Do you travel across different time zones and/or find the built-in World Clock function lacking on your iPhone? If so, you may want to check out The World Clock. Now free for a day (down from $1.99), TWC is a universal app that features alarm functionality, scrollable map with day-night visuals, time converter and a database of more than 192,000 cities/towns from 230 countries. I was first recommended this app several months ago by a colleague of mine and with all the traveling I do for work, TWC has been a trusty sidekick on both my iPhone and iPad ever since. Considering how the iPad doesn’t even have its own stock Clock app, The World Clock is definitely a good pick up at this price point.
Orlin Kolev, The World Clock, 34.9 MB – Free
The World Clock is the most powerful application in its class with time converter, network time synchronization, alarm clock and notifications functionality, more than 192 000 populated places from more than 230 countries around the world, comprehensive information on daylight savings time transitions and more.
• Supports iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
• Attractive and accurate real-time Earth day-night map (on iPhone and iPod touch – switch to Clocks tab and turn the device in landscape mode)
• Network time synchronization for sub-second precision (requires 3G or WiFi network connection; corrected time and the measured time difference displayed, system time change not allowed by the OS)
• Auto-update of the timezone database over the network
• Alarm Clock and Alert functionality with DST transition adjustment and multiple time zones support, iOS 4 ready
• The scrollable map turns The World Clock into interactive time converter for different timezones. A separate Compare Time window gives detailed info for each location and instant access to 40 popular time zone abbreviations to convert from (e.g. PST, EST etc.)
• Display 1 to 24 clocks
• Selected places shown on the live map
• User-editable location names
• Customizable map centering
• Uses industry-standard daylight savings algorithm and database
• Database with more than 192 000 populated places from more than 230 countries around the world
• Search by typing city name using native or alternative spellings
*** iPad only ***
• 5 clock designs – 3 analog and 2 digital
• Clock faces change from dark to light based on user-selectable criteria:
- light during the day (after sunrise), dark during the night (after sunset) at each location
- light during the business hours
- light before noon (AM), dark after noon (PM)
- other options, including custom selectable hours
• Option to display additional information, e.g. digital time with analog clocks, GMT offset, time difference, day of week, true solar time, sunrise, solar noon and sunset times for the selected locations and more.
• In-app help
The Day and Night Map is generated based on images from the NASA Visible Earth Project.
NTP synchronization library – Alex Maekivi, Hillstone Software. Facebook and Twitter sharing includes work from Nate Weiner (ShareKit), Jon Crosby (OAuthConsumer), Facebook (FBConnect)