Monthly Archives: August 2018

GeyserTimes for iOS 1.1

GeyserTimes for iOS 1.1

The geyser gazing season is in full swing by now, so we’re happy to announce a new update for users of our iOS app that should further improve the experience while you seek out new geysers and new basins. It contains full support for comments, confirms, flags and attachments, a search interface for geysers as well as some sync improvements. Read on to learn more.

Comments, Confirms, Flags and Attachments 🎉

You can now submit new comments, confirms, flags and attachments directly when viewing an eruption or note. Simply tap the corresponding icon within the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and then enter the required details.

Comment, confirm, flag and attach to your heart’s content

For entries submitted by yourself there’s also the option to edit and delete those using the buttons presented inline within the table.

Geyser search

Want to quickly look up information on a specific geyser? We’ve got you covered. You can now search for geysers by hitting the looking glass icon at the top right of the Day Summary and Predictions tabs and then typing the desired geyser’s name. Even more conveniently, you can use the global iOS Spotlight search which will also display the last time the geyser has been reported.

Search geysers within the app and Spotlight search

Sync improvements

The app now is a lot more proactive in making sure you have the latest data available on your local copy of the database. It will automatically perform a sync when new data is available on the server as well as periodically try to pull in new changes from the server. However, due to limitations within the iOS operating system, this will only work while the app is running (visible either directly or in the app switcher). Please keep this in mind the next time you have the urge to swipe away the GeyserTimes app.

Other improvements

This update also bundles countless other bug fixes and smaller improvements. Here’s a list of some of the more relevant changes:

  • Fixed a bug which caused the app to crash when trying to enter Grand eruptions. Sorry about the somewhat lengthy turn-around time!
  • Added automated crash reporting so we have more details on future crashes and can hopefully resolve those quicker.
  • Added usage statistics tracking so we can focus on the areas of the app used the most. This is 100% anonymous, yet you can disable this in the settings if you feel uncomfortable with it.

We hope you’ll find these new enhancements useful. With 834 installs and 2124 entries the GeyserTimes for iOS app already seems to be a valuable and well-received addition. If you have any feedback, please contact us through one of the established communication channels. We might not always respond, but we are always listening. Also, if you don’t have the app yet you can grab your free copy on the App Store.

Happy gazing and best of luck with your favorite geysers!
The GeyserTimes development team