Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Minor bug report

Users at high latitudes (like Germany) may have noticed today that the app crashed after it acquired a GPS signal. The bug was caused by an expectation that the "next good time" to observe should be within 30 days, but during the summer at high latitudes the twilight extends past the time we thought people would be interested in observing.

The bug has been fixed, and in the next few hours the update should be available in the Play and App stores. We didn't notice the bug in testing, because our testing took place after the midsummer twilight was over last year.

Observers in Germany that are willing to stay up past midnight are able to observe from about May 7-18. If you live at a lower latitude, the bug probably didn't affect your phone.

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