Not really. This was my first app on the Play Store. I did make some dummy apps for practice or self-use.
To marry simplicity and accuracy. I knew that users of this app can be people who are not very tech-savvy and at the same time we need high accuracy with did require some technical background.
Shashi Bhushan Singh, the interviewee, is a 37-year-old developer from India living at The Madman’s Farm (www.Themadmansfarm.org) involved in organic farming, forestation, sustainable living, natural learning , deschooling movements and film making. He built this app for the German Association of Homatherapy which is the proprietor of this app. Shashi took care of the technical aspects of the app whereas the UI/Testing/Functionality of the app was taken care of with the exclusive help from Dr. Ulrich Berk and Bruce Johnson.
Da Tuner is my favorite guitar tuner app, I really like its simplicity. Another favorite of mine is Zender which makes sharing so simple and cool.
Almost 3 years now.
This is a very specific app for a very specific cause which is Agnihotra (a form of Vedic ritual performed to attract positivity and reduce negative energy). I myself am a practitioner of Agnihotra and I used to struggle to get the exact time of sunrise and sunset as per my location (which is one of the needed variables to perform Agnihotra), so that was the need I kept in mind.
One, it is very accurate; accurate to seconds. Most of the other apps are off many minutes, some of which are accurate have accuracy only to a minute. Secondly, this is entirely free, because this is helping a social cause and Agnihotra helps heal the planet, we decided not to make it a commercial app.
In today’s times when our planet is bruised and our environment is poisoned. Agnihotra offers a simple yet powerful action to take to heal our planet and save our environment. This is not just some belief or religious sentiment, you can find scientific validations and research done on these by third parties – all of it available on our website (homatherapy.org). Even for fighting the CORONA virus pandemic, Agnihotra promises to be a powerful tool. (again citations available for this claim too on our website.)
Thus, this simple, free app will allow more people to do Agnihotra accurately and hence increase the impact and help heal our planet in the long run.
We will continue to improve our app. We take each review below 5 stars seriously and talk to users to understand what we can improve. An alarm function is going to be added soon in the next version.
Continue doing Agnihotra, spread the good flames around the world and let’s save this planet and ourselves.
Agnihotra Buddy will help you get accurate Agnihotra timings for sunrise and sunset based on your location. Either you can make use of GPS location with Google Maps or else manually enter the location to get timings. The app uses the official website www.homatherapie.de for downloading timings. The timing calculations are extremely accurate for best results with Agnihotra. The timings need to be downloaded only once for each location and then the app will work offline for the remainder of the year. You may store timings for up to 3 locations and can delete or rename locations too.
Date: June 14, 2020
Developer: Shashi Bhushan Singh
About developer: Shashi Bhushan Singh, the interviewee, is a 37-year-old developer from India ... Read more