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App Of The Day: Live Wallpaper Flip Clock

Yesterday we brought you SBFportable. Did anyone try it?

Today, we look at an app by Sergey Golovanov called Live Wallpaper Flip Clock. I assume people read the post topic and thought,”who uses live wallpapers?”  Well, after about thirty minutes with this app, I can tell you that I do. This app creates an environment unlike most typical live wallpapers. The app has a built in fully functioning weather clock, HTC style. This is the only part of the wallpaper that is actually live. And since the clock is built right into the wallpaper, you don’t lose any space with a widget on your homescreen. Everything else is customizable – backgrounds, type of clock style, color, location, fonts, battery status, temp, forecast, and so on. After running it on my DX and on friends’ TBolts and OGs, I can tell you the battery effect is no more than any other clock widget you may use, but you get the added benefits listed above. There is a free trial version and a paid $2.00 version.  

Give it a fair run on trial version and let us know what you think!

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*Amazon Appstore Free Paid App Today is: Debt Payoff Planner.  It’s usually $.99 and currently has a 3 star rating. So if that’s something you have been looking for… there ya go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/levi.schroeder Levi Schroeder

     Who doesn’t want to be able to put shortcuts on top of the clock? /sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful Widgets > This

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful Widgets > This

  • PyroHoltz

    Tried out the trial version and it’s quite polished looking.

    One of the issues that’s a deal breaker for me would be, when you go to unlock your device, the lockscreen clock/date show on top of the live wallpaper set on the home screen. Makes a bit of a jumble on the screen.

  • PyroHoltz

    Tried out the trial version and it’s quite polished looking.

    One of the issues that’s a deal breaker for me would be, when you go to unlock your device, the lockscreen clock/date show on top of the live wallpaper set on the home screen. Makes a bit of a jumble on the screen.

    • Andrea

       I did not like that either. I also noticed that when it was noon (not using 24 hour format) it showed as 00:12 PM instead of 12:12 PM. No clock I’ve ever owned shows noon or midnight as 00 in non 24 hour format.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

     Although I don’t want this I am glad you are doing app of the day!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you! I hope everyone feels this way. Let us know if u have an app u think the readers would like reviewed.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you! I hope everyone feels this way. Let us know if u have an app u think the readers would like reviewed.

  • http://twitter.com/tjubb Tom Jubb

    am I missing something here?  On my Thunderbolt when I swipe to another home panel the clock appears under the icons.  On the demo video the clock only appears on the primary home panel even when swiping left or right.  Played with all the settings and I don’t see anything that limits the clock to just appear on the main home panel.

  • FortitudineVincimus

     $2?? please

  • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

     I don’t understand why virtual flip clocks are so big (by both popularity and size).  Is it a fad everyone will tire of soon?  I just like a simple, clean and clear number representing the time on my phone that doesn’t take up 1/3 of the screen that I could use for apps.

    • Greg

      That’s true too. I just personally use the flip clock with my thunderbolt on sense, and my 8 most used apps..

  • Greg

    KELLEX—- How’d you get FIVE icons in your columns on HTC sense? I need that..

    • Anonymous

      This is my device. Are you referring to the system info icons above the launcher? 

      • Greg

         No… I wanted to know how’d you get the five icons in your homescreen on sense.. I thought you could only have four icons per column in sense? I need that for my thunderbolt

        • Waknatious

          Pretty sure that’s a widget with a clear background.  Note the 4 icons above it ^

          • Greg

            Which widget though… because I need it. I’m killing myself having a 4×4 block on my phone lol

          • Guest

            Elixir works really nicely, though that is not what Mark is using I think.

          • Anonymous

            Yes Elixir does work well. Good call.

          • Anonymous

            That is a widget. System Info Widget. However launcherpro has the option to set 5 instead of four which I use occasionally. I’ll change it for tomorrows post so you can see that, depending on which I app i review.

        • Nojo

           Try Multicon. It’s free and lets you put 4 or even more icons on the same space that one normal icon takes up. Also it doesn’t require using a separate launcher like LauncherPro, if you don’t want to. I have my 16 most-used icons on my center homescreen, and they only take up the bottom row. I then have a Calendar widget displaying my calendar above that, which takes up most of the screen, and BW weather widget above that on the top row. You can make icons even smaller but I found it to get to be too convoluted. Multicon rocks! 

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23930729 J Quinn Adams

    Looks cool but it keeps force closing when I try to select it as my wallpaper on my A855 Droid.

    • Anonymous

      Let me fire up the OG. Are you stock?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23930729 J Quinn Adams

         Not quite, I haven’t installed any interface-altering apps but I haven’t rooted it either. Running on ver 2.2.2.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23930729 J Quinn Adams

          Just downloaded an updated version and it is working fine!

  • hollovoid7

    Think this will last long seeing its animated? im pretty sure HTC had a fit when the other flip clock apps were animated. Even if it is a “Live wallpaper”.

    • Anonymous

      Good thought. I’m not sure but it has been active for awhile. I guess we find out after this exposure?

      • hollovoid7

         I hope it sticks around, because that and the weather effects were the only two things I liked about my old htc, was disappointed when Beautiful widgets was forced to go static with their clock.

        • Bret

          I don’t get why they would have to do that. They are replicating an old style alarm clock. I used to have one when I was a kid. I don’t think HTC owns the rights to all of those old clocks, so why do they get to keep people from doing something similar now?

  • Jeremy Adams

    Seems cool but it force closes when I try to set it on my A855 Droid:-/

    • Anonymous

      Are you running a ROM?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23930729 J Quinn Adams

         Whoops, double posted there… but no it’s just the standard VZ/Moto distributed version of 2.2.2 for the OG.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll see if I can find out the cause.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23930729 J Quinn Adams

            Just downloaded an updated version and it is working fine!

  • Anonymous

    Wait, what are the benefits? You can put icons and other widgets on top of your live wallpaper clock? Then, you know, you wouldn’t be able to see the clock. I don’t get it.

    • Anonymous

      Some clock widgets take up more room than they need on the screen. The idea isn’t to cover up the clock but to be able to put apps or widgets wherever you want to. Close. On top. No restrictions on size. Some do actually request this.

  • Shmeyer917

    What widget program is that above the launcher?

    • Anonymous

      System Info Widget by Jason Calhoun. I did a post on his MySchedule app earlier this week and the link is in there for it. :)

  • Bret

    I like it. But, I also really like my windmills showing the weather. Now if only we could get them together on a date and have a baby. 

    • Anonymous

      I can’t speak for the author but I can tell you he is pretty active over on xda and seems to be always tinkering with this. I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets some decent updates. :)

    • Benjamin Clay

      what windmill? list app please 

      • Neal

        I think this is the Windmills Weather App.  Its over at XDA
        http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13167693&postcount=1 

        • Bret

          @google-b3f53752aaedc4162c609aea6c158e81:disqus  Sorry about that. @459d67069503fce7593f724725698e91:disqus Thanks for including the link for Benjamin.

          I love the weather app. It makes all my *phone friends want to switch just for that. Having the clock on top would be eating my cake too.

  • Anonymous

    whoa,. cool