Disable timezone offsetting

What is the feature?

In the travel industry, most times are stored, shown and edited as local times to prevent misunderstandings due to timezones. If a flight leaves on Sat, 28 Aug 2021 14:00:00 UTC +02:00, we would store Sat, 28 Aug 2021 14:00:00.

In Forest, times are always offset using the Timezone setting.

As a consequence, we decided to set our Timezone setting to Africa/Abidjan for all users, UTC+0.

This is now causing new issues, and we would like to switch our timezone setting to Europe/Paris.

Would it be possible, on a per-field basis, to indicate we want to ignore timezone offset ?

For example, I would set my departure_time field as ‘ignore timezone offset’ and my created_at or updated_at default fields as ‘timezone offset activated’

Who else would be using this feature?

I believe travel companies as well as companies managing local times in various timezones would benefit from this feature.

Hello @remi_okarito,

Thanks for your very clear and well explained contribution. I’m sharing your suggestion with our product team.