TerraTime Updates

TerraTime is under active development; enhancements and bug fixes are continually being rolled out. Below you'll find a history of these updates, with a brief list of the changes which occurred in each.

If you installed TerraTime through the Google Play Store (previously known as the Android Market) or Amazon AppStore, you should receive notification of updates automatically. Otherwise, head on over to our Download page for a link to the latest and greatest.

Version Date Summary of Changes
3.9.7 (Amazon only) 14 Dec 2013
  • Update for Amazon Developer Select
3.9.6 2 Dec 2013
  • Fix bug: live wallpaper centering incorrect on KitKat's Google Experience launcher (Nexus 5)
  • Fix bugs associated with setting system time backwards
3.9.5 22 Nov 2013
  • Reduce globe's tendency to rotate abruptly under various circumstances
  • Normalize globe auto-rotation speed across different screen sizes
  • Support Kindle Fire HDX
  • Support Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Fix bug: Pinch-to-zoom disable option on globe LWP stopped working in 3.9.3
  • Fix a few other rare crash bugs
  • Try again to fix bug: touching screen stops auto-rotating globe wallpaper
3.9.4 18 Oct 2013
  • Correct margins on non-resizable globe widgets
  • Fix bug: clock widget location not updating
  • Fix bug: touching screen stops auto-rotating globe wallpaper
3.9.3 14 Oct 2013
  • Fix crash on Samsung devices running Android 4.3
  • Add options for 3 & 4 hour update intervals
  • Tweak max globe zoom level on lower-density devices
  • Work around lack of homescreen transition support (on Samsung & Motorola launchers) in globe LWP
  • Fix bug with declination correction on Compass
3.92 23 Sep 2013
  • Update server domain for online functionality
3.91 7 Sep 2013
  • Fix bug: map layers not scaling correctly on certain devices
  • Fix bug: when returning to home screen, globe LWP recenters on whatever pane is current, rather than the center home screen
  • Fix rare crashes in Clock activity and Map LWP
3.9 6 Sep 2013
  • Increase map/globe resolution on capable devices
  • Move clock location label to bottom of widget
  • Update look of date changer & location display on Android 3+
  • Move About out of Settings (per Android design recommendations)
  • Send log as an attachment rather than embedded in email (Android 4.1+)
  • Add XXHDPI launcher icon
  • Dim some false "city lights" in western Australia and the Sea of Japan (more info)
  • Make map/globe layers more tolerant of failed downloads (falls back to reusing cached imagery in more cases)
  • Disable live wallpaper rotate option for incompatible home screens
  • Fix some clock rendering glitches on high-density displays
  • Fix issues with map pointer sizing at different densities
  • Fix some display artifacts at bottom of map activity when zoomed out
  • Fix bug: setting latitude of 90° crashes some devices
  • Fix bug: Map activity crashes if you tap next date button repeatedly
  • Fix bug: "Loading" disc for the resizable clock widget wrong for non-square dimensions
  • Fix bug: GlobeUpdaterService was staying in memory after completion
  • Fix bug: widget occasionally showing wrong moon phase
  • Discontinue support for original Galaxy Tab 7
3.82 (Nook devices only) 22 April 2013
  • Make widgets work on Nook HD and HD+
3.81 17 April 2013
  • Fix bug: auto globe rotation too fast
  • Fix bug: clock may be off-axis when switching from Compass
3.8 17 April 2013
  • Remove analytics
  • Add compass declination correction
  • Add "Blue hour" label to Civil Twilight dawn/dusk setting
  • Change default dawn/dusk setting to Nautical Twilight
  • Change default map type to equirectangluar (speeds up initial drawing on most devices)
  • Improve resiliency of globe/map imagery downloads
  • Distinguish between geocoding failure and network not connected (Nook devices only)
  • Update translations of time zone list
  • Bring various dialogs up to date with Holo design style
  • Add the package name of the device's launcher (home screen) to the About screen
  • Fix location lookup problem on non-Google devices
  • Fix bug: globe widget not loading reliably at boot on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Fix bug: when continuous rotation is active, globe wallpaper jumps back to the initial location every time the homescreen reloads
  • Fix bug: globe moves after lifting your finger off it
