The 12-hour world clock
(aka the Rotating-cities world clock)
- world time at a glance
- stylish clock skins for your Android phone and tablet: Big Ben clock, religious clock (christian, islamic and buddhist), flower clock, kitties clock, zodiac clock, snakes clock
- the app that turns your Android phone into a beautiful pocket watch
(and your Android tablet into a beautiful desk clock)
- for now the app is in English only
- optionally shown on the Android lock screen (recommended; note that it's not a lock screen wallpaper, it's an app that's over the lock screen, which means you can combine it with a wallpaper of your choice)
- easiest way to personalize your phone or tablet, have some variety: just go to Clock appearance and change the clock style, and you're done
- the app that will make you think of all your friends around the globe
This app is mainly a shortcut to a site that provides a 12-hour world clock.
This is an original design for a world clock, that features some 50 city names written on a normal (analog) 12-hour clock face, based on their time at any given moment. When the hour changes, the position of the towns on the clock face changes accordingly. Thus, the position on the clock face gives the time for each city. To distinguish between AM and PM time, a simple color scheme is used.
The fact that the clock face is a regular 12-hour one is the novelty element. Up to this app there were (and still are) 24-hour world clocks in use, but obviously they're much more cumbersome.
See the online help http://intelnav.50webs.com/help.html for a detailed explanation of how it works.
The time shown by the clock is based on the system time and the time zone settings, which are taken over from the operating system but can be corrected by the user (usually that's not necessary).
This app is especially handy for seeing the world time on mobile devices, first of all smartphones and tablets. You don't need to write the name of your chosen city in order to search for it in a lengthy list. Just tap on the app and you see the clock with the world's most representative 50 cities on it. Even if your display is a bit small, you can still rather quickly choose the zone on the clock face where your town of interest is located, and enlarge it to see the names at a proper size.
Of course, there will be times when you're not sure what time zone your place of interest belongs to. To make things easy, this app provides time zones support, which consists of explanations and maps.
Bottom line, once you get used to the method, you will most likely find it handier than any other world clock app, especially on a mobile device.
Besides, it will make you think of your friends all around the world every time you check your pocket watch.
In addition to the main function as a world clock, the app also aims to offer a few designs to turn an Android phone into a beautiful pocket watch (and an Android tablet into a beautiful desk clock). Looks matter.
There are around 10 clock styles, they are listed in the Highlights section above and shown in the app entry's pictures. For most of them there's a dark face and a light face version.
Probably the best way to use the site as a pocket watch or desktop clock on Android is to display it on the lock screen (only possible from the app). See the online help for directions on how to do that.
Hint: 1. Set your phone to switch off automatically after a minute or so. This way you'll save a lot of battery time. 2: If you sync your system clock with a time server from Google (Settings / Date & time / Automatic date & time), then set the 12-hour world clock to be shown on the lock screen, you will have more or less the best possible watch, technically, that you can have today. 100% accurate, and a world watch that shows you the time anywhere on the globe.