Quote:John,The big improvement is our new Solar System integrator that allows us to correctly predict the paths of near Earth objects like 2012 DA14. I announced this in the vendors forum at: Here You can read about what's new in the Android version Here Bill
Quote:Any plans for a PC version of SkySafari?
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Quote:Sorry guys. No plans for a windows version in the near future. Won't say it could never happen though.
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Quote:The "business proposition" for Mac is that SkySafari was first developed for iOS on the iPhone. It was vastly simpler to port this to Mac since they both use a similar programming model and language.Android was a challenge, but we wanted to be on both major mobile platforms. We realized this was the "next big thing".Astronomy software on Windows has lots of competition and there is some great free software we'd be up against. As I said, we haven't totally ruled it out, but right now we have plenty of existing work to keep us busy. We'd definitely have to hire another programmer to do a port to Windows.
Quote:I managed to get it to load my version of SkySafariPro from the Web based Play Store to my Win7 pc here at work.
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Quote:Well, since the other begging began already.... .....any chance you'll ever make it available outside of Google Play so that it can be purchased for use on the Kindle Fire?
Quote:Quote:Well, since the other begging began already.... .....any chance you'll ever make it available outside of Google Play so that it can be purchased for use on the Kindle Fire? It may be time for us to revisit this. Last year when we looked into it, we didn't like the license terms Amazon imposed on the developers. It basically gave them free rein to set the price of your product and limited how you could price it on other (competing) platforms. I know there was a fair amount of developer outcry over this. Perhaps they have changed by now. I'll add it to my to "do list" to look into.
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Quote:Probably not in the near future. We may be able to support WiFi Direct (which Android does support) in SkyFi, but I think it will take a hardware change. The ROM that hold the firmware is getting pretty full. Not sure if we can squeeze that in.Your best bet for now is to go with Bluetooth using the Roving Networks RN-270 adapter. It has been a great performer.
Quote:No plans for a Windows version. Sorry.
Quote:It's been MY EXPERIENCE that kidnapping and extortion work better if you don't forewarn the intended... I have Sky Safari working fair in windows using the Bluestacks app that I posted either here or on another thread. I'm just not sure to weather it will control a scope as I have a dob and just use it really for minute planning and field charting. I'm working on getting my install instructions a tad smoother for the mere muggle minded and the Android uninitiated. I should have it all together by the weekend.