  • Fix bug: globe widget white if device location not available
3.72 8 Dec 2012
  • Fix bug: globe wallpaper centered on north pole
3.71 7 Dec 2012
  • Fix bug: map wallpaper off-center on certain devices
3.7 6 Dec 2012
  • Update city lights layer with new NASA imagery
  • Support Android 4.2, including:
    • lock screen widgets
    • globe daydream
  • Support Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD devices
  • Support swipe to change dates on clock face
  • Add send-log functionality to About screen (Android 4.1+)
  • Improve map live wallpaper scaling on devices with resolution > 1280px
  • Fix bug: moon (on Globe activity) not responding to change of date
  • Fix bug: map live wallpaper zoom going in to wrong location
  • Fix bug: moon field click on Clock activity non-functional on Android 2.x
  • Fix bug: globe/map rendering in black & white on some devices
  • Fix bug: when Sun layer removed from Map activity, moon orientation is wrong
  • Fix bug: turning off Swipe EW disables Swipe NW on Globe activity
  • Fix bug: turning off Stars layer (on Globe) turns the sun into a white box
3.6 11 Nov 2012
  • Fix lingering issues with map wallpaper scaling
  • Fix bug: globe wallpaper not following home screen orientation change
  • Fix a few occasional crash bugs
  • Reduce CPU usage of clock widget
3.5 5 Nov 2012
  • Fix issues with alignment/sizing of equirectangular map
  • Fix initial orientation of globe activity and wallpaper
  • Correct German translation of AM/PM abbreviations
  • Fix bug: moon black on some devices
  • Add XXHDPI launcher icon (for Nexus 10)
3.4 3 Sep 2012
  • Add option on globe (activity and live wallpaper) for continuous rotation
  • Add option on globe and map to center view on current longitude of sun (daylit side)
  • Improve moon-text-field click behavior post-HC
  • Add support for protected SD storage (Android 4.1+)
  • Improve map/globe drawing-queue management
  • Fix bug: clock widget hands occasionally disappearing
  • Fix rendering bug on 12-hour clock for large timezone offsets
  • Fix some issues with south-up globe orientation
  • Fix crash in map activity/wallpaper on devices with 1920x1200 display
  • Discontinue support for Android 1.6 (Donut)
3.3 27 Jul 2012
  • Fix bug: AM/PM labels reversed on Hybrid clock when set to "Noon on top"
  • Fix bug: Map activity occasionally stuck at 2x zoom
  • Fix a few rare crash errors
3.2 23 Jul 2012
  • Test for compatibility with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Improve Clock layout in landscape on medium-sized tablets
  • Improve progress bar on Android 1.6 through 2.3
  • Improve two-finger pan/zoom on Map
  • Fix bug: globe missing after suspend+resume on some devices
  • Fix some graphics rendering issues
  • Fix a couple of bugs with globe rotation
  • Fix some text field display issues on Clock/Compass for dates other than today
  • Improve memory management
  • Reduce APK size
3.1 30 Jun 2012
  • Reinstate non-resizable widgets for Android 4 (because Samsung doesn't support resizables)
  • Fix bug: clock widget could stop if more than one size in use
  • Fix "white square" sun issue affecting some LDPI & HDPI devices
  • Fix rare crash bug on Globe
  • Fix a few Clock * Compass rendering issues
  • Fix bug: resizable widget names not localized
  • Fix bug: clock widget showing "NaN, NaN" when location not set
  • Fix sun/moon bugs in Map legacy wallpaper
  • Fix bug: polar sea ice layer not updating
3.0 25 Jun 2012
  • Add ActionBar for pre-Honeycomb devices
  • Remove map/globe progress dialog (now in ActionBar and shown visually)
  • Improve appearance of stars & sun on Globe
  • Improve pan & zoom on Map activity
  • Improve scrolling on Clock activity
  • Add moon age to Clock activity
  • Add option for dawn/dusk solar altitude
  • Add date to Moon Phase Pro link on Clock activity
  • Make Clock data fields selectable by long-press (Android 3.0+)
  • Improve location handling
  • Add resizable widgets for Android 3.1+
  • New widget icons
  • Fix bug: XL widgets not working on some high-resolution devices
  • Fix bug: sun occasionally in wrong location (or duplicated) in Globe background
  • Many other bug fixes & improvements throughout app
  • Discontinue support for Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
2.7.3 27 Mar 2012
  • Fix bug: changing date by keyboard not taking effect if OK immediately pressed
