Almanac 5.0

The Edwardian gentleman and gentlewoman of taste would certainly have carried one of these had they been available. Within its compact and elegant case, the Almanac provides essential information for those traveling abroad, or merely venturing out to face a new day.

The Almanac provides sunrise and sunset times for any location you choose, including your current one which it can work out in most places on earth.

In addition it gives the the current phase of the moon, and providing you are prepared to disclose your date of birth, a personal Biorhythm chart. Thus armed you will be able to choose the best times to attempt or avoid difficult or stressful activities.

Of course the Edwardian gentleman and gentlewoman lived through times of tremendous change, and progressed elegantly with those changes adopting the best of the new while keeping the high standards of the old.

The personal Almanac therefore allows you to choose a mode of presentation using the finest technology available in each of the 20th century’s eras of technological progress. In the 1950s and 1960s, for example, Nixie tube displays and CRT screens were the acme of achievement.

In the 1970s, much cheaper display technology such as Flip displays made bedside clocks things of beauty and wonder, ticking quietly over.

Until quite recently these displays were in use in Airports and Railway Stations making a crescendo of fluttering as they cleared down, then formed a new display.

In the 1980s the development of LED then LCD displays made digital watches cheap and ubiquitous, while dot matrix printers brought home publishing a step closer, and introduced office workers to the entirely new concept of taking longer to present their work than to produce it. There is also a whole sub-genre of art produced on these printers, some of which we have imitated and incorporated.

Perhaps the most satisfying displays of the period were the electro-mechanical ones used on petrol pumps, where flaps were flipped in and out to reveal the segments which made up the numbers. These are used for the clock display.

Almanac for all days from 1750 to 2100

Sunrise / Sunset times for any location set

Current moon phase

Sidereal time

Nautical Time, ships watches and bells

Personal Biorhythm display

Personal record of biorhythm metrics

Lunar / Stellar planting & growing advice

RSS Newsfeed reader


New for Version 3.0

Artwork for all screens upgraded for Retina displays

Ship’s bell sounds added

The order of screens can be re-arranged to suit your preference

New for Version 4.0

Daily almanac information on Sunrise / Sunset, phase of the moon, and whether daylight savings time was / is / or will be in effect for all days in all years from 1750 to 2100.

New for Version 5.0

Universal app, running on iPad and iPhone/iPod.

Lovely clocks and watches display

See the displays on iPhone and iPadAlmanac_Displays.html
Travel through the 20th Century and see the App in more detail by choosing a link below
The Groovy 1970s

Electro - Mechanical Clocks and plastic casesPA_FlipDisplay.html
The 1980s 

LCD and Dot Matrix technologyPA_FlapDisplay.html
1950s and 1960s

Nixie Tubes and CRTs
Early ElectronicsPA_Nixie.html
Edwardian Era
Mechanical MechanismsPA_Edwardian.html