Here are examples of alarm tools you can use for inspiration:
Here are resources that you can use to build your alarm tool:
00:00 Alarm tool. Time and tide wait for no man, as they say, but with a lot of things going on in our lives, it’s difficult not to lose track of time. To be able to keep track of it, a reminder is needed, and this is where the alarm tool can come in, giving an audio or visual signal that a time has been reached or that a timer has expired. With this tool, users will be able to set alarms to remind them of certain times of day, working from their computer’s operating system and replacing a physical alarm clock.
00:54 and also to choose an Action when the alarm goes off. Clearly, in the first part of your project, you’d probably want to stick to something simple, such as playing sound or displaying a message, but it’s possible here to see a range of different actions, all of which could make the alarm much more useful.
The alarm tool will need to store data about the alarm times, the types, dates, and other information. Storing this using
sqlite3 may well be the most pragmatic approach, as well as giving the option of using historical alarm settings to allow future settings to be predicted. Create, edit, and deleting alarms.
02:21 Implementing a simple interface for setting times is important, and an efficient time-picking interface can mean an application will be a joy to use. The interface of your program is its hand shake, so you have to make sure that it has a good one. Audio playback.
02:53 Now, let’s take a look at some extra challenges you can take on when you’ve got the basic alarm tool up and running. Firstly, repeating alarms. Being able to set repeating alarms should be a straightforward task, but perhaps you could analyze previous alarms to see which ones will need to be repeated, and when. Snooze. A snooze function is included in most physical alarm clocks, so implementing this should be attempted—possibly setting limits of number and the length of snoozes. Notifications.
03:23 As you saw from the timer application on the Mac, it’s a good idea to be able to choose different events to happen once the alarm goes off. It’s possible the user will be away from their computer when their alarm goes off, so integrating a notifications API to allow notifications on other devices is a worthwhile extra to look into.
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