The app was designed to be used in the field where Internet connectivity is not available. However when the app is run for the first time, it requires Internet access to download the media file (just over 110MB, you get a lot of great content). Also, there are links in the text provided in the app that link to external websites that require Internet access to use.
NOTE: The media file download that happens when the app is run for the first time can, depending on your data plan, incur additional charges. If this is your case, we recommend you defer purchasing this app until you are in an area where you have unmetered or lower cost Internet access (such as home or office WiFi connectivity). In any case, neither Outer World Apps nor CSETI is responsible for any additional charges.
The Guide section consists of the following topics:
* * How to Use This App
* * Setting Up Your Phone
* Contact Protocols
* * Overview
* * Preparations
* * Meditation and CTS (audio)
* * Making Contact (audio)
* What to Look for
* * Types of Phenomena
* * Night Sky Phenomena
* * Close-Proximity Phenomena
* * Electromagnetic Phenomena
* Reference Guide
* * Additional Equipment
* * About CSETI
* * The Disclosure Project
* * The Orion Project
* * Dr. Steven M. Greer
* * Glossary of Terms
* * Suggested Reading List
* * Credits and Copyrights
The Tones section provides audio that is of interest:
* Crop Circle Tones (audio)
* Mt. Shasta Tones (audio)
* CSETI Logo in 3-D (audio)
* Fibonacci Sequence (audio)
The Meditations section provides guided meditations:
* Field Meditation (audio)
* Structure of the Universe (audio)
The Examples section illustrates some observed phenomena:
* Alleged Satellites (video)
* Alleged Meteors (video)
* Orbs (video)
* Compass Polarity Shifts
* Radar Detector Signals (audio)
* Craft in Ultraviolet
* Disc Over the Ocean
* Rio Rico Craft
There is also an Instruments page which has magnetometer related information (direction/compass and magnitude), with an alarm that will alert when the magnitude of the magnetic field exceeds a given value.
NOTE: The instruments do not work well on some phones due to the sensors in the device. Sometimes a calibration procedure helps, try rotating the phone in all directions on all three axes then see if the compass responds correctly. Other than that, there is nothing we can do to fix it. Comparing with other compass apps on the same phone usually yields similar indications. However, the instruments are not the main emphasis of the app, the text and multimedia content is. In any case, please do not purchase the app if you require the instruments to work accurately.
* Shows satellites, planets, stars, and constellations.
- solar system computations using white paper by Paul Schlyter
- satellite TLE data from NORAD feed at celestrak.com
- uses sgp4 c++ port
* Sky View mode ( planetarium sky map view )
- tag satellite flyby by touching a satellite as it goes overhead
- tag planets, stars, and constellations by just tapping on them while in the view
- share tagged objects with friends on your Facebook feed
* Earth View mode ( view earth from space )
- shows "you are here" marker with proper orientation for what your device is pointed at
- day / night shading
- satellite viewing bands indicate when satellites are visible in your sky
* Choose from:
- Brightest satellites
- Favorite satellites
- Amateur radio satellites
- Iridium constellation satellites
* Displays paths of satellite fly-overs
* Uses location services to determine your global position
* Uses NTP ping for accurate time
* Night Mode to reduce eye shock
* Facebook integration:
- publish the satellites you've spotted
- update your favorites list at http://home.xyzw.us/star3map/user.php
* Updates data when network connection is available
* Uses cached copy when away from network
If you have any problems, please email email@example.com. I will respond quickly and provide an update if there is a bug in the software.
Keywords: planetarium, astronomy, skymap, sky map, star chart, star map, satellite tracker, night mode, satellite finder, NASA, NORAD, TLE, Celestrak, dragon c2+, spacex
If you are an advanced user or would like to support the development of SkEye, please consider purchasing this version.
This version has:
• Support for Comets.
• The complete NGC, IC catalog with a powerful object filter
• Satellite tracking
Note that TLE data is not automatically updated. I haven't added this mainly to avoid an extra permission: Internet access.
• All stars upto mag 10 are rendered.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/skeye
Astronomy, Sky Map, Digital Setting Circles, Star chart, Space, Planets
The user specifies a location, which includes latitude, longitude and elevation. The application downloads the latest orbital information (Two Line Elements or TLEs). The application generates a transit prediction map which contains prediction paths for each transit within a specified alert radius.
Pro Version Only: Specify and save multiple locations, Save multiple prediction maps for later viewing, add transit to Calendar, View maps with Google Earth, User specified Two Line Elements. No Ads.
The main screen provides 4 buttons:
•Location - Press this button to add or select the prediction generation location
•Two Line Elements (TLE) - Press this button to download TLEs
•Generate Prediction - Press this button to start the prediction generation
•View Prediction - Press this button to view the prediction map or text file
The options menu provides the following:
•Locations - Press to add, select, edit or delete saved locations (Pro Version Only)
•Predictions - Press to view, share or delete saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only)
•Settings - Press to set user preferences
•DEM Files - Press to list or delete the downloaded DEM Data
•Help - Press to display this help page
•About - Press to display application version, credits and links
Add a named observing location by clicking the "Location" button accessible from the main screen.
The location coordinates can be entered in any of three methods:
•Manually - Enter latitude, longitude and elevation in the text boxes. Positive values represent North and East, negative values South and West. Elevation can be entered in meters or feet above sea level depending on the current prediction units setting. As the coordinates are typed, the map pans to the location. Press the search button to search for a location.
•Map Input - Use the map to zoom and pan to a location. Pressing the Set button sets the location name, coordinates and elevation in the text boxes. The elevation of the current coordinates is retrieved using the specified elevation data source setting. Switch between map and satellite modes by toggling the Map/Sat button.
•GPS - By pressing the GPS button, the application uses GPS to obtain location coordinates and elevation.
Use the locations page accessible from the options menu to edit and delete saved locations.
Once a location has been entered and TLE have been downloaded, press the "Generate Prediction" button to begin prediction generation. The progress bar gives an indication of how long it will take to complete the process. Depending on your CPU speed, it can take a few minutes to generate the predictions. Pressing the cancel button will cancel the prediction.
Once the prediction generation is complete, the prediction map or text file can be viewed. Pressing the View Prediction button brings up the previously generated prediction map. The text button within the map view displays the prediction text. The Map/Sat button switches between Map mode and Satellite mode.
Within the map view press the Google Earth button to view the map in Google Earth (Pro Version Only). Press the save button to save the prediction for later viewing (Pro Version Only).
Use the predictions page accessible from the options menu to view, share and delete previously saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only).
Storage: To store/delete elevation data needed for prediction generation as requested by user
System Tools: To prevent device from sleeping during prediction generation
Network Communications: To download ISS orbital elements from the internet
Your Location: Fine (GPS) location. To obtain your current location if requested by user
Your Accounts: Read Google service configuration. To display predictions using Google Maps (Required by Google)
Point your handset at the sky and see which satellites are there.
Droidsat is for advanced users who want to use their own TLEs or work offline.
Novice users may prefer Space junk or Satellite AR which are more user friendly.
Key features of DroidSat:
- after satellite files have been downloaded, no network connection is required.
- ability to load your own satellite TLE files.
- highly configurable display settings can minimize CPU use and save power.
- fast forward and orbital path display to show future satellite positions.
Enable GPS location and your internet connection before starting it for the first time.
menu->choose tles - select the category of satellite to display (stations.txt for ISS, visual.txt for the brightest satellites, tle-new.txt for recent launches)
menu->playback speed - speed up display by a factor of 10, 30 or 60.
menu->updated tles - update the satellite database. Do this once a week, or after new satellite launches.
menu->preferences - change your display properties (colours, etc.)
You may also copy your own TLE files to
Further instructions are available at
DroidSat is GPL. Source code available at
DroidSat uses Horst Meyerdierks' Sputnik 3.1 java program for satellite position calculations.
Satellite orbital data is downloaded from the celestrak.net, amsat.org and Mike McCants' websites.
Latest update uses MyLocation class from Fedor on stackoverflow.com
Sky Objects turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky.
The Plus adds the new ability to track any near earth objects with a NORAD Id in real time. Follow satellites, the international space station, and more!
Sat Locks My take up to 1-2 minutes over cell networks!
You can get predictions for Iridium Flares for the next 7 days. Think shooting star like flares.
Based on code Open sourced and donated by Google.
Tracking data is courtesy of www.n2yo.com
Anyone interested in helping? Fell free to email.
*Optionally read toast notifications (Android 3.0+)
*Widget to suspend VN
*Customizable TTS message
*Ignore specific apps or notifications containing defined text
*Choice of TTS audio stream
*Choice of speaking when screen or headset is on or off, or while in silent/vibrate mode
(Note: Due to API limitations, a headset that is connected when the VN service starts will need to be reconnected for VN to see the current state; also all Bluetooth devices are detected the same, headset or not)
*Custom delay of TTS after notification
*Repeat notifications at custom interval while screen off
*Post a test notification
Bluetooth - Required to detect whether Bluetooth headset is connected.
Vibrate - Required for Test option while in vibrate mode on Android 4.2+.
Modify Audio Settings - Required for improved wired headset detection on Android 2.0+.
VN operates through Android's Accessibility service and must be enabled in the Accessibility settings.
Shortcuts are provided in the configuration screen to open the Accessibility and TTS settings.
While VN uses the Accessibility service, it is intended to be a convenience tool and not an accessibility tool.
The Accessibility service will give a warning that VN may be able to collect personal data. This is because Accessibility doesn't know what or how data passing through it is used by enabled apps. VN only uses Accessibility to read notification text which is passed directly to TTS and temporary memory (for the notification log). The TTS engine, outside the control of VN, may also use spoken text for other purposes.
Be aware of the accessibility apps that are enabled when you enable VN! If the behavior of system UI changes, it is most likely caused by other accessibility apps that were enabled when VN/Accessibility was turned on. If you believe this is not the case and VN is causing issues for you, please contact me.
ABOUT AUDIO STREAM OPTION:
Behavior of audio streams may vary by device or Android version, so I advise doing your own testing to determine which stream is right for you. The Media stream (default) should be good for most people.
Please email me or submit any issues at https://github.com/pilot51/voicenotify/issues.
I cannot reply to Android error reports unless you leave contact info in the message. Issue reports often require that I ask for more details and/or provide troubleshooting steps.
If necessary, you can sideload any version from http://pilot51.com/apk/voicenotify.
VN is open source under the Apache License. https://github.com/pilot51/voicenotify
1karu5 (Support for new widget picker)
Scott Albertine ('Pause/dim media' option)
Chris Rae "pugwonk" (Improved headset detection for Android 2.0+)
Translation is crowdsourced at http://getlocalization.com/voicenotify.
If for any reason you can't or don't want to use Get Localization, you can always email me or contribute directly to the GitHub project.
French: caliann, Souln77, Titan44
Russian: Max Ponomaryov (ceejay), vanetned
I am not responsible for the notifications that are announced. It is up to you to use the features provided, or not use VN, to prevent unwanted announcing of notifications.
If you want VN silenced on a more flexible schedule than what Quiet Time provides, I would recommend using an app such as Timeriffic. (Not affiliated in any way, just what I use personally)
It is similar to the classic Lunar Lander game that everyone knows. One difference that sets Lander apart from the rest is that it uses side thrusters to change horizontal velocity and doesn't rotate (though v1.1.0 added that option). In my opinion, the style is easier to learn and more appealing than most Lunar Lander games. It can even be a bit addictive. With each round lasting just a few seconds, you don't need to decide if you have enough time to play it.
-Touchscreen controls with custom scale and opacity
-Customizable keys (physical keyboard/D-Pad)
-Adjustable gravity, fuel, and thrust
-Improvements can be toggled (mainly for nostalgia)
-Gameplay modifications (unlocked for $1)
Market billing service - Used to unlock gameplay modifications with in-app purchase.
Tested in emulators to work great on Android 1.5+ as well as QVGA (tiny) to WXGA (tablet) screens! Also tested extensively on Motorola Droid, T-Mobile G1, and Logitech Revue.
For this port, permission and v1.3 source code has been provided by the original developer, George Moromisato (neurohack.com).
