No, this app isn't as slick as a lot of modern apps are, but it made our eclipse experience SO much better than it would have been without it. It literally talked us through each segment of the eclipse. It was great to have the audible cues so we could focus on observing the various eclipse events instead of looking at an app or other reference material. Thanks so much for making this available to the public!
Genius! Talks (yes, really talks) you through the entire eclipse based on your local coordinates. Suggests times to take equally spaced photos. Tells you when to wear and remove glasses and when to look for shadow bands (snakes). Oh - and let's you do practice runs so you're fully prepared. Thanks to YouTube channel "Smarter Every Day" for recommending this app. Worth every penny. Addendum: We used the app today, (8/21/17) and really enjoyed it. The audible cues and countdown were helpful and actually exciting. Can't wait to use it again in 2024.
This app did exactly what it advertised. My hat is off to the developer. I stumbled across this app while researching information on the eclipse, and it was interesting to discover that this app originally was designed and ran on a old PDA! On the day of the eclipse, the call outs were spot on...I did not need to adjust the app timer at all. All the times listed with the various pictures of the phases allowed me to capture photos of the progression. Again, this app delivered everything it promised....and more, because it became part of the total experience!
I thought this app was amazing. We used the times to really experience the event. I used this app with another app called "Sun Locator Lite" I mainly used the other app to get an AR view of the sun's path so I could set up my camera. If you could incorporate something like that into your app you will have an amazing eclipse app. One last thing I need to say TOTALITY!
Wonderfully useful for an amateur astronomy buff. I downloaded the companion app as well if I needed Long/Lat conversion. I'd like to see that feature incorporated into next version of main program. The audible cues were accurate down to the second. My kids got ridiculously excited when an alarm chimed with new suggestion. We looked for Shadow Bands. Saw none. We did see the crescent shaped shadows on our shelter from dappled sunlight shining through a tree. I don't recall hearing a cue about that. I might've missed it. If it doesn't exist in the current build, maybe add it? Totally worth the $2. Looking forward to 2024 edition.
Perfect for the Eclipse today! The voice notifications were great, fantastic safety reminders, and everyone around me could hear it too. I hope it is still around in 2024 when the next eclipse rolls through the US. The only improvement I would suggest is maybe being able to click on the contact point for more info (such as it being the "diamond ring"). I never saw much in the Eclipse data page either... but I didn't spend much time there.
Fixed minor bug in eclipse data saving
Fixed minor bug in notification handling
The Smithsonian Solar Eclipse app is your guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.