Spring! Or south of the equator, Autumn!
It’s the start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer if your water goes the wrong way down the plughole. Rendered in Catfood Earth, now also available for Android.
Catfood Earth for Android 1.10 is now available for download. If you already have it installed you’ll get the update automatically (or run Google Play to check for updates).
1.10 adds settings that allow you to manually override the center of the image (rather than using your phone location), control transparency (for clouds and night) and adjust the width of the terminator between day and night.
Catfood Earth also starts faster and there are a number of small bug fixes.
If you get an error message when installing Catfood Earth or Catfood WebCamSaver on Windows 8 it’s probably because the .NET 2.0 Framework is missing. Earth and WebCamSaver install .net 2.0 automatically on previous versions of Windows but in Windows 8 this doesn’t work. Luckily it’s easy to fix:
1. From the Start screen click the search charm (the magnifying glass icon that appears when you put your mouse in the bottom right hand corner of the screen) of just start typing to search for ‘Programs and Features’. Click the ‘Settings’ option on the search pane and then click ‘Programs and Features’ in the search results.
2. Programs and Features runs on the Windows Desktop. Click ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ in the list of options on the left hand side of the window.
3. At the top of the list check ‘.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)’ and then click OK. Windows might ask you to download the installation files. Once installation is complete run the installer for Catfood Earth or Catfood WebCamSaver again.
I’ll update the installers for the next release of each product to fix this problem.
It’s the start of Autumn in the northern hemisphere, Spring down south. In Catfood Earth:
In Catfood Earth for Android:
Catfood Earth is now available for Android phones and tablets.
The Android version of Catfood Earth is a live wallpaper that automatically centers on your current location. It includes current cloud cover (downloaded every three hours) and includes a different satellite image for each month (showing changes in vegetation and snow/ice cover) as well as showing city lights where it’s currently dark and shading the terminator between day and night.
Catfood Earth for Android is based on my Windows desktop wallpaper of the same name, optimized for smaller screens and to limit power consumption on mobile devices.
Buy it now for just $3.99 from Google Play. Catfood Earth for Android supports Android 2.2 and up.
Summer starts right now in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter for those south of the Equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth.
Spring starts right now in the northern hemisphere, Autumn if you’re south of the equator. Image rendered using Catfood Earth.
It’s the start of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer if you’re of the negative latitude persuasion. Image rendered using Catfood Earth.
I’ve just released a small patch for Catfood Earth. The patch fixes a crash on the trial expired window that has affected a number of people running the free trial. It also improves the algorithm used to detect corrupt cloud downloads. This is a very small update, but I’d recommend upgrading if you have the clouds layer enabled.