Jul 2010

Version 1.4 Available

Version 1.4 of Satellites is available on the App Store.

Version 1.4 Submitted

Version 1.4 of Satellites was just submitted to the App Store.

It contains the changes in last week's blog entry plus one more. When running in iOS4,
Satellites does not actually stop executing when you press the button on the device, which means that it may actually run for days and days. After a few days the elements it read when it started will become stale, so Satellites now re-reads the ISS elements when it is woken from sleep (and more than 30 minutes have passed since it went to sleep).

Three Months Work

April 12, 2010 (Monday) 2 changes, 14 files
  • Minor adjustments preparing for iPhone 4.0
April 22, 2010 (Thursday) 3 changes, 38 files
  • Change sphere model (vertex and normals) from being computed to a pre-computed array
  • Change when the solar illumination is applied so it doesn't have to be recomputed so often
  • More detailed coastlines ("Welcome!" to the Isle of Wight, South Georgia and other small islands!)
  • Shut down location manager when position is close enough
May 17, 2010 (Monday) 1 change, 22 files
  • JD_UNIX + JD_CORE time basis change
June 2, 2010 (Wednesday) 2 changes, 30 files
  • Some fiddling with twilight colors to enhance day and night
June 4, 2010 (Friday) 2 changes, 40 files
  • Refactor "Globe" --> "Earth" and "Basic" --> "Globe"
  • Use all ~9100 Yale stars
June 12, 2010 (Saturday) 2 changes, 10 files
  • If viewing a 'prediction' pass when putting Satellites to sleep, reset the time to the current time on waking
June 15, 2010 (Tuesday) 1 change, 13 files
  • Move slider to correct value at application start, regardless of previous setting
  • Catch iOS4 preference changes while sleeping on waking
June 16, 2010 (Wednesday) 1 change, 20 files
  • Use new icons (iPod only so far)
June 19, 2010 (Saturday) 1 change, 10 files
  • Add "settings" in tab bar
June 23, 2010 (Wednesday) 1 change, 13 files
  • New splash screens for 1.35
June 24, 2010 (Thursday) 2 changes, 11 files
  • Icon 'scale' changes
July 5, 2010 (Monday) 2 changes, 27 files
  • Some preparation for replacing the cache with TLE text files.
  • Make all preferences properties of appDelegate
July 6, 2010
  • Switched to TLE cache files