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Yoddha

Free Android app - APT DC

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Hello, 

We have just released our first mobile app - APT Darkness Clock (APT DC) which allow to calculate the Deep Sky Darkness (DSD) time for selected night.

For link and QR code take a look here:

https://www.ideiki.com/astro/MobileApps.aspx

 Or navigate directly here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.distinct_solutions.aptcalc

Hope you will find the app useful :)

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Downloaded ... your first user ... will test this further.

What do i get being your first downloader? ;)

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Looks useful but it will not let me add a place with Longitude as a negative number. Samsung Galaxy A5 won't give me a minus on the keyboard only a dot.

Will try another device.

David

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Hi David,

Many thanks! We will try to make a simulation for A5. On the test Moto here it is working!?!? Does it behaves same for all 3 locations? ( Just to exclude copy-paste error ;)

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Hi David,

Could you make a screenshot (usually by holding Power and Volume Down buttons pressed in same time) and take a look which version of Android is running on your A5?

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Works fine on samsung note 4, can add a - by using the keyboard that displays.

I'm not sure about the time though, is base time UTC, GST or something else?

Full ADT I don't think is going to be 11:23 at night for me unless that's because of the Moon being slightly around.

Note 4 on 6.1

Nexus 7 2012 rooted on 4.3

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Many thanks!

All times are local. APT DC takes the time zone from the phone.

What is Full ADT? The DSD is taking into account the Moon...

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Thank you. For me today it will be 23:26

 

Should add on the nexus I had to manually enter the location coordinates on the note 4 the two fields auto populated. Which is fine as the nexus doesn't have gps by default turned on.

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Just downloaded it. It's fine with my moto z. 

I'd love to see too an apt, the main one,  for android. Is there a possibility? 

Thanks Yoddha

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Hi Frank,

Thank you for the feedback! :)

A full port of APT to mobile platform is not possible, however some alternatives are considered in a bit longer term ;)

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On 1/23/2018 at 13:17, BargeGazer said:

Looks useful but it will not let me add a place with Longitude as a negative number. Samsung Galaxy A5 won't give me a minus on the keyboard only a dot.

Will try another device.

David

Ivo, It was all down to sticky fingers - screen was not responding as expected. Thanks

David

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Hello,
There is an update of APT DC
 
What's New
2018/01/31 - v1.1 New features and more
- Added possibility to use the app on devices without GPS
- Added possibility to copy the current coordinates as stored location
- Added possibility to grant GPS access from the app, no need to go to the applications settings
 
- Reduced messages for getting the GPS coordinates
- Removed unused permission requirement for “full network access”
- Fixed a spelling error
- Optimizations here and there
 
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Hello,

There is one more update that fixes rare bug in calculating Moon rise time in particular situation.
 
The iOS version in final tests phase :)

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I have been using this app quite a lot to check it really is dark when I want to go outside if it is clear :-)

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APT DC was updated to 1.5 and now supports Androids back to 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) :)

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It has iOS version too :) The Android version was released first and that is the reason to have two topic here...

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Hi, I'm having trouble with the app on both my devices. I've got a saved location set up on both and attempt to switch to it and what ever I try, refresh, save and calc etc, my DSD times are N/A. The app is up to date, and have tried with location services on or off.

6.1 and 4.3

Anything you can suggest I try please?

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I hate to say this but... it doesn't do very much does it? I get the same from Clear Outside app and that tells me the weather as well.

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