I like to fall asleep while hearing my favourite radio program on saturday nights (one of those about terror stories and paranormal stuff ), but usually I go very late to bed, so the program has finished already
So someday I decided begin to use podcasts, this way I can download the last broadcast and hear it. No problem with other phones but... when I tried this with my new HD2 and seen the battery consumption the next day...
At least in my case, battery consumption was terrible even in flight mode and with the podcast has finished and player has stopped, so I decided to find "something" to power off my phone when I fall asleep
I've been looking for a simple application that starts a countdown and finally shutdowns the device (similar to many others for PC), but only found big apps with complete scheduling for lot of things that I don't need (turn off and on phone, WIFI, 3G... but with a specific date and time in the calendar without possibility to set a timer to begin "right now"), or apps that do a simple shutdown but without previous timer. Doing my search I noticed that many people was looking for this same application.
Finally I decided to do it myself, and here is the result, a tiny application that does what I need. I've only tested in my HTC HD2, but it's supposed to work in all WM6.5 devices with framework3.5 installed.
Simply, set a countdown in minutes and press the START/STOP button. You can freeze the countdown at any time using this same button. Once the countdown has started, you can open other applications in your phone (MP3 player, podcast...). Notice that you have to do this without closing the TGShutdown application. If you try to close TGShutdown, a message will warn you that, if you close TGShutdown, countdown will be aborted. Turn off the screen, get into the bed and enjoy your music... when the countdown reaches zero, the device will shutdown. Sweet dreams!
Any suggestions or requests will be welcome.
Regards! (and sorry about my english )
UPDATED to version 1.1
* Fixed some issues