We’ve been working on enhancements to GeyserTimes, mostly on the electronic data logger side of things, to help with collecting, analyzing and reporting on electronically monitored geysers. These include:
- A new punchcard to show available data for data loggers.
- Notes for data loggers
- Additional admin data logger functions
I’m very excited that there have been two recent permits issued in Yellowstone to study geysers. I’m proud that GeyserTimes has been identified as a way to help make such data available to the public.
In non-data logger improvements, GeyserTimes now shows flagged eruptions with a flag icon on both the home page and individual geyser pages.
We just put some new features on the site tonight!
- Initial to initial stats
- Search bar behavior fix
- Fixed a timezone issue on the data logger charts
- Fixed some problems with long usernames and their behavior in the header bar
- Interval display – If two consecutive eruptions are entered in to the second resolution the interval will display seconds
- Some fixes and additions to the data logger management system
- Cleaned up some old files
- Removed v3 of the API. Please use v4.
Released an update to the app that only changes some back end code to help reduce stress on the server.
Released an update to the Android app that allows for a simple filter to hide all features that are not in Yellowstone from the summary screens. This setting is turned off by default so you will need to manually turn it on if you only want to see features in Yellowstone.
Published an update today that fixes a bug that was causing a false error message when entering Grand Geyser eruptions.
Fixed a bug on the sync adapter with the app that entries would not sync under a certain circumstance. Also added a rule to the duration parser so it will not parse any durations that contain a “/” until we get time to correctly handle those durations.
Released and update to the Android app today. Things included are:
- Ability to download additional data to your device
- Option for automatic night mode activation (see note below)
- Fixes an issue with the day summary not populating today’s date if the app is left running overnight
- Added a “Recent Notes” tab on the Geyser Detail screen
- Entrants names are now links to their user profiles in dialogs for attachments, comments, and flags
- Notes now display inline with eruptions on the day summaries/timeline
- Fixed an issue with the Grand Geyser eruption stats getting cut off
- Added support to display the new standardized duration fields
- Fixed a crash for when viewing an eruption or note
- Improved display of user’s profiles
- Added Chromecast support to the webcam viewer
Note: The app now requests to see your rough location. This is used only to improve the performance of the automatic night mode switching feature as it allows your phone to get sunrise and sunset times for your general area. Your location is never sent to our servers and is never stored in the app. Also the Bluetooth sync on this version of the app is not compatible with older versions. Users must have at least this latest version to use the Bluetooth sync feature.
Just released a small update. Mostly has changes to allow the soon to be released update to the Android app to work. Also includes a timeline view for any day summary page, tool tips display in more places, and a few fixes to our admin system.
Released an update to the Android app this evening that fixes the webcam feed to work off the new changes that the NPS made to their feed.
Released an update to the website today.
Things in this update include:
- Behind the scenes complete overhaul of the management system for the data loggers
- Standardized duration parsing
- Data archives downloads
- Adds back in a basic night mode
- Disabled auto tilt on Google Maps
- Added a link from the geyser page to the map page
- Enhancements to the retrieve page that should speed up queries.