Kitchen Timer

Kitchen Timer

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

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View bigger - Kitchen Timer for Android screenshot
View bigger - Kitchen Timer for Android screenshot
Are you sick of twirling a dial or pressing an up/down selector 30 times to set a simple timer? Then this is the timer app for you! Just type key in the timer delay in minutes and hit "Add" button and the timer will begin.

Your timer can be set in as little as 2 key presses, compared to 30 or so in other timer apps on the Android Market.

Features:

- Rock solid stability and reliability
- Ergonomic timer entry
- Does not acquire wake-locks and so will not drain your battery unlike other timers
- Uses system alarm manager and robustly stores alarms so that the alarm doesn't fail when the app is closed
- Less aggressive/annoying timer sound (rooster loops every few seconds instead of without delay)
- Less aggressive/annoying vibrate settings (as above)
- Timer up to 999 minutes long (PRO version only)
- No adverts (PRO version only)

Future planned features:

- Multiple Timers
- Custom Vibrate patterns
- Custom Alarm Tones
- Single Ring mode
- LED blink alert
- Stopwatch function

Uses:

- Kitchen Timer
- Food Timer
- General Alarm

Permissions

- Vibrate permission
- Internet access and coarse location required for AdMob adverts and analytics (not shown in the Pro/Donate version).
- Read phone state. Used to check phone ID for registration

Privacy Concerns

A few people have emailed me concerned about location etc. I am a sole developer, I'm not spending my time trying to locate and spy on you! ;)

I use an analytics library which shows me which countries the apps I write are downloaded which helps me to decide which languages to localise for first.

The app also sends me statistics about crashes so that I can detect any bugs I introduce and fix them quickly.

Lastly, for those who have the free version, the Google ads use location to serve you ads in the right language and the location that suits you e.g. adverts for American products in English rather than for German products in German.

I hope this helps to explain why these permissions exist.

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Recently changed in this version

- Fix timeout


Comments and ratings for Kitchen Timer
  • (45 stars)

    by Dan Z on 01/04/2014

    It has a faster and more usable interface that the other 20 timer apps I examined. The only change I would make is the make the input cursor visible, but that's splitting hairs.

  • (45 stars)

    by David Williams on 23/03/2014

    FREE should mean free! Having too update you the paid version is NOT free! Isn't it enough to get paid for ads?

  • (45 stars)

    by Greg Ashton on 17/03/2014

    Said it would stop working if I didn't upgrade/update. I did the latter, and still gives me the message to upgrade/update or else :-(. Was great before this.

  • (45 stars)

    by Pat Nilson on 17/03/2014

    This app expires after a time and you have to pay for it to upgrade. Was not happy about that

  • (45 stars)

    by Rocky Taylor on 11/03/2014

    I can't drive the time around the track it sucks they wont let me spin my clock around the track

  • (45 stars)

    by Dara Tu on 29/12/2013

    Help unlock network

  • (45 stars)

    by Dean L on 20/10/2013

    great app works perfectly