My Darkroom Timer

My Darkroom Timer


My Darkroom Timer is designed to help you store profiles of films and developers and so avoid looking up the data on printed pages from websites.

The application features a "blackout" mode for those doing tray developing. In Blackout mode the timer uses vibration to alert the user to first a warning (1-second vibration) and then the end of development time (3-second vibration).

In Normal mode the screen background goes Yellow at 30 seconds remaining and then Red with 10 seconds remaining, alerting you to be ready to remove the film from the developer. Normal mode also vibrates every 30 seconds to alert you to do your agitation.

The data is stored in SQLite format and the quantity if limited only by the available storage space of your device.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1 fixes a timer bug.
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3.2
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1,000+
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File size
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About My Darkroom Timer
My Darkroom Timer is designed to help you store profiles of films and developers and so avoid looking up the data on printed pages from websites.

The application features a "blackout" mode for those doing tray developing. In Blackout mode the timer uses vibration to alert the user to first a warning (1-second vibration) and then the end of development time (3-second vibration).

In Normal mode the screen background goes Yellow at 30 seconds remaining and then Red with 10 seconds remaining, alerting you to be ready to remove the film from the developer. Normal mode also vibrates every 30 seconds to alert you to do your agitation.

The data is stored in SQLite format and the quantity if limited only by the available storage space of your device.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1 fixes a timer bug.

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A Google User
Jun 1, 2012
Almost useful If you do daylight development this app works as advertised but if you do non-daylight (i.e. tray, dip and dunk etc.) then this is a misleading app and absolutely useless. The developer has probably never used darkroom mode in real life. If they did, then they would have realised that you can't have your film loaded in the film holder and start the timer because you would fog it from the phone backlight. A simple "tap screen to start" after it has blacked itself out would solve this. Which brings me to the darkroom mode "dimmed" display. Most phones even on their darkest backlight setting with a black screen are way too bright for a darkroom resulting in fogged film. I'm not sure its possible in an android app but you should turn the display off completely. Third is the actual timer vibes in darkroom mode. When your phone goes to sleep because of prolonged inactivity, the vibrations stop. When you have your hands wet in chemicals, the last thing you want to do is keep tapping the screen to keep the phone alive. Force the phone to be on and it will be fixed. This app has good intentions but fails in its most useful mode since daylight development can be done with a simple clock.
A Google User
Jun 1, 2012
Almost useful If you do daylight development this app works as advertised but if you do non-daylight (i.e. tray, dip and dunk etc.) then this is a misleading app and absolutely useless. The developer has probably never used darkroom mode in real life. If they did, then they would have realised that you can't have your film loaded in the film holder and start the timer because you would fog it from the phone backlight. A simple "tap screen to start" after it has blacked itself out would solve this. Which brings me to the darkroom mode "dimmed" display. Most phones even on their darkest backlight setting with a black screen are way too bright for a darkroom resulting in fogged film. I'm not sure its possible in an android app but you should turn the display off completely. Third is the actual timer vibes in darkroom mode. When your phone goes to sleep because of prolonged inactivity, the vibrations stop. When you have your hands wet in chemicals, the last thing you want to do is keep tapping the screen to keep the phone alive. Force the phone to be on and it will be fixed. This app has good intentions but fails in its most useful mode since daylight development can be done with a simple clock.
Sumo
Jun 1, 2012
Almost useful If you do daylight development this app works as advertised but if you do non-daylight (i.e. tray, dip and dunk etc.) then this is a misleading app and absolutely useless. The developer has probably never used darkroom mode in real life. If they did, then they would have realised that you can't have your film loaded in the film holder and start the timer because you would fog it from the phone backlight. A simple "tap screen to start" after it has blacked itself out would solve this. Which brings me to the darkroom mode "dimmed" display. Most phones even on their darkest backlight setting with a black screen are way too bright for a darkroom resulting in fogged film. I'm not sure its possible in an android app but you should turn the display off completely. Third is the actual timer vibes in darkroom mode. When your phone goes to sleep because of prolonged inactivity, the vibrations stop. When you have your hands wet in chemicals, the last thing you want to do is keep tapping the screen to keep the phone alive. Force the phone to be on and it will be fixed. This app has good intentions but fails in its most useful mode since daylight development can be done with a simple clock.
A Google User
Sep 22, 2011
Exactly what I have been looking for I love this. Long live film
Derby
Sep 22, 2011
Exactly what I have been looking for I love this. Long live film