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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Just minor graphical bug-fix.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Great app - love it
As soon as the July 10 letter of the Universal House of Justice came out, I predicted that I would soon have an excellent app like this on my phone. Thank you so much - this is really great. I would suggest that maybe a year-at-a-glance view be included (to page through the next 50 years). The only things that would change in the calendar would be the position of the Twin Holy Birthdays, and the length of Ayyám-i-Há. And if you set Ayyám-i-Há outside of the months, then the year can be represented as a perfect square 19 x 19. Just a suggestion. The year view, not referenced to any other calendar, helps people understand that the dates of the holy day don’t move year to year, they are fixed with respect to Naw Rúz. And Naw Rúz doesn’t move year to year, it’s always in the same place - the equinox.
Nice, clean interface
I am excited to use this app and look forward to it helping me to orient my life and heart around the Badi calendar! The clean interface is really nice! Two things I wish for are the ability to select my own colors and a prettier icon. I'm really into those things. :)
All around, it's a very nice app, and I am so glad it has been created. Thank you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.