  • Fix bug: map/globe not loading if night shadow not enabled, nor if device locale doesn't use Hindu-Arabic numerals
  • Fix bug: map location wrong after orientation change
2.7.2 21 Mar 2012
  • Fix bug: spurious "no connection" message (would prevent map/globe from displaying)
  • Remove READ PHONE STATE permission
2.7.1 11 Mar 2012
  • Fix bug: globe layers mismatched on some qHD devices
  • Fix bug: changing date by keyboard sometimes not taking effect
  • Remove references to widgets & compass from Clock help for Nook & Kindle Fire
2.7.0 4 Mar 2012
  • Improve graphics resolution in several places:
    • Globe & map on high-resolution devices
    • Globe background stars on high-density devices
    • Clock night-area stars
  • Improve manual location entry
    • Replace negative coordinates with hemisphere toggle
    • Work around device-specific bug: negative & decimal entry doesn't work on Kindle Fire
    • General improvements to data consistency
  • Improve About screen for better user-developer communication
  • Add Compass to Default Screen settings item
  • Add Spanish language support
  • Fix a couple of other translations
  • Misc. minor bug fixes
2.6.2 17 Dec 2011
  • Add option to disable gyroscope-based rotation (was problematic on some Sony devices)
  • Fix bug: leaving and returning to Clock/Compass activity could switch between compass & clock
  • Fix bug: unable to turn off globe wallpaper home-screen-rotate
  • Fix bug: initial globe longitude wrong when gyroscope active
  • Fix bug: globe wallpaper home-screen-rotate was backward when globe was south-up
2.6.1 13 Dec 2011
  • Add separate Compass menu item on Globe and Map screens
  • Add time display to compass for manual locations or dates
  • Fix bug: map wallpaper wasn't centering on current location
  • Fix bug: compass backward in reverse-landscape on some tablets
2.6.0 11 Dec 2011
  • Improve sensor-based globe rotation
    • Use gyroscope on compatible devices
    • Tune parameters on non-gyroscope devices
  • New ActionBar icons for Android 3+
  • Add an "About" section to settings screen
  • Remove ice layer artifacts which appeared outside the arctic regions
  • Fix issues with non-current dates on map wallpaper and globe activity
  • Fix incompatibilities with Kindle Fire
  • Fix date dialog formatting on Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Fix map wallpaper rendering issues on certain tablets and ICS devices
  • General bug fixing & tuning throughout app
2.5.6 6 Sep 2011
  • Release to Mobiroo
  • Remove sea-ice artifacts from Great Lakes
  • Fix bug: some text on Clock screen wrong/missing in German version
  • Fix crash from Settings screen on some non-standard devices
2.5.5 30 Aug 2011
  • Numerous accumulated bug fixes
2.5.4 14 Jul 2011
  • Improve reliability of manual placename lookup
  • Improve globe activity startup speed
  • Improve globe live wallpaper resume behavior
  • Improve globe and moon resolution for high-resolution devices
  • Fix globe widget and legacy wallpaper rendering issue
2.5.3 29 Jun 2011
  • Fix bug: clock day/night wrong at high latitudes near summer solstice
  • Fix bug: Location preference changes not immediately updating time zone
  • Reduce cache footprint for globe widget and legacy wallpaper
  • Improve layout of clock activity in landscape orientation
2.5.2 21 June 2011
  • Fix a couple of rare crash bugs
2.5.1 8 Jun 2011
  • Add NOOKcolor support
  • Fix bug: wallpapers not loading when SD card inaccessible
  • Fix bug: "Motion Sensors" setting not persisting
2.5.0 31 May 2011
  • Improve download speed for cloud & ice layers
  • Improve geocoding process (in Settings > Location)
  • Lengthen hour hand when minute hand not shown
  • Disable accelerometer motion when zoomed in on Globe
  • Add autorefresh to Map activity
  • Add option for default screen on app start (Globe/Clock/Map/Compass)
  • Add basic Honeycomb support
  • Fix bug: live wallpapers still not refreshing reliably
  • Fix bug: force close on Android 1.5 when opening Globe
  • Fix bug: Map zoom in button still enabled at max zoom
  • Fix bug: Clock activity background not loading reliably
  • Fix bug: compass backwards in "reversed landscape" orientation
2.4.1 23 Mar 2011
  • Fix bug: live wallpaper not refreshing under some circumstances
2.4.0 23 Mar 2011
  • Hourly cloud updates
  • Add length of twilight to Clock activity
