apps@NASA News

April 2016 - CIMA News and Metrics

Consolidating Mobile App Support at CIMA

The transition of the support for iOS public apps from Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) to CIMA continues.   Our goal was to make this transition as seamless as possible and we believe we achieved that goal.   

Phase 2 of the transition will continue thru May 2016 where we will transition the public app process guidance that currently resides on the ETADS managed website to CIMA managed website.   Since the development of mobile apps is growing, we are planning to take this opportunity during the transition to make some process improvements in the submission process for both internal and public apps by streamlining/standardizing some of the steps.   Once the transition is complete, developers will have a single place to go for guidance on developing mobile apps whether for internal use or for the general public and one group to work with to get their apps published.

We are excited about the possibilities that this transition offers.   Look for further announcements regarding the transition over the next several months.  

 

App Updates/News

The number of apps on apps@NASA continues to grow.    We currently have 31 NASA internal apps available for download from 8 centers with the following breakdown:  ARC (2), GRC (3), HQ (1), JSC (10), KSC (2), LARC (2), MSFC (9), and SSC (2).    In addition, there are 37 NASA public apps on the Apple AppStore and/or GooglePlay from 10 centers, including JPL, with the following breakdown:  ARC (3), GRC (3), GSFC (6), HQ (10), JPL (3), JSC (4), KSC (3), LARC (2), MSFC (2), and SSC (1). 

 

New apps available on apps@NASA

One new app was made available on apps@NASA during April 2016.   The KSC developed app, KSC G-O Caching, is for educating employees at Kennedy Space Center about the center's unique places of interest.  The application will provide you with locations, called waypoints, on a map. These waypoints will lead you to an informational poster about the location so that you can learn about that specific location. The application has questions about each waypoint that once answered the waypoint will be registered as “completed” within the application. Once all the waypoints have been marked as completed the application will generate a “completion code.”

 

App Updates available on apps@NASA

One app was updated on apps@NASA in April 2016, which was the Android version of JSC Close Call Reporting System. 

 

New apps available on Apple AppStore

One new app was made available on the Apple AppStore.   The GSFC developed app, GLOBE Observer, invites you to take environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. Version 1.0 includes GLOBE Clouds, which allows you to photograph clouds and record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images. Future versions of GLOBE Observer will add additional tools for you to use as a citizen environmental scientist.

By using the GLOBE Observer app, you are joining the GLOBE community and contributing important scientific data to NASA and GLOBE, your local community, and students and scientists worldwide. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

 

App Updates on Apple App Store

One app was updated during April 2016 on the Apple App Store, which was the NASA app.   The latest version of the NASA app Added support for streaming content to Apple TV, Chromecast and Fire TV devices.

 

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

April 2016 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during April 2016. 

 

 

 

The following chart shows the daily visits to apps@NASA during April 2016 as well as the center and browser distribution.

 

March 2016 - CIMA News and Metrics

Consolidating Mobile App Support at CIMA

The transition of the support for iOS public apps from Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) to CIMA continues.   Our goal was to make this transition as seamless as possible and we believe we achieved that goal.   

Phase 2 of the transition will continue thru May 2016 where we will transition the public app process guidance that currently resides on the ETADS managed website to CIMA managed website.   Since the development of mobile apps is growing, we are planning to take this opportunity during the transition to make some process improvements in the submission process for both internal and public apps by streamlining/standardizing some of the steps.   Once the transition is complete, developers will have a single place to go for guidance on developing mobile apps whether for internal use or for the general public and one group to work with to get their apps published.

We are excited about the possibilities that this transition offers.   Look for further announcements regarding the transition over the next several months.  

 

App Updates/News

New apps available on apps@NASA

Three new apps were made available on apps@NASA during March 2016.  One app is web-wrapped and two of the apps take full advantage of CIMA reusable framework code libraries, specifically the CIMA standard login/authentication module, SMAP communications, and Pulse analytics.  

 

The JSC developed app, Test Facility Electronic Workflow (TFeW), is an augmentation of the TFeW project's electronic workflow system hosted in the Engineering Oasis system. The main purpose of the mobile application is to provide users with a mobile alternative. The following objectives have been established for the proposed system:  develop universal iOS application to augment the TFeW application hosted in the Oasis environment; provide customers with the ability to submit an engineering facility test request using a mobile device; provide test requestors, facility personnel and management with a mechanism to track and approve requests from a mobile device; and implement Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) for near real-time notification of newly assigned workflow tasks.

