Iridium Flares: Worth every penny Review

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Worth every penny
The 2.0 upgrade is awesome. It's a snap to have your phone give you a quick reminder when it's time. I set it for ten minutes and one minute. After one minute it gives you a 60 second countdown. A real work of art, and worth every penny. If I were to make suggestions... 1) Red night-mode (Hey, it's already monochromatic so it should be easy) 2) Allow me to remember more than one location - and the scheduled flares for those locations (for when I'm out of net/cell range at an observing site) 3) When zooming into a particular flare, show the current time (hrs:min:sec) just above or below the flare (hrs:min:sec). So I can tell the difference between 1:10 to go and 1:50 to go. (In other words, so I can count down the seconds BEFORE the last 60 seconds, when there is a countdown.) Once again... awesome work! Version 2.0 is now my favorite astronomy app, just eeking out GoSatWatch.
Howdee! on Dec 22, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Great update
Recent update is very nice. The map and reminders are a great addition. The app works great, but would personally like a little more colorful UI. But maybe im being picky. Over all for $.99 this app works VERY well. (Dec.20th edit) After thinking about it, the lack of color in the UI doesnt constitute a one star deduction. Edit to make a full 5 stars.
FebruaryXVI on Dec 20, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Iridium Flares
A great app in initial concept and implementation. Works well as currently designed. As others have mentioned, a few upgraded features would make it a 5-star app: - Night vision mode - An editable menu of observing sites (similar to ISS Passes) that can be selected and data updated before heading out to selected observing site - currently have to punch in lat/long each time desired site is not current location. Most dark sites don't have cell or wifi coverage. - Countdown timer or selectable alarm for selected flares. With above features it would probably be worth more than 99 cents to me.
Scopegeek - Las Vegas Astronomical Society on Nov 10, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Great app!!
This app works great, I would also like to see notifications before an event. Seen my first satellite reflection today!!
RichDIT on Oct 17, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Amazing ap. Still hoping for an alert prior to flare events!
JFG54 on Oct 6, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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Great App!
Totally worth the .99 cents! Works great! The kids and I frequently keep an eye out for these totally cool flares. Wait until you see one of the really bright ones -- amazing! Accurate to the second, and fun to show friends the flares. A cool option or two for the future use would be ability to type zip code or pick your location from a map. Being able to predict ISS passes would be handy, and maybe text message or beep on the phone 10 mins before a pass. Thanks for the cool app!!
Lookinforstuff on Jul 12, 2010 for Iridium Flares
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