Re: Heavens-Above goes mobile

From: Tristan Cools via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:52:39 +0200
Well Chris, I have been waiting on something like this.  I haven't tried it
yet but I will soon.
Maybe you could consider making an 'app' for Android and/or other operating
systems ?

Thanks again for you work !

Tristan Cools
BWGS


2014-06-19 15:22 GMT+02:00 via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Hi all,
> I just wanted to let you know that we just released a prototype of
> Heavens-Above optimised for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
>
> It uses the latest HTML 5 technology, and is more similar to an app than
> the main web site. It can use the location service of the mobile device,
> and draws all the graphics using JavaScript. I hope the "live sky chart"
> will be of particular interest. It shows all the currently visible
> satellites animated on the sky chart, and no page navigation is necessary
> during an evening of observation. Once the satellite passes for the coming
> night are downloaded from our server, no Internet connection is required,
> so you can use it at a dark sky site where mobile or WiFi networks are
> unavailable.
>
> Feed back and suggestions would be very welcome.
>
> You can find more information, including screen shots at this address;
>
> http://www.heavens-above.com/mobile.aspx
>
> the mobile site itself is here;
>
> http://www.heavens-above.com/mobile
>
> Best wishes,
> Chris Peat
> Heavens-Above.com
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