The iPad’s missing clock


You know those times when you see something really cool, and try to find reasons to use it even though you know there isn’t one? This is probably one of times.  

Icon designer @KevinAndersson of Icondesign felt like the iPad should have shipped with a digital clock, and took the liberty of creating one using just CSS and Javascript—read, no Flash. The elegant “cl0ck” grabs your current time, and spins along on any modern web browser. “The design is inspired by Braun, just like our dear Jonathan Ive”, says Kevin.   

Like I said at the beginning, this is one of those things which you just look at, and then move on. Unless, you do manage to use it, in which case, you’re welcome!

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3 Responses

  1. Jeffu says:

    This is fine, but on the ipad I am still using the awesome iPhone app “Emerald Chronometer” which even zoomed at 2X on the iPad screen is awesome as an analog timepiece simulation.

    Emerald Chronometer emulates a wristwatch, with FIFTEEN different watches to choose from. The watches are derived from fifteen breathtakingly realistic classic and futuristic watch designs. The app has extremely sophisticated features like moon phases, day/date, solar system placement, sunrise/set, moonrise/set, the list goes on.

    I believe Emerald Sequoia the developer is working on an iPad version.

  2. Abhimat says:

    This makes a really nice widget on Dashboard.

  3. Ethan says:

    Can someone tell me how to make this into a desktop background for a mac, or make it a dashboard widget?

    Thanks in advance!

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