Well, winter is already there, anyway. So now, iObserve is coming … on the web. #GameOfCurves
For those who don’t know yet, iObserve on the web is called arcsecond.io. You can already checkit out here.
I am very proud of the progresses. But there is a lot to iron out (I had to work on various API endpoints to make it work: /observingsites, /observingruns, /nightlogs, /observations, /users, /telescopes).
But I can’t wait to share with you a (debug) screenshot of the current state of it on my machine. Feel free to spread the word!
I should take the time to annouce a bit more often the releases of my various softwares. But software is a mean of expression by itself, in my humble opinion, when practiced everyday. Don’t you read software? … My blog is my code, and this blog is my secondary blog, talking about the first one.
Anyway, please be aware that arcsecond.io is progressing well. It isn’t still ready for a full-blast communication pushed into professional tubes though. But time will come.
In particular, note the fusion of the Objects and Exoplanets page (which are kinda of object, aren’t they?…). It makes the navigation a lot easier. Moreover, Exoplanet Transits have been also added. Pretty nice. Screenshot below, but judge by yourself directly in this example.
Yes, I usually look for icecream colors for the beta banner… Don’t you like this Strawberry-Pistache ?
Moreover APIs are slowly maturing, and some API endpoints are now in pretty good shape. Obviously that includes /observingsites, /objects and /exoplanets. I am working full-speed on /observingruns and /nightlogs right now. But /datasets is also pretty nice already (although not yet complete).
To follow all the progresses see my third blog… the arcsecond.io changelog!
In the meantime, I also released a small update of SwiftAA (v2.0.1) to fix some warnings, making sure it is fully compatible with latest Xcode, and applied a small bugfix about the visibility of a special method (that should be kept internal for that matter). Check it out on GitHub!
I am also busy with new adventures for real professional activities this time. But I tend to usually mutualise the benefits, to increase the pace of releases.
Oh by the way, I am preparing a link between arcsecond.io and iObserve ! It’s time for iObserve’s users to submit new observatories and observing sites not in the app but rather in arcsecond.io. They will further be importable inside the app. It will be great. The benefit is that: it is not manual anymore (which is good for me), but is directly accessible and shared with everybody !