 

The JSC developed app, Close Call Reporting System (CCRS), provides the ability to report close calls. 
What's a Close Call? A close call is an event or condition that may have resulted in an accident, injury, or illness, but due to other factors did not.  Why report close calls? The best method to PREVENT accidents is to correct hazards before they result in injury, illness, or damage. Studies estimate that for every serious injury there are 300 close calls.  Reporting close calls gives us a chance to correct these hazards before an accident occurs.  Who reports close calls?
You! Just submit a Close Call Report Form located in stands around the site or send in a report electronically.

 

The SSC developed app, SSC Engine Test Mobile (Android), provides the current list of Engine Test updates for the last 24 hour period released by SSC E&TD, access detail message information and receive real-time engine test updates via push notifications.

 

App Updates available on apps@NASA

One app, SSC Engine Test Mobile (iOS version) was updated on apps@NASA in March 2016 on apps@NASA.  

 

New Apps or App Updates on Apple App Store

One new app was made available during March 2016 on the Apple App Store, which was the Hazards and Population mapper (HazPop) app.  HazPop is designed to be used by disaster risk managers, humanitarian response organizations, public health professionals, journalists and others needing a quick assessment of potential dangers posed by a major hazardous event or developing emergency.

 

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

March 2016 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during March 2016.

 

February 2016 - CIMA News and Metrics

REMINDER:   New Security Requirement with iOS 9 for Enterprise Apps

New security measures in iOS 9 prevents the user from starting NASA enterprise apps until enabling NASA apps though the settings menu.   If you receive the message “Untrusted Enterprise Developer”, then you must perform the following steps to enable NASA apps:

 On your iOS 9 device go to -> Settings -> General -> Device Management -> "NASA" -> Trust "NASA"

 

Consolidating Mobile App Support at CIMA

The transition of the support for iOS public apps from Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) to CIMA continues.   Our goal was to make this transition as seamless as possible and we believe we achieved that goal.    Phase 2 of the transition continues thru May 2016 where we will transition the public app process guidance that currently resides on the ETADS managed website to CIMA managed website.   Since the development of mobile apps is growing, we are planning to take this opportunity during the transition to make some process improvements in the submission process for both internal and public apps by streamlining/standardizing some of the steps.   Once the transition is complete, developers will have a single place to go for guidance on developing mobile apps whether for internal use or for the general public and one group to work with to get their apps published.  We are excited about the possibilities that this transition offers.   Look for further announcements regarding the transition over the next several months.  

 

App Updates/News

App updates available on apps@NASA

Two apps were updated in February on apps@NASA.   Those two apps were the Space Station Research Explorer 4.0 and STEP Cohort 1.2 (update).

App Updates on Apple App Store

Three apps were updated in February on the Apple App Store.   Those apps were NASA Spinoff 1.0.13, NASA Visualization Explorer 1.9.8, and Space Station Research Explorer 4.0 (update).

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

February 2016 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during February 2016.

 

 

January 2016 - CIMA News and Metrics

Consolidating Mobile App Support at CIMA

The transition of the support for iOS public apps from Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) to CIMA continues.   The first phase was completed in January 2016, which was for CIMA to handle the interaction with the developers and manage the Apple public app signing.   Our goal was to make this transition as seamless as possible and we believe we achieved that goal.   

Phase 2 of the transition will continue thru May 2016 where we will transition the public app process guidance that currently resides on the ETADS managed website to a CIMA managed website.   Since the development of mobile apps is growing, we are planning to take this opportunity during the transition to make some process improvements in the submission process for both internal and public apps by streamlining/standardizing some of the steps.   Once the transition is complete, developers will have a single place to go for guidance on developing mobile apps whether for internal use or for the general public and one group to work with to get their apps published.

We are excited about the possibilities that this transition offers.   Look for further announcements regarding the transition over the next several months. 

