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Developer
Posts: 587
Registered: ‎04-01-2009
My Device: Z10, PlayBook
My Carrier: NA

Setting the clock's alarm time and sound file

Hi all,

 

I'm interested in augmenting the functionality of the clock program. Two questions:

 

1. Is it possible for a third-party app to set the clock's alarm time? (I'd like to, for example, autoset it to 7:00 AM if I have a meeting at 9:00 AM) 

 

2. Is it possible for a third-party app to set the sound file that the clock plays to wake you up? (I'm interested in having a server generate an audio file that, via text to speech, says something like "Good morning. It is Monday April 15th. Don't forget your dentist appointment at 2:45 PM". 

 

If the above aren't possible, it would always be possible to write a custom alarm program. In that case:

 

1. How would the program see that the device had been put into the cradle?

 

2. How would the program make itself the top-most program like the clock does?

 

3. What is involved in "bedside mode"?  Setting the display to use a lower brightness, turning off the keyboard backlight: Anything else? How are these things accomplished?

 

Sorry, lots of questions here! 

Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: Setting the clock's alarm time and sound file

Here's a thrid party alarm app that seems to be what you're looking for

http://store.blackberrycool.com/product.asp?id=19069&n=BBSmart-Alarms-Pro

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Developer
Posts: 587
Registered: ‎04-01-2009
My Device: Z10, PlayBook
My Carrier: NA

Re: Setting the clock's alarm time and sound file

Thanks for the suggestion, but this doesn't appear to do anything of the things I'm looking for.