This is a fun app that children enjoy and respond to. It's a real boon to any adult who needs to control the levels of noise of a group of children.
For the responsible adult it is like having a virtual assistant with you, constantly monitoring noise levels and letting the children know in a fun and engaging way if noise levels have reached an unacceptable level.
In tests we have found when using this app with groups of children peer pressure alone is generally sufficient to control noise levels.
Summary of Features
• Displays graphically the background noise level in a room in a fun and engaging way.
• Allows the tolerable noise level to be adjusted to cater for those "louder activities" as well compensating for banging doors and other sudden noises with the "sensitivity" and "dampening" sliders.
• When the predefined noise level is exceeded for more than 3 seconds:
1) An audible Alarm is sounded (this can be switched ON or OFF)
2) The App appears to shatter the screen of the Device (this can be switched ON or OFF)
3) A counter, displayed on the noise meter, is incremented by one. Keeping track of the number of “Too Noisy" alarms.(this can be switched ON or OFF)
• There is a built-in "Star Awards" rewards system. It can operated in two modes:
- Achievement Mode
In this mode a Star is awarded each time the Class keep their noise under control for a pre-determined period of time. This can be from 1 to 15 minutes.
Normally, if the class triggers the alarm in this mode they will lose the Star currently running, however, there is also a switch that, if set to ON, will remove an additional Star every time the Class cause the “Too Noisy” alarm to be triggered.If students get all 10 stars a "Super Star Award" is displayed. Stars can also be manually Awarded and removed by the responsible adult.
- Session Mode
In this mode the Teacher sets the length of time for a complete session. This can be any length of time. Perhaps for a full lesson (e.g. 1 hour 10 minutes) or for a time period set to complete a specific task (e.g. 20 minutes).
The app will take the session time and divide it by 10 (the maximum number of Stars that can be Won in any one session). The Stars are then awarded at that rate. For example if the Teacher sets the session time to 60 minutes then one Star Awards will be awarded every 6 minutes (60 minutes / 10 Stars = 6 minutes per Star)
• Keep things fresh with over 200 Dial / Background Theme combinations
• The "Alarm Counter" can be reset or disabled completely.
If the noise level is acceptable a happy smiling contented graphic is displayed. If the levels of noise increase beyond what the responsible adult has determined as acceptable, the graphic changes to reflect the unacceptable noise level. Once the level of noise returns to an acceptable level the graphic automatically returns to the happy contented one, however, if the volume of noise remains unacceptably high for more than 3 seconds...an audible alarm is sounded (this can be turned on and off) and the screen of the device appears to shatter! Also, the "Alarm Counter" on the meter is incremented by one (this can be zeroed at any time with a reset button).
If you have any issues with Too Noisy Pro, before you write a bad review, please tap the "?" button in the app for help, or if you do not find the answer there, please contact us at email@example.com. We can't fix what we don't know about, and writing a bad review is not the way to report a bug! You can also use this email address to submit feature requests. Too Noisy Pro has been developed over several based from cool feedback from users.
We think this is a pretty cool update, we have added suport for the latest Apple devices and iOS version. There is now a "Calibrate" button in "Too Noisy Pro". Often, in different environments, there is a level of background noise that can be considered normal. This might be the constant drone of traffic on a freeway, or noise generated from local industry, even noise generated by different classes within the building. By tapping the "Calibrate" button these "low level background" noises are cancelled out, and not included for display on the "Too Noisy" meter. To operate the "Calibrate" button, simply ask the class to remain silent and then tap the button. The app will sample the noise levels for a 10 second period. The app is calibrated for that level of background noise and can be used as normal. The only noise that should register on the Noise Meter is the noise above the level of background noise just recorded.
We have also improved the "Settings" interface to make it easier for users, as well as adding a great new "Penguin Theme".....Enjoy!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I use it everyday but it can use an improvement
I love this app I use it daily my one complaint is that it freezes if something interrupts the screen. A text or alarm. If you close it and check something else and come back it’s frozen. You then have to close the app reopen it and reset their stars.
If they fix that then it’s golden.
I love Too Noisy Pro and so do my students! It makes station time run smoothly and the students work at a very low level (or they're not talking at all). They even encourage each other to "keep it down" if they see the meter move. I've enjoyed the additional background themes and hope you add some more soon! My students love the cat, dog, and snowman backgrounds. Thank you for a great app!
I tried to contact the app support. I get an error page instead. I paid the 3.99 the first time. Then I needed an update, so I got charged again. Will I be charged every update? Overall, I really like the app. My students have responded well to it. I will continue to use the app for classroom behavior. Can someone let me know how the billing works. Thanks
Developer Response ,
Hi Mrs. ht1, Thanks so much for the kind comments regarding the app. I am pleased it works for you. We have recently increased the price of Too Noisy Pro for iOS to $4.99. This is the first price increase for a long time. We do not increase the price for updates, so you should not be charged more for future updates. I hope this reassures you, and thanks again for your support. If you have any suggestions as to how the app can be improved please feel free to contact us. You can do this from inside the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.