Glimma (soft alarm clock)

Glimma (soft alarm clock)

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Good idea
  • Many settings
Cons
  • Maybe you need something stronger to wake up
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Wake up calmly!"

Reviewed by / Feb 07, 2012

Set the alarm clock and let the light wake you up

Glimma is an alarm clock for Android that works in a different way from other alarms. 30 minutes before the set hour, the screen turns off and progressively it increases the brightness so you wake up calmly.

If that's not enough for you, you can play bird sounds and if even then you haven't woken up after one minute, the app will play a strong sound that will definitely wake you up. It's kind of a good idea, isn't it?

You can set up the alarm in the Alarm settings and program it for all the days you want. In addition, it's possible to activate the night clock (with the phone charging) and the sleep mode so you can sleep tight. If you tap on Settings you will be able to change the orientation, color, sound, mail notifications and many other things (some of which will be unlocked unless you pay).

Vuxia is the developer of this useful tool for waking up in the morning in a better mood, not so abruptly. If you were looking for this, you will probably thank the developer for his bright idea.

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Developer's original description available here
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Glimma is now depreciated. I'm pround to announce you Glimmer !
Glimmer has the same concept, with beautiful animations, and more features.
You can get it on the play store by looking for "Glimmer"
Or by clicking here :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vuxia.glimmer
Enjoy !
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This gorgeous software softly wakes you up. It turns on the screen 30 mins before the alarm with the darkest screen and increases slowly the brightness.

--- /!\ All the features of this software are usable, but an in app purchase allows you to customize everything ! (From only 1€) ---

In the middle of the process it can play birds sound, and if you didn’t wake up 1 minute after alarm time, it plays a strong sound to be sure you don’t miss. It also let the phone check the emails by turning the notification sound off and the wifi on. So when you wake up, you don’t have to wait to know what’s new :)
If you sleep in a dark room it really wakes you up with the light, and if the phone point at you, your wife doesn’t wake up !
One more thing: This software is able to turn your phone in a "night mode" the evening, and turn back in day mode the morning. And so it shuts down the notification sound, the wifi...

This app is free for standard use, with the best settings. If you want to customize it, please make me a small donation (you choose!) and everything will be unlocked.

***FOR ANY BUG, PLEASE SEND ME A "BUG REPORT" (menu/bug report). THANK YOU !!***

For those who care, here is the explanation of the authorizations:

ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
WRITE_SETTINGS
To open or close wifi, the evening or in the morning.
WAKE_LOCK
DISABLE_KEYGUARD
DEVICE_POWER
To turn on your phone and change the brightness of the screen, to keep the phone on.
FLASHLIGHT
HARDWARE_TEST
CAMERA
To make the led flash light blinking at the alarm time.
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
To activate the software after a reboot and set up the next alarm.
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
To write debug logs, in developer mode.

tags:
glimma, glimmer, soft alarm clock, light, screen, bright, gentle, super, gradual, dawn, better, nap, Xtreme.

Recently changed in this version

-2 buttons in the clock screen,
-more hours in the night mode and day mode for night workers
-corrected some bugs.

This is the third week !
This is not a beta, but some bugs can still be alive...
Please, for the begining, set up a backup alarm in case of this one crashes.
After 1 week of use, you can be sure it's working well on your phone.


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Comments and ratings for Glimma (soft alarm clock)
  • (53)

    by Mauricio Juarez on 19/01/2014

    Great idea many options. But interface could use a little work it looks cheap and simple but again it's free so thank you. Keep up the good work

  • (53)

    by Kim Timmy on 03/11/2013

    Samsung galaxy note 3 cool

  • (53)

    by CHERYL BJORE on 29/10/2013

    I use this on my Nexus 7 tablet as bedside clock/alarm, and it is exactly what I wanted - gentle wake- up light followed by alarm. Good job, Dev!!

  • (53)

    by Xiaoding Jones on 15/10/2013

    No good for tablets does not wake up from sleep mode doesn't work

  • (53)

    by Meggan Johnson on 03/07/2013

    Originally I wrote that this is the only one of the free soft alarms I've tried that works as promised. Then I reinstalled it and the pre alarm wake-up sounds don't work. Still a decent app, just not great.

  • (53)

    by Michael Miller on 05/05/2013

    When an alarm doesn't work multiple time that is ridiculous. It only has to do one thing, how hard can it be? Thanks for making me look unprofessional and disorganized.

  • (53)

    by Dawn Oakes on 25/02/2013

    App worked brilliantly until my phone died and I had reinstall the app. It hasnt worked since. Turns itself off in the night and doesnt go through the wake up. Its all but useless now :(