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* Fake Dawn

market download Fake Dawn is an alarm clock that gradually increases brightness and sound volume to lead you out of deep sleep and wake you up gently.

You can adjust when the brightness of the screen starts to rise and reaches its maximum, when the sound starts to play and how the volume increases.

- fully customize the behavior of the dawn alarm
- choose the screen color from a wide range
- choose custom sound alarm or ring tone
- vibrate with sound

Fake Dawn is Free Open Source Software (license GPLv3).
Code is at

Copyright (C) 2012 Francesco Balducci

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <>.

Recent changes:
- Needs to read external storage to play sound files placed there.
- Uses full brightness.
- Fallback to default alarm in case it doesn't find the chosen alarm.
- Fixed problems in KitKat.
- Fixed multiple crash causes.
- Added explicit tablet support.

Content rating: Everyone

Author: Balau
Version: 1.3
Market link: org.balau.fakedawn
Web site:

Source code:
Code license:
Market downloads: 1,000-5,000
Market rating: 3.8 / 5.0
Category: Top:/Applications/Health & Fitness

Added: 2013-07-26
Updated: 2014-10-12
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