By Purple Ghost Software, Inc.
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Steam Desk turns your iPad into a steampunk styled nightstand alarm clock. There are currently two steampunk styles to select between via the Settings app.
The current time and alarm countdown time are both displayed as realistic and very cool nixie tubes!
It features weather forecasts and calendar events for the next couple days to help you plan your day when you wake up. It has two alarm times you can set and each can be customized as to which days of the week they are to be active.
Steam Desk also monitors the National Weather Service for public alerts (storms, tornadoes, etc) in your area and will sound an alert if a severe condition is imminent.
Please note that the weather service information is currently only available for the United States.
Your local zip code and National Weather Service county/zone code as well as several other customization options can be set via the Settings app.
Steam Desk can also play one of three ambient sounds to help you fall asleep. And, you can select between two alarm sounds or have it play tracks from a special iTunes playlist for the alarm.
Steam Desk will sound the alarm at full volume even if the iPad's volume is muted or turned down or if running in the background.
What happened to the forecast?
Cool app, but the current temp and forecast are now "unavailable". Why? It's one of the major features! And yes, my correct Zip and Zone codes are entered. Please fix this. Thanks.
Not for general use
I was hoping to use this as my daily alarm app, but unfortunately it has a fatal flaw: At 3:30 one morning it sounded a klaxon because the National Weather Service put out a flash flood warning for my general area - it woke up both me and my daughter in the other room. I can find no way to disable the audio weather alerts without disabling the alarm, so it's just not going to work - The NWS puts out alerts all the time that are not actually worth waking me from a deep sleep for. Hopefully a new version can fix the problem.
I don't like that there is not a control to adjust alarm volume. Need to be able to turn alarm volume down, too loud for my use.
- Category: Utilities
- Released: Jul 29, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 71.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Purple Ghost Software, Inc.
- © 2013 Purple Ghost Software, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.