Pandora Wants To Be My iClock? Make It So!

And thus the last reason I have to use my default iClock has just been nullified by Pandora who just updated the iOS (before Android ironically) with the ability to wake me up to my favorite music.


“The Alarm Clock allows you to wake up to your favorite Pandora music and includes key features like the ability to snooze. When the alarm goes off, your music will begin to play with album art scrolling in the background. At this point, you can choose to snooze, turn off the alarm, or keep listening to your music simply by tapping the song title or artist name on your phone screen. (Pandora Blog)”

Sadly your iPhone must be plugged in for the alarm clock to activate, & the app must be active on the screen for it to work.

The latter raises an interesting dilemma as my iPhone automatically turns off after 300 seconds (aka 5 minutes) of inactivity from a human, Cylon or Android appendage.

I’ll test it as my alarm for tomorrow, but just in case my favorite music app fails me I’ll keep the iClock on by default.

Note: Props to Life Hacker for alerting me about this (pun not intended).