Math & Science - APOD Viewer

Description: This is a widget for displaying the Astronomy Picture of the day from http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

Click on the image to see an explanation for the picture. You can also browse the archives or show a random image.

Features:
- Show explanation
- Resizable
- Browse archives
- Show random image
- Automatically updates

Please report any bugs and share your ideas on how to improve the widget smiley
Author: Mads
Version: 2.7
New in v2.7: Version 2.7 adds better support for movies, corrects a preference bug, as well as numerous other minor improvements and bugfixes.
Uploaded on: September 23rd 2011 at 4:15 AM
Rating: (4.92 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2789 (all versions), 504 (this version)
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Wow, totally excellent, very complete, I can cross that off the list of widgets I want to develop. You might also want to consider Earth Science Picture Of The Day

http://epod.usra.edu/

Posted by: CraigStanton on Aug 13, 06 (1:10 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

oh one problem, it beeps every time I tell it to do something via the keyboard. Any chance that can be stopped?

Posted by: CraigStanton on Aug 13, 06 (1:13 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)  

wow, great for anyone who wants to learn about space.

Posted by: Uplink on Aug 13, 06 (2:34 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

FINALLY a well done APOD viewer widget! I've been waiting for this for a long time! Thanks.

Posted by: holycola on Aug 13, 06 (6:15 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I'll have a look at that beep thing, but I thought it only applies to widgets in "Amnesty"?

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Aug 13, 06 (8:04 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)  

The bug has now been fixed and will not be present in the next version. Have any of you experinced other bugs?

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Aug 16, 06 (6:56 PM) for version 2.0b (previous version)  

A couple of comments

- updating doesn't work very well. The widget never seems to update automatically (on dashboard load) and sometimes I need to go back one day to get today's picture to load.

- put a contact link on the back so we can report problems directly to you, and so you can get some credit for your good work smiley

Posted by: holycola on Aug 18, 06 (1:43 PM) for version 2.0b (previous version)  

Yes thanks for pointing out that bug. I've located the error smiley Concerning contact: I've got a link on the back to my homepage from where there is an email adress. It takes three clicks but I think it is better than cluttering the backside more.

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Aug 19, 06 (11:44 AM) for version 2.0b (previous version)  

Nice job.
Would be cool if you could have it hide the picture though.

Posted by: danman4961 on Aug 26, 06 (10:32 PM) for version 2.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Good idea danman4961, Ill look into that.

There is a bug in the current version shown here. Don't donload it wait till tomorrow and I'll have a fix ready

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Aug 26, 06 (11:28 PM) for version 2.1 (previous version)  

Well... here's the new version

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Aug 28, 06 (10:38 PM) for version 2.2 (previous version)  

Unfortunately there are a few bugs with the current version of the widget. These are: The "back-forwards" buttons doesn't work, as the code at NASA's pages have changed. Furthermore: If the internet connection is lost, this stops the widget from working. To reset this quit the widget and start it again.

Posted by: Mads (developer) on Oct 30, 06 (6:40 PM) for version 2.2 (previous version)  

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