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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’ve been using Ovo Timer. It has fewer features than Timer, but a similar look and feel. Plus it’s free :)

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

      1. 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.

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

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

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

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

    1. Crap. Forgot to edit that part out. Lol

      1. chris what case are you using on your GNEX?

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

  5. Impromptu brownies huh? Sounds groovy

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

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

    1. Well, shoot. Got me there… kinda.

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