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:
Dear Reddit.com users, thanks for posting my app and keeping it in the hot section for a brief moment.
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.
We have identified the issue with the application closing after the upgrade. The fix has been submitted to Microsoft for certification. The issue was with one of the old files that didn’t get cleaned up with the new version.
As a work around, all you have to do is uninstall the app and reinstall it from the app store. This new version (126.96.36.199) will take care of that for you. Thank you for your patience. We hope you are enjoying the update.
If you are upgrading Space Weather from an older version of the application and it closes immediately when you launch it 3.0, please uninstall the app and reinstall it from the app store. We are investigating.
The only app that forecasts and reports space weather is now available exclusively for Windows Phone.
MINNEAPOLIS – Available today, the app Space Weather is releasing a completely new experience for Windows Phone users with version 3.0. Space Weather is an application that reports current and forecasted space weather information on and around planet Earth.
Upon opening the app, users are presented with current space weather, space weather over the last 24 hours, and the space weather forecast. They also see a list of the last space weather alerts, charts and graphs of different space weather indices, and explore other mediums like RSS news feeds, images, and even movies! Thanks to the panorama swipe it is organized neatly in these categories. The app’s header always displays the current Kp index and has an alert ticker that lets them know the most recent alert. Space Weather app also includes a Live Tile feature and a dynamic lock screen!
Space Weather is now available for $.99 in the US and is priced accordingly in other regions. This introductory sale price will end September 11, 2013 where it will be priced at $1.99. The app is available world-wide on the Windows Phone Store. This is just in time for aurora season and the prediction of solar maximum (when the sun’s activity is at its peak)!
This update is free for existing customers for both Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.
Space Weather app is developed by Timothy Stewart, an independent web and mobile developer who lives and works in Minneapolis.
You can download the app here in the Windows Phone Store: