Back at the first of July I started getting emails from users saying my apps on Android like JyotishTools and Tropical Skies were stuck at “Activating…”. First off the only thing I could think was wrong was that the user was somehow not reaching the Google Play server to check for a valid license. Usually though if it cannot connect the license will just fall back and allow the app to run (it will do this only so many times).
One of the problems programmers of jyotish software face is how to neatly display northern and eastern charts. Both have odd triangular areas where it’s difficult to draw planets neatly. Drawing these charts by hand may not be a problem but they are really problematic when it comes to computer displays. My solution was to develop a “Hybrid” chart style. The house or sign layouts are the same as in the traditional versions of these styles.
Version 1.08 of JyotishTools Pro has been released. The Windows 10 version is 1.1.16. This is due to the way that Microsoft numbers things different from Google. Also there may be minor updates on Android and collectively later on Windows due to the delay created by the Microsoft Store “vetting” the app which can take up to three days. This version includes a Muhurta tool and Graphical Ephemeris. Though the Windows version of the Muhurta tool allows for changing the location for some reason there was a bug in allowing this feature on the Android version so it is omitted on Android until I have time to find why it isn’t working.
This information is also applicable for JyotishTools Android, JyotishToolsAE (Amazon) and Tropical Skies Android. Several years ago I began including an atlas derived from the data at the Geonames website. Geonames is an open source website with a very comprehensive atlas with also includes a listing for the time zone which can by accessed on Android devices and via library on JyotishTools Pro Windows. The time zone database is mostly historical especially for locations after a period in time where time zones became standardized for DST changes.
JyotishTools for Windows 10 is now available. It works on desktops, laptops, notebooks and tablets with Windows 10. It comes with a 7 day free trial so you can try before buying. If you have the original JyotishTools for Windows you can import the horoscopes from it one at a time or all horoscopes in a folder. You can also do this with Junior Jyotish horoscopes. If you have a QuickJyotish chart file you can also import horoscopes from those.