EclipseDroid USB

EclipseDroid USB


EclipseDroid is the ultimate companion for each engaged solar eclipse observer and all people, who are interested in solar eclipses. The app calculates exact data for any solar eclipse at any location. Relax and watch the eclipse and not your cameras, EclipseDroid will work for you!

New: Version 4 includes a map screen, new optional smart layout, new location selector with a large location database and the option to download a huge database of eclipses from 3000 BC to 3000 AD to calculate ancient or future eclipses.

EclipseDroid is especially designed to support engaged solar eclipse observers in their observations. It will show timetables and countdowns for the contact times, make acoustic announcements of the contacts or other user defined events. It will launch other apps, show text announcements and trigger internal or external cameras connected by USB or optical cable. All these events can be defined and customized in a script by the user. The timings of the events depend on the contact times which are calculated with high precision from the actual device's position or a custom location.

To prepare your eclipse observation, select a desired location from the map, from a list or input free coordinates. To rehearse and check your observation program, simply run EclipseDroid in eclipse simulation mode. When selecting and checking your observation site, avoid unpleasant surprises like buildings or trees blocking your eclipse view! Just call the AR screen of EclipseDroid to see an overlay of the Sun's position at eclipse time with an actual camera image.

EclipseDroid has several screens and layouts to show the precise contact times for your location. These are the beginning and end of the eclipse (C1 and C4), the beginning and end of the total or annual phase (C2 and C3), the time of mid eclipse and the current percentage of coverage of the solar disk. You have the choice of two layouts: a smart layout showing the local circumstances and an animation of the eclipse in a condensed form or the classic layout with countdowns for all contacts, an events list with the next upcoming events and the actual eclipse view, if the eclipse is running.

In the 'eclipse details' screen you get full information about the local and global circumstances and tables of magnitude times for photographers. Pressing 'Menu' will add the eclipse to your favorite personal calendar.

Required Permissions:
- Hardware controls: Camera. Required for AR.
May cause compatibility refusal for devices without front camera. Try installation from my website http://www.strickling.net/eclipsedroid.htm!
- Exact location and network location: For site-specific calculations of the contact times.
- Internet Access: Online selection and network based localization of an observation site, database download.
- SD card access: Storing settings, event lists, logs, locations and databases. Cache for Google Maps for offline use.
- System tools: Keep screen on if connected to external power
- Your Account - Read Google service configuration: Needed for the Google maps module

Lunar eclipses are not supported, nor does the app contain pretty pictures of huge graphics!

Bugs or problems found? Please send an error report for bug fixing or send an email instead of giving bad ratings!
Translators welcome! If you like this app and prefer it in your language, contact me! Translation is rather easy.

Keywords: solar eclipse, solar eclipses, total eclipse, annular, partial, historic eclipses, history, ancient eclipses, black sun, moon, occultation, astronomy, observation, Augmented reality, AR, camera usb control
observing eclipses, eclipse droid, eclipse droit, eclipsedroit, eclipse android

Recent changes:
4.1.1: Improved device compatibility

4.1.0 - Option to block USB connection (avoids Popup)
- minor Bugfixes

4.0.4: - Shorter timer interval for faster foto sequences
- Bugfixes.

4.0.3 - Google location search fixed
- File pickers if OI File Explorer or similar installed
- Bugs removed

4.0.2: minor improvements for download manager, layout and Italian language support
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About EclipseDroid USB
EclipseDroid is the ultimate companion for each engaged solar eclipse observer and all people, who are interested in solar eclipses. The app calculates exact data for any solar eclipse at any location. Relax and watch the eclipse and not your cameras, EclipseDroid will work for you!

New: Version 4 includes a map screen, new optional smart layout, new location selector with a large location database and the option to download a huge database of eclipses from 3000 BC to 3000 AD to calculate ancient or future eclipses.

EclipseDroid is especially designed to support engaged solar eclipse observers in their observations. It will show timetables and countdowns for the contact times, make acoustic announcements of the contacts or other user defined events. It will launch other apps, show text announcements and trigger internal or external cameras connected by USB or optical cable. All these events can be defined and customized in a script by the user. The timings of the events depend on the contact times which are calculated with high precision from the actual device's position or a custom location.

To prepare your eclipse observation, select a desired location from the map, from a list or input free coordinates. To rehearse and check your observation program, simply run EclipseDroid in eclipse simulation mode. When selecting and checking your observation site, avoid unpleasant surprises like buildings or trees blocking your eclipse view! Just call the AR screen of EclipseDroid to see an overlay of the Sun's position at eclipse time with an actual camera image.

EclipseDroid has several screens and layouts to show the precise contact times for your location. These are the beginning and end of the eclipse (C1 and C4), the beginning and end of the total or annual phase (C2 and C3), the time of mid eclipse and the current percentage of coverage of the solar disk. You have the choice of two layouts: a smart layout showing the local circumstances and an animation of the eclipse in a condensed form or the classic layout with countdowns for all contacts, an events list with the next upcoming events and the actual eclipse view, if the eclipse is running.

In the 'eclipse details' screen you get full information about the local and global circumstances and tables of magnitude times for photographers. Pressing 'Menu' will add the eclipse to your favorite personal calendar.

Required Permissions:
- Hardware controls: Camera. Required for AR.
May cause compatibility refusal for devices without front camera. Try installation from my website http://www.strickling.net/eclipsedroid.htm!
- Exact location and network location: For site-specific calculations of the contact times.
- Internet Access: Online selection and network based localization of an observation site, database download.
- SD card access: Storing settings, event lists, logs, locations and databases. Cache for Google Maps for offline use.
- System tools: Keep screen on if connected to external power
- Your Account - Read Google service configuration: Needed for the Google maps module

Lunar eclipses are not supported, nor does the app contain pretty pictures of huge graphics!

Bugs or problems found? Please send an error report for bug fixing or send an email instead of giving bad ratings!
Translators welcome! If you like this app and prefer it in your language, contact me! Translation is rather easy.

Keywords: solar eclipse, solar eclipses, total eclipse, annular, partial, historic eclipses, history, ancient eclipses, black sun, moon, occultation, astronomy, observation, Augmented reality, AR, camera usb control
observing eclipses, eclipse droid, eclipse droit, eclipsedroit, eclipse android

Recent changes:
4.1.1: Improved device compatibility

4.1.0 - Option to block USB connection (avoids Popup)
- minor Bugfixes

4.0.4: - Shorter timer interval for faster foto sequences
- Bugfixes.

4.0.3 - Google location search fixed
- File pickers if OI File Explorer or similar installed
- Bugs removed

4.0.2: minor improvements for download manager, layout and Italian language support

User reviews of EclipseDroid USB
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A Google User
Nov 8, 2013
Amazing Best app I found for mapping the next eclipses! And, very responsive developer! Now I know where I should be in 2015.
A Google User
Sep 7, 2013
Great for what I need I love the idea of this program. However, it crashes whenever I coonect via my Note 10.1 to a Canon 60D. Hoping for a fix before the next eclipse on Nov 3. Update: Setting USB Debugging to On in Developer Settings seems to have fixed the problem.
A Google User
May 20, 2012
App seems confused about date of eclipse
A Google User
May 20, 2012
App seems confused about date of eclipse
Bat
May 20, 2012
App seems confused about date of eclipse