May 27, 2011 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Milano, Italy - Tension Software has released International Space Station 1.0 for Mac OS X. International Space Station allows users to watch the webcam stream from the International Space Station orbiting around the earth, live, via the onboard Web Cam and watching it's position over the position window on a zoomable map. The Cam stream includes video and audio. You can watch ISS and Shuttle and Soyuz staff at work.
Calculation of the position is very accurate, the app uses the latest NASA code to calculate it.
The route path is visualized over the map to evaluate if the station is coming near your position (when meteorological and light condition are adequate you can see it without any instruments.)
The app downloads at regular time from our server the latest orbital parameters to calculate the orbit, so the calculation obtained for the position is always accurate and perfect. No user action required. We update daily our orbital parameters data from NASA via our server (usually they include 1 week data in advance or more).
International Space Station is easy and fun to use, anyone can use it even if it uses sophisticated satellite orbit calculation.
* Customizable latitude/longitude format
* Measure units in Km and Km/h or NM and MPH
* Zoomable Map
* Keep Centered function
* Includes a PDF User Guide
* Includes a standard Mac Help
Requires an internet connection for map visualization, web cam stream and data update once a day.
Position calculation is performed locally using the latest algorithm for orbit computation coded for Mac OS X
* Mac OS X Version 10.6.6 Snow Leopard or higher
* Intel Mac
* 6.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
International Space Station 1.0 is $2.99 USD (equivalent in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Education category.
Tension Software started in 1997 developing Mac software for Mac OS Classic. Now Tension Software still develops Mac software for Mac OS X using the last Apple technology, Cocoa and Objective-C. All the current Mac production is made by Universal Applications native on both PPC Mac and Intel Mac. Other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright (C) 2011 Tension Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.