Quote:Josh.I bought one for my iPhone. I played around with it during the day and it looks very good. I'm looking forward to using the local horizon defining feature on my observing sites. That seems to be a killer feature for this app.Thank you for the good app.
David Member of International Dark-Sky Association
Quote:I'm running it on my iPad now and it works fine, although a version that took advantage of the ipad's larger screen would be most welcome
Quote:Quote:I'm running it on my iPad now and it works fine, although a version that took advantage of the ipad's larger screen would be most welcome I would like to make sure there won't be a separate "HD" version of the app separate from the current version so I wouldn't have to pay another $10 to get the iPad version if I buy the iPhone version now.
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Quote:It also looks an awful lot like AstroPlanner for the PC.
Quote:Any plans for an Android version?
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Quote:Two suggestions:1. Ability to sort the observing list like you can with catalogs. If I put a list together I would like to quickly sort in order imshould observe them on a given night.2. Solar system objects (at least the planets)
Quote:I have beta tested and even consulted on the design of a number of astronomy apps for iPhone, and have been frustrated that not one programmer jumped at the suggestion to write an app with Observer Pro's capabilities. "Too hard," they all said; "no good way to design such an interface." I am not a programmer, and so was unable to code it myself. I just stumbled across Observer Pro, and am glad to hear Josh has written my dream program. Thanks, Josh! I'll download it and follow this page. Bet it is great, and will only get better!
Quote:What would you think if I supported the other sort modes in the Observing List through the action menu? This would lose any custom sorting you may have set but allows both paradigms to be supported.
Quote:Yes thanks, Trombone; perhaps you read in my signature that I have only an iPod, not an iPhone. According the the blurb on the App Store, there is a way to enter the horizon using a protractor and a compass. Presumably with an iPhone, there is some kind of augmented reality function allowing the horizon to be traced with the camera while the compass and GPS render the horizon effortlessly. Can anyone comment on the difficulty of roughing out a horizon manually? I figure it will be worth the effort.
Quote:Quote:What would you think if I supported the other sort modes in the Observing List through the action menu? This would lose any custom sorting you may have set but allows both paradigms to be supported.Could the first task of any built-in sorting script always be to save the custom sort order for later restoration?
Quote:Quote:Quote:What would you think if I supported the other sort modes in the Observing List through the action menu? This would lose any custom sorting you may have set but allows both paradigms to be supported.Could the first task of any built-in sorting script always be to save the custom sort order for later restoration? That's an interesting idea. Originally I was going to support multiple observing lists (and I may add it in the future). If there's the ability to maintain multiple observing lists I could add a 'duplicate' function that would effectively be the way you would 'save' your manually sorted list before sorting by magnitude/transit/etc.Josh
Quote:Could do both. Allow not only creating, but saving and naming custom sorts for use across all custom lists. Also, upon invoking a built-in sort, first save the current custom sort to prevent frustration from accidentally lost sorts. Cool thing is, saving just the parameters (not the sorted list) would occur so quickly as to cause essentially no hit to performance.
Quote:Busted! But only temporarily. In my excitement, I forgot to check the system requirements. Observer Pro will not run on my older iPod. Funny thing is, had I tried to download it from the iPod, I may have gotten a warning that it was too old; but, when downloading from my Mac's desktop, iTunes gives no such warning, despite knowing the type of iPod I have. Apple, thy name is Redmond! Thou ought to know better.
Quote:iPod Touch Gen 2 running iOS 4.2.1. Got a build for antique iPods, even if not all the features worked?
Quote:Hi Josh,Sorry I've been away from CN for a while -- the ideas for sorting the observing list that I've seen are all good ones. Just being able to sort the list like the others would be a welcome start in my book. BTW, having multiple observing lists would be a great enhancement too!In terms of the planets, the visibility charts would be the most useful anyway (for me, at least). In terms of planning, I'm looking for the answer to "when is Saturn around at 9pm" because I do a lot of outreach events
Quote:IPad please........that's all that's making me hesitate to press "BUY"