By Jiri Sklenar
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
An interactive model of Prague's 600-years old Astronomical Clock - Orloj
The App starts by displaying the local time that has been set on your iPhone
Change Orloj time by tapping the screen; default time step is an hour; swipe right and the Orloj will start moving; swipe left and it will stop.
You can also change the time step - from hours to minutes, days, months or years; the current time component/button is highlighted:
Shake the iPhone for time reset to the current time.
Use ‘Calendar” screen to select a new date
There are two 'Saint-du-Jour' names: one is from the modern Czech calendar, and the other is the one painted on the Orloj's calendar wheel.
‘What is What‘ screen will give you a basic orientation where Orloj's major parts are located. By scrolling and zooming (use swipe and pinch gestures) you can explore the Orloj's details.
‘ Astro‘ screen displays historical depictions of the signs of the zodiac for the given date.
‘About‘ screen will refer you to a supporting web site at praguealacarte.com for more help.
What's New in Version 2.1
Improved user interface; it is easier now to mail a message to a friend with a snapshot of current time as it would appear on the Orloj; several bug fixes.
Can't stop playing with this. Great for the intellectual in your life! If this were a functional clock/alarm clock app, it would earn my fifth star.
Formerly great, now...
I’ve enjoyed this app for a few years, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work with the iPhone 6plus. It crashes every time it (tries to) start up, therefore it’s become totally unusable.
Only recommended for iPhone 5 or earlier models.
A fun application, but I'd hoped that the home screen icon would display the current time. Maybe in the next update?