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Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 13-11-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By btschumy
Total Solar Eclipse in Australia - and SkySafari on Sale to Celebrate!

[From Tim Debenedictis at SouthernStars]

Greetings from Port Douglas, Queensland! Australia's total solar eclipse takes place tomorrow, and we'll be on the beach to see it. Feel free to stop by...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 08-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
Geoff, If your Android device can't connect...

Geoff,

If your Android device can't connect to Ad Hoc networks (some can without jail breaking), then you have a couple of options:

1. Connect via bluetooth. The bluetooth adapter you have may...
Forum: Software and Computers 15-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By btschumy
What Gary says is true. Apple has now started...

What Gary says is true. Apple has now started requiring "sandboxing" of all apps in the Mac App Store. This sandboxing has broken the ability to talk to the mount over the USB port. If you are...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 07-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By btschumy
It is indeed the case that apps in the background...

It is indeed the case that apps in the background will get terminated by iOS if it needs the memory. I see this happen all the time with SkySafari (which consumes a lot of memory). There really...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 06-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
The SkyFi is just a "dumb" box that listens on a...

The SkyFi is just a "dumb" box that listens on a network port and sends the commands out the RS-232 on the other side. SkyFi doesn't know anything about specific mounts. That intelligence is all in...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 31-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
It will be a couple of weeks. We are back on iOS...

It will be a couple of weeks. We are back on iOS and Mac, getting ready for MacWorld in a couple of weeks. A side reason for holding off the Android import is that the format is not compatible with...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 31-12-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
We just released SkySafari 1.0.1 for Android...

We just released SkySafari 1.0.1 for Android today. We have made big improvements in speed as well as fixing a couple of memory smash errors that can result in crashes. The full list of changes is...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 25-12-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By btschumy
Importing Observing List is certainly implemented...

Importing Observing List is certainly implemented on iOS (just tap an observing list in an email message or on a web site). We ran into a couple of snags on Android at the last minute that cause us...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 23-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
Oh, by the way, here is the info about it on our...

Oh, by the way, here is the info about it on our web site:

http://www.southernstars.com/products/skysafari_android/index.html
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 23-12-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,830
Posted By btschumy
Dang. You did beat me. I was just coming here to...

Dang. You did beat me. I was just coming here to announce it.

Enjoy.

Bill
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 13-12-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By btschumy
We have had a couple of reports of the data...

We have had a couple of reports of the data update hanging. Are you stuck at the "Installing Files" with it saying 100% done? Have you filed a bug report?

External GPS would only be supported if...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 12-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By btschumy
The Beta 3 had some problems with downloading the...

The Beta 3 had some problems with downloading the additional data files. Part of the problem was that our server was totally overloaded.

We have released Beta 4 with a new, more robust data...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 10-12-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,506
Posted By btschumy
PUBLIC Beta 3 of SkySafari for Android

Folks-

As you probably know, Saturday brings the last total lunar eclipse until April, 2014. It also brings something else: our first public beta of SkySafari for Android. That’s right! We’re...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 06-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By btschumy
Hi, this is Bill from Southern Stars chiming in. ...

Hi, this is Bill from Southern Stars chiming in.

If your hand controller has died, then SkySafari may not help you. It assumes you have already done a 2 star alignment using the hand...
Forum: Software and Computers 27-05-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By btschumy
Hi, this is Bill from Southern Stars. Glad you...

Hi, this is Bill from Southern Stars. Glad you guys are interested in the Mac version of SkySafari. The initial release will have a functionality similar to the iOS products. So there will be some...
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