Exoplanet Explorer: Custom filters
This month’s update to Exoplanet Explorer features a brand new filter menu. The full edition includes the ability to save custom filters for later use.
To keep things tidy, I’ve divided the filters up into two categories: presets and custom. Presets are the built-in filters for things like finding newly added planets or listing all the stars. You can’t edit these, but you can make custom copies of them if you want.
The filter screen is slightly different depending on whether you are loading or saving on the full version. When loading, you have the option of showing custom or preset filters. You can double tap a filter to use it. When saving you have to give the filter a name. If the filter already exists, then you will be asked if you want to overwrite it. You can also delete custom filters from the save screen.
I’ve added a new filter for potentially habitable planets. This includes planets orbiting M, G, K or F stars in the habitable zone. As I come up with new ideas for interesting filters, I’ll add them here, now that the list can be infinitely long.
Amazon App Store
The latest versions of both Solar Explorer and Exoplanet Explorer have been delayed on the Amazon app store due to problems at Amazon’s end. While it doesn’t affect me directly, I’ll still need to make a few changes and then I can release them for review.