By Vela Design Group
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VelaClock was the featured app at TUAW.com on 3/11/2011! VelaClock is a world clock with unique features and an easily configurable user interface. VelaClock's feature set is ideal for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Users can quickly display the time of sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk for three kinds of twilight (civil, nautical, astronomical), moon phase and tilt, and much more.
VelaClock is invaluable to users who travel or communicate with friends and colleagues around the world. VelaClock is an excellent tool for finding a good meeting time for cities in multiple time zones.
VelaClock can display the time and sun/moon information for:
- your current location (using the network or built-in GPS).
- cities around the world (over 500 cities currently available).
- user-defined locations by specifying latitude/longitude and time zone.
At a glance, VelaClock shows whether a city is currently in daylight, twilight or night. White text indicates daylight (sun is above horizon) and black text indicates night (sun is below horizon). A twilight indicator (a small colored rectangle) will appear to the right of the time when the city is in twilight.
The rows in the city list can optionally show a daylight bar that gives the user a picture of 24 hours of natural light (bright daylight, three kinds of twilight and night). The daylight bar (24 hours of light) may be centered at noon or current time. A thin white bar indicates when the moon is visible.
Tapping on a city row will transition to a new view with four horizontally scrolling pages of sun, moon and time zone information. A quick swipe of the finger will move between the four pages.
The date/time can be changed by tapping on the calendar icon in the toolbar. Incrementally move a day, an hour, a minute or a week in the future or the past. Arbitrarily jump to any date or time, years in the future or the past. Changing the date allows one to determine when a sunset or full moon will occur in the future or the past.
VelaClock does NOT require a network connection. Up to 50 cities may be added.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Corrected sun and moon rise/set times on days of Daylight Saving Time transitions.
The Best App on my phone. Period.
If you are someone who loves almanacs, who likes keeping up with seasonal change, star watching, the moon and and phases, (just millions of uses,) then this is the app for you.
It does many things that I thought I would need multiple apps for, all in one. I look at it every day. Pretty essential to have location turned on, on your phone, though.
I love looking at different places in the world. Or going to different dates, like husbands birthdate or such, and seeing the data for it, the length of the day, whatever. Or scrolling through the year for one place and watching the days go long and short.
I have learned so much from this app. I can't say enough for it. I love this app dearly. Essential for me or someone like me. The best app I have.
This is a great help for my astronomy activities. Only drawback it comes up sideways on my iPad.
Highly recommended for planning observing sessions. It gives astronomical twilight and dawn, moon position and phase in a good format. I rarely open the observatory without checking this app.
Nice but I prefer the Classic
I prefer the "Classic" version of this app. The layout is more compact and easier to read. But there are a couple improvements in this app that would be nice to integrate into the Classic. Perhaps this newer version of the app could have a setting for which style to use, "Compact" or "Verbose".
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Apr 11, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vela Design Group
- © Vela Design Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.