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This app shows the current time, the current date and the current Swatch internet time (or beat time). As nice little feature it has an integrated photo gallery or the App shows the current outside temperature and humidity (needs an active internet connection to work). It shows the 50 first pictures of your photo gallery if enabled.

The App uses Google's Text-To-Speech engine. Tap on a label (time, beats, temperature, humidity) to speak it (needs an active internet connection to work).

Features:
  • Fast App Switching
  • Full Retina Display support
  • Choose between 6 background colors
  • Choose between photo gallery or temperature/humidity
  • Text-To-Speech engine, tap a label to speak it
  • Choose between 12h and 24 hour clock

Swatch Internet Time (or beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 and marketed by the Swatch corporation as an alternative, decimal measure of time. One of the goals was to simplify the way people in different time zones communicate about time, mostly by eliminating time zones altogether.

Best viewed in landscape mode.

Available in english and german.

AppStore Link

Version History
  • 1.0
    Initial release.
  • 1.1
    Random image selection.
    Fast App Switching.
    Choose from 6 background colors.
    Choose between photo gallery or current temperature and humidity condition. Note: Needs an active internet connection to work.
    Added Text-To-Speech engine. Tap on time, internet time, temperature or humidity to let your iPhone/iPod touch speek the current time/temperature/humidity. Note: Needs an active internet connection to work.
    Choose between 12h and 24 hour clock.
    Photo gallery update interval is now configurable.
    Retina Display support.
    Now shows day of week.