Xeric Design has merged the beauty of EarthDesk and the utility of Time Palette into a single iOS app. Like EarthDesk for the desktop, EarthDesk for iOS displays a stunning, real-time image of the Earth from space, showing daytime, nighttime, city lights, and near real-time cloud images that download from satellites. The app also displays clocks showing the current local time for locations around the world and contains an almanac that calculates global geographical and astronomical data.
EarthDesk for iOS contains a comprehensive almanac, configurable for any date and location. Complete details on sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset are displayed for any location and date, along with the phase of the moon, hours of daylight, and lighting conditions. Professional and amateur astronomers will find useful data such as local apparent sidereal time, moon age and illumination, shadow ratio, sun azimuth and altitude, and moon azimuth and altitude.
EarthDesk for iOS includes a gazetteer with detailed geographical and time zone information for over 10,000 locations throughout the world. Search for your favorite city, or even the South Pole! The gazetteer maintains comprehensive rules for Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time), giving EarthDesk for iOS a level of accuracy unmatched by other applications.
Unlike EarthDesk for Macintosh and Windows, EarthDesk for iOS does not replace your device's wallpaper. Instead, it runs as a normal iOS app. EarthDesk supports both iPhone and iPad, as well as Retina displays.
EarthDesk for iOS 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.