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December 23, 2009

2010 UI countdown. #8 – Personal Clock.

Filed under: Design guidelines — Tags: , , , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 20:15

Hello everyone.

Another day is over and it’s time for some exciting stuff from me :)

Today I’m gonna show you a brief preview of the new homescreen widget for n900. It’s dead simple but I hope you’ll like it. It’s called Personal Clock and we’re developing it with, orly :D, Andrew Olmsted . Details, as always, after the break.

So, the main purpose is to show large, shiny analog/digital clock on your homescreen, so you can use it with kickstand on your table or just comfortably check the time on the go.

But the most interesting feature is ultimate customizability. Basically, the only limitations you’ll have are widget size (680×370 for digital and 370×370 for analogue) and clock behaviour. Widget is drawn with multiple .png layers so you can easily draw your own skin if you want to. You don’t even need to build .debs or other stuff, just put properly named layers into the tar.gz archive along with information file and load it thru the UI. Layers structure looks like this:

All layers are 370×370 so you can draw virtually any skin you want with any type of background, hands or foreground. You can start to design your skins right now by the way ;)

That’s it for now, thanks for reading and see you tomorrow.



  1. Looks very, very nice! Where can I clone the code from?

    Merry christmas,

    Comment by Adam — December 23, 2009 @ 22:53

  2. Cool! :)

    Comment by timsamoff — December 24, 2009 @ 04:59

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