Time-the-Sat - New Version Released

From: <satrack_at_libero.it>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:11:27 +0100 (CET)
Dear All,

we have just released a new version of Time-the-Sat app. Following the 
suggestions
received so far, this new version includes new functions and options, in 
details:

1) Four NTP pools have been added to the NTP list. The pool should 
automatically provide
a NTP server close to the user location.

2) One item of the NTP list can be now edited by the user (the 5th item);

3) The program runs also without Internet connection. In this case the program
will use the last saved time correction;

4) The time correction is saved either on user request or exiting (properly) 
the app;

5) The list of times is retained also when the application is closed. The user 
has to manually 
clear the list through the specific menu command. This is useful when the 
Internet is not available 
during the measurement session and the user wants to perform the time 
correction later;

6) The synchronization is performed only on user request.

In the previous version, the list of times could be saved to a local file 
(folder  /mnt/sdcard/timethesat) 
or shared with other installed applications.

In this new version, the list can also be uploaded to SatFlare server. When 
the app is installed, an ID 
is generated and shown just above the user coordinates, in the main screen. 
This ID is used 
to identify the user measurements and for querying the SatFlare DB. 

A button named "Time-The-Sat" has been added to the time control panel of the 
online tracker 
of SatFlare. Through this button the user can access to all the times saved on 
the server, 
and automatically set the tracker simply by clicking on the list.

I hope these new changes will be useful to all of you who use the application 
every day, and 
to those who want to use this application during the incoming occultation or 
Regulus as well
( http://occultations.org/regulus2014/ ). If necessary, we can also add 
specific functions to collect 
times generated during this event.

The application can be downloaded from the following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.satflare.timesat

The times you upload on SatFlare site can be obtained using the following 
query page:

http://www.satflare.com/TimeTheSatQuery.asp

Additional details on the use of the app can be found here:

http://www.satflare.com/cronobino.html

Best Regards,
Simone



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