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Flat Earth Media / Re: Flat Earth App for Android and iOS
« on: February 20, 2016, 08:23:03 AM »
Thanks for the info, i will try and get it into the next update

Flat Earth Media / Re: Flat Earth App for Android and iOS
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:48:58 AM »
Sun speed is a function of the time of year. the sun will have an exact speed today, will be slightly slower tomorrow as the sun moves north a tiny bit. You could pick any day from a date picker and get the speed of the sun for that day.

As caused by the distance from Earth to sun changing around the equinoxes etc? I haven't looked into it too much, does the data change year on year? I assume you are wanting orbital circular velocity? If it changes year on year then the app would need to recover this data annually or manually perhaps. I will check it out and if it isn't a huge job I will try and get it in the update cycle in the next month or so

Flat Earth Media / Re: Flat Earth App for Android and iOS
« on: February 05, 2016, 08:52:28 AM »
The calculation is currently based on sea level on a spheroid of r 3959 miles. The ability to enter your own formulas is something I have considered, but as the baseline that seems to be in dispute is the generally accepted one, i chose that. Of course it requires you either manually account for your own altitude or work at sea level.

Some have asked for a setting to enter the observer altitude.

@David, speed of the sun.. ok thats a possible one though I guess a more advanced function for people doing shorter range observations?

As I said, any suggestions welcome.

If there are any particular formulas that people use regularly they would like including in the App's setup I will be happy to publish an update.


Flat Earth Media / Flat Earth App for Android and iOS
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:05:26 AM »
My brother asked me to make him an app to help him in his calculations whilst out and about. He was using Android, but I have also made one for iPhone and iPad.
It isn't a big download and requires no internet so is good for tablets with no network etc.

Android version is at

and the Apple version is at

I hope it of use to anyone who is interested in this subject, if there are enough requests then updates/modification suggestions welcome.


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