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This is a fairly weak App. It is very limited in the information it provides, alarms are not integrated with the iPhone calendar, it does not refresh automatically. Not worth the money it costs. There are free Apps that do the same job.
Mistiano1959 on Jul 22, 2015 for version 3.0.2
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Latest version introduced two major issues! Another remains...
Great app--one of the best Iridium flares apps. It deserves 5 stars... However, there are two major problems with it--ones that got introduced with this latest version! And a third that remains from before. Also, have a suggestion. 1. The new version puts a large frame on the top and bottom of the screen creating an unneeded, unwanted letterbox effect that also shows fewer flares of the list. The developer did it to accommodate those who want multiple sites--you slide between them. Well, that assumes users observe Iridium flares from multiple places!! Many of us do not! It'd be so easy to include an option to turn that off--I'd imagine that even those with multiple sites would enjoy more room to list the flares and a different way of switching sites! Please fix this! 2. The app *requires* you to calibrate its compass on startup. That's a nuisance; all one wants is to see what flares are coming up-- not play a game labyrinth rotate the iPad until all the lines around the circle are filled in. That shouldn't be required until wants to invoke compass mode. 3. One glaring omission remains from prior versions--we need to be able to set alarms much earlier than 10 minutes before. Let us do 1/2 hour or 1 hour-- it can take time to assemble the family, put on the coats, finish dinner, etc. 4. One big suggestion: let us see *past* flares! Often, one is out observing or even doing casual sky gazing and sees a flare--we'd like to be able to check on it! Here's my prior review with updates. ------------------------------ One step forward, MAJOR step backwards! This is one of my favorite astro apps, but it has just taken a turn for the worse. It used to be night time friendly--yellow bars and text on a jet black background. Now, though, it is glaring with a white background! I'm floored by this. Ruins one's vision! FIXED!! On the plus side, the developer added much better information screen, with larger compass, direction heading (eg N or E), and map. (I'll have to double-check those as I'm going to reinstall the older app!) Haven't found the notifications setting, something other reviewers touted. Certainly hope it doesn't wake us up!! -----> REMINDER BUTTON IS A BELL--Also, if you go to Notification Center in Settings you can include this app. However, with only 10 minute reminder, what's the point? The older version handled wi-fi better--auto load quickly determined when wi-fi was not available--this just keeps the spinning dashes going and going!! A bug?? ----> Fixed?? Have to test it Oh, yeah. One other thing--it didn't remember the saved dates and times of flares from the previous versions--a rude awakenng early this morning--blinding screens and no data--a drag. Developer is responsive, so I'm sure probs will be fixed soon!!
AstroPaul on Jun 8, 2014 for version 3.0.1
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Not happy
Since the upgrade, the app will not load flares. States none are found...
3card_Monty on Mar 26, 2014 for version 3.0
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Magnitude is broken
Or perhaps the author simply doesn't understand it. As a result, the lower intensity depicted by the bar graph, the _brighter_ the object will appear. This is because the bar graph tracks the absolute value of the predicted mag, ignoring sign. Clearly that is incorrect behavior.
Gomezcaline on Sep 24, 2013 for version 2.3.2
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Crashes within a few seconds every time.
Everynickistaken64589653365326 on Jul 13, 2013 for version 2.3.2
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Doesn't work.
The app doesn't work. No data is downloaded. Save your money!
mickjane01 on Mar 8, 2013 for version 2.3.2
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Crashes at startup
Stopped working month ago and nobody cares.
vkalinsky on Feb 27, 2013 for version 2.3.2
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Serious server problems
Was one of my favorite apps, but these days it freezes more often than not. Either fix the server problem or stop supporting the app.
Boradis on Dec 16, 2012 for version 2.3.2
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Stopped working. Was once quite good.
Slick app. Straight-forward, and effective. Makes planning a flare sighting easy. Problem: now the server it is dependent upon is not responding. And, instead of gracefully degrading the app user experience, now it simply crashes. Every time.
E4599511 on Nov 15, 2012 for version 2.2.1
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Cannot connect to server
I've got the 2.2.1 update but I still get "Error. Unable to connect to sever." This has been going on for at least a week. Sad face.
Bubble chum on Nov 14, 2012 for version 2.2.1
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