Ever since the ancient Mayans first looked to the skies some 5000-odd years ago and set their Doomsday alarm for December 21st, 2012, man has striven to create better, more complicated, more precise and far less pessimistic temporal ways to measure the movement of the Earth through space; and TerraTime is the final culmination of all that striving. Well, better late than never…
Time hasn’t done too badly for an abstract concept. From something measured, respectively, by seasons, stars, shadows, sand and seriously expensive Swiss stuff, the fourth dimension has rocketed in celebrity from something mostly worried about by primitive pagan farmers to the main cause of stress in the 21st century. So, with atomic clocks keeping time to the picosecond, quantum logic clocks keeping time to a degree only understood by Doctor Who, and the upper echelons of the Swatch Group keeping time unless you hand over an amount equivalent to the earnings of the average lifetime, it’s about time Android had an app that combines computer accuracy with Swiss design levels of splendour; and here it is.
Superbly stylish, incredibly detailed and unbeatably useful, TerraTime generates a real-time, fully interactive, virtual Earth using satellite images to show eye-catching elements such as the big hitters of day and night, weather patterns and the seasons, down to the details of city light and even sea ice. This enhanced-Earth works in conjunction with the device’s GPS to produce both a compass-packing clock based on your location and, subsequently, all info related to your time-zone imaginable, including moon phases, sunrise and sunset times and even transit times.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Easily the most accurate and best looking app for clock-watching, TerraTime not only works to keep the casual user firmly in the moment, it could also become an essential anti-anachronistic online tool for amateur Android astronomers and the outward-bound alike. Get it now in case the Mayans were right…