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The Ayurveda Sundial


SMARTPHONE VERSION
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Generally, the app is designed for smartphones. and therefore using it on TABLETS may NOT be very satisfactory. A tablet version is planned.

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.




WELCOME TO REALTIME
--------------------------------------------------------

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.




FEATURES
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• 6 display layouts (2 on Tablets)
• Twilights phases
• GPS tracking
• Position determination over integrated online search
• File system for 4 location settings
• Time zone selection with zone map
• 3 separate alarm sections with snooze option and loop functionl (also works in sleep mode)
• Local Notifications
• Sound selection
• Timeformats (12h/24h)
• And more


REQUIREMENTS
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• Google Android™ version 2.3 or higher
• Display min, 320 x 340 px (portrait).
• THE USE ON TABLETs IS NOT RECOMMENDED. A tablet version is in development.
• GPS recommended (alternative: position input via WLAN or manually)
• Internet connection recommended (alternative: GPS or manually position input)


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


APPLICATION LIMITATIONS
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The software is not applicable north of the +65th latitude (polar region) or south of the –65th latitude (polar region).


PRECISION
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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.


PRECISION RELEVANCE
--------------------------------------------------------
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


DATA PRIVACY PROTECTION
--------------------------------------------------------
GPS data does not leave the Application and will not and can not be used to scan your position from outside.

An internet connection will only be established by the MapQuest OSM Service when you search for locations – comparable with a usual search engine request in your browser.

You are able to force the App to keep awake. This is necessary if you want to have a permanent Ayurveda Sundial within a docking station.

Recent changes:
• Local Notifications
• Phone Mute
• Programm code has been updated
• Generally, the app is designed for smartpahones. and therefore using it on TABLETS may NOT be very satisfactory. Because of this reason only 2 Layouts are activ. A tablet version is planned.
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About The Ayurveda Sundial
SMARTPHONE VERSION
------------------------------------------------------

Generally, the app is designed for smartphones. and therefore using it on TABLETS may NOT be very satisfactory. A tablet version is planned.

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.




WELCOME TO REALTIME
--------------------------------------------------------

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.




FEATURES
--------------------------------------------------------
• 6 display layouts (2 on Tablets)
• Twilights phases
• GPS tracking
• Position determination over integrated online search
• File system for 4 location settings
• Time zone selection with zone map
• 3 separate alarm sections with snooze option and loop functionl (also works in sleep mode)
• Local Notifications
• Sound selection
• Timeformats (12h/24h)
• And more


REQUIREMENTS
--------------------------------------------------------
• Google Android™ version 2.3 or higher
• Display min, 320 x 340 px (portrait).
• THE USE ON TABLETs IS NOT RECOMMENDED. A tablet version is in development.
• GPS recommended (alternative: position input via WLAN or manually)
• Internet connection recommended (alternative: GPS or manually position input)


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


APPLICATION LIMITATIONS
--------------------------------------------------------
The software is not applicable north of the +65th latitude (polar region) or south of the –65th latitude (polar region).


PRECISION
--------------------------------------------------------
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.


PRECISION RELEVANCE
--------------------------------------------------------
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


DATA PRIVACY PROTECTION
--------------------------------------------------------
GPS data does not leave the Application and will not and can not be used to scan your position from outside.

An internet connection will only be established by the MapQuest OSM Service when you search for locations – comparable with a usual search engine request in your browser.

You are able to force the App to keep awake. This is necessary if you want to have a permanent Ayurveda Sundial within a docking station.

Recent changes:
• Local Notifications
• Phone Mute
• Programm code has been updated
• Generally, the app is designed for smartpahones. and therefore using it on TABLETS may NOT be very satisfactory. Because of this reason only 2 Layouts are activ. A tablet version is planned.

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A Google User
Feb 12, 2013
Very stylishly and neatly designed app Thank you so much! I was looking for something like this couple of years ago, but to no avail, and just today my dream has come true. Almost ;) (1) It drains battery, even when running in background. In my case it's 10% per hour, which is 2-3 times faster than normal. Probably because it's built on Adobe Air. (2) To me, there is one critical piece missing - ability to place it in a workspace as a WIDGET. Would make it MUCH more accessible. (3) In Ayurveda and other Vedic sciences a time measuring unit is muhurta (1/15th of day and 1/15th of night time). Each muhurta has it's own unique characteristics. Dominating Dosa changes every 5 muhurtas. Especially important time of the day is Brahma muhurta which is a period of 2 muhurtas before sunrise. This time is perfect for spiritual practices, and generally, anyone concerned with his health and well-being, should rise during this special time. It would be very nice if Ayurveda Sundial would indicate Brahma muhurta and had ablity to set the alarm at the start of it. (4) Also, would be nice if it supported more time/date formats, besides 12 hour AM/PM time format and 'm.d.yyyy' date format.
A Google User
Feb 12, 2013
Very stylishly and neatly designed app Thank you so much! I was looking for something like this couple of years ago, but to no avail, and just today my dream has come true. Almost ;) (1) It drains battery, even when running in background. In my case it's 10% per hour, which is 2-3 times faster than normal. Probably because it's built on Adobe Air. (2) To me, there is one critical piece missing - ability to place it in a workspace as a WIDGET. Would make it MUCH more accessible. (3) In Ayurveda and other Vedic sciences a time measuring unit is muhurta (1/15th of day and 1/15th of night time). Each muhurta has it's own unique characteristics. Dominating Dosa changes every 5 muhurtas. Especially important time of the day is Brahma muhurta which is a period of 2 muhurtas before sunrise. This time is perfect for spiritual practices, and generally, anyone concerned with his health and well-being, should rise during this special time. It would be very nice if Ayurveda Sundial would indicate Brahma muhurta and had ablity to set the alarm at the start of it. (4) Also, would be nice if it supported more time/date formats, besides 12 hour AM/PM time format and 'm.d.yyyy' date format.