Re: Heavens-Above goes mobile

From: ka8vit_at_ka8vit.com via Seesat-l <ka8vit_at_ka8vit.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:53:27 -0400 (EDT)
Very cool.

Will check it out.

73 - Bill KA8VIT



> On June 19, 2014 at 9:22 AM via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
> I just wanted to let you know that we just released a prototype of
> Heavens-Above optimised for mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.
>
> It uses the latest HTML 5 technology, and is more similar to an app than the
> main web site. It can use the location service of the mobile device, and draws
> all the graphics using JavaScript. I hope the "live sky chart" will be of
> particular interest. It shows all the currently visible satellites animated on
> the sky chart, and no page navigation is necessary during an evening of
> observation. Once the satellite passes for the coming night are downloaded
> from our server, no Internet connection is required, so you can use it at a
> dark sky site where mobile or WiFi networks are unavailable.
>
> Feed back and suggestions would be very welcome.
>
> You can find more information, including screen shots at this address;
>
> http://www.heavens-above.com/mobile.aspx
>
> the mobile site itself is here;
>
> http://www.heavens-above.com/mobile
>
>



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Bill Chaikin, KA8VIT
USS COD Amateur Radio Club - W8COD
WW2 Submarine USS COD SS-224 (NECO)

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