Sometimes, an app makes you not necessarily want to touch and play with it, but rather sit back and admire. Like a great work of art, an impeccably designed app can spur your own creativity and — on a greater level — push developers to build better apps.
And I think Time Keeper is one of those apps!
Time Keeper itself is inspired by another legendary creator of art — Leonardo da Vinci. Like the always inventive da Vinci, Time Keeper takes the Corona SDK physics engine and applies it to a “motion clock” setting, almost like an hourglass. Watch as each ball in the clock drop, roll, and collide to map out the current time. Very rarely do hours and minutes look like this!
Along with its basic time-telling functionality, Time Keeper seems to be a great way to look at conventional app practices and turn them on their head. Sure in-app physics are almost exclusively used for games, but Time Keeper effectively uses them for a relatively simple clock app. And speaking of block apps, since when do developers take the time to make them this elaborate and beautiful?
It seems like we currently are in the midst of an Apps Renaissance. And to keep yourself in great creative shape, go get Time Keeper in the App Store — it certainly is worth the space on your iMantle to admire and explore for the sake of your art.