Maid Clock

Ah yes, we’d forgotten to mention this; there’s another troll program up on the App Store these days! Well, “another” may be stretching it a bit, as it’s a new release of the previously mentioned Anime Clock with new graphics. And these new graphics, of course, are definitely going to break with the increasingly established tradition of troll-written programs featuring scantily clad attractive women, aren’t they? Weeellll, it turns out this version is called Maid Clock, so …


… not so much, no. Yep, even without our active involvement in any way whatsoever, they just keep on coming. But hey, we’re always delighted to do our part to celebrate Japanese culture. Indeed, we do thoroughly recommend that should you ever visit Japan, you do make a point of checking out a maid cafĂ© or dozen; it is an extremely unusual scene to those of us hailing from a culture which is … well, any that’s not Japanese, really. When we were over there a few weeks back visiting the great people at Wayz that we’ve done a selection of applications for, it was made certain of that we didn’t miss out:


Yes, yes, the life of an iPhone programmer is a difficult and straining one, indeed. Thank you for all your sympathies. But hey, while you’re gearing up to visit Japan … you can always get the clock!


4 Responses to “Maid Clock”

  1. 1 David Such Feb 24th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Hey Alex,

    An interesting looking App! As a regular reader of your Blog I was wondering if you were interested in doing a review of 3rd party Apps (ie mine)? I would of course flick you a free copy.



  2. 2 Alex Feb 24th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Well David, first off I’m Canadian with no US store account so you’d have to mail me a binary I could re-sign rather than just parceling out a code, and in any event I’m pretty darn overloaded here so I can’t really promise when (ever?) I’d get around to doing a decent review. But hey, if you really want, send it along to [email protected] and I’ll get to it … sometime … maybe :)

  3. 3 David Such Feb 25th, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the reply – any idea why Apple limit promo codes to the US store? It’s a real pain.

    I’ve been enjoying watching the winter Olympics, pity about the Australian bob sled team.

    I’ll see if I can work out how to do an ad hoc distribution.

  4. 4 Alex Feb 25th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I have no idea whatsoever why Apple thinks non-US people shouldn’t be able to get treats. But, as I mentioned here,


    you should just be able to mail me any build out of Xcode and I can codesign it myself.

    However, I did notice that a couple apps I’d done that to iTunes complained about after I upgraded to OS 3, and I haven’t bothered figuring out why, so maybe they’ve cracked down on that trick.

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