 

App Updates/News

New or updated apps available on apps@NASA

One new app was made available on apps@NASA during January 2016.  The GRC developed app, STEP Cohort, will keep members of the STEP Level 2 Cohort Program up-to-date with meeting, accommodations, contact and other important information related to the program.  This app takes full advantage of CIMA reusable framework code libraries, specifically the CIMA standard login/authentication module, SMAP communications, and Pulse analytics.   

Two apps were updated on apps@NASA in December 2015 or January 2016 on apps@NASA.   Those two apps were the Dose Tracker and Equipment Inventory.

App Updates on Apple App Store

Four apps were updated during December and January on the Apple App Store.   Those apps were NASA HIAD, Space365, SSC Site Status, and NASA Visualization Explorer.

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

January 2016 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during January 2016.

 

December 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

Consolidating Mobile App Support at CIMA

We have begun a transition of the support for iOS public apps from Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) to CIMA.   By the end of January 2016, CIMA will be handling the interaction with the developers and managing the Apple public app signing.   Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible.   

Since the development of mobile apps is growing, we are planning to take this opportunity during the transition to make some process improvements in the submission process for both internal and public apps by streamlining/standardizing some of the steps.   We will also be transitioning the public app process guidance that currently resides on the ETADS managed website to CIMA managed website by the end of May 2016.   Once the transition is complete, developers will have a single place to go for guidance on developing mobile apps whether for internal use or for the general public and one group to work with to get their apps published.

We are excited about the possibilities that this transition offers.   Look for further announcements regarding the transition over the next several months. 

 

December 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during December 2015.

 

November 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

App Updates/News

New apps available on apps@NASA

Two new app were made available on apps@NASA during November 2015.   The GRC developed app, Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Learning Catalog, provides an easy-to-use database of hundreds of SMA courses, lectures and discussion forums. It serves as a one-stop shop for identifying SMA learning and professional development opportunities. The application allows you to browse by SMA discipline or SMA Technical Excellence Program curricula depending on your area of interest. Within each category, you can drill down on your results using numerous filters to find exactly what you’re looking to find.

The JSC developed app, iPolar, which is a Mobile Health and Status Monitor for Polar.   The main function of Polar is to provide a -80°C freezing and storage unit for a broad range of science samples during transportation to and from the International Space Station (ISS) and while aboard the ISS.

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

November 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during November 2015. 

 

October 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

App Updates/News

 

New apps available on apps@NASA

Two new apps were made available on apps@NASA during October 2015.  Both of these apps takes advantage of CIMA reusable framework code libraries, specifically the CIMA standard login/authentication module, SMAP communications, and Pulse analytics.   

The GRC developed app, NASA Mishap Information System (NMIS) Mobile Dashboard, is a custom-developed system for capturing mishaps, close calls and hazards, as required in NASA Procedural Requirement 8621.1B, NASA Procedural Requirements for Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping. The NMIS Mobile Dashboard app provides an at-a-glance view of Agency safety event and injury statistics. Users can view daily event summaries, status of high visibility events, year to date injury and damage event counts as well as OSHA total case rate calculations, by Center, for combined NASA civil servants and support service contractors.

The GRC developed app, CSO Summit 2015, provides attendees of this important event with up to the minute agenda and other event related information. The 2015 CSO Summit focuses on the role of the Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officers (CSOs), how it varies from center to center and program to program, requirements that define and guide the position, and ways to develop future CSOs.

 

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

 

October 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during October 2015.

 

 

September 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

New Security Requirement with iOS 9 for Enterprise Apps

New security measures in iOS 9 prevents the user from starting NASA enterprise apps until enabling NASA apps though the settings menu.   If you receive the message “Untrusted Enterprise Developer”, then you must perform the following steps to enable NASA apps:

 

On your iOS 9 device go to -> Settings -> General -> Profile -> "NASA" -> Trust "NASA"

 

More information from Apple is available here - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204460

 

 

Annual CIMA iOS Provisioning Profile Updated

The annual update of the CIMA iOS provisioning profile was made available August 26th prior to the provisioning profile expiration on September 23, 2015.  If you haven’t downloaded the latest versions of the iOS apps, which include the updated provisioning profile you need to do so.

