One important application which is missing on the iPad is an alarm clock, a basic application which proves to be very valuable on the iPhone.
Fortunately there’s a beautiful solution by the people who brought you the great Beautiful Alarm Clock for the iPhone, the delightful Dolphin Alarm Clock on iPad.
When running the app you are presented with a gorgeous underwater scene and a clock. The waters are initially quiet but double tapping the screen will call your dolphin who will appear and perform a set routine. It’s worth mentioning that the dolphin isn’t a computer generated model but each scene is a recorded video, if anything this means that the image and animation quality is constantly wonderful.
Tap on the clock and the alarm screen is displayed. Simply choose the hours, minutes and the days of the week that you want the alarm to activate and then choose am or pm to set the alarm.
By selecting the ‘Wake To’ option you can choose the sound that wakes you up, there are a large number of ring tones available for selection, but most people will opt to be woken by the Dolphin option.
Remember to make sure that your iPad is connected to a power supply or has enough battery to make it through the night and you will be woken by an incredible alarm call.
Dolphin Alarm clock is an incredible App, albeit a large one, it’s truly wonderful and adds a crucial function to the iPad.
To install Dolphin Alarm clock search for it in the App Store.
The iPhone’s standard Clock App has a built in alarm function which works well but only allows you to choose from a limited number of standard alarms.
Beautiful Clock Radio is an attractive iPhone App which allows you to select an Internet based radio station or iPod playlist to wake you up.
The interface changes depending on the current time of day, look at the clock during the day time and you see a lovely bright and illuminating image, look at night and you see an appropriate dark night time.
Beautiful Clock Radio also shows you the weather forecast and using the iPhones GPS functionality this is tailored for your current location.
There are 5 buttons running along the bottom of the screen press one of these and the associated radio station starts to play. You can change the buttons associated radio station by holding down the button and you will be presented with a selection screen where you will be able you select one of hundreds of Radio Stations or supply a URL of your favourite online station.
To set an alarm slide your finger along the bottom of the screen and the alarm settings will be displayed. From here you set the time, frequency, and what type of alarm music wakes you up.
The app is easy to use but if you need help a link to a comprehensive video guide is included in the app.
Beautiful clock radio adds an important piece of missing functionality to the iPhone, turning it into a true travel companion, if you use the alarm function on the iPhone then you should check it out.
Beautiful clock radio can be found in the Apple App Store.