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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.

May 2020

ScreenCloud Count Up Timer App Guide

Please note, if you are using the older version of ScreenCloud (signage.screencloud.com) you can download the alternative Count Up Timer guide here.

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 any time.

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 logging into your ScreenCloud account here and choosing the ScreenCloud App Store from the left-hand menu.

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1.2. By searching “Count Up” you can find the Count Up Timer app and choose the “Install app” button to add a new instance.

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2. Configure your Count Up Timer app

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

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i) Start the timer now: click the Start/Reset button to start your timer at 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 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 and require all of the fields to be filled out for the timer to begin tracking.

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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.

Flip

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Minimal

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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.

3. Preview your Count Up Timer app

Once you’ve added your Count Up Timer app you have the opportunity to preview it before it gets added to your screens.

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Click ‘Preview’ and a popup will display your Count Up Timer app.

4. Add Count Up Timer app to a Channel or Playlist

Once you have configured your Count Up Timer app it can be easily added to a Channel or Playlist to be played on screen. 

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Simply select “Add Content” to open the Media Picker and under Apps, you will see all of your app instances, ready to be installed. You can also view ways you can set content on your digital screens using ScreenCloud by clicking here.

Frequently asked questions:

I can’t see the entire 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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