Today is Kartik 27, 2067. For those who live on November 14, 2010, a date with year 2067 seems like a date in future.
We have our own unique dating system, Bikram Era (BS) but, almost all the rest of the world has a common and widely popular dating system, AD. As, the ‘global village’ only understand AD we need to convert our own BS to AD in every aspects of our lives. I used to go to some date converter websites to do the conversion for me but now the process has become much simpler with the availability of smart phones. I have found an App in Apple iTunes very useful in this aspect. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or higher, you can download the application for free.
Do you live abroad and sometime wonder today’s date or when is the "Holi", what’s the festival around the corner ? Do you think twice about time in Nepal before calling home? Now you don’t have to, "There’s an app for that". You can download "Nepali Calendar" for iPhone and iPod from iTunes app store. Further details can be obtained from the developer’s website.
Main features of the App are:
- current date/time and list of upcoming holidays/festivals in the main tab
- month by month calendar with both Nepali and English date
- date conversion utility that convert from BS to AD and vice-versa
- foreign exchange rate with graph of exchange rate history for last 30 days.
I was surprised when a Nepali newspapers published an iPhone apps review. It is not that they can’t do it. But, iPhone Apps doesn’t make sense to majority of the readers of the Nepali newspaper.
The reviewed App, costing $5 (it was marked $0.99, at the time of writing this article), can’t be purchased in Nepal as there is no International Credit Card facility in Nepal.
The V1.0 of the app was released on 26 July, 2009 and is rated 17+. That doesn’t qualify itself to be reviewed in a National newspaper in Nepal.
Many tech review sites had reviewed it long ago and told it to be “completely inaccurate”. The article in Nagariknews is fully biased towards the app and makes it feel like the app is the best prediction of your sexual drive.
It doesn’t make sense to review a year-old app. In a year’s time, there should have been more such applications released in iTunes which, the Nagariknews writer didn’t care to look for.
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