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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: paulabel]
      #6075274 - 09/11/13 02:41 PM

Unknown at present. Everything is too new.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6076189 - 09/12/13 12:41 AM

Any guidance on SkySafari and iOS7?

I can hold off updating my iPad for some time (SS is the primary reason I bought the device), but for those of us getting the 5s time is almost up.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6076681 - 09/12/13 10:15 AM

We've fixed a few problems in SS3 that were caused by iOS 7. We will submit a new version to Apple tomorrow. Not clear how long it will take for approval. I can imagine they are pretty backed up with developers submitting new versions right now.

The bugs were mostly aesthetic things so it's not like you can't use the existing SS3 on iOS7. The tool bar lost the text labels under the icons and the alerts that pop up when in night vision are bright white.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6076833 - 09/12/13 11:53 AM

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No, there are no current plans for a Windows version.




That's a bummer. I hope you get to explore this option in the future. Switching back to Windows from Macs (after 9 years), it's the program I miss the most. Luckily it works great on my Nexus 7.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: ilovecomets]
      #6082079 - 09/15/13 01:41 PM

Considering it's going to be an iOS 7 centric product, one really cool addition would be utilization of the new bluetooth game controller support. Would allow people to slew the scope and select slew speeds from physical buttons on a game controller case without taking up screen real estate.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Zamboni]
      #6082150 - 09/15/13 02:15 PM

Tristan,

Thanks for pointing that out. We are currently redesigning the slew button layout and this suggestion is something to think about.

Bill


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6084683 - 09/16/13 08:27 PM

I've been using SkySafari 3 on all the iOS7 beta releases including the Gold Master Candidate... with virtually no issues. Certainly none worth worrying about. I use a red plastic sheet on my iPhone and iPad when running SS, so I never noticed the white alert box.

Jim in Boulder


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: HeyJP]
      #6084903 - 09/16/13 10:23 PM

The update for the basic version just downloaded to my iPhone 4S running iOS 6. It works fine until you try to use night mode. Then it crashes and won't open again. I guess I can't use the program until Wednesday.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Zamboni]
      #6085543 - 09/17/13 09:19 AM

Tristan,

This is not a simple incompatibility with the new release and iOS 6. We tested this thoroughly. First try rebooting your device. If the problem continues, contact us at our support email.


Bill


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6085726 - 09/17/13 10:58 AM

Tristan (et al),

I've looked into this and it is a real problem. Some code crept into the iOS 6 flow that should only be happening in iOS 7. We thought this had all gotten tested but obviously not.

NOTE: this only affects the basic version of the app. We are resubmitting new binaries today that will fix it. In the meantime, you will have to uninstall and re-install the app to get it working again. Just don't use Night Vision until the fix is released.

Sorry.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6086051 - 09/17/13 01:44 PM

Yeah, I rebooted, uninstalled, reinstalled AND tested it on two other iPhones in the household (everyone in the house has a 4S) before posting about it to make sure it wasn't a one-off glitch.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Zamboni]
      #6097600 - 09/23/13 10:49 PM

i just downloaded the update, 3.8.2 - is this v4.0? will this (3.8.2) work on both iOS 6 & 7?
thanks for all your work,
David


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: helpwanted]
      #6098063 - 09/24/13 09:36 AM

David,

Why would you wonder if this was 4.0 when it is called 3.8.2? As we've said, SS 4 is not due out until around the end of the year. 3.8.2 is compatible with iOS 4 through 7. SkySafari 4 will be iOS 7 only.

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6098109 - 09/24/13 09:56 AM

Thanks for the clarification.
I was asking if it was the the fourth version because you were talking as if the next thing out was a new version, not just an update. You mentioned one version for iOS6, and another for iOS7, so when I saw an update saying it was compatible with both, I though this was a major, not just an update.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: helpwanted]
      #6100056 - 09/25/13 10:11 AM

I have Sky Safari Pro and have found that when going to "tonights best" a lot of times it gives targets at or below horizion, is anyone finding similar issues? thank you, Kasey

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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6100104 - 09/25/13 10:42 AM

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David,

Why would you wonder if this was 4.0 when it is called 3.8.2? As we've said, SS 4 is not due out until around the end of the year. 3.8.2 is compatible with iOS 4 through 7. SkySafari 4 will be iOS 7 only.

Bill




Thanks for that bit on V4; I'll be dragging my bum to upgrade due to bugs and just plain ugly UI, I'm loath to drop a rather good looking user interface.

On version numbers the software industry has a spotty history. For example I'm running Office 2010 on my work computer but Microsoft calls it version 14.0.7106.5001. Sun played similar games with its' OS version numbers and there are other examples of version number abuse (I blame marketing more than the programmers).

So for some of us that have been exposed to this version number game this is sadly, a legit question. Good know you guys don't play this game.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #6100279 - 09/25/13 12:27 PM

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I have Sky Safari Pro and have found that when going to "tonights best" a lot of times it gives targets at or below horizion, is anyone finding similar issues? thank you, Kasey



It will show objects below the horizon, but the entry should be grayed rather white. The list should show the "best" objects from your location that are observable sometime that night.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: btschumy]
      #6100505 - 09/25/13 02:16 PM

thank you Bill,
Kasey


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: rboe]
      #6100784 - 09/25/13 04:22 PM

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Thanks for that bit on V4; I'll be dragging my bum to upgrade due to bugs and just plain ugly UI, I'm loath to drop a rather good looking user interface.




Sadly, it is inevitable. My iPad Mini us updating as I type, and my new phone is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Bye bye iOS6.

Could be worse though. The changes at Yahoo are both hard-to-read and hideous (whereas iOS7 is just hard to read in the sunlight). A second grader has more design-sense than the graphic designers Yahoo hired.


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Re: Sky Safari 4 new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6101488 - 09/25/13 11:07 PM

It is, but I'm in no hurry.

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