I got a request for a big clock app that could be used in place of the default home screen. The user wanted something that showed the time and date and had a choice of analog and digital clock displays. I looked at quite a few clock apps but didn't not find anything that met all those requirements.
One of the best clock apps I did find was Big Clock which is a full screen digital clock that lets you choose the background and foreground colors and switch between 12 hour and 24 hour displays. It can also play a chime on the hour. The display adapts to fit all screen sizes.
There's an alarm function but it's not really useful on iDEN phones as it only vibrates and doesn't ring plus it doesn't work at all when the app is running in the background.
No Java app can totally replace the default home screen on iDEN phones. The best you can do is set an app to start up when the phone powers up by going to Menu > Settings > Personalize > Start Up. Also assign a softkey or arrow key to the app so you can resume it with a single key press. To assign an app to a key press Menu > Settings > Personalize. That way the app will start when you turn on the phone. You can suspend to make a call or send a text by pressing the End Call key twice and then resume it with the soft key or arrow key that you have assigned.
5 - Help Screen listing all the keys/options
* - switch display between horizontal / vertical
# - switch display between 12 hour / 24 hour
1 - Change foreground color
3 - Change background color
5 - Toggle chimes on/off
9 - Exit the app
Author: Dario Albertocchi
Data Connection Required: No
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon (MIDP2) Series (i856, i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)
File Size: 17 KB