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Thread: I had an idea for a ipad app!

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    Lightbulb I had an idea for a ipad app!
    Hi guys

    I didn't know where to post that, so i didi it here...feel free to move my post, if it is in the wrong place.

    it happened a few times already, i lay in bed watch a movie and fall a sleep. Next morning the ipad is still on an the battery is at 2% :-/

    I'd like to request a fairly simple app or mod.
    I want some kind of countdown where i can specify a time for the ipad to turn off. Like the sleep function of the iphone/itouch. The ui could be very basic... Of course the app should be able to run in the background so you can watch a movie or whatever...

    Let me know if there's already something like that...


  2. #2
    Don't take this wrongly but dosnt apple already have this build into the settings.

    Auto-lock it's called and it can tell if nothing is running.

    E.g after you movie has finished it will auto lock at the time you set.

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    Hit ot right on the money

  4. #4
    Well it does not work for me. I stream a movie through air video... I fall a sleep... In the morning airvideo is still open and the screen shining in my face...
    I have autolock set to 5 minutes and it does not work...

    No offence taken, try it yourself and you'll see that it doesn't work like you said.

  5. #5

    Here's one idea. If you follow the steps found in this thread: could copy the Clock App over from an iPhone/iPod, and continue to use the 'Timer' portion on the iPad...

    I tested it over here, and it does work. Good luck.

  6. #6
    Hmmmm...that seems like an idea! I will try it when i have a bit more time... Does the sleep timer work for all apps or just the ipod part?

  7. #7
    I tested it with the iPod music, video and the game Angry Birds... it worked each time.

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