Won't connect to the synscan wifi module. It shows up but then fails to connect. It works perfectly in iOS. Edit: app will now connect as I've changed synscan settings via iOS. Unfortunately the app on here won't align properly and thinks, for example, that Polaris is underground. It sleeps in seemingly random directions. iOS version has no problem Re:reply from PTC. Erm...both location and time are correct. (Always were) App still drives my mount crazy.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and this app somehow kills its compass! Only a restart fixes it. This makes it extremely difficult aligning my scope and using other apps to star gaze. I'm quite surprised it manages to do this, presumably it's crashing some driver
Have used it for 4 observation nights with SkySafari on top and works surprisingly well, GoTos are very very accurate. Did have the occasional crash but i think that's more to do with Android. Please add alignment sync on current position to an object (regardless of alignment status) ! So that when it crashes (and running on a complex OS it will crash much more than the embedded software of the hand controller) i can realign by basically telling it where it left off, instead of doing the whole procedure once more
This review was written after two observing attempts during challenging Scottish conditions. One successful the other not so. For: In short, very promising app, telescope responds well to commands from the tablet. Basic Solar Tracking easy and quick to set up. Does not kill the phone / tablet with fancy Graphics. Needs work on: Alignment object list needs more work -ability to name a star / planet THAT IS visible if it doesn't appear on the list - as well as Alignment on a single item. Night one set up and located 5 items in a break in the cloud of around 15 minutes - was impressed with the easy set up. Night 2, the second Alignment star was covered in cloud. The Stars that were visible, were not on the list... Vega, big, bright not on list! or Saturn for that matter! scope set up for 0 to 90 degrees... A jpg of the constellation map on alignment page would also be nice touch.
Apps Crash after lunch! Play fix it thx
Found the app very easy to use and more helpful than the hand held controller. Lots of useful information is put in front of you to make good alignment star decisions. Easier to attain a useful alignment using the app plus wifi module. Initially had trouble connecting to the module from the app's initial screen but found that if you open the app's settings before attempting to connect it connects every time. Recommend this app to people like me with limited astronomical knowledge.
Fixed slew bug