The World Clock card allows businesses to easily display the time for up to eight different cities across the globe, in a map or grid layout. In the Map layout, clocks are displayed relative to the cities located on a map, while in the Grid layout you can choose to display digital clocks, analog clocks, or both.

 

Apart from the basic card customizations, the following features and functionality are available for the World Clock card:

  • Display up to eight cities, and the time differences to each city, in Map view.
  • Display either digital, analog, or both clock options, in Grid view.
  • Configure the Title, Location, Clock text colors.
  • Configure the card theme, background color, or image, in Grid view.

With the introduction of Content Categories in Appspace 8.0 ac.22, the Weather card template is assigned with the Productivity & Engagement content category.

The World Clock card is an Appspace supported card, which is officially created and periodically updated by Appspace with new templates and features.

Important
Please refer to our Introduction to Cards guide for an in-depth introduction to the types of cards that are ideal for your signage solutions. Visit our Appspace Card Gallery to find the perfect card to deliver your message.

This article provides instructions to create, configure, and customize the World Clock card.

Prerequisite

Create and Configure World Clock Card

Follow the instructions below to display the time from different cities:

  1. Log in to your Appspace console.
  2. To create this card, select one of the following options:
    • Click +Quick Action from the Appspace menu bar on the top right, and select Create Card.
    • Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder you wish to create the content in. Click +CREATE, and select Card. 
    • To create and add the card directly to an existing channel, refer to Add Content to Playlist Channels.
  3. Select Feeds from the All Templates drop-down menu, and click World Clock.
    Important
    If you are unable to locate the content, try using either the Search bar, the Order by, or Filter icon to narrow down the content that you are looking for.
  4. In the Edit tab:

    • Enter the Title of the content as this will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Type in the name of a city in the City Location field, and select it from the drop-down menu.
      Note
      The search autocomplete function displays results by prioritizing the cities first, then states, and finally the country.
    • You may add another city or up to eight different cities by clicking the Add or Edit icon. You can also preview the display settings by changing the aspect ratio or preview portrait/lanscape mode.
    • Select the Layout for the card:
      • For Map layout:
        • Select the following Display Options :
          • Show Time Difference – The time difference displayed is between the device time and the city selected.
        • Customize the Text Color, Location Color, and Clock Color. 
      • For Grid layout:
        • Select the following Display Options (you may select more than one):
          • Show Analog Clock
          • Show Digital Clock
          • Show Time Difference – The time difference displayed is between the device time and the city selected.
          • Show Numbers on the Analog Clock
        • Select the color Theme:
          • Basic – when you select this option, the Background Color or Media field will appear far below.
          • Monochromatic
          • Day Cycle – Preset colors will automatically change based on the time of day (dawn, day, dusk, evening, night).
        • Customize the Text Color, Location Color, and Clock Color.
        • Customize Background Color or Media (displays when Basic theme is selected above).
  5. In the Article tab:
    • Include an Article or Caption to accompany the content item when being displayed on mobile apps, tablets, and other social collaboration apps.
    • Enter a Referral Link to link more information to the content.
  6. In the Schedule tab:
  7. In the Settings tab:

    • The Name field will be auto-populated to match the Title of the content which will also act as the filename for the content. This is a mandatory field.
    • Select the Content Category from the drop-down menu to match the focus of the message, or leave it at the default content category.
    • Enter any relevant Tags for the content. (Optional)
    • Select a folder for the content in the Library Location drop-down menu to change the default folder location.
    • Select an expiry date for the content from the Auto Delete Content from Library drop-down menu. (Optional)
    • Upload an image to be used as the Thumbnail for the content.
  8. Once done, click SAVE.
  9. You may now add the card to a playlist channel and configure scheduling or dayparting settings.

Edit World Clock Card

Follow the instructions below to edit a World Clock card.

  1. Log in to your Appspace console.
  2. Click Library from the ☰ Appspace menu, and select a library or folder containing the content you wish to edit.
  3. Select and click the World Clock card to edit, and select the desired tab to edit or view.
    • In the Edit, Article, and Settings tabs:
      • You may edit the content the same way as it was configured. For detailed instructions on how to do this, please refer to the Create and Configure World Clock Card section above.
    • In the Preview tab:
      • Preview how the content is displayed on your device.
    • In the Channels tab:
    • In the Analytics tab:
  4. Once done, click SAVE.
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