 

 

App Updates/News

New apps available on apps@NASA

Two new apps were made available on apps@NASA during September 2015.  Both of these apps take advantage of CIMA reusable framework code libraries, specifically the CIMA standard login/authentication module, SMAP communications, and Pulse analytics and one also uses the CIMA push notifications capability.

The LaRC developed app, LaRC Alerts, is a mobile application intended for Langley Research Center employees that allows users to receive alert notifications issued by the Safety & Mission Assurance Office (SMAO) regarding emergency and safety-related conditions at the center. The app lists all active alerts on the main interface and displays an alert message when an incoming notification is received.

The LARC developed app, @LaRC, allows NASA Langley employees to access pertinent information and resources via a mobile app.  The initial release of the @LaRC Mobile app allows users to access the NASA Langley Phonebook, check for the latest Center Announcements, News, check what’s on the menu before going to the cafeteria, and a map of the center using the center’s GIS locator.

 

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

 

September 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following charts show the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by month for the last year and also by day during September 2015.   The spike in downloads can be directly attributable to the annual iOS provisioning profile update.

 

 

 

August 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

AVAILABLE August 26th, 2015 -- Annual CIMA iOS Provisioning Profile Update

The annual update of the CIMA iOS provisioning profile is imminent.   The CIMA iOS provisioning profile expires on September 23, 2015.   A targeted announcement will be made on September 2, 2015, stating that the apps have been updated with the latest provisioning profile and are available for download from apps@NASA.    If you have an iOS device and haven’t already downloaded the ‘apps@NASA’ app, you should do so during this period which makes updating your apps much simpler by using similar functionality utilized by the ‘Apple AppStore’ app. 

 

App Updates/News

New apps available on apps@NASA

The JSC developed app, Dose Tracker, was added to apps@NASA in June 2015 and provides users with a daily summary view with options to add, edit, copy or delete entries. The My Medicine Cabinet feature allows users to store personal medication for easy reference when adding or editing entries. Reports can be emailed or saved to a server.  Dose Tracker is intended for use with ISS training and is, therefore, limited to a select audience.

One new app and a couple updates to apps were made available on apps@NASA during August 2015.    

Have you ever wondered about the hundreds of experiments that have been conducted on the International Space Station?  The JSC developed app, Space Station Research Explorer, provides current information on ISS experiments, facilities and research results through video, photos, interactive media, and in-depth descriptions.

SSC made an update to their SSC Engine Test Mobile that was available just in time for the R25 engine test on 8/13/2015.

ARC made an update to the MyNAS app that included the updated provisioning profile as well.   This update was made available on 8/14/2015.

 

Apps around the Agency

There are several other apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

August 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during August 2015. 

 

 

July 2015 - CIMA News and Metrics

COMING VERY SOON -- Annual CIMA iOS Provisioning Profile Update

The annual update of the CIMA iOS provisioning profile is coming soon.   The CIMA iOS provisioning profile expires on September 23, 2015, and users will start getting reminder messages on their mobile devices approximately one month prior to the expiration.   Watch for an upcoming announcement around the end of August/beginning of September on when the apps have been updated with the latest provisioning profile and are available for download from apps@NASA.    If you have an iOS device and haven’t already downloaded the ‘apps@NASA’ app, you should do so during this period.  The apps@NASA app makes updating your apps much simpler by using similar functionality utilized by the ‘Apple AppStore’ app. 

 

Apps around the Agency

There are quite a few apps being developed around the Agency.  Mobile developers can take advantage of the CIMA reusable code libraries by requesting access to DevCenter via NAMS.   In NAMS, search on ‘CIMA’ and then select the ‘CIMA Developer’ role.   Contact us at msfc-cima@mail.nasa.gov for more information.

 

July 2015 - apps@NASA Metrics from Pulse Analytics

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by month for the past year.  You will notice that the number of downloads hover between 900-1300 per month except for the month that the CIMA iOS profile is updated, which was October last year and will be August/September timeframe this year.

 

 

The following chart shows the number of downloads of several apps (new or updated versions) by day during July 2015. 

 

 

The following chart shows the breakdown of Device OS by visit during the month of July 2015.  For Android, users were accessing the applications on devices having an OS version between 4.4.2 and 4.1.1.   For iOS, users were accessing the applications on devices having an OS version between 7.1.1 and 8.4.

 

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