You know the situation – you experience it almost every day: When you wake up in the morning, you’ll want to know the time. Of course you could take a look at the alarm clock, but that would imply looking at the small clock on your bedside table. If you have a clock that’s able to project the time on the ceiling, it’s better – but still, you have to get your eyes into a state where they can focus at the numbers. This is where talking alarm clocks come in handy. But you might not have one. However, you do have a mobile phone. Why not let the phone read the time for you?
This is exactly where HourPower comes into play. It reads the current system time out aloud – nothing else. No fancy UI, nothing to configure. Just press the button and hear the time. Put it on a softkey of the standby-screen for maximum comfort.
HourPower uses the built-in text to speech-engine of S60 3rd Edition phones. English, German and French are currently supported. If your phone is running a different language, you might not get the optimal experience: your phone will try to speak the default English words, but use your local dialect. In that case, you’re welcome to translate the words (and – if necessary – extend the source code to make sure that all possible counting-irregularities in your language are properly handled) and send it to us: HourPower is open source and licensed under the GPL!
HourPower v1.03 For Symbian 3rd