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UTC Complications Launch

Nov 9, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Today I’ve launched my first wholly-independent app, UTC Complications for Apple Watch.

UTC Complications for Apple Watch adds digital time complications in Universal Time to every complication slot on an Apple Watch.

This is a very small app that I’ve developed over the past couple weeks (the first git commit was on October 28th). It’s mostly to scratch my own itch, which is being able to see 24-hour UTC time so that I can easily figure out how long ago a server log was . I was surprised that there wasn’t already an app on the App Store to do this, but the built-in World CLock and a lot of bigger customizable-complication apps like Watchsmith use the built-in time formatting, which will always follow your system time settings (and thus, for me, would show 12-hour time).

Hopefully, this can be useful to other people, and they’ll be willing to pay me $0.99 for it. If not, it’s still something that I’ll use frequently myself.

This only uses Apple frameworks, runs entirely on the Apple Watch, and is written 98% in Swift. It was a really nice break from my much larger projects which use a number of third-party packages, have backend components, and otherwise are much more complicated. While I look forward to launching those apps (the first one should be coming very late 2020 or early 2021!), this was a nice little distraction.