While we are still working to finalize version 1.1.0, we just published 1.0.14 with another translation: Portuguese. Check out languages page for more information.
Actually, this update has been released on Android more than a week ago and should just be a quick language update on iOS as well. Unfortunately, Apple has rejected the update as they decided that the experiment "roll" might damage the phone. So we had to remove this experiment and resubmit the app. Therefore, the update got delayed.
Changes on Android and iOS
Changes on iOS
- Fix flickering of audio scope.
There was a little error when compiling the new translations that introduced unfinished translations to the iOS version, which should not yet have been released (Turkish and Chinese to be specific). We have uploaded another version (1.0.15) for iOS, which should fix this as soon as it has passed the Apple review process.
It is time to add a few more events to our calendar. First of all, this Friday, we will of course be present at our university’s science night. Then, later this month there will be a colloquium in Marburg and in December we will also have a booth at the education conference in Beckum.
A little more than two years after our first public release (12th September 2016), we have surpassed half a million installs*. Thanks to all of you, who supported us, gave feedback or just told others about our work.
BTW: Our PhD student Dominik, got the cake from his girlfriend and though we would love to share it with all of you, a picture has to do (technical limitations, you know).
*Combined installs on Google Play (user installs) and Apple’s App Store (app units).
We have updated our events calendar with a workshop on everyday life physics at the central library of Cologne (fully booked), a physics colloquium in Leipzig and a talk in Saarbrücken.
The public beta for version 1.1.0 is available now. If you want to try the new features and give us feedback to fix any problems, please visit our forums for information on how to join the beta program.
(The beta is only available on Android as public betas are not supported on iOS. A closed beta will be offered when the iOS version is ready.)
In preparation to the start of our public beta test (tomorrow?), we have opened up the entire source code for the Android version of our app under the GNU General Public Licence. We aim to fully release the project under the GNU GPL with version 1.1.0.
After a cooling outage in our IT center, our website was unavailable from Sunday noon until Tuesday morning (CET). As you can see, it is working again. There might be a few more short hiccups as many servers at our uni were affected and the IT center is still fixing some systems, but in principle we should be back. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We just activated our new forum where you can discuss, give feedback and look for assistance. This will also be the central place to collect feedback and bug reports for the upcoming beta test of our new version.
Also, we hope that this will encourage more users to share their experience, worksheets and own experiments on this platform. We still would like those contributions to end up in the wiki eventually, but this turned out to be a hurdle for those who would just like to share an idea without polishing it into a wiki page.
So, visit our forums, set up an account and help us create a community.
As the summer break comes to an end (depending on where you live, of course), the workshop and talk season starts. So, our calendar has been updated with three upcoming events in Germany: The GDCP conference in Kiel, two consecutive teacher trainings in Saarbrücken and a talk at a teacher training at the Uni Bayreuth. More events will be added as organizers publish their schedules.
The registration for our workshop on academic teaching with phyphox (in German) on 7th September 2018 is now open. More information and the registration form can be found here.