Debatekeeper – debate timer APK

Version 1.2 - net.czlee.debatekeeper
Last updated: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 1:48:28 UTC

Never miss a bell again! Timer for debates with automatic bells

APP Information

Download Version 1.2 (23)
Apk Size1.79 MB
App DeveloperChuan-Zheng Lee
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagenet.czlee.debatekeeper.apk

Download Debatekeeper – debate timer 1.2 APK

App Description

Debatekeeper – debate timer is czlee,debatekeeper,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Chuan-Zheng Lee website who developed it. net.czlee.debatekeeper.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.2 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 22+ times on store. You can also download net.czlee.debatekeeper APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Debatekeeper is a timer for debates with automatic bells. It can sound a bell, vibrate and/or flash your screen to remind you to clap (for e.g. big rooms where a phone's not loud enough). Focus on the debate; let your phone do the timekeeping for you!

Debatekeeper automatically switches to the appropriate speech time, displaying the current speech name (e.g. "Prime Minister") on the screen.  It supports most parliamentary styles of debating, including British Parliamentary (Worlds), Australs, World Schools, American Parliamentary, Canadian Parliamentary, Asian Parliamentary, Australian and New Zealand's Easters and Joynt Scroll styles.

You can also write your own debate format (style) in XML for the app to use—see the app wiki at for details.  Get in touch with me if there's one you'd like added to the official release.


 • Rings bells automatically at the correct times

 • Can vibrate and/or flash the screen at bell times

 • Configurable preparation timer

 • Configurable overtime bells

 • Points of information timer (15 seconds)

 • Supports most parliamentary styles

 • Supports user-defined debate styles

 • Browse through summaries of available styles

 • Includes two “test formats” with 15-20 second “speeches” for you to try it out

 • Counts up or down according to user preference

 • Screen stays on and dimmed while timer running (you can turn this off though)

Advice for adjudicators: It can pay to make sure your debaters (a) know what the bell sounds like, so they don't think you just got a text message and (b) can hear the bell.  I find it's loud enough in classroom-sized rooms, but not bigger rooms (say, lecture theatres); in those rooms you can use this app to remind you to clap. 

App ChangeLog

  • Version 1.2:
  • • New icon (thanks to Zandi Speedy-Willis) and updated theme
  • • Share custom debate formats, including via Android Beam (for Android 4.1 and above)
  • • Quick access to turning bells on or off
  • • Added MSPDP and Paris V styles
  • • Other user interface improvements
  • Version 1.1:
  • • Fixed "keep screen on" function
  • • Fixed custom XML file format handling (required new Android permission)

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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