Please rate/comment! Just keep in mind that this is a near exact port of a classic game with some tweaks and modifications. That said, I ask that you don't rate negatively just because you don't like the old style.
Please email me or submit to the issue tracker if you have problems! The issue tracker, which can also be used for suggestions, is available at http://tracker.pilot51.com.
Full changelog, original Windows downloads, and other details are available at http://lander.pilot51.com.
Version 2 recreates Cannon from the ground up using the AndEngine open source 2D game engine.
As of 2014-03-15, Cannon is now open source under the Apache License!
The touch screen controls use pressure sensitivity that will likely need adjusted for your device. It is in the Scale preferences screen. Move your finger with a soft touch to adjust angle and power, press harder to fire.
Too slow/boring? Increase the speed multiplier, also in Scale preferences.
Random Targets: Targets are placed randomly on the screen and you try to hit them to gain points. With both Collision and Keep Targets options enabled, as is the default, it becomes a real challenge as old targets become obstacles.
Custom: Create your own target via screen coordinates and change a variety of variables to try hitting it.
Internet & read phone state are required by ads.
Prevent phone from sleeping is requested by AndEngine.
Full change log and other details at http://cannon.pilot51.com.
The issue tracker, which can also be used for suggestions, is at http://tracker.pilot51.com. Though it should be noted that Cannon has been mothballed due to too many negative/unconstructive comments and most of my other apps doing much better and consuming my time.
LIMITATIONS OF FREE VERSION:
-No sightings log
-No Text-To-Speech alerts
-Only allows fetching up to 24 hours ahead for all satellites vs. 10 days in Pro
-Only allows one custom satellite for 10-day pass predictions vs. unlimited satellites in Pro
-Only allows one alert per event vs. unlimited in Pro
-Only manual alert creation vs. semi-automatic in Pro
Internet - Fetch satellite data, browse Heavens-Above site; ads.
Location - Sent to Heavens-Above to find predictions for your sky.
Modify SD card - Write debug files.
View Network State - Check connectivity before trying to download data.
Vibrate - Notifications (optional).
PrediSat is ready for translations! Google Translate isn't quite good enough (I've tried), so I need human translators.
If you would like to help, translation is crowdsourced at http://getlocalization.com/predisat
If for any reason you can't or don't want to use Get Localization, you can always email me.
PROBLEMS OR SUGGESTIONS:
Please email me or submit the problem or suggestion at http://tracker.pilot51.com. Usually Google Play comments or even Android crash reports don't tell me everything I need to know to fix it and there is no way for me to reply to either to ask for more details.
Additional keywords: iss space station hubble telescope transit orbit
Spaceflight Now contains what is perhaps the most comprehensive public schedule of worldwide launches.
Check it out at http://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
L-Clock is not affiliated with Spaceflight Now.
Touch an item in the list to display the detected launch date/time and the launch clock. The launch clock shows green and red text to indicate accuracy. For example, if it is green from the days to the minutes and red for the seconds, the parsed launch time didn't include seconds and 0 is used.
Alerts are created as configured for all launches with a schedule accuracy to the minute or better. Press the menu button to access preferences. Volume buttons control system notification volume while the app is visible.
L-Clock is currently in beta. There are a few important features missing and some issues to be resolved by v1.0.0, but the basic functionality is there.
As of 2013-01-12, L-Clock is open source under the Apache License!
If anyone with some graphic design skill would like to help make a better icon and/or feature graphic, please email me. As you can tell, my skill in that area is very weak.
Internet - Needed to download launch data.
View network state - Needed to check connectivity before attempting to download data.
Vibrate - Used for alerts (optional).
Problems or suggestions? Please email me or submit it to the issue tracker on GitHub.
Includes 3 coins:
US 1 dollar
Canadian 2 dollar
This version is ad-supported. There was an ad-free donate version, but with only 1 download after 4 months it has been removed. When and if Coinflip is updated, the plan is to use in-app donations.
Full changelog and more information is available at the website.
The issue tracker, which can also be used for suggestions, is at http://tracker.pilot51.com. Though it should be noted that Coinflip has been mothballed due to low ratings and most of my other apps doing much better and consuming my time.