Hi Everyone, A quick introduction of myself.
I am a blind software engineer, studying mahematics at UQ in Brisbane, Australia. I am also a passionate sci-fi, space, physics and astronomy fan. I am not partially sighted, I am stone cold blind. But I wasn't always like that. I still remember summer nights when the sky was clear enough to see the Milky Way, the planets through the lens of a telescope, and the first images of constellations with their beautiful nebulas came out. So I decided to write an app that allows me, blind, to find the exact position of all these objects in the sky using 2 sensory dimensions, with an attention to those who are partially sighted too, wherever I am located on earth. if I look for the sun, the phone will orient me to its exact location. Astreos is the concatenation of Astrius, god of dusk, and Eos, goddess of dawn. As the app is a complete 6 degree of freedom experience to find planets, moons, manmade satellites and fragments, comets, asteroids, near earth objects, constellations, major stars and find information about them all, I thought it appropriate to put both gods of the sky in the same name. This app uses connections to NASA's APIs, including the Horizons system which follows in mission critical precision all objects within the confines of the solar system, and updates itself automatically for the more than 118000 stars which are visible to the naked eye, 220000 other objects, including far away galaxies, their names, categories, how they look, what chemical elements or spectrum they have, super novas, and much more, through the largest astronomical database, the Vizier catalogue. The app is still in beta and I and my team are working hard to put more and more content to the app, but more importantly, finding new ways to allow those of us who are blind to access such information, and really have a sense of where all of this is in the sky. My personal experience for this has been to better understand where a lot of stars remain almost static, how some constellations are named and why, when they apear in the sky at what time, using my exact location. I spend a lot of time reflecting on how to make this magic better using either visual, sound, touch or voice. You can listen to the frequencies coming out of every planet, and get a 3D audio experience of major stars in the 89 constellations interpreted as chimes, with higher pitches representing newborn stars, and clangy metallic chimes those older stars which are cooling down. Novas are thunder rolls coursing through the 3D space, and i am thinking of other ways to represent those stars and their properties. The official video will be coming out soon, but here's a quick demo audio of me playing around with it: > https://www.dropbox.com/s/yj184tgvzr481p8/Input%20Device%20Recording%2020180812%200638.mp3?dl=0 > > <https://www.dropbox.com/s/yj184tgvzr481p8/Input%20Device%20Recording%2020180812%200638.mp3?dl=0> > If you are interested in testing the beta, I invite you to leave me your email at the following link: (don't expect it to be completely stable yet but it works fine on devices such as iPads and iPhones down to the 6 without issues). https://www.oseyeris.com/contacts <https://www.oseyeris.com/contacts> Since this is a beta, I am interested in getting your feedback, ideas and requests, and I will do my best to put them in the app. have a great week y'all, Yuma Antoine Decaux OSS (Operating System Stack) Oseyeris www.oseyeris.com <http://www.oseyeris.com/> Skype: Shainobi1 twitter: @triple7 linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuma-decaux-2756284/ -- The following information is important for all members of the V iPhone list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please contact the owners or moderators directly rather than posting on the list itself. Your V iPhone list moderator is Mark Taylor. Mark can be reached at: mk...@ucla.edu. Your list owner is Cara Quinn - you can reach Cara at caraqu...@caraquinn.com The archives for this list can be searched at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "VIPhone" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to viphone+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/viphone. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.