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Analog Digital Clock

By Maarten Baas

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#1 Utility / #2 overall in Holland!

This clock was made by videoing someone actually painting the time! He's inside your phone with a bucket of paint and manually changes the digits on an old-school digital clock.

The "Analog Digital" app is the next installment in Dutch designer Maarten Baas' "Real Time" series. His works cross the fields of art, design, theatre and performance. The anonymous digital clock becomes a performance as each minute is being hand painted by a hidden man "in" the clock.

Real Time caused a sensation in the design world, and won several international design awards. Other clocks in the series are exclusive limited editions in the collections of museums and private collectors worldwide, but the Analog Digital app is now available in the palm of your hand! Some people even buy an iPod and mount it on the wall just to have this clock :-)

- Designed by Maarten Baas, Design Miami's Designer of the Year 2009.

- The movie was shot in the Netherlands.

- Optionally disable the iPhone screen-lock to leave the clock running.

- Auto-rotating Portrait and Landscape modes.

- It's a 12-hour clock - it would be cruel to force the actor to do 24 hours!

- The normal iPhone alarm can be set and works while the app is open. Note, this clock does not have an alarm, because an "app alarm" only works while the app is open, and the iPhone alarm works anytime the phone is on.

- You can play your iTunes music collection in the background while the app is running.

- The time is always accurate; immediately when you open the app, also when you leave it running for days.

- The concept of the clock is to watch time in a different way. The numbers take time to be made. This means that there are moments that the numbers are not yet ready - the man draws the time for you "while-u-wait!"

- Compatible with all iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch models.

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Smoother display on iPhone 4, another iOS4 multitasking fix. Thanks for all the feedback everyone!


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Customer Reviews

I Don't Know Why

I Love this app! I see no reason why I should but I do. This must be pure, selfless, dependency-free love; agape in its highest form. I watch this app until I start to feel guilty for overworking the overburdened little homunculus (if you'll pardon the pleonasm) and then shut things down for a spell in accordance with union regulations. But sooner rather than later, I succumb to an intolerable craving for more Analog Digital Clock and put the next shift to work.


I mean I got the app hoping it would be cool and it IS! I have about 40-50 clock apps, and this is very cool. At night it's hard not to watch it. It's like staring at a fish tank... to watch some little man inside actually painting the glass plates and cleaning them off quickly!!

Great artwork

This app has amazing artwork, but it lacks functionality. It would be amazing if I could make it my background for the lock screen.

Analog Digital Clock
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2010
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 12.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Svarovsky Productions Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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