New layout for iPad

Wake Up Light version 4.1 was just released with a redesigned layout for iPad. This new split screen layout makes more use of the big screen of an iPad compared to the compact screen of an iPhone.

Split screen layout on an iPad with an overview of all your alarms on the left and the details of your wake-up light on the right
Meet the new layout for Wake Up Light on iPadOS. A new split screen overview makes editing your wake-up lights even more convenient.

Wake Up Light received a fresh screen layout that combines the overview with a detailed screen about your wake-up alarm in a beautiful split screen. Now you can use your bigger screen to set up your light alarms, adjust their times, change their gradients and setting like you could on your iPhone.

Download on the App Store

The updated layout follows the new release of Wake Up Light on macOS. Based on that release, Wake Up Light adopted the same split screen layout for macOS and iPadOS. In future updates, the design of iPad and macOS keep getting refined. Stay tuned for more updates for the app that creates wake-up lights based on your HomeKit devices.

Do you have feedback regarding the new version? Don’t hesitate to contact me. And make sure to download the app for macOS, too!

Wake Up Light arrives on macOS

Today, Wake Up Light reaches a new milestone: The app now supports macOS and is available via the Mac App Store with the brand new version 4.1.

Meet Wake Up Light on macOS. A new split screen overview for macOS makes editing your wake-up lights even more convenient.

This means, Wake Up Light is now available on iPhone, iPad and macOS. Download the new version for macOS here:

Download on the Mac App Store

Wake Up Light received a new screen layout that combines the overview with a detailed screen about your wake-up alarm in a beautiful split screen. Now you can use your bigger screen to set up your light alarms, adjust their times, change their gradients and setting like you could on your iPhone and iPad.

The Premium Mode is shared between the platforms. Once bought and unlocked on one device, you can simply restore your subscription on all your devices. Just head to the subscription screen and tap/click on “Restore”.

The interface for macOS relies on the new Mac Catalyst technology. The interface is still based on the iPad version, but will be refined in a future update. Do you have feedback regarding the new version? Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Spoiler alert: the new split screen interface shows you the future of the iPad app. Building the macOS app helped me refine the look and improve it for the iPad version as well. So stay tuned for updates to the iPhone and iPad app.

Version 4.0

Wake Up Light 4.0 is here with sun-ripened improvements.

Light alarm clock relative to the sun

Want to have a really natural light but you need to keep your room shut from outside light? Wake Up Light can now be set to start relative to the sunrise and sunset, so your light will change while the sun goes up or down instead of fixed times that you have to adjust throughout the year. This feature requires the Premium Mode.

Presence Options

Only let your alarm go off when you or others are at home. You can combine the choice of people with the condition to activate the wake-up light if those people are at home or not. Really handy if you forgot to deactivate your alarm while you are out for some days. This feature requires the Premium Mode.

Smoother Transitions

Adjust the number of steps to make the transitions smoother. Every step creates a new scene that is added to your HomeKit home (at most one per minute). While less steps are more reliable and don’t clog up your HomeKit scenes (there even seems to be a limit dictated by HomeKit) – more steps give you smoother transitions as the time between light changes is reduced. This feature requires the Premium Mode.

Revised layout

To accommodate more options the screen to adjust a wake-up light was revised. The duration of the automation is now moved to the automations screen and the name input has now a new rounded box field for better visibility. Additionally alarms can now be shorter (up to 5 min).

Version 3.1 – Adjustable Gradients

Wake Up Light was updated to version 3.1 and includes a new and long requested feature: Custom gradients, sunrise and sunset support!

Version 3.0 – Shortcuts

Wake Up Light version 3.0 was just released. This version adds the highly requested shortcuts and Siri feature included in the Premium Mode. Additionally, you can now name your light alarms to easily identify them.