First launched in late 2011, the first version of Sol: Sun Clock has had consistent 4- and 5-star ratings and hit number two in the App Store in the weather category. Juggleware, the independent developer behind the the app considered to be the is Swiss army knife of sunlight tools, has announced the release of version 2.0.
The app was first created with photographers and outdoorsmen in mind, but now has an increased following. Chicken farmers, wedding planners and Zen practitioners, among others, are all fans of the app, according to Juggleware.
“A lot of work was put into Sol: Sun Clock 2.0,” said Vance. “People had been clamoring for the app to make use of the full iPhone 5 screen, so we added that. The iPad version got a substantial graphical upgrade as well.”
Sol: Sun Clock has a spinable dial that lets you look at different parts of the day, which are color-coded to represent daytime, nighttime, and twilight periods. Surrounded by clouds, sun, and the stars, it’s a fun way to look at the day beyond just a chart of sunset and sunrise times.
New Sol: Sun Clock features include: iPhone 5 screen support, iPad landscape mode, bookmarks for location mode, alarm with an on/off switch, swipeable date transitions, swipeable information area below date, improved performance, updated graphics and UI, quick-hints tutorial and the app shows sun altitude and azimuth.
Alec Vance, Juggleware’s founder and lead developer, said he is excited to be part of the tech scene in New Orleans. “I’ve met some really enthusiastic people here, looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”