  • French language support
  • Stability improvements
  • Improved day/night line near poles on globe
2.3.1 26 Feb 2011
  • Fix bug: imagery not available on home network when roaming enabled
2.3.0 25 Feb 2011
  • Add option to disable mobile imagery downloads
  • Use 12/24-hour time display settings from system
  • Add German language support
  • Improve tablet compatibility
  • Numerous minor bug fixes & performance tuning
2.2.5 24 Nov 2010
  • Decrease memory usage
  • Fix bug: initial location of globe not defaulting to user's longitude
  • Fix bug: initial moon path shown in compass mode wrong
2.2.4 16 Nov 2010
  • Fix bug: clock skewed by a couple of degrees after using compass mode
  • Fix bug: date display in clock activity not appearing after using Date menu item
  • Fix bug: background of clock activity sometimes not loading
  • Fix bug: location pointer not compltely drawn near antimeridian on map live wallpaper
2.2.3 9 Nov 2010
  • Bring back globe zoom-in as an option
  • Improve loading & error messages on map wallpaper
  • Improve smoothing in compass & globe movement
  • Fix clock display bug on day of DST change
  • Fix bug: FC after repeated date changes on clock activity (platform memory leak)
2.2.2 7 Nov 2010
  • Add Location Display option to clock widgets
  • Add reinstall warning for 1.5 systems
  • Fix "misaligned shadow" bug in map
  • Fix bug: map activity wouldn't load when location unknown
2.2.1 7 Nov 2010
  • Fix (?) intermittent bug in map drawing process
2.2.0 6 Nov 2010
  • Add support for changing day & time zone
  • Improve support for changing locations
  • Add dawn, dusk, & transits to clock activity
  • Add loading progress indicator to map wallpaper
  • Fix clock bug: sun rise/set off by an hour on day of DST changeover
  • Improve clock graphics on high-pixel-density screens
  • Add 4x4 clock widget (XL)
  • Improve globe widget graphics
  • Fix occasional app-not-responding (ANR) errors
  • Basic support for large-format (tablet) devices
  • Numerous smaller bug fixes
2.1.3 23 Sep 2010
  • Fix centering of map wallpaper
  • Fix format of location display on clock activity
  • Fix globe "flicker" on first-generation devices
2.1.2 22 Sep 2010
  • Improve performance of globe drawing
  • Fix "Force close" error in wallpaper
  • Various minor bug fixes
2.1.1 1 Sep 2010
  • Continue chasing "freeze" bug
  • Reduce memory footprint of globe & map drawing functions
  • Catch more "Force close" errors
  • Add warning message for devices without compass
2.1.0 11 Aug 2010
  • Continue chasing "freeze" bug
  • Add ecliptic orientation options to globe
  • Add analytics opt-out
  • Change to rounded day/night line on clock & compass
  • Improve appearance of clock hands
  • Add clock options for noon on top and hidden minute hand
  • Add equirectangular projection option to map
  • Decrease minimum zoom on map
2.0.6 15 Jul 2010
  • Fix bug which would occasionally "freeze" handset
  • Improve battery usage, especially of globe wallpaper on Android 2.1+
  • Add option to disable multitouch zoom on globe wallpaper
2.0.5 5 Jul 2010
  • Fix touchscreen globe interactions & Find Moon function on first-gen handsets
2.0.4 5 Jul 2010
  • Add support for imagery downloading over 4G
  • Fix "elongated globe" bug
  • Remember last activity when re-starting app
  • Improve multitouch zoom
2.0.3 29 Jun 2010
  • Fix bug: true Live Wallpapers not updating for 15/30/60-minute intervals
  • Modify map live wallpaper to ignore double-taps in launcher area of home screen
  • Add option to disable double-tap zoom to map live wallpaper
  • Fix bug: map wallpaper zoom didn't take effect immediately in preview
2.0.2 23 Jun 2010
  • Fix bug in clock face rendering after midnight
  • Improve refresh behavior of clock activity
2.0.1 21 Jun 2010
  • Attempted fix of reported phone-freezing bug
2.0.0 21 Jun 2010
  • Replace 7-day trial with "free sample" globe
  • Add compass mode to clock activity
  • Add globe widgets
  • Add sun & moon to globe & map
  • Add globe zoom
  • Add horizontal-wrap to map activity
  • Improve zooming on map
  • Add option to turn off night shadow on map
  • Add descriptions to live wallpapers
  • Add "Globe", "Clock", and "Map" to activity titles
  • Improve spinning behavior of globe on true live wallpaper
  • Fix live wallpapers for Android 2.1 on Droid Eris, HTC Hero, other first-generation handsets
