Best Alarm Clock + Weather and Temperature for iPhone

Price: $0.99    Score: 8/10    By Shaun CampbellBest

An alarm clock is a really basic concept, and it’s great to see when it has been executed well. Best Alarm Clock + Weather and Temperature from myNewApps, Inc does what any good alarm clock should do – allow you to easily set alarms – but this app also does so much more for the $.99 asking price.

As you may have garnered from the name, Best Alarm Clock also features weather and temperature information. The app automatically finds your local conditions and updates every 30 minutes, with temperature displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit according to your preference.

The standard interface is an attractive luminescent blue clock on a black background, with the weather and temperature information located in the top right of the screen. It all looks very clean and professional. There are a number of different theme options also available which allow you to change the color of the LCD display, but I think that blue looks best.

To set up an alarm you simply click the “i” icon in the bottom right of the screen. You can enter in a reminder note for the alarm, i.e “pick up kids”, choose an alarm sound (there are 15 to choose from, including “Cool Saxophone” and “Thunder Clouds”) or you can select a song from your iTunes library so you can wake up to your favorite tunes. You can also change the snooze settings, adjusting from 2 minutes up to half an hour.

When the alarm goes off, two big buttons labeled “Stop” and “Snooze” appear on the screen, allowing you to quickly turn off the alarm or give yourself a few more minutes of shut-eye.

Bottom Line: For just $0.99, Best Alarm Clock + Weather and Temperature for iPhone is a great buy and will be becoming my alarm clock of choice from now on.


Best Alarm Clock + Weather and Temperature is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.0 or later.

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6 Responses to “Best Alarm Clock + Weather and Temperature for iPhone”

  1. DH says:

    How can I change my location? It says I’m in some place called “North Tonawanda”, but I’m in Alabama. If I can’t change my location, I want my 99 cents back!

  2. VWallace says:

    I have just downloaded this app, and initially, there was a place where I could select different settings (ex: battery save, 24 or 12 hour clock, sound on/off, etc). I cannot find it ANYWHERE now… can someone please help?

  3. AJ says:

    I’ve downloaded and later deleted this app simply because I didn’t like how it looked. Next day there was no alarm ringing on my phone… it looks like the Best Alarm cannot be fully removed from the iPhone, it still gives a text message (“Wake up! Best Alarm”) but that’s it… and this is overwriting the original iPhone alarm if it’s set at the same timing… So now I have to set my iPhone alarm to a few minutes earlier to avoid clashing with the already removed Best Alarm…

  4. Jb says:

    I’ve got the same problem with this stupid app!!

  5. friscosooner says:

    I cannot recommend this app at all. I purchased the full version and was never able to get the snooze screen to show up when the alarm was supposed to go off. All I get is a pop-up window and no sound! I have to manually open the app to even see the option to snooze the alarm.

    I contacted customer support with my issues included a screen shot of what was happening when the alarm goes off. They have not responded in any way.

    I overslept twice because of this crummy app and went back to the built-in alarm that came with my iPhone 4.

    I played with all of the settings in case I was making some sort of mistake, but nothing works. I checked other reviews on this app and found that this is a common problem. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!

  6. Rob Chope says:

    This app is a problem. I do not see my original alarm either and I cannot turn off the alarm sound so I get the music of my choice but it plays together with an actual alarm sound. I get a nice Beatles song and it is drowned out by quacking or jazz or whatever default I am forced to pick. WTF! Give us a fix or do Not get this! I can sacrifice the 99 cents but it’s that the app is now stuck here. Good grief Chuck!

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