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#1 Brian Gibson

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

I've been experimenting with the addition of a share option in the next myCSC update. It would allow sending a quick email, text message, tweet or Facebook post that includes some default text, small chart image and URL link to selected chart. Would this be useful? What should the default text say other than the Chart Name? In my example screen shots below I used "Join me tonight at (Chart Name) for some observing!" but you can edit the message before sending. Thoughts?

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#2 Roger Corbett

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:21 PM

Fun idea! Could be great for astronomy clubs--they could send out an announcement with the chart letting people know it's going to be a great night. Or, even that the observing will focus on planets or faint fuzzier depending upon transparency and steadiness!

#3 Brian Gibson

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for the feedback Roger. I was struggling with the default text wording for the share message. I've decided to make it a user option in the iOS Settings app for myCSC. The variable {name} can be used to insert the actual chart name.






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