There is a good chance that even Aztecs know that Apple recently released iOS 5. According to a study conducted by advertising network Chitika a month ago, 38% of iPhone users have updated their devices to the newest OS. Let’s add 30% of iPad users and 12% of iPod touch users. Can we say that combined it gives us 80%? Well not really but I certainly hope adoption rate reaches this amount very soon.
The reason: Night Stand HD 2. I’m sorry guys, but it’s fully optimized for iOS 5. It will work on iOS 4 but believe me — it will growl on iOS5. Let’s see what we have in the bag!
Night Stand HD’s alarm notification system was carved in a new shape to support system-wide notifications in iOS 5. You can customize how alarms display on your screen: as banners or alerts, or you can turn them off (which sort of defeats the purpose of an alarm but if you’re that kind of guy…)
Plain and simple: no. Our alarms were rewritten from scratch (in the process we killed that pesky bug which has been bugging you for months) and we are so proud of the current alarms implementation that we don’t feel like cutting down and using Apple’s solution. Ours is tailored for your needs, dear user. Custom alarm sounds, songs as alarms, customizable snooze and the new stellar feature…well. I don’t want to spill the beans just yet. I will write about it in the next post. Let me just say one thing: this feature is fully integrated with
Game Center? In a clock app? You what? Exactly. We are like Luke from Modern Family: we don’t ask “why”, we ask “why not?” What had started as a twisted idea in the mind of a madman has turned into one of the coolest, most unique features ever. Certainly on the iOS clock app market, that is! We have leaderboards, achievements, tweeting and facebooking your awesome accomplishments…it’s a lot of fun for sure. More in the next post.
If you have Night Stand HD 2 installed on multiple iOS devices and all of them are connected to an iCloud account, all your settings and alarms are synchronized. You switch between devices and you feel at home: all your stuff is exactly as you left it on the other device. That’s what iCloud is all about, right? In the background, silently, transparently, flawlessly. It’s like a ninja of syncing, isn’t it?
That’s it for tonight. Thanks for reading. Next episode: what happens if you bake in Game Center into a clock app. Stay tuned! And in the meantime, go follow Night Stand HD 2 on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter. A lot of cool stuff is coming!
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