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Time In Three Formats

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Jul 6, 2011 | 8:18 AM EDT

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This was just a little test to see if I could recreate some clock ideas I'd seen around.

The time displayed as text I've seen before on numerous apps on the android store and I decided I wanted to give it a go.

The background colour changes depending on what time it is. It takes the time and converts this into a hexadecimal value that is then set as the backgrounds colour. I'd seen this on: http://www.thecolourclock and wanted to see if I could do it. My result is not quite as good but I still like the way it turned out.

The other two clocks are very basic, but I'd never made them before and wanted to give them a go.

Remember this is a gadget, so please rate it on how well it performs as a gadget, not a game/movie.

Also, if anyone wants to ask me about this, how I made it or anything feel free to inbox me :)

Thanks :)



Rated 4 / 5 stars

i like it. time is good. this is simple yet worthwhile


Rated 2 / 5 stars


It's a clock. It works. It shows my actual time, which I admit is pretty cool. No idea how you did that, no idea what you intend to do with it, but it works. It's even accurate.

The second one doesn't have seconds, as said.

This is a bit too large, and I really don't have much that isn't said already. The graphics are ok...

I don't really see any conceivable use for it though, unless you wanted to make some kind of clever game. There isn't that much original about this, and to me it basically did this: "Hey, it has my actual time. Cool. Ok, what now?"

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

All right

A fairly simple gadget, it does what it's supposed to do, and it seems accurate.

The font used is fine, like the shading effect, background color isn't the nicest I've seen, but picking on graphics.

I'm missing seconds being showed from the second format, just minutes and hours showing up, while the other two have seconds as well. Two of the arms on the clock seem to be a bit too long, see they're reaching outside of the actual clock.

Other than that, I don't see the point in this at all, there are other clock gadgets on NG, and this isn't downloadable. It's also pretty large, so it couldn't be used as a desktop clock.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I hadn't seen the second display before.

Have you created them yourself (the code)? Because it's very clever to give the time in the country where the viewer is, even the BBS hasn't got that.
Although there isn't much use of the clock here, it's way too big for somebody to use, and you don't start something like this up just to see the time.

But the test was successful, and since that was your intention, I see no flaw in the ''game''. But why a game? There isn't anything to click...

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

A clock

Ha! This should have been submitted on Clock Day! This would've been very fitting. :D

Well, not much to say about this one. Three different ways to display the time. A digital clock, a "textual clock" and an old style clock with roman numbers.

I like the idea of the background changing it's colour over time, it's a nice little extra touch.

But I was a bit surprised the clock did display the right time for me, since I live in a different time zone (one hour ahead of UK time). So, where does the clock did get the right time? --a simple test later-- OK, it's displaying my system time. So, does this work for different OS's as well or only for Windows? ^^

Anyway, this test turned out to be succesful. ;)

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