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Timer Is A Beautiful Holo Themed App – New Update Brings Jelly Bean Notifications and Dark Theme [Video]

One of the features you may have noticed lacking from the Jelly Bean experience was a complete absence of of timer functionality in the stock Clock application. As a man who’s been known to fire up a batch of impromptu brownies on occasion, I dived into the Google Play Store and I came back with this treasure. It’s called Timer and as the simple name suggests, minimal is the name of the game.

The developers have constructed one of the most beautiful Holo themed applications I’ve come across in the Play Store. There’s no fluff. No hyper realistic, ultra high-resolution graphics of grandfather clocks or stop watches. Users are simply presented with a dial that can be adjusted to set the desired amount of time. Simple, easy, and to the point. But it’s not just easy on the eyes, Timer gives users the ability to have multiple timers running simultaneously, in case you wanted to take power nap, bake a cake, and remind yourself to pick up the kids in 30 minutes. Timers can also be labeled and saved for later use with the option to back up timers to their Google accounts.

New to the version just updated in the Play Store today is the inclusion of Jelly Bean notifications and an all new dark theme. The Jelly Bean expanded notification lets you pause/resume and end the current timer straight from the notification bar and when collapsed, simply notifies you that you have a timer running. To alleviate concerns of battery drain due to the bright color scheme of the app, the developers have now introduced the option to use a dark theme complete with orange accents looks equally as stunning. I’d love to see an option for more color accents in future versions but it doesn’t take away from anything without.

You can find Timer by Opoloo right now in the Google Play Store for one, simple dollar. If you give it a download, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

[Play Store]




  • http://danielmilner.com Daniel

    I’ve been using Ovo Timer. It has fewer features than Timer, but a similar look and feel. Plus it’s free :)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ilumbo.ovo

    • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

      eww according to the reviews it has airpush style ads O.O

      • http://danielmilner.com Daniel

        I’ve been using it for a few weeks and never seen an ad. What reviews are you reading? Just glancing at the first few pages of reviews and there’s no mention of that. It’s also got a 4.7 rating, which is pretty darn good.

    • xriderx66

      Just tried it, beautiful UI, simple to use, just don’t like the sensitivity on the circle, feels too low. It’s still great.

  • Isaac Fischer

    I’ve used it for about a month and LOVE it. The only thing missing is an equally elegant stopwatch counterpart.

  • Mike Booth

    I wish Google would buy this in integrate it into Google Now.

  • 84guy

    whats with the end? sorry not making fun just made me lol

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Crap. Forgot to edit that part out. Lol

      • http://twitter.com/josevarela182 jose varela

        chris what case are you using on your GNEX?

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Rearth Ringke Slim Hard Case. I’ll be providing a review tomorrow. Spoiler: I LOVE it.

          • http://twitter.com/josevarela182 jose varela

            thanks!

  • Chris H

    Impromptu brownies huh? Sounds groovy

  • wickets

    i downloaded when it first came out and uninstalled…i didnt like the way you clicked on a saved timer but had to go to another screen to watch/see the countdown

  • xriderx66

    Been using it for more than a month now and i have got to admit, the UI is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. More Apps for 4.x should be designed such as this app.

  • louched1

    I’ve been using free version of Timer by Intuitit. It doesn’t look as polished as this, but it’s free. I’ll keep this one on the wishlist as I’ll probably get a play store gift card or two at Xmas time.

  • ineptone

    There are too many needless steps/buttons required to actually set up the timer. I’m all about Alarm Clock Extreme Free. It’s simple to use and has all of the clock related features you need in a simple and straight forward UI. This app, Timer, is not worth $0.99, in my opinion.

  • ATBvsBFZ

    no one wanted to spend a buck on something like Dead Trigger, so who’s going to spend a buck on a time app?

  • Havoc70

    Its a good app, just bought it and i like it. Clean UI and easy to use. I was using some free Stopwatch/Timer and it wasnt all that great.

  • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

    Jelly Bean does have timer functionality. hit the voice icon and say “set alarm for x minutes” and wala.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Well, shoot. Got me there… kinda.