With the incredible number of apps appearing in the AppStore daily, there is a number of very inspiring clock apps out there but finding them can be quite tricky. Mentioning each and every one in a single post on CAN might be an overkill, so we decided to collect them in a special post named “It’s About Time”. The clock apps have a special place in CAN’s heart. This is not from the usability point of view as we all know iPhone has a perfectly good clock app included. Time is a concept easily understood and eagerly visualised amongst artists. The collection of apps below show not only how time can be visualized but also the sheer imagination that exists out there.
Of course, if you feel there are some that deserve a mention in the volume 2, please drop us a line using the contact form.
If you missed previous clock apps mentioned on CAN, you can see them all here.
Brought to you by 8casette, world+clock is a clock application that can display times from up to eight countries. You can select from over 150 cities, clean, easy-to-read analog time display and included are 6 clock designs.
Created by nekorl, stereo clock brings the much loved stereogram to your iPhone. The clocks included are both analog and digital. Focus beyond the surface of the iPhone to see them move with time.
U-CLOCK is a clock app where time is visualized as bars moving across the screen. Choose either abstract mode or digitally augmented mode, customise different bar colors, set multiple alarm clock times and different alarm sounds. See video here.
Clock App for iPhone by Ryo Ueda, an artist from Sapporo, Japan, developed by Kenichi Onodera. The app consists of only alphabets withour Arabic numeric, inspired by the electrical scoreboard in airports. From the top, it is the hour, the minute, and the seconds , respectively and these change in realtime.
In addition to being a beautiful clock, VCA is a voice controlled clock allowing you to turn the alarm clock off with just your voice. The app includes snooze function and Wake Up Call – ability to call a nominated number on Alarm or after first snooze.
365 Alarm Clock
Created to promote New Balance Athletic Shoes, 365 Alarm clock includes extremley cool realtime visualization graphics of wake up calls of people around the world. You can see who is asleep and who’s awake, who woke up on time today and who didn’t, over sleepers, information about your wake up patterns and when the rest of the world tends to wake up. All of this of course if they are using the app.
NibClock is a beautiful clock with customizable animated icons for the tip of the second hand. Once it’s chosen, the icon keeps travelling around. Some icons move sedately. Others move violently or even grotesquely. Included are 30 icons for the second hand (Most are animated.) and 3 types of movement (Normal, Abrupt, Smooth). See also the app site.
It’s a Clock
In a world obsessed by accuracy, human beings are the weakest link. We’ve invented machines that are more precise than we can relate to. It’s a Clock attempts to humanise the measurement of time by providing us with a scale more suited to the realities of life. Instead of giving you the exact time, the app says “It’s nearly eight thirty.” Wonderfully simple. See also the app site for more info.
click.clock includes iPod-control allowing you to play music while the beautiful clock shows time on your desk. If you are they type that listens to music while at work with your iPhone in the dock, this one might be the right for you. White version is also available.
Posted on: 25/02/2010