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, 12 Oct 2012 GPL3
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This article is an entry in our AppInnovation Contest. Articles in this sub-section are not required to be full articles so care should be taken when voting.


This simple app displays the time and weather in a minimal design aesthetic. This app also add the time and weather to the start screen, using live tiles. Simple, minimal, clean


First thing that is missing from the start screen is a clock! This solves that problem.





Using the code

 function startTime() {

    var currentTime = new Date;
    var hours = currentTime.getHours();
    var minutes = currentTime.getMinutes();
    var seconds = currentTime.getSeconds();
    if (seconds == "0") { 

    // Send the time to the live tile every minute 
    sendTileTextNotification(time, today, day, d); 


// This updates the time every second 
 setInterval(function () { startTime() }, 1000);  

Points of Interest

  • Time and weather to the start screen
  • Simple, minimal, clean


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The GNU General Public License (GPLv3)


About the Author

CEO Helix Ten
United States United States
I am the creator of last year contest winning app Loclville. I have been programming for 10+ years. I work as a software engineer at Sony Picture Imageworks. (One of the world largest effects house.) JavaScript and Python are my strongest languages, but I also use php and c#. I have created few app in the app stores for Windows 8, 7, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Blackberry.

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QuestionLocation aware to keep you time zone and weather accurate. Pin
HelixTen14-Oct-12 20:47
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AnswerRe: Location aware to keep you time zone and weather accurate. Pin
Ranjan.D14-Oct-12 21:57
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QuestionUltrabook optimised? Pin
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