Sunday, October 19, 2008

Phone app with local timezones

A phone application like Skype should have a world clock built into it.
When calling overseas it is probably the most common piece of information you would want.

Currently you see this:

It would be useful to have something like this:

I originally was thinking of putting the local time next to each option in the drop down but then I realised that it was too visually cluttered and also that it did not serve a purpose ie. it doesnt help in the selection of the item (you only want to know the local time of the item you are selecting).

Looking at this now I realise that in this particular case there is one problem: the items in the list are countries and local time varies by city. Perhaps the app could give a range of timezones or at least have a link to get timezone information.