Sky Voyager is now Sky Safari
Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:15 PM
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:12 AM
Do like the planning and other updates hope they fix it
Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:27 PM
With respect to the name change, a change was required by Carina Software as part of our agreement with them.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:13 PM
Keep up the good work.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 06:39 PM
OR Do i need to change some settings in the software for this to work. Doesn't seem to be.
Else, the new update is nice. The interface and rendering is crisp. Thanks. I love this software..
Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:12 PM
There were a couple of problems with 2.0 SkySafari on 1st generation touches and iPhones. We have submitted a new version to Apple and hopefully it will be available in a few days. Thank you for your patience
I'm sure it'll be well worth a short wait, as the last version of SkyVoyager was my favorite astronomy application on any platform. Also, good to see Southern Stars re-emerge after the Carina merger. SkyChart was always a great bargain, and had some useful features I've not seen elsewhere.
And while I'm on the subject of old, well-loved software, I did a lot of my dissertation on WriteNow back in the late '80s. Much thanks for that, Bill.
Posted 24 October 2010 - 10:19 PM
It's a real bummer too, since I also invested in Sky-Fi and the cable for my CGE mount. I used the app for several days without incident, then all of a sudden, after I set the limiting magnitude for DSOs to 12.5, this flickering bug kicked in. A reset to default settings didn't fix the issue.
I'm debating returning the Sky-Fi at this point. It's worthless without a functional app.
Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:51 AM
A 2.0.1 release should be available on the App Store in a day or so. Hopefully it will take care of your problems. If not please contact us via email or phone so we can figure out what is happening. This is not the norm for other users.
In the meantime, try restarting the app. This means actually getting into the task manager and killing it. Just hitting the Home button does not quite the app. It sound like the app has gotten into some strange state.
Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:31 AM
I did an app reset *and* and iPod Touch reset, and things are back stable. I'll experiment a bit to see if I can figure out which feature in Sky Safari I tweaked to trigger the glitch, and PM you if I do. I will also download the patch when available.
I really like the app when it's running properly. It is the best of the best of the astronomy apps I have.
Also, I actually liked the old name, but also completely understand the logic of the new. The MacOS/iOS native browser is called "Safari". Sky Safari is to the sky as Safari is to the internet. Clever, really.
Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:48 PM
Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:31 PM
1. Much appreciate the ability to display gobs of DSO in a wide fov!
That's a great addition and makes Sky Safari unique.
2. It seems slower to load now--or is that my imagination?
Maybe the screen did something before on opening to indicate it was loading. Several times now I've thought Sky Safari had frozen!
3. I'd recommend that the upgrades in the future preserve a user's location!
I didn't know what was going on. Each time I launched it, it kept asking me "Do you want to use location services?".
I was bracing myself for the "fun" of refinding my latitude and longitude and tapping that in! Fortunately, I live near a city that's included, so that was a piece of cake-- good feature, a city location list.
4. Is there a way to turn off the sounds?
Now when you tap on an object, there's a click.
5. Was really glad to see that there was a way of turning off the video arcade display of numbers showing altitude, etc.
I'm sure many like it or ignore it, but it was visually distracting, so the option there is great!
6. Has the type of screen projection changed?
It's much more like being in a house of mirrors than before when I slide my finger across the screen-- and that's not good, especially for someone who has benign positional vertigo!
7. Has the object information been dropped?
I hope/trust not. That was one of the big plusses of SkyVoyager, the ability to see those photos and get some descriptive info on the objects.
The web page at http://www.southerns...i/features.html
indicates it's all still there, but I can't find it!
"558 Deep Sky Object Descriptions"
"287 Deep Sky Object Images"
I must have missed a setting!
In any event, glad to see all the work that's going into the app.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:19 PM
Select your target on the touch screen. Turn phone so it's in portrait rather than landscape mode. On the bottom you'll see a menu. Select "Info". On the bottom right of the "Info" screen you'll see a "Description" button if further information about the object is available. On the description page you get links to one or more images plus lots of historical information.
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