Space Weather 188.8.131.52 for Windows Phone is out. This addresses an issue that was causing the app to crash. We also sneaked in a feature that shows more variety of images on the Aurora forecast and Alerts page.
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Microsoft contacted us last week and asked if we would like to participate in the Red Stripe deal for Windows Phone and Windows 8! We said “Yes!”
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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!
As always, you can download the app here:
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:
- 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:
You can see a demo video here:
You can read more about Building Space Weather 4.0 here:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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/
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:
Here is the Twin Cities Pioneer Press article: