Client Timezone Detection Rails plugin
A Ruby On Rails gem aimed to simplify user timezone detection. It gets TZ information from user browser, saves it in cookie and then applies the TZ in controller. That way you always have application TZ set up for the region user is actually in.
That's all. Now using some before_filter magick the gem will have set request's time zone to match the one received in cookies. That will be the timezone user's browser is configured for.
HOW TO SKIP THE TIMEZONE DETECTION:
It is sometimes necessary to skip timezone detection and setup, say you implement a general purpose web service within your app. You can skip it in your controller like this:
It assumes you use the excellent jQuery library in your application. You use it, right? That's the assumption :)
Put this string into your Gemfile:
gem 'cleverua-client_timezone_detection', :require => 'client_timezone_detection'
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