The Rise Alarm Clock application has just received its first update since being released back on December 20th, 2012. Rise Alarm Clock is controlled by simple and natural onscreen gestures. To set up alarms in the app, all you need to do is drag your finger down your device’s screen. A simple swipe to the left or right will turn the alarm on or off. The update adds new features to the app as well.
One of the new features of the update is Notification Center support. By dragging down from the top, Notification Center interactions are activated. Additional features include a vibrate-only option, the ability to use iTunes song alarms and progressive alarms. The update also has support for URL schemes for interoperability with other apps. Another new feature included in the update is that Rise will work even when a device is locked or on silent mode, and when Do Not Disturb is activated. Even cooler, for iPhone users, you can shake it to snooze from the lock screen.
The one downside: Rise, like other alarm clock apps, must stay in the foreground to guarantee all functionality. Man, I wish Apple would do something about that one. It can be pretty annoying.