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Introducing simple countdown timer

Sept. 18, 2017 02:44:50 PM

Jernej Lipovec
Judge (Level 3 (Judge Academy))

Europe - East

Introducing simple countdown timer

Hey Judges!

I often found myself having to display round timer on different computer than I'm running WER and I until now struggled to find a good internet-based one that would be simple to use and would take as much space as possible with no extra chaff.

To solve that problem, me and my colleague have developed a simple fullscreen timer which is especially convenient to use to run Magic events. It's been battle tested on two Nationals so far. For now it offers this basic functionality:
- pause/resume/reset
- edit time
- edit title (to write “ROUND 2” or “DECK REGISTRATION”).
- count up
- different colors for under one minute remaining and for counting up
- needs internet only when started, after that it works offline

You all welcome to use it at https://timer.balistos.com.

If you have ideas how to improve it, please feel free to comment here or open an issue on GitHub

Oct. 22, 2017 02:25:30 PM

Francesco Scialpi
Judge (Level 2 (Judge Academy))

Italy and Malta

Introducing simple countdown timer

A very very cheap trick I just discovered:

type “set timer 50 minutes” in Google, and see what happens.

Oct. 22, 2017 06:37:18 PM

Robert Langmaid
Judge (Level 2 (Judge Academy)), Scorekeeper, Tournament Organizer

Canada

Introducing simple countdown timer

Originally posted by Francesco Scialpi:

A very very cheap trick I just discovered:

type “set timer 50 minutes” in Google, and see what happens.
The Google time unfortunately stops at 0 creating problems with time extensions.

Oct. 22, 2017 08:18:57 PM

Dennis Xiao
Judge (Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program))

Southeast Asia

Introducing simple countdown timer

Although its not for projector display, the “Multi Timer - Stopwatch Timer” app works great for android phone user.
The timer goes up after the time limit, and you can also set up multiple timers.

Oct. 22, 2017 11:10:53 PM

Scott Marshall
Forum Moderator
Judge (Level 3 (Judge Academy)), Hall of Fame

USA - Northwest

Introducing simple countdown timer

Since the initial request - “comment {about this app} here or … on Github” - is being largely ignored, this thread is now closed.

Jernej, thanks for sharing your work!

d:^D