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Space Weather 4.1 Released

Hot on the trail of version 4, we have released 4.1.  This includes some bug fixes, optimizations, and the return of the solar storm indicators.  You will now see the current geomagnetic storm status as well as the solar x-ray status on the main pivot.  Update now to get the latest features!

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As always, you can download the app here:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/space-weather/a6f54073-41ac-e011-a53c-78e7d1fa76f8

Space Weather 4.0 for Windows Phone 8 Released

We released Space Weather 4.0. This redesign is the product of the design consultation I won from Microsoft and Nokia.

Here are the details of this release:
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  • Nokia/Microsoft Design consultation refresh
  • Redesigned entire application
  • Kp on main pivot on a scale of 0-9
  • Aurora on ellipse shows the intensity
  • Aurora activity likelihood is shown on main pivot
  • Flickr images of auroras displayed on first and second pivot, space weather images displayed on Forecast and Last 24h
  • Active Alert count displayed on Alerts pivot
  • Alert list isn’t so busy or bold
  • Alert details page is toned down
  • Alert details shows the summary in the header
  • Explore pivot redesigned, charts are now included in this hub rather than its own panorama item
  • Live Tile redesigned. It now shows the Kp index scale just like the first pivot or a condensed version depending on the size (we like the Wide Tile with a transparent background on 8.1)
  • Live Tile counter updates according to the current active alerts (Anything in the alerts section which has occurred in the last 24 hours).
  • Lockscreen removed. This will make a return in future versions. We didn’t think it was up to par with the rest of the application and ran out of time. This will make its way back soon.
  • Thanks again DVLUP, Nokia, and Microsoft!

You can download the app here:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/space-weather/a6f54073-41ac-e011-a53c-78e7d1fa76f8

 

You can see a demo video here:

 

You can read more about Building Space Weather 4.0 here:

http://www.techtronic.us/blog/post/space/building-space-weather-4-0/

Big Update Coming for Space Weather

It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, mainly because I have been working on an update for Space Weather. Space Weather 4.0 is coming soon. Here’s a preview of the redesign.
Space Weather 4.0

Comet ISON

Comet ISON made its trip around the sun yesterday, surprisingly it survived.  You can check out the action using Space Weather app for Windows Phone.  Over the next few days the movies section will show comet ISON’s journey.  Here are some screenshots from the app.

You can download the app here:

Space Weather for Windows Phone

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Space Weather Updated to 3.0.2.0

We’ve released an update for Space Weather for Windows Phone.  Microsoft has a pretty fast turnaround time right now. This was certified less than 48 hours after we submitted it!  This release was mainly to address some bugs but we also added some more images in the gallery.  We’ve also added a feedback link in-app (and someone has already used it!) so feel free to send your comments.  In true Agile fashion, the feedback form consists of:

Please start doing:

Please stop doing:

Please continue doing:

Here is a screenshot of the release notes.  We include them inside of the app for every release since the beginning.

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Don’t forget to set your lock screen

If you are using Space Weather for Windows Phone 8, don’t forget that we added lock screen functionality in 3.0.  You can set your lock screen to always show the latest space weather information.  Just go to settings in app or in your phone’s settings to change it.

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Look who is listed as a top 5 app for Nokia this week

Nokia listed Space Weather as one of their top 5 favorite apps this week.  Check it out. http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/09/14/our-5-favourite-new-windows-phone-apps-of-the-week-18/

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Writers in the Twin Cities pick up on Space Weather

A few local new sources have picked up on our app.  Both the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and CityPages have written about Space Weather.

Here is the CityPages article:

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New app forecasts space weather

 

Here is the Twin Cities Pioneer Press article:

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Space Weather and BeforeNow: cool apps, local roots

 

Space Weather 3.0 in the Reddit Windows Phone section

Dear Reddit.com users, thanks for posting my app and keeping it in the hot section for a brief moment.

http://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphone

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Great write-up from our friends at WPCentral.com

We just saw that WPCentral.com wrote up a nice review of Space Weather 3.0.  They reviewed Space Weather way back in 2011 when it was first released.  We know a lot has changed in the app since then, and they noticed too.  Check it out.

http://www.wpcentral.com/space-weather-receives-massive-update-and-goes-free-you-gaze-cool-science-stuff

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