Maya Stone Calendar
Available for iPhone/iPad on iTunes App Store!
iPad version on youtube)
Behold! Speaking Maya Stone Calendar arose out of dust of lost civilization! No one could hear Maya date spoken for over 1000 years until now.
You have the honor of becoming Maya Calendar caretaker. You will receive Maya Calendar made of stone rings which rotate to set mayan glyphs
into position to represent Maya Date. Calendar, by power of gods, speaks names of the days in Maya language, counts the days since the Day of Creation,
predicts the future and provides place for sacrifices to gods. However it's 12th period of Baktun is nearing an end and no one knows what will happen next.
What can we expect on December 21, 2012? Will it be The End Of The World?
Not interested in Maya Stone Calendar? See pictures of the calendar for yourself.
Calendar composed of mayan glyphs is very interesting and beautiful ancient work of art and science.
Now that you have seen sacred stone carvings you have to obtain Maya Stone Calendar
otherwise you anger Lords of the Night and they will curse your every day as long as you live.
Become Indiana Jones and decipher the calendar yourself without searching through the internet or books.
Calendar consists of 3 different counts or cycles:
* Long Count - is composed of 5 periods, B'ak'tun, K'atun, Tun, Winal and K'in
* Tzolk'in date (counting days of maya sacred year) is defined by symbols on 2 inner rotating rings of the calendar
* Haab' date is defined by symbols on 2 outer rotating rings of the calendar
* How many numbers does each of 5 Long Count periods have?
* Which Long Count period represents day? How many days does each of the other periods have?
* How many days does Tzolk'in year have?
* How many days does Haab' year have?
* What is your mayan date of birth?
Your task is a little easier, because you don't have to examine hundreds or even thousands of stone carvings
in order to collect many possible combinations of glyphs representing date to form the big picture.
Our calendar has all you need.
Your duties of Maya Calendar caretaker, scholar, astronomer and priest:
* Visit pyramid regularly and make sacrifices to gods
* Honor lords of the night
* Learn glyphs and counting system of the stone calendar
Maya Calendar brings you following gifts:
* Speaks date in Maya as no one was able to hear for more than 1000 years. Listen to the calendar speaking any date in history or future.
* Timeline toolbar - tap next/previous glyph to change time by 1 day, tap fast forward or rewind once to play Tzolk'in + Haab' date, tap again to play Tzolk'in date, tab multiple times to rotate rings faster and faster...
* Speaks official date - Long Count + Tzolk'in + Haab' date - tap official date glyph to hear date as used in stone carvings to commemorate life of kings and queens.
* Gregorian calendar - tap gregorian date label and set any date in the past or the future to see mayan date.
* Oracle (predicts the future): Shake your iPhone to turn calendar rings into a future date. The gods will reveal phase of the Moon on that day, Moon eclipse, Sun eclipse or other event.
* Countdown to the end of Baktun period - Countdown to the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
* As Calendar caretaker you will enjoy long life, good health and prosperity. You will receive protection of mayan gods.
* Shake the calendar to find your lucky numbers.
* Calendar can predict winning lottery numbers. Use your jackpot wisely!
Last year I went on a vacation to central america and I decided to explore the area to experience some adventure as a treasure hunter. Guess what, I was lucky when I stumbled upon an ancient Maya temple and there I discovered real maya calendar made of pure gold, about 4 meters high and weighing more than 20 tons. I'm not going to reveal the location now (I plan to leave clues in future updates of this app), but I will mention something more important. Among other artifacts I found a little stone tablet with inscriptions. Later one of Maya elders told me of a Maya legend which was being told in their family for generations:
"One day a god descended from the sky and taught maya how to observe celestial bodies and measure time. This god showed them a magic stone tablet, which upon touch could show strange visions, tablet could speak and when shaken could reveal the future. This god then ascended to the sky on a slope of fire and joined other gods among the stars."
He said in jest that stone tablet I found could be the stone tablet of the gods. I dismissed that as a nonsense, after all it was just a piece of stone. I took the tablet with me home as a souvenir. A few weeks later when trying to find out what those symbols on the stone mean, I used soft brush to clean it up. I found what I though was a thin crack on one side of the stone and using chisel and mallet I split the stone tablet in half. It was hollow inside and you wouldn't believe what I found: real magic tablet exactly as described in the legend. However it was not made of another piece of stone - it was a smart device made by Apple.
Who the hell left it in that Maya Pyramid, perhaps an archeologist or another treasure hunter. But why? And why was it so carefully sealed in the stone? I tried to turn it on, but nothing happened. Battery was dead. I managed to recharge the device and turn it on. it was running iOS 6.0 (as of this writing only version 5.1 was released yesterday). But there is more. I found this interesting application - Maya Stone Calendar.
When playing with this app, I found who the author was. Believe it or not, it was I who designed the app. There was my name and my picture. However I have never created any calendar application, let alone Mayan Calendar.
As I explored the device, I found that browser cache is filled with information, information dated into the future - there were news about stock market collapse, winning lottery numbers, sports results, who was elected president of the United States in 2012 and other. I realized what I have in my hands. I thought I'm certainly not going to waste time creating some Maya Stone Calendar app for iOS. But it reminded me of all the sci-fi movies about time travel. If I don't build this app, the person who brought the device back in time, will be unable to install Maya Calendar and leave it along with the device inside the temple for me to find, and this would create time paradox, which would destroy space-time continuum.
In order to save our universe I have decided to build Maya Stone Calendar. Inforamtion about the future I found on that device will be added into the calendar.
Important request: if you install Maya Stone Calendar and travel back in time, please do not forget to give it to Maya and make sure they seal your device as described here and place it in the temple. If you don't you will threaten our existence. When you leave your device in the past, I will be able to find it last year. You can send me serial number as proof of ownership, and I will return the device I found back to you. Since you have to leave your original device in the past, it is only right that you get it back now. it is couple thousand years old, but it is just like new. Thank you.
What's next? The next update will bring
* more blood, human sacrifices
* more future predictions - when maya priests have visions revealed to them by gods, we update the calendar
* learning center - book of all calendar symbols, click on one glyph or number and hear maya pronunciation
* description of the calendar with answers to the questions above
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Robert Janik, Kent, WA