iObserve Touch 1.1 submitted

That’s it, finally. iObserve for iPad version 1.1 has been pushed to Apple for review. It should be available within a week. Be aware that this new version drops the support for iOS6 and iOS7! It is an iOS8-only update. Let me know if this is a big issue for you, since it is a survival decision for me…

I mean, I update iObserve on desktop, iObserve on iPad, QLFits on demand, trying to make some advances in Swift, work hard on my web app PicoLegends… and finally spend some time on iObserve Server (I’ll post the beta URL soon) and iObserve 2 on desktop, all of this in spare time. Who said software is not a way of life!

iObserve Touch will come first!

Hm, the parsing of ASCII files isn’t the most motivating thing to do… and to test. In fact, the Coordinates converter of iObserve OSX is indeed coming. But in the meantime, I worked on iObserve for iPad these days. It is waiting for an update since way too much time! There will be some important fixes and a full support for iOS8. I’ll keep you posted when it is submitted to the store.

Don’t use the Coordinates converter…

… a new one is coming!

Users of iObserve, you all have certainly tried the main Coordinates converter, located in the « Converters » section. And you also know that it loads all imported stars from the database, filling up the memory. 

 The Coordinates converter in iObserve 1.4
The Coordinates converter in iObserve 1.4

Surprisingly, I never knew what to really do for making this pane useful. Just recently, a friend of mine (and a very efficient bug reporter…) enlightened me! I will stop loading objects from the DB and allow to import coordinates from a file. Obvious, isn’t it? I’ll also add the obvious counterpart which is the export of the converted coordinates.

The most geeky of us have certainly wondered about a command-line helper / utility, that would ship with the main app. It would be great, indeed. As for now, I don’t know if it is possible inside the MacAppStore. But it is on my « do if possible » list. 

Clear skies to everyone!

QLFits3 updated (v3.1.1)

I just discovered I left a damn NSLog instruction in the QLFits3 implementation. It was clearly slowing down every preview the generator was producing (in addition of filling up your logs).

You should quickly reinstall it. Here is the one-liner for that:

curl -fsSLk https://raw.github.com/onekiloparsec/QLFits/master/Scripts/install.sh | sh