* be able to run multiple timers concurrently, clearly arranged?
* be able to start timers with only one touch (from the homescreen, even the dock for immediate access)?
* manage pre-configured timers with own icons and sounds?
* have optimal use of different layouts of Smartphone and Tablet?
* have an app that is without advertisement even in the free version?
* see the remaining time of the next timer in the notification tray?
* ... and other nice-to-haves
My main point was: simple and fast handling, and ease of use.
- Kitty has three groups: a quick start group in the main activity, where you can put the most-used timers to start them by tapping them once. A group of running (or paused) timers, and a group of expired timers.
- you can link timers onto your homescreen to enable single-tap starting (and stopping) of a timer.
- sounds and icons are managed using repositories, so that they can be easily assigned to timers.
- timers can be grouped visually by color and icon, and sorted by name, duration or usage frequency.
- nearly every activity has a small help popup, describing the purpose and options of the current activity.
- time can have a pre-warning alarm, that can be used either as pre-warning (not to start a new task before the timer ends) or as implicit double-duration-timer (for example soft and hard-boiled eggs).
- Android backup is supported for the databases (at least I hope, as it's not easy to test - it runs infrequently)
- the main screen and the screen with running timers can be locked, so that you can put the smartphone in your pocket with active screen, to make looking at the remaining times easily!
FREE-Version limtation: the free version is limited to 2 timers. Using In-App-Purchase, you can get rid of the limitation (costs: 1€). This is your way to appreciate my work ;)
Concerning the required app rights and the reasons for them: camera (to take own photos as icons), microphone (for own sounds), Touchscreen (optional brightness control), call state (mute timer when a call comes in).
Keywords: egg timer, kitchen timer, alarm
Actual Betas available via https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109125822414250008486 (right now in German, but we will change if non-German speaking testers do contribute)
Wikipedia says "Dawn simulation is a technique originally developed to help treat seasonal affective disorder, but can be used as a soundless alarm clock to wake up the body naturally. Typically, the treatment involves timing lights in the bedroom to come on gradually, over a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours, before awakening.". WakeLight offers you several configuration options for the light simulation (sequence length, brightness curve, min/max brightness) and the sound (alarm sound, snooze timing and sound) in combination with the comfort of periodic alarm templates (with single-alarm removal), and of course single-alarm times. See the pictures. This app is very handy when you're travelling: take your dawn simulation with you!
It is designed for tablets of at least 7 inches, but a so-worker of mine uses it on a 5" smartphone with the display directed to the bed. It depends on the light sensitivity, of course - but you will be astonished as it works subconcious. Just try, I think you will not regret it.
For sure a unique feature, although irrelevant for 99% of users (just for fun): WakeLight is presumed to be the only alarm clock that can set its alarm time relative to the sunrise time of the current location. ;)
- alarm templates for repetition as well as singular alarms
- disable or change alarm time even of a singular alarm of a template
- brightness, duration and sounds configurable, some sounds contained in the package
- optional display of weather forecast and sunrise/set times (using the WakeLight plugin downloadable from the shop)
- clean and easy-to-use user interface