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    EclipseDroid is the ultimate companion for each engaged solar eclipse observer and all people, who are interested in solar eclipses Your Guide for obserserving the Black Sun. The app calculates exact data for any solar eclipse at any location, total as well as annular, hybrid or partial eclipses as well as ancient or future ones. Relax and watch the eclipse and not your cameras, EclipseDroid will work for you!

    New in version 6: Text to speech (TTS) supported,
    - Network commands for WiFi network based cameras (Tested for Penatx FluCard), see http://www.strickling.net/eclipsedroid.htm#actions for details.

    Since Version 5 includes an EFlight mode for eclipse observation from an aircraft. Now all timing tasks will run in a service which prevent from being terminated in background. Minor improvements for newer Canon cameras.

    EclipseDroid is especially designed to support engaged solar eclipse observers in their observations. It will show timetables and countdowns for the contact times, make acoustic announcements of the contacts or other user defined events. It will launch other apps, show text announcements and trigger internal or external cameras connected by USB (USB host capability and USB OTG cable required) or optical cable . All these events can be defined and customized in a script by the user. The timings of the events depend on the contact times which are calculated with high precision from the actual device's position or a custom location.
    For USB camera control check compatibility with EclipseDroid Free version prior to download paid version!

    To prepare your eclipse observation, select a desired location from the map, from a list or input free coordinates. To rehearse and check your observation program, simply run EclipseDroid in eclipse simulation mode. When selecting and checking your observation site, avoid unpleasant surprises like buildings or trees blocking your eclipse view! Just call the AR (Augmented reality) screen of EclipseDroid to see an overlay of the Sun's position at eclipse time with an actual camera image.

    EclipseDroid has several screens and layouts to show the precise contact times for your location. These are the beginning and end of the eclipse (C1 and C4), the beginning and end of the total or annual phase (C2 and C3), the time of mid eclipse and the current percentage of coverage of the solar disk. You have the choice of two layouts: a smart layout showing the local circumstances and an animation of the eclipse in a condensed form or the classic layout with countdowns for all contacts, an events list with the next upcoming events and the actual eclipse view, if the eclipse is running.

    In the 'eclipse details' screen you get full information about the local and global circumstances and tables of magnitude times for photographers. Pressing 'Menu' will add the eclipse to your favorite personal calendar.

    Required Permissions:
    - Hardware controls: Camera. Required for AR.
    May cause compatibility refusal for devices without front camera. Try installation from my website http://www.strickling.net/eclipsedroid.htm!
    - Exact location and network location: For site-specific calculations of the contact times.
    - Internet Access: Online selection and network based localization of an observation site, database download.
    - SD card access: Storing settings, event lists, logs, locations and databases. Cache for Google Maps for offline use.
    - System tools: Keep screen on if connected to external power
    - Your Account - Read Google service configuration: Needed for the Google maps module

    Lunar eclipses are not supported, nor does the app contain pretty pictures of huge graphics!

    Bugs or problems found? Please send an error report for bug fixing or send an email instead of giving bad ratings!
    Translators welcome! If you like this app and prefer it in your language, contact me! Translation is rather easy.

    Tags: eclipsedroid , himmelsbeobachtungen

    Users review

    from 20 reviews

    "Great"

    8.8

    Users comments for EclipseDroid USB

    John Pierce

    by John Pierce

    Sep 13, 2017  |  "Good"

    I tested a few eclipse apps and chose this one. It was almost 1 minute off of totality in Madras,OR. My Pixel had the exact time and GPS positioning. I'm disappointed, but by 2024,. I'll be using something else.

    Jody McIntyre

    by Jody McIntyre

    Aug 22, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This is a great app! I had several apps installed yesterday and the free version of this app displayed the best and most complete information with no advertising getting in the way. I'm buying the pro version as a thank you, and I hope you're around in 2024!

    David Hundt

    by David Hundt

    Jul 25, 2017  |  "Good"

    Looks like a well polished and detailed app. I love the thought of being able to script using my Android phone. However, anytime I plug in my Canon 5D4, the app immediately crashes. The Play store email link goes to an address that does not work.

    Mohammad Redzuan Tahar

    by Mohammad Redzuan Tahar

    Feb 10, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Just need to be able to select scripts from elsewhere besides editing the one and only default available in the software would be better.

    Michael Lachmann Tamarlin

    by Michael Lachmann Tamarlin

    Nov 08, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    Best app I found for mapping the next eclipses! And, very responsive developer! Now I know where I should be in 2015.

    Joo Beng Koh

    by Joo Beng Koh

    Sep 07, 2013  |  "OK"

    I love the idea of this program. However, it crashes whenever I coonect via my Note 10.1 to a Canon 60D. Hoping for a fix before the next eclipse on Nov 3. Update: Setting USB Debugging to On in Developer Settings seems to have fixed the problem.