Disappearing Bedside Clock for iOS: Control how fast the time fades away

May 27, 2014 in Utilities (E)

[prMac.com] Amherst, Massachusetts - Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC today is proud to announce the release of Disappearing Bedside Clock 1.1 for iOS, an update to their nightstand clock app. Disappearing Bedside Clock keeps you in the dark - except when you want to know the time. The clock display disappears automatically after an adjustable time interval, letting you (and the device) rest peacefully. Touch the screen to check the time, which will again disappear after the adjustable duration interval. On iPhones in portrait orientation, you don't even have to touch the screen to see the time. Hold your hand near the display to activate the phone's proximity detector and the time display! Optional brightness dimming is also provided, which lowers the display backlight brightness once the clock has disappeared to produce an even darker display and lower power consumption.

"I replaced my bedside 30-pin clock radio with a lightning stand charger when I upgraded my iPhone to a 5s," says Midnight Oil Enterprises co-founder Dan Corkill. "I loved the darkness, but missed being able to quickly check the time during the night. After searching through the App Store for a bedside clock app that met my needs, I wrote this app as the ideal on-demand time solution. A wave of my hand is all I need to see the newly appearing time without my glasses. It's one app that I honestly use every day (at night)."

Enhancements in version 1.1 include
* A new fade-duration control that allows the default 2 second setting to be adjusted between 0 and 10 seconds
* Improved proximity detection behavior

Embrace the darkness!

Major features:
* Adjustable, automatic time-display fadeout
* Optional automatic backlight dimming
* Swipe left to immediately darken the display
* Swipe right or tap to display the time
* Double tap to toggle between automatic disappearance and always on modes
* Pan vertically with two fingers to adjust display brightness

New in Disappearing Bedside Clock version 1.1:
* Adjustable fade duration
* Duration of optional brightness dimming now based on adjustable fade duration
* Improved proximity detection control

Supports all devices running iOS 7 or later:
* Universal Application
* 1.4 MB

Pricing and availability:
Disappearing Bedside Clock 1.1 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. It is a free upgrade from earlier versions.

Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC was founded in 2009 by Susan Lander and Dan Corkill. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, we strive to produce high quality iOS apps that are intuitive and easy to use. Copyright (C) 2014 Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Disappearing Bedside Clock is a trademark of Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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