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Samsung galaxy s4... I had it installed a few days ago and it was working fine. The app then had an update notice so I did so and now it won't work. I launch it and see the splash screen for a couple seconds and then the screen goes black and that's it. Kinda useless if you ask me. Uninstalled.
Videos in the app keep stopping after a few seconds of play. I've got a 50 plan from AT&T and this doesn't happen in other steaming apps. If they can't steam past saved videos lots of luck steaming a live avent... Will look for steaming resources for my Windows 10 machine. UPDATE: After update nothing at all. See a opening splash screen then nothing but a totally blank black screen. No amount of touching in the top left region brings up any sort of menu. Two different brand phones/tablets and it has major issues on both? Uninstalling on both. Will just use my Dell Windows 10 machine to look for content.
21 Aug 2017 New release version is great again - Thank You ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 Aug 2017 Prior version was great - app requested an update today which trashed app. I've called The Exploratorium & reported this problem - hopefully it can be fixed today.
A great app! Must have for anyone watching a total solar eclipse. Contains useful reminders for what to do (i.e. observe for shadow bands, remove camera filters, observe for planets and stars, observe the horizon, etc) and more importantly, when to do it. Time in totality is rare and precious and there's a lot to do in a very short period of time, and these reminders will make sure you don't forget to do something you should do! During the 2017 eclipse, I didn't have this app, and I literally forgot to observe for planets and stars (even though I did capture them in my photos) and I also forgot to observe the horizon. I also didn't look for shadow bands. During the 2019 eclipse, I had this app, and I remembered to do everything because of the reminders given in the app. For $1.99 per eclipse, it's well worth it! It also means you don't spend valuable totality time looking at your watch to find out when the various events will occur.
I used this app during the 2017 total solar eclipse and it worked great. I kept details and notes about the eclipse in the app for reference. Unfortunately there was a bug in the v2.0 update which deleted my saved data. However, the developer quickly fixed the bug after I reported it, and later implemented a way to save data for past eclipses so I could get back to the data screen and restore most of the information. 5/5 stars for a great app and fantastic customer support.
I was in an area that had very limited cell coverage ( meaning NO cell coverage) and my phone wasn't catching any GPS. However Solar Eclipse Timer came through like a champ after my phone coughed up my location. I called out times and announcements to all the people nearby. Be sure to also get the companion app for GPS conversion. This will be my app for the 2024 April eclipse. And thanks to Smarter Everyday for the video that led me to this app.
Absolutely fantastic. This app made ALL the difference in knowing exactly when/how long we would experience totality. The timing was absurdly spot on. Absolutely perfect. Also told us when to check for shadow bands, which we would have otherwise missed under the assumption that they were supposed to have been visible at an earlier time. Love this app. Don't know what I would have done without it. 💖
I'd give it 1,000 stars if I could. I really wanted to thank you for making this amazing product! We happened to get stuck in an area with no cell service. The app told us everything we needed to know instantly. No need for guessing where we needed to be. All actuate down to the very second. We ended up avoiding nearly all traffic while still getting a great show. Priceless moment. Thanks!
This app did exactly what it advertised. My hat is off to the developer. I stumbled across this app while researching information on the eclipse, and it was interesting to discover that this app originally was designed and ran on a old PDA! On the day of the eclipse, the call outs were spot on...I did not need to adjust the app timer at all. All the times listed with the various pictures of the phases allowed me to capture photos of the progression. Again, this app delivered everything it promised....and more, because it became part of the total experience!
No, this app isn't as slick as a lot of modern apps are, but it made our eclipse experience SO much better than it would have been without it. It literally talked us through each segment of the eclipse. It was great to have the audible cues so we could focus on observing the various eclipse events instead of looking at an app or other reference material. Thanks so much for making this available to the public!
I thought this app was amazing. We used the times to really experience the event. I used this app with another app called "Sun Locator Lite" I mainly used the other app to get an AR view of the sun's path so I could set up my camera. If you could incorporate something like that into your app you will have an amazing eclipse app. One last thing I need to say TOTALITY!
