Free Binary Clock Application For The Geek In You

By Bla1ze on 17 Jan 2010 09:43 am
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Free Binary Clock Application For The Geek In You

Chances are, if you can read a Binary clock you have no problems with being called a geek. Phrenck, has taken care of your geekiest time needs with his latest app. The free binary clock is now available for download and is supported by any BlackBerry smartphone with a color screen. The "pulsating" dots allow for accurate time reading but just in case you get lost, pressing the menu key will bring up your values to cheat with. If you wanna learn more about how to read a binary clock you can check out the WikiHow article.

23 comments

Greenhawk

Very cool. Wish it was an option in the default clock app so I could see this come up when I plug the charger in instead of an analog or digital clock.

Lord_Tubington

0100100100100000001111000011001100100000010000100110100101101110011000010111001001111001

NANNYRZZZ

WELL I JUST MUST BE REALLY DUMB CAUSE I HAVE NO FRIGGEN CLUE HOW TO READ THIS CLOCK

yajin

Yeah..this application is so awesome, a very good way to showing off ur nerdiness :p . If only it can replace the default clock application.

Markv

I already feel smarter...going to go show this off to some of my friends at church..haha

Bob G

BCD would have a binary number to represent each decimal digit. HH:MM:SS = 6 digits, 4 bits each.

Instead, this clock uses straight binary numbers: hours (5 bits + 'PM'), minutes (6 bits), and seconds (6 bits) with the MSB on the left (except for hours, where the '32' bit is replaced by the 'PM' indicator).

I have to say, with the direct binary number format, the illegibly tiny font, the backwards layout of the bits, and the reassignment of the hours MSB to a 'PM' indicator, this app appears to have been designed to maximize difficulty of use. But then, I think that's the point.

dem0707

If this is really for computer Geeks, shouldn't it have a 24 hour mode and not use AM and PM? Still really cool though...

otcsmokey

yes to bob, I asked Phrenck to make a binary clock for the storm. I wasnt specific on the type. Taking into account Phrenck made it one day, its great. I Would like to see it HH:MM:SS, with larger fonts though as well.

wojotiger

this is very very cool! I agree that it would be amazing as the default clock but I would also like to see it in a 24 hr set

grayzweb

Very cool. Any chance of the "binaryClock by Phrehnck" just showing when the menu key is pushed to show the help numbers. Paid version?

cbresciani

I wouldn't mind seeing that either. Pretty cool but tha name across kind of ruins s the visual.

dgbrock

Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Jordy357

You only showed me 2 kinds of people

Psh.....nerds

Bla1ze

Ha! Thanks for proving the point :)

ttsoldier

anyone else noticed a serious battery drain with this app?

Or is my mind playing tricks on me :|

conker

I love it! If only this could be an optional clock display under the BlackBerry clock settings!

HalJordan

Any of you who are used to listening to music on you blackberry and using the Volume up/down buttons to cycle through your music my find this out by accident like I did. Hit the Volume up/down button to switch from AM/PM and Military time.

dvntsvnt

it is currently listed at $2.99

dubhead

Correct me if I am wrong but is this app free or is there only a trial version?

Thanks

coco savage

ya i went to click and now its charging....guess it was only free for a short time?

phrehnck

The free version is available via the "Free Trial" link. No time limits and all the features discussed on this article are available. The purchase just unlocks additional features.