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Good excuse to go outside and LOTS of fun!
I have used this app for a couple of years now and I love it. It couldn't be easier to see find a visible flare with a compass on the display pointing the direction and the angle to look up displayed makes finding flares easy! It's fun to show and educate children with it, it's a good way to get kids interested in the sky even if they live in an urban area. It's can be fun to be in a group of people and "have a feeling" that something is going to happen in the sky and have friends look in the right direction as it happens, explain it away as magic. ;)
OsgoodKelch on Jul 29, 2012 for Iridium Flares
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Great app, great fun
I've used this app many times to spot flares and it's always been spot on. With the countdown timer and built in compass it's a breeze to pop out and catch a flare even on a cold winter night. My one item to add to the wish list would be to add a direction of orbit marker. Even though you get to know most of the satellites and their orbits after many viewings, it would still be handy and currently available from the same site used for time and location. Thanks for app, easy recommendation for me.
Trocergian on May 1, 2012 for Iridium Flares
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Must Have App
I love this app. Thanks so much for the updates.
sOulbAit on Aug 10, 2011 for Iridium Flares
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Direction of travel
Really enjoy the app. One thing I'm missing, however, is an indication of which direction the sat. will be traveling (north to south, or south to north). This info is available on Heavens Above and it is helpful in determining where to look to visually acquire the sat. early in it's passage. Hope I'm not just overlooking how to find this on the app. Thanks.
Acklimated on Aug 16, 2011 for Iridium Flares
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Great App
This is an excellent app and it works great. Update Note: there is a workaround to the bright color scheme issue. From developer "use the built in White on Black feature. You can enable this in: Settings - General - Accessibility - Triple-click Home.". Important to make this setting toggles by three clicks of the home key..as otherwise the iPad color scheme is really odd for everything else. I will however add my voice to the many others here about the bright color scheme. Please add an option for a dark color scheme (or even a special black/red night vision mode). As it is currently I can no longer use this app during star parties as I'll have my eyes poked out by everyone for ruining their dark adaptation.
LiamAstro on Jun 22, 2011 for Iridium Flares
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Needs work...
Great potential, but crashes frequently ... Needs nighttime mode. It is only 99 cents but having said that, it uses data from a web service and google maps, so it is not like the app has to do much, really. Would be nice to save multiple locations and switch to them quickly. Again, great concept but needs a bit of work to make it great.
mag.a on May 23, 2011 for Iridium Flares
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