Wonderfully useful for an amateur astronomy buff. I downloaded the companion app as well if I needed Long/Lat conversion. I'd like to see that feature incorporated into next version of main program. The audible cues were accurate down to the second. My kids got ridiculously excited when an alarm chimed with new suggestion. We looked for Shadow Bands. Saw none. We did see the crescent shaped shadows on our shelter from dappled sunlight shining through a tree. I don't recall hearing a cue about that. I might've missed it. If it doesn't exist in the current build, maybe add it? Totally worth the $2. Looking forward to 2024 edition.
Perfect for the Eclipse today! The voice notifications were great, fantastic safety reminders, and everyone around me could hear it too. I hope it is still around in 2024 when the next eclipse rolls through the US. The only improvement I would suggest is maybe being able to click on the contact point for more info (such as it being the "diamond ring"). I never saw much in the Eclipse data page either... but I didn't spend much time there.
Thank you for a very well made app. It made our eclipse experience so much better. Lots of people gathered around us and one of the memories of the eclipse was that of a little girl jumping excitedly when your app counted down from one minute. The little one thanked me after totality for letting her know when the total eclipse started. I pass on her thanks to you. 😀 Will be looking out for the 2024 version!
[email protected] said this is the app to have, so this is the app I bought. update: 8/22/17: This app made the Eclipse so enjoyable. I found the perfect spot on top of a hill, surrounded by light-colored gravel inside the totality. We experienced everything! Totality, Shadow Bands, etc; as the app talked to us, it was all happening right on queue. This app is the single best thing I've purchased. Ever.
Performed perfectly for us near Columbia, SC. Prompts helped to keep me focused and ready for the next step. Even though I had practiced on both full moons and sun several times, I fumbled the transition from partial to total and missed catching Baily's beads. But I was able to recover a few seconds later and got just about everything I wanted to. Thanks to Foxwood for the most practical app I have on my Android phone!
Genius! Talks (yes, really talks) you through the entire eclipse based on your local coordinates. Suggests times to take equally spaced photos. Tells you when to wear and remove glasses and when to look for shadow bands (snakes). Oh - and let's you do practice runs so you're fully prepared. Thanks to YouTube channel "Smarter Every Day" for recommending this app. Worth every penny. Addendum: We used the app today, (8/21/17) and really enjoyed it. The audible cues and countdown were helpful and actually exciting. Can't wait to use it again in 2024.
Just finished the 2017 eclipse on Aug. 21st using this app. Overall, this app was a pleasant experience, but there are a few things that prevented it from being a no brainer. First, the good things: The app was very helpful in keeping track of where you are in the totality band and how long totality would last. The talking cues where very helpful and kept one on track in the experience. However, the app really could do with a UI make over and possibly a more streamlined experience would help the app. Usability was fine, but there was definitely a lot of buttons to press! Another questionable aspect was the price. In its current state I am not sure if it is worth the two dollars. If you already know where and when the eclipse will be, than this app does not have alot to offer. Overall if you are traveling and need the info, I would recommend.
If you're NOT in the path of totality, skip this one. I was hoping to still be able to get first & last contact times as well as the peak partial eclipse time, but no luck. The app at least tells me first and last contact times, but I have to enter them into the timer manually. The peak time field is locked so I can't enter the most important time into the timer and it won't calculate it based on the other manually entered values. This app is a great idea, and I appreciate the amount of work that went into making it work, but maybe consider the hundreds of thousands of people who won't quite be in the ideal locations before the 2024 update.
Great, worked for the eclipse. Told us when to look around for phenomenon. I did notice it was a little late to say when the shadow bands showed up and when temperature dropped, but it was very useful. Thank you so much for helping me have the best experience with the solar eclipse!
Thank you, this tool gave me an amazing experience. Hope to use it during the 2024 eclipse as well. App it built well. Sad people didn't take the time to calculate their contact times to make the app work for them. The app does all the work for you, you just have to actually do the preparation part of it. Expecting one click to make it work, it wasn't built to work in just one specific spot. Sorry you got to tell it where you are first.