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Evan Tapper
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+Allen Versfeld Sorry for the low resolution screenshot. As you can see, it's slow going. I only thought about building this two days ago during a "Eureka" moment. If it was easy, then it wouldn't be fun.

One of the (many) issues I'm up against is scale. I've attempted to have orbits to scale. I hope it looks somewhat accurate to the pros. But then I'm also dealing with planet scales. Too small makes some planets invisible. Too large makes planets overlap. This is what got me to thinking about the possibility of a logarithmic scale.

The app doesn't allow for elliptical orbits. It also doesn't allow for moons or planets rotating on their axis. I think I may scale orbit thickness to day length for each planet.

Please know that I also have no intention of spamming this community. I just thought you guys may find it a curious little project and have some knowledge you'd like to share. 
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Thanks so much for the feedback, Allen. I've forwarded my draft to someone with some virtual orrery experience. He also mentioned that scale needs to go out the window.

Let's see if he is able to make some tweaks based upon his expertise. Fingers crossed!

I'm also happy to share my draft with whomever else would like to fiddle about. You just need an Android device and 1010ti.me. Again, not a sell here! There's a free ad supported version should one choose to take that route. The paid version is also pretty darn cheap.

IMHO, the key is collaboration. 
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Orange you supposed to say "thanks"?
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Spread the word. Let it Flow. Introducing SwiftKey Flow
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Hi there.

This is my first post in this G+ community, so I hope I'm not out of place.

Does anyone have interest in orreries? They fascinate me and I'm presently building one in a virtual environment that has some constraints, but I'm having difficulty regarding scale.

I'm hoping some people may be able to provide some input on the matter.

Thanks in advance. 
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+Bailee Wines Good question about Pluto! I'm a bit older, and part of me wants to include it. Other people I've spoken with say that I definitely shouldn't. What are your thoughts and why? 
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Could anyone please suggest an app that I could download to my Nexus 7 to use as a bt keyboard and touchpad for my Nexus 4?

Background: I plug my N4 into the television and would like to use the N7 from the couch for input.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Any chance of multiplayer over the internet at some point? Or are there far too many data points to stay even relatively synced? (Android) 
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I wonder how long it will take for SwiftKey Flow users to collectively flow around the circumference of moon. What are your guesses?

This could get interesting... 
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A couple of weeks...
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