Lightning Bug - Sleep Clock

Lightning Bug - Sleep Clock

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Relaxing sounds
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Expert's Review

"Sleeping like a baby"

Reviewed by / Sep 01, 2011

Set the alarm clock and fall asleep to the relaxing sounds

Lightning Bug is an alarm clock for Android with a great variety of sounds to use, such as rain storms, ocean waves, white noise, city trains and many more.

After installing it, tap on screen to open the menu: on the left there are settings and scenery selection and on the right side there are options for changing the current scene's settings. There's also a Plugin mode, available when tapping on the puzzle piece button.

This app helps you fall asleep with the sounds included so it's a useful tool for relaxing and resting like a kid. It doesn't repeat the same audio over and over again but it uses a random pattern so you don't have to hear the same twice. Besides the sound, there's also the background, which you can also choose and change to your taste.

Lightning Bug - Sleep Clock was developed by 1908 Media, creator of other useful applications and plugins. If you have trouble sleeping and also need a good alarm clock, this is your perfect app.

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Developer's original description available here
Lightning Bug
Lightning Bug, ambience and white noise mixer.
Mix some me time! Find sleep and relaxation easier with Lightning Bug, an ambience and white noise mixer for Android powered devices. Lightning Bug features a library of almost 200 sound loops and samples ranging from the natural peace of rain storms and ocean waves, to pure white noise, city trains, meditation bells, acoustic and electronic instruments, and down-tempo break beats.

Lightning Bug also includes many soothing backgrounds and sound visualizations. It even has a stylish, customizable digital clock with alarm, a great replacement for your bedside alarm clock!

Interested in Beta Testing?
Read our short beta tester guide for more info here:

- Almost 200 sound samples and loops engineered exclusive for Lightning Bug
- Over 50 soothing backgrounds and sound visualizations
- Control each sound’s volume (long press the sound’s icon)
- Plugin-Mode for adding lot’s of high quality new content (look for the puzzle piece!)
- Control each sample sound’s playback frequency (plugin-mode only)
- Customize each scene with whatever sounds you want (plugin-mode only)
- Digital Clock, customize font, color, screen size, and date\time format
- Alarm Clock with customizable Snooze
- Local Weather
- Sleep Timer w\ App Shutdown
- Screen Dimmer
- Screen Timeout
- Supports All Screen Orientations (except upside down)
- Disable Device Button Lights

To get the full Lightning Bug experience, check out plugins. Lightning Bug currently offers several free and premium plugins.

We’ve been really lucky to be contacted by some very talented artists willing to contribute their time and skills to making Lightning Bug better for everyone. Please check out their sites, show them your support!

Photography by Maria “Jpeg” Izaurralde

Sounds by State Azure

Try Ambio, our new ambience app!

Lightning Bug currently requires the following permissions on your Android device.

Your Location – course (network-based) location
Only used if you enable Lightning Bug’s local weather feature which is disabled by default. If you enable the local weather feature, only your latitude and longitude are sent to a trusted weather reporting service.

Network Communications – full Internet access
Required for downloading extra content including sound, image, and program files from 1908 Media servers. If you have Lightning Bug’s local weather feature enabled, Internet access is also required for contacting a 3rd party weather reporting service.

Storage – modify/delete SD card contents
Required for storing and managing extra content including sound, image, and program files.

Phone Calls – read phone state and identity
Required so that scene and alarm audio can be ducked (partially to fully muted) during phone calls.

System Tools – disable keylock, prevent phone from sleeping
Keylock control is required by Lightning Bug’s alarm system. Screen and sleep controls are required to keep the Lightning Bug digital clock and\or scene player visible (this is the default behavior, however you can override using Lightning Bug’s Screen Timeout feature)

System Tools – send sticky broadcast
Lightning Bug uses ‘Sticky Intents’ as a part of its alarm system. The app broadcasts a single sticky intent whenever the alarm clock goes off. This is a standard permission among most android applications providing alarm clock features.

System Tools – automatically start at boot
Lightning Bug very briefly runs at boot to synchronize it’s alarm system with the system clock. This process is required to ensure alarms go off at the correct time and is designed to have minimal impact on your device’s startup time. This is a standard permission among most android applications providing alarm clock features.

Recently changed in this version

2.9.7 (Optional Update)
- Updated text about new App

- Audio fix for KitKat
- Sync with Ambio

- Major Announcement About New App!
- Audio Death Fix!

*Lightning Bug Audio*
An audio system we built that fixes audio gaps\skipping! To enable:
- Launch Lightning Bug
- Tap the screen to bring up the main menu
- Tap the settings button (the clock icon)
- Lightning Bug Audio is the first option, tap it to enable it

Lists with Lightning Bug - Sleep Clock

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Comments and ratings for Lightning Bug - Sleep Clock
  • (77)

    by kojackck on 11/06/2011

    i love this app but now it dosn t work on gingerbread, plz fix it, thanks

  • (77)

    by Jamie Lincicome on 23/08/2014

    I used this app for months and it was lovely, then all of a sudden no sound...checked all my settings and my phone was working properly. PLEASE FIX IT!! I can't sleep without it!

  • (77)

    by richard myers on 23/08/2014

    I love this app and now after years of using it nightly it's broke. Ambio sucks compared to this. Return to supporting this product that I paid for and love and need frankly.

  • (77)

    by Alexis Auker on 21/08/2014

    Please fix. I've been using this app for a while now but the last couple weeks it hasn't been working right. It'll load but won't make any sound. PLEASE UPDATE!

  • (77)

    by Sharon Alvord on 19/08/2014

    Had a few issues on my Galaxy S3. My clock did not work. Pleased to discover it works as promised now. Had this since it's startup. I can't seem to find the downloads from the meditation pack any more. A group called Azure or something like it. I forgot the exact name. I enjoyed those albums.

  • (77)

    by Robert Gomez on 18/08/2014

    I keep having to uninstall it and reinstall for it to work. FIX IT

  • (77)

    by Ted Hoenig on 18/08/2014

    I've loved this app. It recently stopped working properly. The only thing that will play are the built in scenes. All of the sound packs no longer work. Please fix ASAP!