iPhemeris has now been extended to cover a date range of 7700 years from 4700 AD to 2995 BC and also has gotten dramatically smaller in size on disk. We accomplished this by adopting the Swiss Ephemeris which has excellent data compression and which also makes it fairly easy to add additional asteroids and hypothetical bodies with minimal impact to the size of the App. iPhemeris formerly used our own version of the JPL Ephemeris (DE 431) but this was very large and additional asteroids only made it more so. We therefore considered that as the Swiss Ephemeris had the same underlying JPL DE 431 data quality but much, much better data compression we might as well switch. We decided we preferred to add features than to spend time working on data compression. By simply adopting Swiss Ephemeris we can now offer many more astronomical bodies and hypotheticals but with a substantial reduction in App sizes on device. This will have major benefits for the iOS versions of the App. Thank you Astrodienst for your work!
Announcing Version 3.0 (Mac OSX) of iPhemeris extends the Ephemeris to 5000 Years (2500 BC to 2500 AD). The ephemeris expansion also adds 4 important planetoids/asteroids: Astraea, Hygiea, Eris and Sedna. The expanded coverage works with all features including: Astrological Charts Tabular Ephemerides Graphical Ephemeris Astrological Calendars It is now possible to do anything the program is capable of for any date or date range between 2500 BC and 2500 AD. In addition to the extended ephemeris, we made many other small improvements and fixed numerous minor issues making this version of iPhemeris the best yet and something you will want to update to as soon as possible.
Happy Holidays and welcome to Mercury Retrograde! If you are seeing charts that look something like the image below there is a simple fix, but first a brief explanation. The problem began with iPhemeris v10.4.0 for iOS. It happens intermittently and ONLY on devices running iOS 10.x Today (Dec. 24), I learned it is caused by a fairly major iOS 10.x bug (Apple’s bug, not mine) The bug affects the way preferences are saved and manifests most obviously in relation to orb preferences for the 4 new aspects 10.4 adds: Decile (36°), Septile (51.4°), TreDecile (108°) and QuinDecile (165°). When iPhemeris first launches it attempts to update Orb Preferences and add default orbs for the new aspects if they don’t already exist. However, because of the iOS bug this randomly fails and with hundreds of thousands of devices using iPhemeris that is unfortunately fairly often. After getting reports of it (some quite nasty actually) and a few pictures I guessed what might be going on and attempted a fix in 10.4.1. However because of the iOS bug this didn’t work. Not knowing about the bug at the time, I attempted a second fix with 10.4.2 and which also included a way to get some diagnostic information. The diagnostic data confirmed that what I though […]
Updates for both iOS (v10.3) and macOS (v2.4) were just released!! This was primarily a maintenance release but it did have some minor improvements and enhancements. Primarily these were: Graphic Ephemeris – Got its own color preference setting. Midpoints can be sorted by either Planet or Sign. This iOS version resolved a Graphic Ephemeris display issue when using a degree range smaller than 45°. This is the same fix that was included in a previous release of the macOS version. More good things are coming soon! Onward and Upward, iPhemeris
iPhemeris for iOS and Mac updated today and include a major new feature: the Graphic Ephemeris. This update includes: NEW: Graphic Ephemeris Display Longitude and Declination. Display harmonic degree ranges. Good for finding weird aspects like 45 degrees. Overlay chart data. Added: Composite +Now. When 2 charts are selected an option to display a Composite and a now chart has been added. Added: 7 day time step. Charts can now be time-stepped in 7 day increments. Fixed: Vertex and Descendant display issues on Transit Calendar. Fixed: “Slow typing” issue for chart date entry (Mac version). This only happened on the Mac version and was related to a minimum date condition set on the date entry fields. The mac has some built in timer and if users entered dates too slowly it would decide the minimum date (Jan 1, 1700) was not met and replace what was being typed with Jan. 1 1700. I couldn’t control the timer and had to simply remove the condition. Check out it out:
A free update for iPhemeris v10.1 was released today. The following new features, improvements and bug fixes were added: New: Lunar Return. New: Eclipse tables with more data. New: Tri-wheel option – 2 Chart +Now. Improved: Dotted lines for secondary aspects. Improved: Display of points on wheel. Fixed: Ayanamsa settings crash. Fixed: Kuala Lumpur TimeZone issue. Fixed: Time-stepping progressed charts. Fixed: Small screen wheel display (iPhone 4). Enjoy and don’t forget to tell your friends about iPhemeris of iOS and Mac. More good things are always in the works!
Version 2.2 of iPhemeris for Mac OSX with the new Lunar Return feature is now available as an update from the Mac App store! You asked for it, and we delivered! This version also has some other great new features like a new and improved Eclipse table added to the bottom of Ephemeris pages. v2.2 Features New: Lunar Return New: 2 Charts +Now convenience button for Tri-Wheel. New: Local Mean Time (LMT) button for researchers. Improved: Improved Eclipse Tables. For a complete list see of additions, improvements and bug fixes see the What’s New section here: Mac Version – What’s New. Lunar Returns You can find the new Lunar Return feature in the same place in Chart Details where you set Solar Return data. It has a handy little tool that will let you pick a date and then find the lunar returns after that date or previous to it. It’s super easy to use and will only take a few seconds to figure out.
iPhemeris Version 10 for iOS Released! Version 10 was just released and is available from the iOS App Store now! It has lots of new features including: Available as In-App Purchase: – Tri-Wheel – Mid-Point Reports – Void of Course Moon tables Other free features and enhancements in this update: – Aries 0 House System. – Print Options. – Printing improved. – Progressed charts can be time stepped. – App works well when users have text set larger for improved visibility. – Lots of other little minor issues fixed! Get it NOW!