ScreenCloud Count Up Timer App Guide

Use a count up timer to display the number of days since an incident or event and showcase this on your screens.

Feb 2019

ScreenCloud Count Up Timer App Guide

Is your organization tracking how many days have passed since an incident or event occurred? ScreenCloud’s Count Up Timer app is the easiest way to create a giant count up timer on your digital signage screens to make this information visible to the entire organization. Visualize your count up timer in minutes, days, or hours to showcase on screens throughout your office. Customize it with a title, clock style, branded theme, and reset your timer at anytime.

This helps all of the company to celebrate and stay on track for preventing crisis and keeping those incident-free days front and center of mind.

Here’s how it works:

1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Count Up Timer app

1.1. Get started by clicking here and selecting “Get App”. This will prompt you to either log into your existing ScreenCloud account, or sign up for our 14-day free trial in order to use the Count Up Timer app and other available apps within our App Store.

1.2. Once you’ve logged in, you can select “Add this app” from the top right-hand corner.

2. Configure your Count Up Timer app

Next, simply start configuring your app. Select the drop-down menu to choose between your options:

i) Start the timer now: click the Start/Reset button to start your timer in this moment.

This will prompt a re-load where a green checkmark will appear next to the “Start/Reset” button, verifying that the count up has started. If you ever need to reset the time, simply click this button again for the count up to start as brand new for any app instance of the Count Up Timer.

ii) Select a start date: set an exact start date for the timer based on the month, start day, and year. Please note, "Start hour" is used in military time if you're using this feature.

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Start customizing your Count Up Timer app.

iii) Label: add any label or title you see fit for your timer. Please note, the character limit for the title is 50 characters.

iv) Style: select between either a flip or minimal clock style. Please note, if you are using the Minimal style you will only see one unit of time. If you wish to see hours and minutes as well as days, you can choose the Flip style instead.

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v) Theme: choose from preset theme options for the Count Up Timer app, including default, dark, or light themes. You also have the option to create your own custom theme. To create a custom theme, check out our guide on how to use the App Theme Editor. Once you’ve set up a custom theme you will see this in the theme dropdown box within the Count Up Timer app.

3. Preview your Count Up Timer app

3.1. To preview your Count Up Timer app, select “Preview App”. This will open a new window where you can see what your Count Up Timer app will look like on screen.

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3.2. If you need to change any of your settings, click “Close Preview” to access your app settings if you need to reset the timer. Once you’ve made any further changes, click “Save Changes” and return to open the preview.

4. Add Count Up Timer app to your playlist

4.1. Once you’re happy with your settings, click “Add App” and give your Count Up Timer app a name. This will help you to spot it later in your content library, particularly if you’re planning to use more than one Count Up Timer app within your playlist.

4.2. Select “Finished” and your Count Up Timer app will now be listed within your Content Library.

Please Note, If you want to edit your Count Up Timer app at any time, you can simply hover over the app in the content library and choose “Edit This App”.
4.3. Next, select the playlist you wish to add this to and drag and drop the Count Up Timer app from the right-hand side to the playlist of your choosing.

4.4. Here, you can also change the duration that your Count Up Timer app is shown for, currently set as 2:00 for two minutes.

Frequently asked questions:

I can’t see all of the title for my countdown timer?
As we want to make sure the count up timer works across all screen sizes we have capped the character limit for the title to 50 characters.

Why can’t I see the hours or minutes countdown?
If you are using the Minimal style you will only see one unit of time. If you wish to see hours and minutes as well as days, you can choose the Flip style instead.

For further questions, please contact support@screencloud.com with details.  

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