Love the idea. Interface is too confusing.
Hal Mayes write:
I love the idea of this app. However I can't believe how confusing the interface is, especially considering the app only does one simple task. There are two timers in the app, one to set the duration of the actual fade, and one to set the delay before the fade starts (i guess?). However the directions seem to conflict with the labels in the actual app (one time has no label at all!). Some simple labels like "fade duration" and "delay fade by" would really clear things up. Although I would still wonder when the delay kicks in. At some point I'll have to sit down with a pencil and paper and figure it out. If the interface was intuitive, this app would get 5 stars, but I'm finding it pretty hard to use right now.
EDIT: I figured out how the timers work. The timer on the main screen is just that, a timer. It has nothing to do with how long the music fades for. The second time in the info panel controls how long the fade is, starting from the end of the main timer. So for example, if you set the main timer for 5 minutes, and the info panel time for 1 minute. Nothing will happen for the first four minutes, when there is 1 minute left, the other time kicks in and starts fading your music out. My suggestion to label the timers:
Label the timer on the main screen: "Session Time:"
Label the timer on the info screen "Fade iPod when session time reaches:"