Topic: Make this a family alarm clock (don't wake my spouse ;-)
I really like my new Chumby one .. but I do have some suggestions to make it even better. In fact, most suggestions are not for me but for my spouse since I wouldn't want my alarm clock to wake her up in any manner :-)
1. Mode: night/dark
Accidentally tapping twice when you want to see the time runs the current widget (flickr) in my case.
a) this illuminates the room (and my spouse is light sensitive)
b) it takes a few steps to get back to "night/dark"
Only leave "night" by pressing the top button
2. Mode: night/dark
What if I want to get up before the due alarm?
a) you illuminate the room because you have to get into the controlpanel/alarm settings
b) it takes quite a few steps to turn off the alarm and go back to "night/dark" (just to keep the betroom dark for my spouse)
Add a touch field next to "dark" for skipping just the next upcoming alarm. Don't leave "night" mode. Add "(skip once)" next to the alarm's name stated at the bottom left.
3. Mode: night/snooze
Ho do you cancel a "snooze" (i.e. if you had chosen to "snooze" but then decided to get up anyway)?
a) I have no idea how to cancel a "snooze" befor it occurs .. not even via control panel.
When in "snooze" mode change the "skip once" (see suggestion 2) to "snooze off". Stay in "night" mode until top button is pressed (see suggestion 1).
4. Mode: night
What if - one day - I decide to sleep just a bit longer but the alarm hasn't gone off yet?
Suggestion: Create the option to add increments of 15minutes to the next alarm time. Don't leave "night" mode. Add "(changed next) to the alarm's name stated at the bottom left.
Oh .. and maybe this increment (then of 5 minutes) would also be cool for the "snooze" period.
-> Why not use the loudness wheel for this stuff?
5. Mode: night
How to I keep the clock dark after an alarm is terminated? I would prefer it to stay in "night" mode rather than going to the default channel. I do think there is the option though. I must admit I didn't understand all the options you have for what happens after an alarm is terminated but I will try "go to last page" this evening .. possibly this does the trick.
6. Mode: night/dark
When in "dark" mode I can tip the display to see the time. Great! But how about a timer to get back to dark by itself? Say after 5 seconds? Currently I have to tap "dark" again.
I didn't analyze fully jet. But I noticed that a "snooze" removed the pin from my widget. Possibly this happened while I tried to terminate the snooze (which didn't work). Actually there were a couple of instances where the pin was lost unintentionally. Sorry I cannot be more concrete at the moment.
Having these suggestions implemented would make the Chumby perfect for me AND my spouse.
I really do hope many people second this.