What's New

iPhone 5 / iOS 7 adjustment second take:
• Alarm option has been replaced for technical reasons by local notifications.
• Program code was optimized.
• iOS 7 icons etc.

App Description

The Ayurveda Sundial is a chronograph with either two numeric or two graphically depicted time dials that simultaneously show the solar time (local apparent time) and time zone time (»normal« time). For this, 24- but also 12-hour dials are used. Sun cycles and ayurvedic dosha cycles as well as conventional time can be read within one display.

Using this new relational depiction, an extended type of viewing time has been developed, which may balance some of the deficits of time zone time.

Generally, the app is designed for iPod Touch and iPhone. and therefore using it on iPad may NOT be very satisfactory. A iPad version is planned

The sun influences our internal clock. If I want to stay healthy, I should at least pay attention to it – since our »normal« time can deviate from factual time immensely:

Mornings up to ca. 5 hours; Midday up to ca. 3 hours; Evenings up to ca. 5 hours

In western Europe, deviations in summer could be as follows: Morning: ca. ±0 hours, Midday: ca. 2 hours, Evening: ca. 4 hours. Astonishing – but that's what happens when a rigid system (time zone time) meets a very dynamic (solar time). Considering these values, every time-based therapy, science or lifestyle comes under question.

• 6 display layouts
• Twilights phases
• GPS tracking
• Position determination over integrated online search
• File system for 4 location settings
• Time zone selection with zone map
• 3 local notification options
• And more

• iPod Touch (4th Generation +)
• iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5
• iOS 6.1 and higher
• GPS recommended (alternative: position input via WLAN or manually)
• Internet connection recommended (alternative: GPS or manually position input)

German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian.

The software is not applicable north of the +65th latitude (polar region) or south of the –65th latitude (polar region).
Currently the alarm does not work in Background-Mode (thx apple).

The sundial has an exponential tolerance of ca. ±0.5 minutes up to ca ± 5 minutes. That means, the closer you get to the polar circle, the greater is the increase of deviation. Inside polar regions calculations are partially not possible. Especially in periods of polar night/day.

The aberrations have NO relevance for the practical applicability of the sundial (excepting polar regions), because:
• Time deviations (time zone time vs. solar time) of several hours are normal
• The mathematical horizon seldom correspond to the effective horizon height
• The Ayurveda Sundial can not display tolerances in the scale of such small values

iPhone Screenshots

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Ayurveda Sundial screenshot 1 Ayurveda Sundial screenshot 2 Ayurveda Sundial screenshot 3 Ayurveda Sundial screenshot 4 Ayurveda Sundial screenshot 5

App Changes

  • May 25, 2012 Initial release
  • June 07, 2012 New version 1.1.8
  • February 18, 2013 New version 1.1.9
  • April 04, 2013 New version 1.2.0
  • July 20, 2014 New version 1.2.1
  • August 19, 2014 New version 1.2.2