Category Archives: Updates

Web Update

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.

Happy Gazing,

Jake

Web Update

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.

Web Update

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.

Android App Update (3.2.0)

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.

Web Update

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.