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Add seconds to timer

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asked 2013-12-25 21:04:56 +0300

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updated 2015-12-26 12:31:14 +0300

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The clock/timer app precision for timers should be the second. It is not enough to be able to set the hours and minutes.

BUMP [@ScumCoder, Oct 2015]: guys, it's been almost two years. I really need seconds in my timer. AFAIK Jolla is the only phone which does not allow something as basic as that.

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Minutes and seconds would be enough for me. I can't think of a use case, where you need hours for the timer. I like to set a time for eggs and tea, not a space shuttle launch ;)

prometoys ( 2013-12-28 14:56:43 +0300 )edit

Hours are certainly useful, eg "the roast is ready in 1.5 hours" or "remember to pickup laundry".

pnuu ( 2013-12-28 15:00:03 +0300 )edit

I was surprised that there were no seconds in the timer. It is needed

Mariusmssj ( 2013-12-28 15:17:35 +0300 )edit

What about 90 minutes for the roast or a alarm for the laundry?

prometoys ( 2013-12-28 16:31:02 +0300 )edit

Just quarter minutes would be an enhancement for me...

cy8aer ( 2014-01-06 11:56:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-10-18 08:49:56 +0300

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If it's not possible to have hours, minutes and seconds for a countdown, I'd suggest to chose only minutes and seconds for it.

My expectation would be to have a countdown with smaller, but more precise time periods. For everything beyond an hour the alarm clock is sufficient.

I can't imagine a use case, which includes time greater than an hour and needs to be on the second.

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2hrs for a duck in oven ;-)

pawel ( 2016-10-18 22:44:31 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-14 01:04:46 +0300

virgi26 gravatar image

oh come on! There are like dozen of timers in store o-O

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Advising to install a 3rd party software in order to have a proper stopwatch is the same as advising to install a diesel generator on the balcony of my apartment to have proper mains supply.

ScumCoder ( 2015-10-14 01:13:34 +0300 )edit

@ScumCoder what are you talking about? do you want jolla to provide you with all the apps you need? It is just a f..ing stopwatch, not rocket science o_O If 3rd party is better then just use it

virgi26 ( 2015-10-14 02:18:01 +0300 )edit

What's wrong with the provided stopwatch?

Pornis ( 2015-10-15 10:27:25 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2013-12-25 21:04:56 +0300

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