Time Zone App Beta

Andre-Tascha Lamme andre-tascha.lamme at ironriver.com
Wed May 17 22:35:57 UTC 2000

   It was ugly...much of the data has been derived from the tz database.  I have assigned a default timezone for each region in a country based upon available data.  Obviously, such is not always correct for a particular location (e.g. the state of Indiana in the U.S.).  Time zone data lowest on the tree takes precedence (i.e. the particular location's info is utilized over regional and/or country info).
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Syed Sajjath 
  To: 'Andre-Tascha Lamme' ; tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 03:30 PM
  Subject: RE: Time Zone App Beta

  Hi Andre,
  I am working on a similar project myself.  Would also be interested to know how you assigned timezones to Country's Region.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Andre-Tascha Lamme [mailto:andre-tascha.lamme at ironriver.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 5:18 PM
    To: tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
    Subject: Time Zone App Beta

    Hey all...

       A few days away from completing a Windows (32bit) app and accompanying ActiveX control for time zone stuff

       Need some testers to trash it for me.  Please send me an email (andre-tascha.lamme at ironriver.com) if interested.  (Let me know if you want the control or the app)

       Basic specs on the app/ActiveX:

       - Have approximately 28,000 locations (cities, etc.) 
       - Each location is based on a Region (e.g. Asia), Country (ISO3166-1) and a Country's regional info (ISO3166-2) if applicable.  Each location has GMTOffset and standard DST info (if observes, the dates and amounts of offset).
       - In the app, one can browse or search through locations and add them to actives (i.e. for display).
       - Can add new locations (still debating whether or not I want to deal with allowing folks to send me their additions).
       - Can add people identifiers and assign them to existing locations.  (Allows you to see what time it is where "Aunt Mathilda" is, rather than just generic "Providence, Rhode Island").
       - Can set alarms/reminders to go off as of the specified time for a target location (i.e. Aunt Mathilda wants you to call her at 15:00 her time)
       - Any other suggestions?


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