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Post  sabrewulf on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 am

Hi all,

As some of you may know I've written an app for the iPhone (can be used on iPad) called Sky Harbinger that downloads data from the 7Timer weather prediction website and displays the data in an easy to read format.

I've just released an update that adds in some moon phase data and other information into a nice block.

One thing I have just noticed is that sometimes the data from the server has a null value (mainly the "seeing" value it seems) and this causes a big bar to be drawn down for the seeing. I'll be reviewing the app for iPhone5 compatibility in the near future so I'll double check my error routines to make sure this "bug" is fixed.

Cheers,
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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  sabrewulf on Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:03 am

Just a heads up, the 7Timer! website is currently offline, you will get a Black screen with just the "S" showing. Hopefully it will come back online soon.

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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  sabrewulf on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:22 am

It seems that there is an ongoing issue with the 7Timer website.

From the app point of view, I've updated it to 1.0.3 to include some extra error message reporting and a user adjustable timeout. I've also added in the ability for the app to run natively on both the iPad and new iPhone5 screens.

For the moment we can only hope that the 7Timer site fixes up the timeout issues, the app is doing the best it can to ensure data is gathered but there is only so much I can do.

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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  vinculum on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:20 am

Awesome development of the app Simon, just hanging out for droid version mmm droid Wink
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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  sabrewulf on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:19 am

I've got the SDK Matt, just have to find the time to convert it. I've had a few people ask for a 'droid version Smile
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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  sabrewulf on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:22 pm

Hi all,

In typical fashion, I've just found a bug with the app. It only affects the iPad as far as I can tell. When you bring up the data block the moon is in the wrong position.

Before I fix it up, is there anything else you can think of that might be useful?

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Re: Sky Harbinger App

Post  sabrewulf on Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:57 am

Hi everyone,

V1.0.4 has been approved. It fixes the moon graphics when running on an iPad/iPhone5.

Thanks again to everyone who uses the app Smile

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