Playlist Alarm Clock 1.2 out now

The latest version of P.A.C has (finally) gone live. This version adds screen dimming which makes it much better as a bedside clock.

...dim the screen

Tap the time display to dim the screen

The next version is more exciting as it adds random playback (on either playlist), podcast support and fixes an issue that some users were experiencing where their display was turning itself off – let’s hope it gets through Apple’s approval process faster than this one!

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12 Responses to “Playlist Alarm Clock 1.2 out now”

  1. Ben Says:

    Thanx for the update, sure it’ll be useful. Waiting for the next update too as shuffle sounds a great addition. One extra thought, in the ‘fade out’ setting in the sleep mode, can we have ‘off’ as an addition too, sometimes I’m not asleep by the time it fades away, even when set to 1 hour. If that is added along with the shuffle I think the app will then be perfect as a ‘go to sleep’ and ‘wake up’ clock. Thanx for the hard work, it’s appreciated by many happy customers. Great app.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Ben

      Nice idea about an ‘Off’ option for the fade out. Not sure if it will conflict with the Alarm coming on in the morning though (ie. not sure if we can tell the iPod to playa it it is already playing). We’ll check it out though and implement it if possible.

  2. Daniel Says:

    Looking forward to next update, my display turns off all the time.
    Talk about a dimmer!
    Hope StarTime has these feature soon too. πŸ™‚

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Daniel

      If your phone is on charge and the display turns itself off try just turning it back on. You should only have to do this once and it will be stay on after that. There seems to be an annoying little bug in OS 3.0 relating to this but we think we’ve found a workaround for the next release…

      • Daniel Says:

        My iPhone sits in a charging cradle in clock mode. As soon as I set the alarm, then activate the dimmer, in about a minute the screen slowly fades away to black.
        When the alarm goes off the next day, I have to press the home button and enter my code (I keep my phone locked) before I can see the Playlist Alarm Clock screen.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Daniel

      I think this is due to a bug in the iPhone OS which sometimes seems to ignore the app’s instructions to keep the screen on if music is playing. If you turn the screen back on after it goes off, it should stay on.

      We’re pretty sure we’ve found a workaround in the next version of P.A.C (out soon)

  3. Calandrajo Says:

    I bought this app just few days ago. Unfortunately every time i want set up the wake up time it closes itself. Can you tell me what can i do?

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Calandrajo

      this paragraph from the FAQs should help:

      β€œSome users were experiencing a crash when they clicked on the wake window to set up Wake playlists. The issue seemed to be linked to the region format on their iPhones – Setting General > International > Region Format to United Kingdom solved the problem and they were able to switch back to their chosen region without any further issues.”

      https://chillix.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/playlist-alarm-clock-faq/

  4. Eric Says:

    A suggestion if this hasn’t been implemented yet (haven’t bought the app yet, still waiting for some more features in future updates)

    Set different alarm times for different days? just like the native iphone alarm does.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Eric

      thanks for the suggestion – it’s already on the list of features we want to implement. Keep an eye on the blog to see when we get around to it πŸ™‚

  5. Gary Says:

    It seems that any play list that has a video within it does not get included in the list of play lists to choose form to use as an alarm.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Gary

      That’s interesting – we hadn’t spotted that. We’re just using the default functionality in Apple’s in-app music picker so I’m guessing this is beyond our control but we’ll look into it.

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