Once again we are back with the collection of most wonderful and creative clocks now available in the AppStore. They are simple to understand, not too hard to program and fun to play with. Most probably more “useful” once iPhone OS4 is out (background process), nevetheless always beautiful to play with. My favorite, this time around, would be Analog Digital Clock and Alice Clock. Which one is your favorite?
(image above: Exquisite Clock in the making at the recent Decode exhibition at the V&A)
Analog Digital Clock
This is an iPhone app designed by Maarten Baas. Actually, it’s just the iPhone version of one of his Real Time clocks which he presented during last years Salone del Mobile in Milan. The clock is actually a film, you can see an actor painting the segments of a giant digital clock black and then wiping them clean again. (via Today and Tomorrow)
..is a beautifuly animated clock by Akio Nagano (penqe) for iPhone and iPad (universal). Petals are emitted from flowers to combine into digital clock digits. Wonderful.
Wink Target Clock
..is based on a physical watch designed by the Timefoundry LLC that uses a system of rotating disks to generate compositions of color and form with the process entirely mechanical. iPad version >> currently free.
Not really a clock app but a time and nevertheless wonderfully minimal and useful. If you have been looking for an alternative for apple’s built in timer, this is the one to have. Created by kobalt sixty.
KEI 2010 is an alarm clock with voice control. Just touch to start and you can control the dialogue.
“Hello! Kei (Hello! K)” and calls please! Controls include Time, Today’s Date, Alarm, Set Alarm, Alarm Sound, Alarm Reset, Help and Reset. You can use controls both in English and Japanese. Created by studioheat.
Created by Vormplus, a small design studio from Ghent Belgium, ColorMyDay is a designer clock for the iPhone and iPod Touch. You can change the way ColorMyDay looks. Change the size or pick one of the five different overlays. Overlays are available in black and white. For some reason the ver 1 was rejected from the appstore. The team is working on the update and we hope it will be available soon.
We’ve already covered exquisite clock in a separate post but it deserves another mention considering the recent updates and exhibitions. In a nutshell, Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everyday life as seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world. This project was created and developed Joao Henrique Wilbert at FABRICA in 2008. Creative Direction: Andy Cameron. Read more bout here + see the behind the scenes info at the recent Decode exhibition at the V&A.
App by Poppy, uses a physical engine to break down digits of a digital clock. When the time changes, the dots start moving to display the new time. When the a dot collides with another dot, it bounces off each other. You can also get dots to move by shaking iPhone/iPod. You can display the app both vertically and horizontally.
Clockus is a simple but beautiful clock application, which uses unique algorithm to draw LED-style digits. Each of them is formed by 12 arrows situated in 6 points. These arrows are rotating to display numbers when seconds, minutes or hours change. Created by Timebom + available for both iPad and iPhone.
…is an animated clock that plays with the idea of Alice in Wonderland, having her assemble the digital clock by putting part of each digit in place. You can customise the colour of the digits and recently included alarm feature. Created by Noriaki Kayanuma.
Posted on: 27/05/2010