Ultimate Alarm Clock II

Mentors: Rijuth Menon R (Slack handle: @Rijuth Menon R). Rijuth was the contributor for GSoC '23 for this project and is now going to mentor it during GSoC while he himself continues to work on it. Nishant Singhal (Slack handle: @Nishant Singhal). Nishant Singhal is a GSoC'22 participant with CCExtractor Development. He made contributions to the TaskWarrior Project. He was the mentor for this project during 2023.

Time estimation
350 hours

Project Brief

There's plenty of alarm clocks for mobile, of course. But the most decent ones are expensive. Some even have subscriptions. Really, for a clock? They cost more than an actual physical clock.

Last year we decided to put an end to this nonsense :-) and we came up with a very different alarm clock. The project took traction and some of us are already using it as our primary alarm clock.


The app is already very usable. We recommend you give it a try to get an idea on why it's different. You will see shared alarms, conditional alarms, and more.

This year we intend to add a few more features and then release it to the app store. If you're wondering why we haven't done it already - the reason is that an alarm clock is "mission critical". You can't really release a work in progress because free or not, if it doesn't wake people up they're going to be furious.

Here's some of the things we want to add:

  • iPhone version. This is mostly a wish, because during development on Android we found several gotchas as a result of using flutter - things that native apps can do easily but that flutter apps can't do without help. We hope to find a smart person with an iPhone up to the challenge, but if you don't have one, keep reading anyway.
  • Negative condition alarms. For example, we have the condition to cancel the alarm if you are not in a specific location (for example, don't ring if I'm not home), but not "only ring if I'm home". There's a few things like this that can be improved.
  • "Shared alarm" notification -> When I send an alarm with someone, send an in-app notification so they can accept or not.
  • Integration with open-meteo. We're currently use open weather, but it requires an API key (which is free, but you need to get one and paste it, which is some friction we'd like to remove).
  • Better ringtone options (possibly integrate with external providers, or find free use sounds we can use...)

Original draft of the alarms.

This was we we had as examples for GSoC 2023. Most of it is done, but it gives you an idea of the original idea.

Most of the standard features are quite straight forward, so let's no list them as they're obvious. Let's focus on non-standard features. For example:

  • Alarm conditional to location. For example:
    • Ring only at 4:25 pm if and only if I'm at work, because I need to leave. Don't ring otherwise.
    • Ring only at 7:30 am if and only if I'm at home, because I need to wake up.
  • Alarm conditional to phone activity, for example:
    • Ring only if I haven't used the phone in the past 10 minutes. Otherwise don't, because I'm already awake.
  • Alarms conditional to weather, for example:
    • Ring only if it's sunny, otherwise I'm not going anywhere :-)
  • Shared alarms so other people can adjust them, for example:
    • If I have to pick someone one up let that person remove the alarm if they no longer need picking up.

Features we don't care about

We don't want a lot of bloat. There's lots of alarm clocks that do things like sleep tracking (which you can do much better with a dedicated app), lulabys...

There's 350 hours in this project, and the goal is to have a good alarm clock that stands out.

We don't want a clone of anything that already exists.

Your Job

Add most of all of the features listed, and come up with new ones in the proposal.

Qualification tasks

Take a look at this page. Any Flutter task will do.