The app can also play a specified sound as time signal instead of the voice.
If you have set the number of times to sound as same as the hours, the app can play the time signal sound like a cuckoo clock or a wall clock.
The basic feature is same as the free version of VoiceTimeSignal.
[Difference with the free version]
The Pro version is different with the free version as follows.
1. Sounds have been added.
2. Signals at specified minutes every hour by 'Minute Time Signal'.
3. 'Variety','Battery level',and 'Battery level+' have been added on 'Representation of the ending'. (After speak the time, the app speaks variety words, or battery level.)
4. Kitchen timer feature has been added.(The app notifies with voice or specified sound after the specified time elapsed.)
5. The number of alarm has been extended to 30.
6. The number of schedules has been extended to 30.
7. As an alarm sound, you can set ringtones of the device including music data in SD card.
8. 'Specify silent mode volume' option has been added.
9. 'Automatic alarm stop' option has been added to prevent keep ringing the alarm until the battery gets empty.
10. The feature which alarms go to snooze by device shaking has been added.
11. AppWidgets support for 'Voice time signal', 'Speak time at screen on', 'Speak time by media button', 'Speak time by device shaking', 'Alarm' No.1 - No.3, 'Kitchen timer' No1. - No.3.
12. You can change 'Change type of time signal sound','Change 30 minutes sound','Change volume of time signal',& 'Change number of time signal sound’ by timer schedule.
13. Not only current time, but also 'Month','Day', and 'Day of the week' also can be spoken for speaking time. (Only Japanese language)
(1) If the volume has been set, other media player volume will also be changed.
(2) The voice is basically Japanese. If the locale is not Japanese, the voice will be English partially.
(3) When the CPU is busy, the voice/sound might be interrupted.
(4) If the screen lock security of the device is on, the security lock screen will be appeared when the screen was off at the specified alarm time. So back/menu/volumes keys of the device don't work for snooze feature on the security lock screen.
(5) The service of app might be stopped by insufficient resources, or by battery saving setting of the device. In this case, time signals will be delay, or not play the sound.
※Voice material have been supported by Ms.Amitaro.[http://www14.big.or.jp/~amiami/happy/]
※Other sound material have been supported by Mr.On-jin.[http://www.yen-soft.com/ssse/]
This app implements International Color Time, which is a slightly silly but effective standard, intended to eliminate the confusion that accompanies trying to coordinate phone calls or other activities with people who live in other time zones around the world. Instead of trying to figure out what time it is somewhere else and whether we mean five o'clock my time or five o'clock your time, we both use a GLOBAL clock that's the SAME EVERYWHERE, and save ourselves a lot of hassle.
Why bother with this, and why use color, you may ask? If you're unsure, consider this excerpt from the ICT Manifesto:
It's hard to keep track of how many hours the time gap is between where you're standing and where your overseas distributor is located, whether you're speaking in terms of your local time or theirs, and whether to add or subtract the difference when figuring out what your watch should say when you make the call. It's worse if either or both of you happen to be traveling, which is increasingly the case now that we all have cell phones, and the fact that there's also Daylight Saving Time which starts and ends on different days in different countries makes things enormously complicated. Some of us waste a lot of time trying to clarify these details (and then we screw it up anyway).
Wouldn't it be nice, and much simpler, if we could all agree on what time it was, all over the world? At first I thought we should just use unaltered Greenwich Mean Time for everything and call it a day. I'd be all right with that, frankly. Computers do it. The only problem is that we've all become accustomed to having certain numbers line up with certain parts of the day, and having the clock "roll over" in the middle of the night (and also at mid-day if you're using the 12-hour system). To move the numbers feels peculiar, and to change them more for some people than for others feels unfair.
This is an inherent problem with any time marking system that uses numbers, or letters, or anything else where there is a hierarchy and a point where you return to the beginning. What would be better is a time marking system that forms a natural loop without feeling like it has any particular beginning or end, and without us having habitual expectations about which part of the cycle lines up with which part of the day. That's where the color wheel comes in.
We can simply decide that at some particular point, the time is "orange," everywhere on the planet. Later on it will be yellow, green, teal, blue, maroon, and so on, and eventually orange again. In my part of the world, people tend to wake up in the blue range, eat lunch around lavender and get off work at orange, but elsewhere it may be that you wake up at yellow and have dinner at purple. Neither seems to make more sense than the other, which is exactly the point. And then if we want to have a phone call, we can arrange to speak at thirty minutes past indigo, and there is no confusion about exactly when that means.
And so I decided to implement this clock, as an arbitrary standard for coordinating time around the globe.
(My 4000 characters are about used up – if you want to know why THIS clock is better than OTHER clocks based on color, read the full manifesto at phrenopolis.com (also included in the app for your convenience).