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Description

Is it a battle to get your child to do something quickly?

This visual countdown App was designed for my 2 year old son to help him get his reward chart star for getting dressed quickly.
Getting him dressed used to take forever with many stalling strategies being deployed. Now he runs upstairs asking for the "Countdown".

Watch as the timer runs from green to amber to red, helping the child understand that time is running out.

A fun picture is slowly revealed as the time runs down and when the time is up the child is rewarded with an exciting sound and the picture spins.

Background image changes to match the time of day, so that your child is given subtle hints as to what time of day the task they are being asked relates to.

Choose your own image to reveal from your iPhones photo library to really surprise your child.

Endless possible uses:
* Getting dressed
* Getting out the door (shoes and coats on)
* Tidying
* Brushing teeth
* Sharing toys

Turns daily struggles into fun time!

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Aug 14, 2012 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Jun 06
2019
(Current)
Version 3.4

To celebrate the launch of our Monster Math App we have added free Monster Math themed pictures.

The new free pictures come with a unique feature where a numerical countdown appears on their tummy when the timer gets to 10 seconds remaining. They also have there own funny noises to match the game and unique end of timer confetti.

Mar 26
2019
Version 3.3.1

3.3.1
+ Fixed an issue where restoring an InApp purchases causes a crash on launch

Jan 04
2019
Version 3.3

3.3
+ Due to popular demand, we've added support for both Landscape and Portrait orientations on iPad.

3.2
+ We've added a great new Mask Maker. Add fun masks to your pictures for a suprising and unique end to the Countdown Timer! Preview these great new Masks from the Settings screen.
+ You can now create as many Custom pictures as you wish
+ As the timer gets closer to the end the ticking noise subtly changes pitch for an audio clue as to the time running out.

Oct 02
2018
Version 3.2.2

3.2.2
+ Fixed a bug where the ticking noise would not play after pausing and resuming the timer

3.2
+ We've added a great new Mask Maker. Add fun masks to your pictures for a suprising and unique end to the Countdown Timer! Preview these great new Masks from the Settings screen.
+ You can now create as many Custom pictures as you wish
+ As the timer gets closer to the end the ticking noise subtly changes pitch for an audio clue as to the time running out.

Mar 28
2018
Version 3.2.1

3.2.1
+ Fixed a bug that was introduced in the last update that caused the timer to crash on iOS9

3.2
+ We've added a great new Mask Maker. Add fun masks to your pictures for a suprising and unique end to the Countdown Timer! Preview these great new Masks from the Settings screen.
+ You can now create as many Custom pictures as you wish
+ As the timer gets closer to the end the ticking noise subtly changes pitch for an audio clue as to the time running out.

Mar 28
2018
Version 3.2

+ We've added a great new Mask Maker. Add fun masks to your pictures for a suprising and unique end to the Countdown Timer! Preview these great new Masks from the Settings screen.
+ You can now create as many Custom pictures as you wish
+ As the timer gets closer to the end the ticking noise subtly changes pitch for an audio clue as to the time running out.

Jan 19
2018
Version 3.1

Added a great new fun Cartoon picture pack. If you've already purchased the Premium Bundle you will now see these new pictures and sounds available for free.
Preview these great new pictures and sounds from the Settings screen.

+ Fixed a bug where custom images shot in portrait orientation were incorrectly displayed rotated at the end of the timer.

Sep 29
2017
Version 3.0.2

3.0.2
+ Corrected issue with Ads still displaying after purchasing the "Premium Bundle". Sorry :(

3.0.0
+ New Pause & Resume buttons - giving you more control.
+ New Sneaky Pause button - allows you to give your child an extra bit of time without your child realising.
+ New Skip Forward and Skip Back buttons - you can now use the skip buttons to add or subtract time whilst the timer is running.
+ Three brand new picture & sound packs - Ocean, Transport, and Animals which each come with their own themed confetti when the timer finishes.
+ You can now select your own sounds when choosing custom pictures.
+ Larger timer for iPads and the bigger iPhones - now fills most of the screen.

If you like Children's Countdown and appreciate this update, please consider leaving us a review in the App Store, it makes a huge difference to this husband and wife team.

Thank you so much

Alex & Sarah
Fehners Software Ltd

Sep 26
2017
Version 3.0.1

Fun and exciting new features:

+ New Pause & Resume buttons - giving you more control.
+ New Sneaky Pause button - allows you to give your child an extra bit of time without your child realising.
+ New Skip Forward and Skip Back buttons - you can now use the skip buttons to add or subtract time whilst the timer is running.
+ Three brand new picture & sound packs - Ocean, Transport, and Animals which each come with their own themed confetti when the timer finishes.
+ You can now select your own sounds when choosing custom pictures.
+ Larger timer for iPads and the bigger iPhones - now fills most of the screen.

If you like Children's Countdown and appreciate this update, please consider leaving us a review in the App Store, it makes a huge difference to this husband and wife team.

Thank you so much

Alex & Sarah
Fehners Software Ltd

Sep 24
2017
Version 3.0

Fun and exciting new features:

+ New Pause & Resume buttons - giving you more control.
+ New Sneaky Pause button - allows you to give your child an extra bit of time without your child realising.
+ New Skip Forward and Skip Back buttons - you can now use the skip buttons to add or subtract time whilst the timer is running.
+ Three brand new picture & sound packs - Ocean, Transport, and Animals which each come with their own themed confetti when the timer finishes.
+ You can now select your own sounds when choosing custom pictures.
+ Larger timer for iPads and the bigger iPhones - now fills most of the screen.

If you like Children's Countdown and appreciate this update, please consider leaving us a review in the App Store, it makes a huge difference to this husband and wife team.

Thank you so much

Alex & Sarah
Fehners Software Ltd

Jul 05
2014
Version 2.1

Added an iPad version
Performance improvements
Fixed minor bug when choosing a custom image

If you find this App useful please consider leaving a review for us. It helps a huge amount to have App Store reviews.

May 07
2014
Version 2.0

Added the ability to turn off the ticking noise
Added a flourish of stars to the timer end sequence

Fixed a bug where a stopped timer would still play the timer end animation and sound.

Nov 10
2012
Version 1.1.0

☆ iPhone 5 Support
☆ Setting to reveal picture only at end
☆ Fixed issue with timer if it got backgrounded

Thank you to all who have written reviews, you are the reason we can keep making free updates, so thank you.

Aug 14
2012
Version 1.0.0

Previous 3 versions

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