A unified calendar for a coherent Bahá’í life.
This is a Bahá’í Calendar for personal and professional time-management, planning and reference. It uses your existing calendars accounts, like Apple / iCloud, iCal, Google, Outlook etc.., so all events also appear on any Mac, PC or other device that use the same accounts. The Badí (Bahá’í) calendar is shown with the Gregorian calendar, or the calendar from your region, culture or country (through settings). This makes it easy to unite the routines and spirit of a Bahá’í daily life, with the daily planning and scheduling requirements of work, school and social life in general.
Bahá’í holydays (with local times), periods and feasts are clearly marked with colors and text. Graphical elements and coloring are used as educational elements to indicate sunset and seasons (each have their specified color).
The 4 seasons goes like a colored thread through the year, according to the "Badí calendar" which is the name of this unique solar calendar system: 3 white spring- months, 4 yellow summer-months, 6 green autumn-months, and 6 red winter-months.
Events added and edited in the Bahá’í Calendar app is part of the general system of notifications, meetings-invitations, Siri-control, maps etc. This app may thus accompany or even replace the built in calendar.
- Displays the system-date alongside the Bahá’í dates for a unified use
- Each calendar event is marked as a dot with the color of the calendar it belongs to (family, work, google, outlook...)
- Search for events
- Holydays, special periods and Nineteen Day Feasts are shown, and can also be populated as events into any of you calendar accounts.
- Select first day of the week: Jalál (Glory/Saturday), Sunday or Monday.
- Display the calendrical names in Arabic, English or System language (translations in progress)
- Holydays with specified times are calculated according to local sunset times of that day, and daylight saving
- Date-shifts and local sunrise/set times are calculated separately for each day, and thus follow natural seasonal variations
- Settings allow dates to shift at 6 in the evening in the northern regions of the world
- Seasons are illustrated with coloring, as given in the writings (3 x white, 4 x yellow, 6 x green, 6 x red)
- The Nineteen Day Feasts are marked with the color of the season
- Additional date-info is shown to make it easier to see which events belong to which Bahá’í and system-dates
- 3D Touch actions supported for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (and newer)
- Dates and holydays are strictly calculated according to the 50 years of dates published by The Universal House of Justice
- Dates beyond year 172-220 displays only system dates
- Works in both portrait and landscape
- The app language is english for now, but date-formats are still local (translations are in progress)
This app will never contain ads, require an account or collect your personal data, but it still requires months of dedicated development to create a professional-grade solution. By purchasing it, you not only get it for your own use, but also support and enable further development of e.g. a week view, reminders, more beautification, info behind the holydays, translations, Apple Watch integration, etc...
Plans and ideas for coming and future updates (in any order, and as time/revenue allows):
- Year view
- Utilize the larger space of iPad and iPhone Plus screens
- iOS 8+ Widget
- Apple Watch
- Show, add and edit events using the Bahá’í dates alongside system dates
- Layout refinements and optimizations
- Performance enhancements
- More functionality and different ways to show the calendar, based on user feedback and devices/versions in use
The logo is created by the Norwegian photographer and designer Jens von Krogh, and represents the four seasons, with their colors and duration.
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This is a years overdue catch-up update with support for the newer iPhones and iPads without Home button (and some minor bug-fixing).
Ratings and Reviews
Great Calendar App!
I live the design of this. A great deal of thought, engineering and design work has gone into this to create a Badi Calendar app that syncs with all of my calendars (IOS calendar app and Google Calendars). Designing a calendar that adjusts the start of the day based on sunset couldn’t have been easy. Some of the fonts are quite small but necessary to make the calendar useful. I’m going to try to use this as my primary calendar, it’s that good.
Developer Response ,
Heartwarming :). Thank you for insightful and encouraging feedback. I use it daily myself.. and long for time to bring it to the next level.
Allah’u’Abha! This app is very handy! If I may make a request, would some widget functionality bea possibility? I use the Outlook and Gmail widgets and would love to also incorporate the Badi calendar on my Home Screen. Just a suggestion 😊😊
Developer Response ,
Thanks for encouraging feedback! Feature requests are welcome, and widget(s) is a very good suggestion 😊.
Development takes a lot of time/resources, and this app has been "sleeping" for a long time, as I've had to prioritize work for income (there's not much will to pay for apps; and free apps is still an expense to maintain).
I'll try to find time to develop some updates — and perhaps realize the dream of a version 2. But I might have to add some in-app purchase, a subscription or something (but I will never have ads or collect and sell user-data, like so many other apps).
This app is great
Bahá'í dates start at sunset and end on the next day at sunset. This can make it tricky to map between Gregorian and Bahá'í dates; this app makes it super simple to translate between the two calendars.
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- Per-Willy Schulz
- 15.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Schulz Media & Consulting
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.