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Description of App: 

Cooking and would like to set a timer, but your hands are dirty?Can't see the time remaining because the font is too small?VOTimer is a countdown timer with big buttons and clear font. You can even set and launch the timer with a voice command in plain English.With an iPhone you can silence and pause the alarm using the proximity sensor.VOTimer is ideal for low vision users and is fully VoiceOver friendly.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known



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Accessibility Comments: 

This is very accessible. I found the app to be simple and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

VOTimer is a very simple and easy timer app to use. It does exactly as advertised in the description. It can be used hand free and it is very accessible to use.

The timer app will only do minutes. So if you are wanting something to do for say like 90 seconds. You will not be able to do this.

There are 6 voice commands you can use with this timer.

They are the following:- Set a Timer for x minutes- Pause Timer- Resume Timer- Cancel Timer- Remaining Time- What is the Time?

Voice recognition is a bit sluggish and does take several seconds to recognize the command before it will implement it. However, it does work. At times I may have to say it several times before it knows I'm talking to it. ;)

I do like the proximity sensor aspect of the app. At any time you want to know how many minutes are left. Just simply move your hand over the front camera and move back. It will then alert you of the remaining time. You will need to be rather a bit slower than a typical motion of the camera. So do the gesture a bit slow to make this work. Again, it takes a few seconds to realize you are wanting it's attention.

There are a good set of alerts to choose from. It also include a nice Voice Over Tutorial in how to use the timer in general.

Overall, it is design as it stated in the description. Find yourself in a position you don't want to touch the phone when your hands are dirty. It will do as that.

Would like to see the app tweek up a bit so it doesn't seem sluggish to recognize voices and such. Plus, add the ability to set it for 90 seconds rather just in minutes would also be a great addition to the app.

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