Dominus Plus: iPhone Written App Review
If you think time telling devices with hands and numbers are for sissies, then you’ll love Dominus Plus, a new clock app from Albert Salamon that’s a decided update from old fashioned time pieces. This app comes in iPhone and iPad versions and it’s going to run you $.99. That’s a small price to pay for the most 1337 clock on the market. So swing your space chair over to our iPhone app review of Dominus Plus and join the future of time telling.
At face value, Dominus Plus is a clock, alarm clock and timer. Of course, you won’t find any of those boring dials or even the normal ho-hum digital time display here. Utilizing a unique system of color coded dots, Dominus Plus displays the time, counts it down and keeps you alerted in style.
The app is divided into four sections: timer, alarm, clock and settings. Each section is accessed by tapping a corner of your screen. For example, to access the alarm interface simply tap the lower left-hand corner of your screen and you’re there.
The clock displays the number of dots, representing the hour, at the top of the screen. A line in the center blinks away to indicate seconds, and the lower portion of the screen represents the minutes in dots. Dots are yellow during PM hours, and green during AM hours, making it easier to tell what time of day it is instantly with visual recognition.
Sure, there are a lot of clock apps out there, but Dominus Plus might be the coolest. We’re big fans of this space-age style time piece.
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Using this app is a bit complicated, so it’s best to know the tricks. If you shake your iOS device while Dominus Plus is open a basic help menu will appear, and the Dominus Plus app site has a few helpful tips for using the app. It’s not always a good thing when an app is almost unusable without doing a little research, but once you know the tricks to navigating Dominus Plus it really is quite easy, and simple.
One of the biggest questions we initially had was how to change from AM to PM on the app’s alarm clock interface. The answer is to touch the top or bottom of the straight line. But there’s no way we ever would have figured that out without the app’s website, so it was a little frustrating.
Also, the alarm is a bit difficult to set, especially if you want to wake up at say, in the first ten minutes of an hour. Once you touch the minute buttons it’s impossible to deselect the first one (indicating either ten minutes or one minute) without closing the app out entirely and stopping it. There’s also no landscape mode for the app, though it will rotate top to bottom.
Despite a few interface faux pas, we think the Dominus Plus clock app is pretty cool. It’s sleek, stylish and different. And different is good, right? For just $.99 it’s hard to say no. So if you want to feel like the coolest punctual fool out there, give Dominus Plus a try.
Dominus Plus iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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