Alarm Clock with 50,000 Radio Stations from Around the World
If you find yourself waking up on the wrong side of the bed every morning because of your alarm, it’s time you ditch it for a more elegant solution. RadioAlarm is an iPhone alarm clock app that will not only wake you up in the morning but let you do so to your own soundtrack. The iPhone alarm clock app comes with over 50,000 radio stations from around the world giving you 50,000 different ways to wake up.
The app’s one of a kind user interface is the first thing you’ll want to explore. It’s a gorgeous combination of vintage design and modern functionality combined into one fully functional app. From the coffee colored dials to the ticking analog clock, everything about the interface is refined to reflect the core functions of the app. The attention to detail is evident everywhere you look and the developers have done an excellent job in making this app visually appealing.
There are three main dials which give you access to the apps key features: an alarm clock, a radio and a sleep timer. The alarm settings are customizable to your personal preferences and include familiar options such as alarm name, time, repeat schedule, sound and a snooze setting. However, one feature that you won’t find on your default iOS alarm clock that is included in RadioAlarm is the ability to fade the alarm sound. You no longer have to wake up suddenly to the sound of your alarm instead you can now set your alarm so it gradually increases in volume and wakes you up peacefully.
The main feature of the app is the radio which contains a large list of radio stations from around the world. The stations are synced from SHOUTcast™ Radio Directory and users can choose stations based on location or by browsing through the Top 100 selection. One noteworthy detail about the radio is that as each station is being loaded you can hear static white noise and radio tuning gibberish like you would if you were manually tuning your radio using your car’s radio dial. This is a small detail but it certainly enhances the user experience and adds an almost nostalgic feel to the radio which ties in perfectly to the app’s user interface.
The last feature you’ll find in this app is the sleep timer. The sleep timer helps you go to sleep by playing soothing sounds such as the sound of rain gently pitter pattering on a window or waves crashing on a beach. There are a total of ten sounds you can choose from all of which will help make you sleep easier at night. For each of the sounds there’s an option to adjust how long it plays for, the volume level and the fade out time. The sounds will also keep on playing even when you exit the app’s interface and go to your home screen so you can fall asleep while performing other tasks on your device.
Overall, RadioAlarm is one of the best radio alarm clocks you can get for your iPhone or iPad. The app is currently being offered as a free download in the app store so make sure you download it before it goes back to its original $1.99 price. There’s also a premium version available which gives you access to more features/sounds and removes all ads.