Seventy workers are building a wooden time display in real time: a work that involves 1611 changes within a 24 hour period.

Seamlessly documented and shot on video, this 24 hours movie is synchronized with your device time and can be used as a clock.

The Standard Time project is a sculpture about time and a race against the clock. Even though the workers are trying hard to construct every single minute, they are constantly on the verge of failing.

Standard Time is an artwork by Mark Formanek, realized by Datenstrudel.

Please note:
The Standard Time Project is a large application. Download and syncing times can be longer.

Because of the large size it's preferable to download on your computer using iTunes, and then sync with your device. Downloading directly to your device is possible via a wireless connection, but for best results keep your device awake for the entire download.

What's New

Version 3.0

- Changed to universal app (one app for iPhone and iPad)
- Improved startup speed
- Better video quality

Ratings and Reviews

Absolutely love it

Shawn Fitness

I completely enjoy having this on my iPhone and iPad… I don't mind paying for this app because it is so intriguing and I can leave my iPad open with the most interesting watch face ever. Know if you can get this as an Apple Watch face… I would pay $50 for it LOL

Novelty Clock

Apple Since 1984

Neat to see. Graphics are not razor sharp as can be on iPhones. I will not pay $10 for the retina version. Neat, but more of a $0.99 app than a $3.99 app. I am a little disappointed. Wish it looked better and wouldn't hang up half the time when I rotate my phone to landscape.

Reminds me of something like the potato powered alarm clock. Something neat to see, but something you never use again after you tried it.



I saw this exhibit in Florence a few years ago and have never forgotten it. I absolutely love it! It is art and causes me to think about our automated digital life every time I see it. I'm so happy to have discovered this app!


Sebastian Obentheuer
1.9 GB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Sebastian Obentheuer


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