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I create an iOS app that's useful for viewing space weather data as Home Screen widgets


Jackson Myers

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Hey guys,

I hope this isn't going to come across as shameless self promotion, but I built an iOS app that I think some of you might find useful here so I thought I'd write about it. It's been in a bit of "Stealth Release" mode lately, i.e. I haven't done any marketing, just threw it out there, but I'm excited to finally share it with somebody who might find it interesting.

This app lets you put any image from the web on a Home Screen widget on your phone which updates hourly. For example, if you can find an image from the sun that you like from NASA, via SOHO or STEREO spacecraft, copy the URL, paste it into the app and you have a home screen widget with a live image of the sun. 

I use this in winter to keep track of ski conditions via a NOAA map, and in the summer I'm using it to keep track off some sailing related data as well as space weather data. Feel free to check it out and I'd love to hear your feedback as well. If you need any help just let me know.
 


Here's an example of how I have it set up.
 

 

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