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My NASA Multimedia News App Now Available


I’ve been on an app spree, in case no one noticed. I’ve been using Microsoft Project Siena to build apps of late (in case my readers haven’t noticed) and my latest creation, NASA Multimedia News is now available in the Windows Store. Seven sources/feeds are available, including three video podcasts. Information is updated as NASA updates their content.

From the Main menu, you can select a feed:


Here’s one of the Video Cast galleries, which all work in the same manner. They are scrollable with touch or mouse. Tap the video window and select Play or hover with your mouse and select Play. Tap again to pause and then scroll to the next item in the Gallery.


Here’s one of the News Galleries, scroll horizontally to view older entries.


earth observe news


NASA Image of the Day Gallery:



My Space Images from NASA App now available World Wide


I’ve updated my Space Images from NASA App for Windows 8.1 with lots of aesthetic changes and made it available world wide.

I created this App with Microsoft Project Siena Beta 2 and have been tweaking it for the past day or so. The App pulls the images and information from various websites and displays in one of the three galleries.

Project Siena has a plethora of great features. I’ve love pictures from beyond our small planet. Project Siena gave me the incentive to build an app that displayed the types of images that I wanted to see. The reaction has been great, and I received encouragement to release it world wide after a limited release. I’ve refined the interface and refined the search criteria behind the scenes. To build this app, I used REST and Big Search Services. The result was better than I even imagine. Please download and rate if you’re interested in this kind of content. Of course, this is a free App.

Here’s a visual tour of the finished app”":

Home Screen


NASA Image of the Day with Full Description


NASA Astronomy Image Gallery


Space Images from JPL

JPL Space

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