Side splitting tones, but what are they doing with my personal info?
In our best alarm clock apps article we talked about some of the funnest and effective ways to fill your phone with tunes for the morning. I typically look for a more soothing melody to wake me up before I cook up eggs and bacon, but the Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android app intrigued me. The app essentially does one of two things: It annoys you so that you wake up or it tickles your funny bone to make your morning more pleasant. Let’s take a look at my Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android review to figure out if an action movie anthem or person yelling at you to wake up is the best way to start off your day. You might even pair it with a sleep cycle app to sleep well.
Our Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Google Play Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones app has a simple interface so ou don’t have to learn much. It includes instructions once you open the app and the list of apps is right on the homepage. From Annoying Man to a Trumpet effect the ringtones are actually quite hilarious and effective. Save your favorites for later use and tag the tones to be played as your notifications, as a ringtone app or alarm.
The ads are pretty darn annoying, since they pop up and cover the entire screen (maybe try blocking the ads if you want). For a simple alarm app it makes me wonder why they need access to lots of the personal information on your phone. I tend to think this might be used for selling to other companies. Although the ringtones are great, there aren’t that many of them compared to other ringtone and alarm apps.
The Bottom Line
The Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones app gives you exceptional and unique alarms to get you up in the morning so you don’t have to sit in your car and use your traffic apps to avoid being late for work. The permissions concern me, since I don’t understand why the app needs to know my email address or my list of contacts. The ads are a downer, but I’ve come to expect that with free apps. Overall, the app works nicely for getting me out of bed, and I hear tones that are quite creative.
Customize Your Phone and Make Favorites – 5 out of 5
Part of finding ringtones and alarms you enjoy is saving them for later and easily making them defaults on your phone. When I open the app and view the list of ringtones I noticed a settings tab next to every single song. This is actually a nice feature because you simply click the button and it reveals a few options for customization. It’s a little strange because they only give you icons and no explanations, but I figured it out soon enough.
The bell icon lets you set a song as your default alarm, which took just a few seconds and then I could wake up in the morning.
The little music icon allows you to set the song as your default ringtone. This obviously isn’t a reason I would download an alarm app, but it’s nice to know that the app has additional features packed into the small interface.
The app also includes a page to change your preferences for notifications, ringtones and alarms. I can’t see myself using this area since you can do all of these steps from a song page.
My favorite part of the app while conducting my Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android review was the simple favorites area. You just tag a song as one of your favorites and it’s placed in a list.
It Gets You Out of Bed Without the Bells and Whistles – 4 out of 5
The homepage is simple, and this is exactly what I want from an alarm ringtone app. The first page shows the entire catalogue of songs and the only other tab is your Favorites page. Click on the Settings tab to assign ringtones or click the Play button to test an alarm ringtone out.
Once you click on a song the app plays right there and doesn’t navigate to a new page. I really liked this feature, because I’ve used other ringtone and alarm apps that make it a nightmare to play a song and then click on the back buttons to test out another one. The final thing that everyone probably wants to know is whether or not the alarm ringtones wake you up in the morning. The reviews say so, and I always woke up with a laugh. It basically confuses you a little bit and then you realize that it’s just a silly alarm, which was always good enough to grab my attention and pry me out of bed.
The only thing I’d be concerned about is the song selection. I tend to change my alarms occasionally so I don’t get used to just one. With 57 or so ringtones, how long will that last?
Tacky and Annoying Pop Up Ads – 2 out of 5
The second I started my Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android review I opened the app and saw this huge ad below. It covered the entire screen, made the app impossible to see and revealed an app that I had no interest in. I’ve come to expect ads on most apps, especially when they are free, but I’ve never seen such a blatant ad pop up so quickly. I didn’t even have a chance to see a single ringtone and this popped up. Since it’s quite easy to X out and I don’t really mind ads, it’s not the worst thing in the world, but it actually gives me more concerns about the company, since their permissions are a little weird.
It seems like they are trying to make as much money as possible on the app with huge ads, and that leads me to believe that their permissions are more than for helping the user experience. We’ll talk about that later in the Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android review.
Directions, but Little Support – 3 out of 5
When you open the app it gives you a few nice instructions on how to use the app properly. It told me how to swipe throughout the app and what each button means. The only problem with this is that I didn’t remember all of the instructions and the buttons aren’t always easy to understand.
There’s also a nice Features page that shows up before you get started in the Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones app in case you were wondering. It’s somewhat helpful, but I can’t imagine you couldn’t figure this out for yourself or know this before going into the app.
The initial instructional pages are about all you get in terms of support. I’m not sure if this will change in the future, but the developer’s website is virtually barren. It provides zero support and no ways to contact the developer. I did notice that the Google Play page actually had a link to email the developer, but I haven’t heard back when I sent them a quick email about one of the features. It seems like they don’t put much emphasis on support with this app, but it doesn’t bother me too much, because the app is quite self-explanatory.
Abysmal App Permissions – 1 out of 5
This is where I have a huge problem with the Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones app. It’s a simple ringtone app yet they still tap into your personal information. Why? I have no darn clue. Overall, the following concerns are why I scratch my head at the Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones app:
- The app can access your contact lists
- It can access your accounts and even obtain your email address
- The app can figure out your location and then share it with other people
Since the app doesn’t utilize any of this information I tend to assume that this app company possibly sells information to make additional money. Judging by the annoying pop up ads they are trying to milk it for what it’s worth. So if you don’t want to give up your information to a random app company then don’t download the app, however the songs are pretty cool if you’re willing to risk it.
What Funny Morning Alarm Customers Are Saying
“The best thing in the world is to wake up laughing and I enjoy them so much thank you very much.”
The majority of Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones customers say they love waking up to hilarious tones. It seems like some just enjoy a quick morning laugh, while others find the ringtones annoying, yet effective for getting you up because you want to toss your phone.
“Ads pop up and make it where you can’t use the app. Boo.”
The primary reason people post bad reviews about the app is because it has lots of ads. A few users even said the ads were so constant that it rendered the app unusable. I wouldn’t go that far, but it does have quite a few ads, which is expected since the app is free.
While conducting my Funny Morning Alarm Ringtones for Android review I realized that it’s a sleek, simple app that gives you exactly what it should. The only problems are the permissions and ads, but the ads don’t bother me much. Let us know in the comments section below if you have used this app to wake up in the morning or even for your ringtones. In my opinion it’s a solid app that made me smile whenever I needed to wake up, although I probably won’t be keeping it on my phone since I don’t want my personal information to be sold to other companies or used without my permission. One final thought: Many alarm apps let you transfer in your own music or tap into other music apps to generate your own songs, but this app does not.