Did I state I don’t like the Kindle, as Personal Sunrise must jump though hoops to allow the alarm screen also on Kindles with Advertisements? There was a problem with the brightness recently introduces – and nobody complained?! Nobody uses the app on a Kindle?
a friend of mine builds and experiments with different kinds of catamarans. He developed a special kind of sports cat, concerning creation as well as sailing characteristics… But read yourself:
You’ll notice the commitment and competence. He has just the same philosophy as mine: an outstanding product can only be the result of fun and engangement.
Unfortunately, the wakeup cycle was not played when the cover was closed – a problem of Android, which did not leave the alarm screen active in that case. But it nevertheless needed a fix. My daughter complained because she sometimes closed the device in the night, and the alarm sound did not play.
- plays sound on closed cover
- plays hue cycle on closed cover (yes, here’s the advantage of the extra light system!)
In addition, I re-wrote the part that checks whether WiFi is OFF and needs to be switched on
- as Hue, Weather Forecast, and a Music Stream need a connection, or
- one of the WiFi options is set in the app’s settings.
Thus the “Alarm time” in the system (>= Android 5) is one minute even before the sequence start time. Might be a bit confusing, but I cannot do anything about it. To make the Wifi management easier, the CHANGE_WIFI_STATE permission is now requested.
The version is not yet released. Beta testers welcome!
Supported are multiple Lights, each with a configurable maximum brightness.
Recommended are the new “LightStrips+”, as they really start very dim. The normal “LightStrips” (without the ‘+’) start with about 30% brightness, so they must be placed somewhere for indirect illumination.
Experience with other lights is always welcome! Drop me a note!
As one of my sons complained about the old-fashioned UI (form follows function is not “in” any more), I thought about that and integrated new UI themes, switchable in “Settings > Main Screen” using the “material design” colors and some ideas from it. I hope you agree it’s more modern, while still offering the same convenience.