World Clock

The World Clock is celebrating 15 years since it was first release on November 7, 1995.

timeanddate.com World Clock 1996

World Clock in 1996.

The First Release

The World Clock was first developed in a period of two days, but did not include daylight saving time (DST) when the first version was released.

DST Added in 1996

The first release featured a list of the current times for approximately 120 cities and was initially only available in Norwegian. An English version was quickly implemented on November 19, 1995 and daylight saving time was applied in January 1996.

The first URL for the World Clock was: http://www.stud.unit.no/USERBIN/steffent/verdensur.pl.

The first years of service ran on the author’s Unix account at the University of Trondheim, which was later renamed NTNU – Trondheim. The World Clock only had a total of nine visitors on the first day with the first external visitor viewing the World clock at 1995-11-07 16:03:54 UTC. The traffic for the World Clock stayed at a level that averaged about 20 visitors per day for the month of November.

The World Clock got an increase in traffic and more international visitors when it was listed on Yahoo in December 1995. This big break led to its increase of visitors and popularity during the next few years.

1998 – 2010

The service became available online after one year of development in May 1998. The service replaced the old version of the World Clock, as well as other services that were on the university account.

The World Clock has been going through constant updates to make it more user-friendly and now features a time zone information page for the expanding list of over 650 cities throughout the world. Throughout the 15 years, more services and enhancements were added on the website that makes timeanddate.com one of the top sources for time and date information on the web.