Aviator Clocks is designed for anyone who loves flying, or just airplanes in general. Face it, the analog clock that came with your phone is rather boring, and really needs to be replaced with one that is customized for your interests. Developed by an ex-flight test engineer (F-16) and an ex-helicopter pilot (UH-1H), this app is really a badge of honor for any serious aviation fan.
The free version comes with 3 airplane clock themes that can quickly be changed by touching the clock face and choosing a new one from a menu. A license key can be purchased for $2.99 which unlocks 8 more flying themes to satisfy any pilot...yes, helo drivers we even have a rotor tach for you. The license key is a one-time purchase, which Google Play will manage so that all themes will be unlocked on your other Android devices too.
- No advertisements (i.e. phone FOD)
- 13 possible clock faces (theme/color combos):
★ Altimeter (free)
★ Turbofan Engine (free)
★ Airspeed Indicator (free)
★ Radial Engine
★ Directional Gyro
★ Radar Screen
★ Artificial Horizon
★ Heads Up Display (HUD)
★ Rotor Tachometer
★ Multi Function Display with 3 color schemes
★ Fighter Pilot Helmet
- Resizing capability (Android 3.1+)
- Can be a screen lock widget (Android 4.2+)
Note: If you know what any of the following terms/phrases mean, then this app is definitely for you: sierra hotel, NFOD, Martin-Baker fan club, HOTAS, flathatting, CAVU, sortie, check six, IFR, fangs out, conning, booming.
Note: With some older versions of Android, you may need to restart your device after installation for the widget to show up in the widget list.
To add a widget, do the following:
1) Open the app drawer.
2) Select the 'Widgets' tab.
3) Long press on 'Aviator Clocks' and drop it on your home screen.
4) Resize and center as needed.
Instructions for Android 3.2 and below:
1) Choose an empty space on your home screen.
2) Hold your finger there (long press) for a menu.
3) Select the 'Widgets' menu item.
4) Select 'Aviator Clocks'.
1) Touching the clock face will open up the menu for changing themes.
2) A long press on the clock face will allow resizing (Android 3.1+).
3) If your display is small, you may need to scroll to see all theme buttons.
For the 'Artificial Horizon' and 'Heads Up Display' themes, the hour hand controls the horizon...so don't panic when you find yourself in a tight turn or even inverted at various times during the day. Also, for you chopper pilots, the 'Rotor Tach' theme will display a dangerous flying condition for most hours of the day.
Some versions of Android are slow to update their widget list, so you may have to give it a few minutes for Aviator Clocks to show up. If you don't have patience for this, a quick phone reboot should force the list to update (not a very elegant solutions, but it is a failsafe one for the vast array of phones out there). If Aviator Clocks still does not show up in your widget list, it is because Android sometimes blocks widgets that are installed to the SD card (which CyanogenMod does by default). To fix this, do the following:
1) Open up Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications.
2) Select 'Aviator Clocks'.
3) Click the 'Move to Internal Storage' or 'Move to Phone' button.
- New MFD theme colors
- More levels of resizing (Android 3.1+)
- Screen lock widget (Android 4.2+)
- Updated unlocking code to IAB v3