iCook Pro - Timer

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Description of App: 

Do you like sitting at the table with plain spaghetti waiting for the sauce to arrive?

Synchronise your cooking so your *entire* meal is finished all at the same time, ready to enjoy. No need to "keep the spaghetti hot" while the sauce is "finishing off". Have it all ready at the same time. Your iPhone will ring a little bell for you when it's time to put the next ingredient in (if you want it to). Easy as pea.

Unless of course you enjoy cold pasta.

Features:

  • Store meals
  • Add infinite ingredients
  • Ring alarm for the next ingredient
  • Alarm still ring even if the app is in the background
  • Simple intuitive design

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

This is usable with VoiceOver.

Creating and using a timer for preparing a meal was fairly straightforward. When you are viewing a list of steps in the meal, you can either double-tap on the step name or the button the precedes it to edit that step.

The chime rings at the appropriate time for each step, although it would be nice if some form of notification was displayed to indicate which step it is.

One big fail was the lack of an audible alert to mark the end of the timer, but that is a feature failure and not related to accessibility.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.