Further to the recent release of the Solunar Hunting Times app, I’ve released a similar Fishing Times app to Apple for testing. This uses the same Solunar methodology as the hunting app to calculate the best times to catch Bass, Trout, Salmon and any other sporting fish. Once this has been successfully tested by Apple it will be released on the iTunes App store as a paid app.
Given the success of hunting apps in the weather app store last year, I am finishing testing of a Solunar feeding time app which reuses some of the technologies I’ve developed for the sun and moon apps.
In 1926, a gentleman named John Aldenn Knight hypothesised the reasons that animals came out to feed when they do. Ultimately he determined it was to do with the phase of the moon, sunset and sunrise times, and where these coincided.
This app calculates animal feeding times for the day and presents it on the screen along with a rating of how strong the hunting action will be that day.
This app is in the final bug fixing and testing phase and will be released to Apple by the end of the week. At this stage it will be a paid app, running on all iOS7 iPhone devices although it can be loaded onto iPad.
My Moon Phase + Free app has been spotted in the Top 10 Free Weather in the USA the last few days. It took me a while to figure out why but a trail on twitter showed that I owed it to the vibrant Jenna Marbles. She has 13 million followers on Youtube and this week posted the apps she uses on her iPhone, taking swing at some of the most popular apps in the store, but fortunately recommending mine. It’s nice to be reviewed in the same video as Facebook, Snapchat and Google Maps. Thanks Jenna!
Click below – however WARNING – LANGUAGE! My app features at about 5:30 into the video.
A new version of the Moon Phase + app has been released. The new version features a modernisation of the graphics, a new app icon and most importantly a new moon rise and set times panel. This contains the rise and set times of the moon at your location as well as a constantly updated readout of the distance of the moon from earth and the age of the moon – the time since the last new moon.
From left to right above – the front showing cleaner graphics, the new rise and set tab, and the new app icon.
The new versions are still fully compatible with iOS6 and they share the new iOS7 iconography.
The free version of the app is forthcoming. It contains the same new features as the paid version however will still display prominent advertising. A “Remove Advertising” button has been added to the free version in order to make it easy for free users to upgrade and remove the advertising should they wish.
I hope you enjoy this new release, and thank you again for purchasing my apps!
My latest app is called “Sunrise Sunset Modern”. It has many of the features of the very popular “Sunset and Sunrise” app and has been written to take advantage of the new capabilities of iOS7.
The app runs on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices that are running iOS7 and later.
Click the button below to see the full feature list and to download.