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!

Annoying bug for Mavericks Users

It has been reported to me that there is an annoying bug for Mavericks users with the latest iObserve version 1.4.0. The « New Object » sheet doesn’t appear at all. Sorry for that! I am currently fixing it and will push it ASAP to the App Store for review. In the meantime, you can use the ‘Import from list’ feature, in the ‘File’ menu (I know, this isn’t as good… Pro tip: Did you know that by alt-clicking on « New Object » you were actually opening the ‘Import from list’ sheet?…