3 April 2014
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Development
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Exoplanet Explorer Updated to 2.4.0

After a lot of work, I’ve finally been able to get a working build out of my old Shiva virtual machine. This version should alleviate the problems people have been having with data downloads stalling because it includes all the data currently present on the server. Please note that you’ll need to uninstall the app, […]


7 March 2014
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Development
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Exoplanet Explorer: big planet update

I’ve just discovered that data importing in Exoplanet Explorer “got stuck” in early January so there’s been no new planets added until today. The culprit was record #734 in the PHL data that my server reads to generate the data files used by Exoplanet Explorer. Kepler-46 c featured a new discovery method, “TTV” or Transit […]


15 December 2012
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Exoplanet Explorer 2.3.7: The 2012 marathon is over

I’ve just uploaded a new version of Exoplanet Explorer, free and paid editions, to all markets and platforms. Of course, after countless rebuilds and fixing minor issues, I noticed on my final build that the release notes are showing V2.3.5… oh, well. It’s going out anyway. There’s always something that gets missed… This release updates […]


15 December 2012
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Solar Explorer 2.5.1: A whole lot of work

I have spent a significant amount of time this week compiling and updating and testing and uploading and submitting the latest update for Solar Explorer. Every time I got close to being able to release it I spotted some little bug or other minor issue. Most of the problems were indirectly caused by the latest […]


29 October 2012
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Solar Explore 2.4.9: Catching up

The latest update for Solar Explorer is out, introducing a lot of minor code changes and improvements aimed at making it easier for me to port it to different markets and devices. Probably the most noticeable change will be that when you quit the app, it’ll save what you were looking at, and put you […]


27 October 2012
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Exoplanet Explorer V2.3.4: Tweakfest

Another week, another update, this time with lots of little tweaks. The biggest change is that the phantom planets that made an guest appearance in the last update have been identified and eradicated. This was caused by a few of the binary system data files from the old database sneaking into the folder for the […]


21 October 2012
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Exoplanet Explorer 2.3.3: Remembering so you don’t have to

One of the hardest things about developing for Android is the proliferation of markets, which is both good and bad. It’s good, because it lets promotes choice, but it’s bad for developers who have to cater to every little rule that these markets come up with in an effort to make themselves stand out from […]


7 October 2012
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Exoplanet Explorer 2.3.1: Explaining terms used in the app

I know I said I was going to release the Playbook update during the week… well, I wanted to get one last, change in before I submitted it to Blackberry, which has just been done. It’s a “glossary of terms”. With the switch to the Planetary Habitability Laboratory’s data, there’s a few new fields included, […]


29 September 2012
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Exoplanet Explorer 2.3.0: Planetary Habitability Laboratory

I’ve finally been able to get the new version of Exoplanet Explorer to a point where I’m happy to release it. Although the app hasn’t changed a lot, it’s actually been a very long and slow process getting it this far. I started off trying to modify my data file generator to use the Planetary […]


22 July 2012
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Solar Explorer: What’s new

Some of you may have noticed a second Solar Explorer update rolled out following the one earlier this month. The reason for it was a tiny little bug that caused the Moon to cease orbiting the Earth, and after all the hard work I did updating the code so that the Moon’s position would be […]