Mars View improves rover path management
Mars View, a new Android app for viewing the images from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, is improving rapidly as it’s in an early stage of development:https://plus.google.com/+PaoloAmoroso/posts/1uH8qTVigQaWhat’s new
Version 0.2.0, released on January 31, 2016, features redesigned location movement and path visibility controls.
You can now move to a different location by double tapping the corresponding billboard that indicates the Sol number (e.g. “Sol 22”, the labels referencing the martian days into Curiosity’s mission). A new button with a stop marker and path segments icon lets you toggle the visibility of the rover path on or off.
Also, image tile blending is enabled by default for a more realistic look of panoramas.Tips
If you have the triple tap to zoom accessibility gesture enabled turn it off under Accessibility
> Magnification gestures
in the Android system settings. It interferes with the new Mars View double tap navigation gesture but the developer, +Tobias Thierer
, is going to implement a different gesture (long tapping a billboard) in an upcoming version.Screenshot
The rover path with the Sol billboards in Mars View on my Android 6 phone.#Curiosity #Android #Cardboard