App developer Graphic Node is unveiling a new iOS application that counts the days left until December 21, 2012, which is widely regarded as the Doomsday predicted by Mayan astrologers. Not only does Rapture Timer keep iOS users aware of the approaching Judgment Day, but it also helps them take care of their last arrangements in the form of a to-do list.
Rapture Timer features a Mayan artwork-inspired clock counting down the days until December 21st, which is the end of the 13th b'ak'tun - one of the cycles of the ancient Mayan calendar. According to some Mayan literature sources, gods first created three failed worlds, followed by a successful fourth world in which we are living. In the Mayan calendar, the previous world ended after 13 b'ak'tuns, and the current one is set to follow the same path. Therefore, December 21st is the last day in the calendar.
Rapture Timer allows iOS users to set up a list of all the things they want to do before the world ends. They can keep the list private or, as customary in this b'ak'tun, share it with their friends on Facebook or Twitter. The app also allows a user to send a message with the words they have been longing to say, be they words of apology or love.
"A lot of people are anxious about this particular date due to the media upheaval that has been surrounding it lately," said Jolita Unguvaitiene, the general manager of Graphic Node. "Whether or not the Doomsday lives up to the hype, it may very well give us a push to fulfill our long-lived dreams and pay our material or emotional debts."
Rapture Timer 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.