The year 2019 has been busy and exciting for us, and we now have around 7000 users on hello aurora! Thanks to all the aurora enthusiasts who keep using the app, and we hope soon we will be able to build a more inclusive network for aurora hunters.
[Update] We fixed a major issue with the custom location feature, GPS/Default coordinates, and the usage of the map. The app will be reset at the first launch to make sure data are good again. Sorry for that, and we hope you a good aurora hunting! Make sure to download the new version 1.0.83 for Android and 1.0.122 for iOS.
Christmas and new year are already finished, and it's time for us to focus again on providing new updates. In this one, we worked on popular user requests: custom location, new cloud coverage layers, and road conditions.
A lot of users request this feature, and it's finally here! Users can add other locations than their current and be able to see the forecast in this area.
So if you live in the USA and would love to see the northern lights forecast in Iceland or other Nordic countries, you can add a city of Iceland, Norway, etc..
You can add up to 6 locations in addition to the default one. Remember, if you don't add a custom location, it will use either GPS (somewhere in the USA for our example) or Reykjavík if you didn't give GPS permission.
The forecast on the main screen will show you the prediction of the location you have chosen. And to remove the added place, just simply swipe left on the location's name in settings, and it will be deleted.
This is a very good feature for those who would like to plan their northern lights trip and see how the forecast is in these places.