Timer on Fire
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Timer On Fire is THE best timer app, featuring crystal clear digits, great sounds, custom "Timer done" message, Timer/Stopwatch switch (for counting down or up).
It Also features:
★ 10 Color Themes
★ Background counting
★ Retina ready
★ iOS 5 complete Multitasking and Notification system
◆◆ And, most importantly, HAPPY USERS ◆◆
◆ "Timer is great. Simple. Easy. Perfect… This is a 5 star app."
–Charles J. (March 6th, 2012)
◆ "Love the app! I use this at conferences to help speakers wrap-up on time."
–Daniel W. (May 16th, 2012)
◆ "i would be most happy to give your product a 5 star rating."
–Mark T. (April 1st, 2012)
◆ "Great product!"
–Jon C. (April 15th 2012)
◆ "Cool app. For toastmasters and probable other thing."
–Stewart H. (May 20th, 2012)
◆ "I really love this app! Simple & effective. I'm a trainer & it's nice to use this for timed activities sine I use my iPad to train from."
–Tyler B. (March 30th, 2012)
◆ "I love the app."
–David P. (February 28th, 2012)
◆ "Great in its simplicity!"
–Scott H. (February 27th, 2012)
◆ "Nicely done and thank you!! I use the countdown for timing my workout and listen to ipod app."
–Tom C. (February 24th, 2012)
◆ "I continue to enjoy using the timer for the big shows I produce."
–Mike W. (February 20th, 2012)
◆ "Great App."
–Michael B. (February 17th, 2012)
It's tested to be clearly visible from 100 feet!
With over 30,000,000 timer minutes served, we are proud to have a product that works great, looks great, and simple to operate.
What's New in Version 2.1.0
* New Timer sound code, solves all "no sound" issues.
STOPS if you get a notification, poor visibility
Other reviewers have mentioned this. But, it bears repeating. The timer STOPS if you receive a notification during a timing session. That is HUGE flaw in the application and makes it useless unless you never receive notifications. Also, except for two color options, there is so little contrast that reading the digits from several feet away is difficult.
I suspect the developer has stopped supporting this app as it hasn't been updated in a long time despite clear areas for improvement. DON’T BUY THIS APP unless you see it has been updated to remedy the issues mentioned above.
No Alarm unless app is running on screen
I purchased the .99 cent upgreade because I wanted the app to run in the background while I showed the class other apps. However, when the countdown ends I only get a popup saying the coundown is finished and not the audible alarm. This is not what I thought would happen. The paid for upgrade should be more specific that while it runs in the background, only a popup is given, not the alarm. Too bad for me, another dollar for the developers.
Not enough contrast
I use this in the daylight on the side of a track. This is the best timer that I have found. With that said, there are serious problems:
1. Numbers need to be way bigger. Maybe a user setting to select size? Seriously, figure out a font that works filling out the entire screen. All of it.
2. Contrast. Let the user be able to select a number color and a background color independently. There is so little contrast with the iPad's native low-lumen output it is hard to read in bright light.
If this time could be clearly read at 20 yards under all expected lighting conditions it would be perfect.
REVIEW: Good concept, "best" app., relatively, of the available timers, but if you plan on using this outside or even indoors in bright light, forget it.