Reach out and tap every country world wide to test internet connectivity. Rotate the globe, zoom in, out, tap to see maps, see the real time cloud cover on our living planet, watch the day/night time line move.
Now with FREE FREE FREE in-app ad-hoc weather purchase to remove iAds
Reach out and tap and see how hot or cold your parents are, how chilly is the south pole, or warm is your last vacation spot.
From your iOS device you can reach out and touch every country in the world with a connection request, then see how long it takes for them to respond. You'll never have to leave home, but you can touch them ten thousand kilometres away.
When you send a packet to Gibraltar it arrives in Gibraltar, not at a server in the United Kingdom, or at a cloud computing centre in the USA.
See how well your internet access provider is dealing with access to all the World's countries, plus as a bonus you've easy access to maps for any point on the globe, plus knowing what the weather is, and if it's daylight or dark.
Yes we show REAL cloud data every three hours, and YES we move the day/night terminator line every 15 minutes. We are LIVE! Tap and move, pinch expand.
Tactical feedback, people tell us tap and move isn't instant. Look you are moving 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Kilograms of Earth! It's wet it's heavy it's slippery what do you expect. we try. Just FEEL the globe as it moves...
Or just check the weather which shows current conditions for any point on the globe where there is a nearby weather station for conditions in the last hour, and very accurate forecasts for the next two days.
iOS 8 fixes
Ratings and Reviews
266 countries, amazing and I can touch them all!
Amazing didn't realize there was so many countries in the world and that they are mostly all wired to the internet. The fact I can double-tap to view google maps was great. At dinner tonight as a friend wanted to see the Palace in East Timor as he actual was THERE this summer, we zoomed down to his favourite beach. 389 ms I'm told to echo to East Timor somewhere.
Emailed the developer again, they tell me they added day & night time views to this now, but I found the cloud data a bit har har *cloudy*. But in 1.2 you can turn that off. App just gets better and better over time.
At least now I can see if my telephone company actually is providing access to any country in the world and how spotty their service is. You do wonder if our government or telco is block access to certain countries, this proves they are not., at least for me.
Performs As Advertised
Probably one of the more unique ways of using a "google earth format". I have to say the live cloud-cover and light terminator was pretty cool. I found myself wasting some time on the bus watching storm clouds forming off the west coast, and was completely unsurprised to get hit by heavy winds that evening. The ability to know just how well my isp is connecting me to each country is pretty cool too. (I was disappointed that the ping time to where my brother moved to is so high).
Given the high turn around on updates, and the number of interesting features being added each time, I'll go with a 5 for an interesting app + effort. The free part is a bonus. It would be nice to see better resolution and a more definite location mapping for different cities etc.
Edit: Oh, there's a pro version, nm.
I like this WorldPulse app, though I'm not sure how useful or practical it is.
I'm sorry a previous reviewer was so negative about it, and didn't understand the "gibberish" on the information screen, and also failed to locate the "[x]" in the lower left corner of the screen in order to clear it.
I can't find much to fault in the app, and what faults exist may not be the developer's fault (the map resolution and overlays).
Thus, I'll give this 5 stars for now, for doing exactly what it claims, doing it well, and doing it with a bit of flair!
- Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd
- 88.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd 2010-2014
- In-App Purchases
- Ad-hoc Weather $1.99
- 25 Queries $0.99
- 100 Queries $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.