Countdown to that special event, all from your digital screens.
Do you have a special event or occasion coming up? A return of the boss, a school trip or a colleague’s birthday? Then you need Countdown Timer app. Countdown Timer app is the easiest way to create a giant countdown on your digital signage screens to any kind of special event. Watch the countdown in minutes, days or hours and choose a celebration when you reach that all-important date.
With the ScreenCloud Countdown Timer app you can:
1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Countdown Timer app
To begin, follow this link and select “Install this app” in the bottom right-hand corner. This will log you in to your ScreenCloud account, or prompt you to set up our free trial in order to use the Countdown Timer app and others within our App Store.
2. Choose your style
Once you have chosen to “Add app” you will need to choose between “Flip” or “Minimal” styles.
Flip style shows your date and time in a flipchart style:
Whereas Minimal style uses just the number of days in a large, visual format:
3. Choose your settings
Next, you will see a series of settings to choose from including:
4. Choose your theme
The final setting in Countdown Timer app is to choose your theme.
The preset options include the default theme:
A light theme:
A dark theme:
You can also create a custom theme made up entirely of your company branding or chosen colors. For example:
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 within the Countdown Timer app settings.
5. Preview your results
Once you have chosen your settings check you’re happy with your countdown by clicking “Preview App” and a small pop-up will show what your app will look like on your digital screen:
To make any further changes or to add more profiles you can simply click “Close Preview”.
If you are happy with your preview, click “Add App.”
6. Add Countdown Timer app to a playlist
Once you’ve chosen to “Add App,” you can give your countdown a name. This will make it easier to find if you use more than one countdown within your account.
Next, go to “Playlists” and drag and drop the app from the selection bar on the right-hand side to the playlist of your choosing.
I can’t see all of the title for my countdown timer?
As we want to make sure the countdown 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.