July 1, 2014 in Weather (F)
[prMac.com] Miami, Florida - Random Widgets has announced the release of iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer 1.0 for iOS, a Weather app that allows amateur and professional astronomers to view Clear Sky Chart's for their location. The Clear Sky Chart, invented and maintained by Attilla Danko, shows at a glance when, in the next 48 hours, one might expect clear and dark skies for a specific observing site. There are over 4600 charts available for North America, with data provided by Allan Rahill of the Canadian Meteorological Center. In preparation for a night of sky gazing at any observing site, astronomers can open the app and view the latest forecast.
At launch, in portrait orientation, users are presented with a list of all the charts provided. Users can then select a chart, which will be downloaded on demand, and view it in great detail on their device. A legend is also available for those who are unfamiliar with Clear Sky Charts. Users can search for charts by text or by location.
If users want to see a "birds-eye" view of the charts nearby, they can switch to the Map view, which will allow them to see all charts in North America. The map features GPS support, allowing users to find charts in their surrounding area. This is a great tool for those who want to choose from a variety of nearby locations for observing. Users can save certain charts in a "favorites list" for easy access.
While the app is targeted at astronomers, anyone who wishes to look into the heavens, or needs a highly accurate sky forecast can benefit from iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer.
"As an amateur astronomer myself, the weather makes or breaks the night. That's why constantly having Clear Sky Chart's available at my fingertips allows me to plan my observing sessions, even when I might not have my laptop around," stated Ahan Malhotra, owner of Random Widgets. "iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer has been beta tested by some of the best amateur astronomers in the country, and will meet all users expectations."
* iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad 2/3/4/Air/Mini
* Requires iOS 7 or later
* 4.8 MB
Pricing and Availability
iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category.
Located in Miami, Florida, Random Widgets Inc. was started in 2007 by Ahan Malhotra. Currently a high school sophomore, Ahan has developed apps for many users in his free time. Random Widgets has innovated parenting with their flagship app, iBehave, which allows parents affirm good behavior and deter negative behavior from the convenience of their iPhone. Random Widgets Inc. is an emerging player in the Astronomy application market with their app, iCSC: Clear Sky Chart Viewer, which allows astronomers to get up-to-date, precise weather forecasts, tailored for astronomers. To date, Random Widgets' iPhone apps have been downloaded thousands of times. Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Random Widgets Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.