Will Verduzco · Jun 19, 2011 at 06:00 pm

Animating Flip Clock Widget Brings a Smooth Digital Clock to Your Android Home Screen!

Are you a non-HTC Android user fancying the nearly ubiquitous HTC Sense digital clock widget that has adorned every single Android device (and every Windows Mobile device since the HTC Diamond) that HTC has released? XDA forum member bra1nDeaD has created a widget that brings the smoothness and sleekness from HTC’s offering to whatever device you may be rocking.

In the words of the developer:

I have just released the first beta of my widget. It’s a flip clock with smooth animation between each minute transition. I have not found another, non HTC, flip clock widget that animates as smooth as this one, so is this a first?

This is a beta version, so bugs can be expected. I have tested it on a couple of emulators and on my own phone, Nexus One.

You can change the time format between am/pm and 24-hour format in the system settings: Settings / Date & Time / Use 24-hour format (if this setting does not reflect the clock, change this setting and then change it back again, I would appreciate it if you would let me know if this happens to crack down on this weird behavior).

It does not appear to be battery hungry, or processor intensive. It does eat up a bit of memory and have found some difficulty adding more than one widget to the home screen.

Any feedback on how it runs is greatly appreciated. Please specify what phone/Android/ROM/launcher you are using and the logcat when experiencing bugs.

The layout and style are not definite and may change over time. Any suggestions are welcome.

After adding the clock to your home screen for the first time, and after every update, it will be setting up the clock which might take some time. Please be patient, check your notification area to see the progress.

Want to decorate your home screen with this gorgeous widget? Continue on to the application thread to get started. So drop in and grab an app, but don’t forget to leave your comments and suggestions while you’re at it!


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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