Wibbly Wobbly

– a peer connected, peer controlled stopwatch




A peer connected, peer controlled stopwatch with optional time-offset. Makes it easy to rehearse/perform time-based music. Musicians don’t need to sit around and wait for timed cues or try and synchronize stopwatches offstage!



I specifically created this app for ensembles and musicians interested in performing pieces using stopwatches. Such pieces usually require the ensemble to try and synchronize the stopwatches off-stage and then start playing at the 2 or 3 minute mark. The situation gets more complicated during rehearsals when different sections need to be played. Rather than waiting for several minutes to get to the indicated time, or mentally adding/subtracting time, Wibbly Wobbly will take care of it for the musician.

The app automatically connects to all opened, nearby Wibbly Wobbly apps (via wifi or bluetooth) and every connected peer can control everyone. This means that a conductor can start the timing with all the performers on stage, ready to play. A global time-offset can also be added to facilitate rehearsals (e.g.: start at 12 minutes and 30 second).

Any bug reports, feature requests, or comments are welcome at: apps@martin-ritter.com