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#26 Bagwell

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 09:04 PM

I'm not sure that will motivate them very well but I do feel your pain :-)


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:02 AM

We have received the required code library from SkyWatcher and are working on incorporating it now.  There may still need to be some back and forth with the before we have something shippable.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Bill.  Much appreciated.  

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:05 AM

Agree with all the accolades!  Bill and Sky Safari rock!  

 

Looking forward to the release, even if we have to wait until Valentine's Day!



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:04 PM

Apologies for the (now deleted) frustrated post last month. This effort started in August and it is now almost mid-January, hopefully Bill can give us an update.

 

While I can get AZ-GTi/SkySafari to work using both my iPad and iPhone in tandem, it is very cludgy with frequent lost connections which makes it totally unreliable. praying.gif  for some awesome news!


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Sky-Watcher just released an update to the SynScan app that is supposed to eliminate dropped connections when your device goes to the lock screen. I’ve found that to be super annoying so hopefully that will ease things up a bit. Other than that, I have an old iPad I just leave on running SynScan and I use my newer iPad or iPhone to run SkySafari. Normally I don’t have connection problems as long as the old iPad stays running. I think the pointing accuracy is better with the SkySafari app...being able to align on the fly helps, too. It’s not perfect, but it does work!



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Knock knock. Any update?



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:58 AM

Sorry, we have not made much progress on this in the past month or so.  Probably won’t be able to get back to if for a couple of months.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:57 AM

Very disappointing news, but thanks for the update. My plans on using SkySafari and the AZ-GTi with EAA for outreach with iOS devices will be abandoned for now.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:18 PM

In order to get this outreach setup going now than waiting months or longer, I decided to just bite the bullet and purchase a Samsung Galaxy android tablet for dedicated SkySafari/Az-GTi use. That will unfortunately also require having to buy the Android version of SkySafari, and fingers crossed that will work as intended as others have reported.

 

I am disappointed that SkySafari couldn’t get this working on iOS in anywhere near a reasonable time frame, but I have been supporting, using and loving SkySafari Pro for many years now from the early iPad 2 days and will just bite the bullet. Maybe SkySafari Pro on Android will go on sale this weekend when my Galaxy arrives... bawling.gif



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

If I am not mistaken the Android version of SkySafari is free



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Bagwell, you are mistaken.  It is the same price as iOS.

 

Sorry for the delays.  We are a small company and I'm only able to work half time on SkySafari right now.  Much of that time is spent supporting the existing code.  We have another high priority project that is soaking up a lot of bandwidth for the next 2 months.



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Bill, I guess I saw the regular version.  I see the Pro version costs money.  Thanks for correcting me.  

 

Vaughn


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

Bill, you guys said you were working on this since last August, but just got the code mid-Dec and now late Jan not a priority. I just got home with a new Galaxy which I am setting up now. About to spend 39.99 for Android version since you guys didn’t get this done since August. Not to mention I can’t move the add-ons from ios. Any love for a user in this position? 




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