Captivating animation and sound effect of the Elephant Clock. You can hardly wait for the next minute to see another funny moment. Makes you wonder how clever people have been.
The Elephant Clock is a mechanical time counting device designed by al-Jazari in early 13th century.
This is just one of the many ingenious inventions in the Muslim Middle East that influenced us in modern times.
The components represent the appreciation of diversity of mankind and cultures. Together in peace and harmony.
The Egyptian phoenix. Falcon. Chinese dragon. Indian elephant. Greek science. Indian timing method. Arabs. Persian carpet. etc.
This app demonstrates how the clock works by animation and sound effect.
But do not shake your iPhone, if you do the ball may miss the target and drop to the ground.
No fear, the men and elephant will try their best to fetch the ball and put it back to the bowl and allow the timing to continue.
The original clock runs every half hour, but this app brings the action to you faster, at every minutes instead.
I am sure you will go ahead and shake the phone 5 seconds before the minute and enjoy the interesting ball retrieval.
See the creativity and the first flight made by a man.
See also the numbers on the round clock, these are the original Arabic numeral that we still use today.
User Interface is in English or Arabic.