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Break.Down.Timer

A timer with in-between notifications
New in version 1.1.0
* ability to save timer duration or destination time in a preset
* ability to repeat the timer (once or infinitely)
* restore last app state after app start (unless no preset is pinned or opted-out)
* new preferences i.a. to hide predefined presets
* bugfixes (#2 1., #3)
This is a handy timer where you can define notifications ("breaks") while the timer is running. Imagine this scenario: You have 45 minutes time to go for a walk, so you should go back after the half of the time. So, set the timer duration to 45 minutes, define a break after the half of the time and start the timer. Now you get a notification (audio signal, vibration, device notification) when the half of the time is reached, AND of course when the complete time is reached.

Other scenarios could be to get notified every quarter of a duration to keep a feeling of the passing and remaining time. Or to get notifications short before the end of the duration.

The notifications are encoded in patterns of audio beeps and/or vibrations to express the reached in-between break. The pattern is very simple: a short beep means "1", a long beeeeep means "5". So, e.g. "beeeeep beep" means "6". All signals are prefixed with a short "bepbep" sequence to attract attention.

With the audio and vibration patterns you can even get notified about the timer progress without pulling your phone out of the pocket and looking on it. This is also very handy during workouts.

Features:
- up to 20 notifications ("breaks") during a timer run
- acoustic and haptic feedback
- intuitive patterns to recognise current reached break
- two different timer modes, "Timer" and "Clock"
- different "break" presets
- storing own presets
- different color schemes


For more information see bdt.jepfa.de

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Versions

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  • Version 1.1.0 (10100) suggested Added on 2022-11-12

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device

    Download APK 21 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0.0 (10000) - Added on 2022-10-15

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device

    Download APK 21 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log