Change Log

version 1.2.0 – 2011/02/13

  •  launch URL to
  •  use limb angle plus parallactic angle to draw moon angle
  •  don’t scroll phase info off of the screen
  •  offer a 4.5 and 5.0 version

version 1.2.1 – 2011/02/19

  •  correct labels on longitude and latitude fields
  •  don’t display hour and minute for Easter
  •  left align phase times so that Easter looks correct
  •  limit latitude to 6 chars and longitude to 7 chars
  •  use negative longitude for east of prime meridian

version 1.2.2 – 2011/04/15

  •  include offset from GMT in the timezone settings list
  •  fixed problem where rise or set time was either missing or from previous day
  •  prevent large fonts from wrapping to next line on main screen
  •  add 12 or 24 hour format option
  •  show bytestackers store on Close dialog
  •  “Now” button is highlighted at start instead of previousMonth button
  •  Customize icon on the About and Close dialogs

 version 1.2.3 – 2011/05/08

  •  work around problem where older 5.x phones can’t exit
  •  fix URL launcher on about dialog

version 1.2.4 – 2011/05/31

  • make navigation buttons fill width of screen
  • change from static to try-and-buy


version 1.2.5 – 2011/06/5

  • state of the 24 hour indicator is now saved correctly
  • update phaseList when changing 24 hour indicator

version 1.2.7 – 2011/08/13

  • add option to turn off listing of other products
  • add choice of km or miles for moon distance
  • add support for 7.0 devices
  • make current time indicator respect 24 hour setting
  • display BB SDK and trial days remaining info on About screen

version 1.2.8 – 2011/08/20

  • Display meteor shower dates and info

version 1.2.9 – 2011/10/07

  • add LiveIcon support – update the program’s icon every 30 minutes with the current appearance of the moon
  •  add 3D shading support – overlay a shaded sphere image to give a feeling of depth
  •  add option for exiting from MoonAlmanac or continuing to run in the background – “Exit” will stop the LiveIcon, “run in background” will put MoonAlmanac in the background, but continue to update the icon every 30 minutes.
  •  add option for disabling the StoreWindow that is shown when exiting
  •  add “Run when phone starts” option – choosing this option will enable the LiveIcon when the phone starts up.

  version 1.3.0 – 2011/11/6

  • adjust scale and redraw lunar eclipse screen when phone orientation changes
  • point JupiterAlmanac advertisement at free trial instead of paid version

version 1.3.1 – 2011/11/16

  •  make home screen icon update interval customizable.  This will help with users who reported decreased battery life.

version 1.3.2 – 2012/04/21

  •  Add SongTracks entry to the list of other products
  •  Add a Help menu item

version 1.3.3 – 2012/05/01

  •  Add GPS dialog with Cancel button
  •  Request access to the location services when running for the first time.
  •  Correctly handle months like 10/2014 that have many events
  •  Correct problem where terminator flip/flops
  •  Correct problem where app runs low on memory after several iterations