Published on November 8th, 20120
Living Earth – Clock & Weather
What does it do?
Living Earth is an interactive smart globe with a twist, literally. This interactive globe gives you access to weather reports and temperatures from all around the world. Using clever geotracking techniques, your location is pinpointed and immediately locked into. This will then display the current time, temperature, weather and the date which is accurate and linked to many of the official world clocks. By tapping the current temperature, you are shown a weather forecast for the week along with other details such as the highest temperature, lowest temperature and wind speeds. This updates very often to keep the most accurate information about your area possible within the app. Edit your favourite cities with ease using the location finder and stay up to date with the temperatures on the fly. Change the globe overlay to display temperature maps, wind speeds and humidity status. This shows the world in a more colourful format with temperatures displayed in a scale from red (hot) to purple (freezing). Track active storms on the go with advanced geotracking functions which let you see the storms movement as it happens. You are also given an option to take pictures which can be shared directly from the app by email, or to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. You can also print your pictures straight through bluetooth to a compatible printer. If all of this wasn’t enough, you can even use it as a screen saver and set an alarm straight through the application.
What’s the verdict?
This application is really in a class of its own, we have never seen anything like it. The user interface is clean, exact and to the point. The beautiful representation of the world gives the immediate ‘WOW!’ factor because of the quality of the images, however this is just the beginning. As you scroll around the world, clouds are clearly represented with a feint white glow and city lights are shown in the darker areas. Using the geotrackimg, the app successfully located our precise location and immediately started feeding information back to us with the current temperature and weather status which as of this time is spot on. Although (thankfully) there aren’t currently any storms, the feature is creative and new. This app is ideal for a whole range of customers, whether you are a business customer that travels lots or a cyclist that just needs to know the weather forecast – everything is covered. We can see that there is definitely going to be some frequent use of the alarm feature as this beautiful application will have you in wraps for hours watching the world go by.
Available on: iPod Touch/iPad/iPhone