‘Big Ben’ Archive

Royal Wedding fever is upon us. 28/04/2011 No Comments

You may possibly have heard hushed whispers and noticed a few subtle indications that royal nuptials are afoot. Supposedly, some prince or other might be getting hitched at Westminster Abbey tomorrow. It could just be hearsay and we’re not sure we believe these vague rumours, but we’ve decided to enter into the spirit of things, regardless. Any excuse for a party: we love a good old-fashioned knees-up, we do.

As the world vigorously celebrates all things quaintly British and somewhat pointless, we’re delighted to inform you that we’ve spruced up our BigBen clock app, giving it a makeover for this most romantic occasion. For a limited time, you can download it to your iPhone for free. Why not whip it out during the ceremony and wipe away a tear as you salute the monarchy and listen to our cherished London icon belt out its famous Westminster Chimes? Ding Dong!

BigBen 2.0 now in the iTunes App Store 23/04/2011 No Comments

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally updated BigBen with some hi-res photos and professionally recorded chimes.

It now plays every quarter and correctly starts the chime on the hour, to end in time for the first bong to play as the clock strikes the hour.

Check it out here and tell all your friends.

Big Ben Birthday Bonanza! 31/05/2009 No Comments

One of London’s most famous attractions, Big Ben, is celebrating 150 years of keeping time. To celebrate this milestone birthday, our Big Ben iPhone app will be available free of charge in the iTunes App Store for the next 48 hours. Get it while you can!

Ding Dong! 03/01/2009 No Comments

Get the time of day in style and add some Great British flair to your iPhone, with our salute to the iconic clock tower that watches over the UK houses of parliament. Today we release Big Ben 1.0 for iPhone – available in the iTunes App Store for the modest price of 59 pennies.

Those of you who’ve been following us since the 1980s may have noticed that this is a nostalgic nod and wink to one of Ettore Software’s earliest creations for the Mac software community. This new and improved portable version is way better, though. It’s in colour, for starters.