Quick OverviewGraphics: 4 out of 5 Interface: 4 out of 5 Sound: 4 out of 5 Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/globaclock/id452568408?mt=8 Price: $1.99
The Globaclock app for the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone is one of the more unique clock apps I have ever seen. When I first downloaded and began using the app I honestly didn’t love it, but maybe because I’m used to reading digital clocks! The more I used the app on my iPhone, and especially the iPad (which it has been natively designed for, i.e. a PLUS app) it grew on me. The interface of the clock is very clean and simple, with only a single “i” information button in the bottom left corner. This button allows you to add or remove cities that appear on the clock, set alarms, change colors of AM/PM/Minutes/Seconds, make the names capital, and change the font of the names as well. There is NOT, however, a setting to change the background color of the app (perhaps in future versions). We did notice a small problem when switching from landscape to portrait orientation (and vice versa) that the minutes bar would “jump” off the clock face in an oval shape before returning to the clock face again. This is a very small issue that hopefully will be fixed in future versions (the version being reviewed here is 1.0).
Because this app is a PLUS app, it means you purchase it once and get it for both devices, as the price of $1.99 reflects. Initially I felt the price was a bit high, but the well animated clock, unique idea, and option to set alarms seems to justify the price.
Overall, we gave this app our highest rating of 6 stars. Being able to visually see the difference in time between different cities is very cool, and the fact that it is a plus app that works on both the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch definitely makes this app worth the money. (I wouldn’t be surprised to see this app hitting the top charts in the near future.) If there were to be an iPhone only version of this app for $0.99, it is very possible it would attract buyers who don’t (yet) own an iPad and don’t want to justify the price jump otherwise.