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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

OpenAPRS for iPhone - 2.1 Is Just Around the Corner

OpenAPRS for iPhone 2.1 is in pre-release stages and will offer several user suggested feature improvements and additions.

Here is what is coming...
  • 04/28/2010 - Change default Google map type from settings (street, satellite hybrid).
  • 04/28/2010 - Ability to change Google map type from map console.
  • 04/28/2010 - Increased console icon size.
  • 04/28/2010 - Detailed information for stations on map.
  • 04/28/2010 - Tracking mode will show previous stations breadcrums.
  • 04/28/2010 - WX Stations show weather conditions in station detail view.
  • 04/28/2010 - Object creation and deletion.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Activation Emails

We have been doing a lot of work to improve the speed of our web servers and help load balance them. As a result during all of the work our activation emails stopped going out since the 5th. We've had the system send out the emails that were queued up for the last few days so if you didn't receive your activation email, you should shortly.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

CWOP Stations Added

You may have noticed that there are now a ton of weather stations showing that weren't there a few days ago. We're now taking a feed from the CWOP network and adding their station reports to our database.

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Service Availability Restored

At about 5am this morning one of our primary servers decided it didn't want to play nice anymore and caused an outage to the website and iPhone interface. I've taken some steps to insure that one server can't take down the rest this morning so it shouldn't be an issue again.

I've added load balancing to the webservers as well as to the DCC interface which will detect when a server is out and pull it out of service. I've also moved our DNS offsite to prevent losing any name resolution should our main servers lose connectivity.

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