Princesses, Mermaids and Dragons, oh my!

Let down your hairWe’ve been diligently working on new faces for Clockinator and an update is coming soon. It’s taking a little longer than expected because new features are actually finding their way into the code. So many new features that we’re holding off on all face updates until version 2.0!

We’re adding those things that have been most requested to the app so that it can be more than just a pretty face. Visual Alarm Clocks and countdown timers, widgets, plus a few other significant upgrades including better clock face navigation are all on the way.

And about those new faces… already in the can and ready to go are Princesses with rainbows and unicorns, Mermaids and Mermen (along with a few other noteworthy sea creatures), evidence of Bigfoot, the long-awaited Hypnotron, and a few others. Some of the new faces are by Koreena, another independent artist that we’ve added to our rosters alongside new stuff from @hollowheadart and @pumasalad. Today we’re working on an infinite number of Dragons

Dragon Worksheet from Sketch

So no worries, things are coming along. Now if we can just get it to stop snowing in April. 🙂

Clockinator v1.8 Is Here!

Wow, did February come and go that fast or what? It’s like it was only 28 days long or something.

Here at Plaid we never slowed down even for an instant. Did you know there’s a museum dedicated to Bigfoot in our hometown of Boring? But this is about v1.8. I’ve said too much.

Clockinator v1.8 now has 24 different clock faces, with hundreds of combinations, developed by independent artists from all over the place. The newest faces include dancing clowns in Clown Gymnastics, black and white story telling that is anything but plain in Starlight Fairytale, a trip to the outer limits in our new Space clock face, and we’ve ripped the wallper right off the walls over at gramma’s house in Over the River.

4 Clockinator Faces Released in version 1.8

Clown Gymnastics Clock Face Starlight Fairytale Clock Face Space Clock Face Over the River Clock Face

v1.8 ships worldwide on March 8, 2022. So sit back, enjoy watching the time pass. I can’t wait to show you what we have in store for v1.9 and beyond…

Clockinator’s Clown Gymnastics Face

4 Clown Gymnastics Clock Faces

Clown Gymnastics proves that all clowns are not scary. Some bounce around and contort into numerical shapes so that we can enjoy a brightly colored time piece.

4 Clown Gymnastics Clock Faces

And you can’t have happy clowns without clown cars! Keep an eye on the clown car with the yellow bits, it’s the actual seconds indicator, leaping ahead every five seconds, taking a full minute to go back and forth across the screen. The other clown cars just do what clown cars do. Back and forth, with little or no direction.

Clown Car Pace Car

Designed by @hollowheadart in Portland, Oregon, a town nearby to Plaid’s hometown of Boring. More of @hollowheadart’s work can be seen in other Clockinator faces, and on his website at http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator v1.8 with Clown Gymnastics ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Over the River Face

4 Over the River Clock Faces

Over the River and through the woods, as the song goes. We used the wallpaper from Grandmother’s House to make this face.

4 Over the River Clock Faces

Revel in the old-timey naturific patterns and the faded colors. This clock makes a great calming addition to all of the bright colors introduced in some of the others! Choose your favorite from Beige, Brown, Purple, Gray, and White by tapping once on the screen to open the settings. From there your favorite muted color is just a tap away.

The patterns (and many more) can be found in BeLight Software’s Art Text 4 app. Over the River was designed and coded by @Pumasalad for Plaid, Inc.

Clockinator v1.8 with Over the River ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Space Face

4 Space Clock Faces

Space answers the long riddled question, “if there are UFOs, what would they look like as part of a clock?” Watch for satellites, astronauts, and little green (or purple) people floating around their respective planets. And conveniently, each planet comes with a number to help us tell the time.

4 Space Clock Faces

Be sure and turn on the second hand for this one. Every fifth second has a tiny ring around it, to help you keep up with passing time.

Designed by @hollowheadart in Portland, Oregon, a town nearby to Plaid’s hometown of Boring. More of @hollowheadart’s work can be seen in other Clockinator faces, and on his website at http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator v1.8 with Space ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Starlight Fairytale Face

4 Starlight Fairytale Clock Faces

Full of whimsy and fun, Starlight Fairytale takes you to a land of magic. The playful numbers evoke the sweet wonder of childhood dreams, where tall towers and mystic stars are all contained within! A new story written in each combination of numbers, Starlight Fairytale has endless tales to share.

4 Starlight Fairytale Clock Faces

This is Clockinator’s first monochromatic clock face. All black and white, all the time. Or if your iDevice is in light mode, I suppose it is all white and black.

Original pen and ink artwork is by @marbirds. See more of her work on her instagram account.

Clockinator v1.8 with Starlight Fairytale ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

App of the Month Club

Clockinator was named the “App of the Month” by @appledevs_lab!

@appledevs_lab App of the Month for February '22

We’d like to thank our director, the independent artists who’ve created over 20 faces for the app, and our little dog for keeping us sane throughout the whole process of creating and maintaining this fancy clock. But most of all, we’d like to thank you, our fans, for downloading it and believing in us. Oh, and a big thanks to Apple Dev’s Lab for choosing us this month!

There’s still a lot more to come. We already have two new clock faces mostly developed and a third one well on it’s way. We will be updating again probably during the first couple of weeks of March. Spring, after all, is just around the corner.

Preview of Clown Gymnastics Clock Face
Preview of upcoming Clown Face

Anyway, today Clockinator is more famous than yesterday! If you haven’t checked it out yet, go get your copy!