  • Fix bug: globe load would sometimes get stuck on "Reticulating splines"
  • Improve appearance of stars in background of globe
  • Improve appearance of Clock activity on WVGA
1.6.2 22 Apr 2010
  • Improve globe Live Wallpaper spinning behavior
  • Change default clock type to Hybrid
  • Various small bug fixes
1.6.1 25 Mar 2010
  • Set initial globe position to current lat/lon
  • Fix bug with globe progress meter not always closing when done
  • Fix clock display bug for high-longitude locations
  • Fix bug with length-of-day delta during autumn
  • Slight correction to moon rise/set times
1.6.0 16 Mar 2010
  • Support Android 2.1 Live Wallpaper
  • Support north-south touch rotation of globe
  • Add globe live wallpaper (for all Android versions)
  • Add solar noon option to clock
  • Add "Tomorrow" display to clock activity
  • Improve appearance of moon icon when lunar noon not visible
  • Improve handling of concurrent map-drawing processes
  • Improve appearance of day/night line near poles of globe
  • Add "Layers" label in Settings
  • Reduce trial period back to 7 days
  • Numerous minor bug fixes and improvements
1.5.1 3 Feb 2010
  • Add location display to clock activity
  • Increase trial period to 14 days
  • Improve battery use
  • Bigger hash marks & sunrise/set on small clock widget
  • Add data roaming option
1.5.0 26 Jan 2010
  • Add polar sea ice option on map & globe
  • Add moon rise & set to clock
  • Improve placement, rotation & appearance of moon icon on clock
  • Improve layout of clock activity
  • Add link to Moon Phase app
  • Move globe starting view to user's longitude
  • Increase default zoom on map activity
  • Tweak daytime color and twilight gradient on clock
  • Improve graphics for Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and WVGA devices
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements
1.4.2 16 Nov 2009
  • Bug fix in clock display
  • Improve Refresh functionality
  • Improve memory management in map drawing routine
1.4.1 10 Nov 2009
  • Verizon compatibility
  • Bug fix: wallpaper not auto-updating after reboot
1.4.0 06 Nov 2009
  • Compatibility with Android 2.0 (Eclair)
  • Move "Install Wallpaper" button to map activity
  • Improve compatibility with CyanogenMod
  • Improve reliability of real-time wallpaper
1.3.1 25 Oct 2009
  • Bug fix: clock widget stopping
  • Bug fix: wallpaper displaying at reduced resolution
  • Turn on Globe activity's Stars option by default
1.3.0 23 Oct 2009
  • Compatibility with Android 1.6 (Donut), including:
    • multiple screen resolutions
    • d-pad support
    • Promote map viewer to internal activity
  • Reskin UI of clock activity
  • Fix "stalled widget" bug; should restart with 5 min (on Android 1.5) or one hour (1.6)
  • Improve handling of live wallpaper deselect (fix "wallpaper hijacking" bug)
  • Clarify label on manual location entry
  • Relabel homescreen widgets
  • General bug fixes and code improvements
  • Reorganize Settings
1.2.0 27 Sep 2009
  • Touch-screen globe manipulation
  • Make globe trackball orientation-sensitive
  • Large (3x3) widget
  • Manual location option
  • Better handling of arctic clock face cases
  • Better handling of timezone corrections
  • Tweak globe twilight threshold
  • Fix null IMEI bug (caused incorrect expiration)
1.1.0 04 Sep 2009
  • Rename to TerraTime
  • Add expiration help
1.0.4 02 Sep 2009
  • Market release of ADC 2 features from 1.0.1
  • Revert trial period back to 7 days
1.0.3 31 Aug 2009

ADC 2 build (not released to Market)

  • Change trial period to fixed-endpoint of 31 Dec 2009
1.0.2 31 Aug 2009

ADC 2 build (not released to Market)

  • Increase trial period to 30 days
1.0.1 30 Aug 2009

ADC 2 build (not released to Market)

  • Rename to EarthTime
  • Add Globe
  • Add small (1x1) widget
  • Refined clock appearance
  • Numerous minor bug fixes and performance enhancements
0.5 23 Aug 2009
  • Bug fix in improved handling of wallpaper preference change
  • Turn trial message red during when days <= 1
0.4 14 Aug 2009
  • Bug fix: Null pointer exception opening main activity in landscape mode
0.3 14 Aug 2009
  • Add buttons to main activity for installation of home screen features
  • Improve handling of wallpaper preference change
0.2 10 Aug 2009
  • Bug fix in trial version time-remaining display
0.1 09 Aug 2009
  • First public release (as DaylightClock)