Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. I’ve done a couple of iterations and the feature complete version of Space Images from NASA is now available. The version number (Charms, Settings, About from inside the app) will display V18.104.22.168. If you have an older version, you can manually check for updates in the Windows Store. There will be another update soon but it is cosmetic only.
New in this version:
The Home screen for the app now includes the content from “On the Station” –
the latest news from the International Space Station in a gallery (both text and
NASA Astronomy Images and Space Images from NASA’ JPL are pulled via a behind
the scenes Bing search and no description/caption is available, however, you now
can display the source image in Modern IE by tapping or clicking an individual
image in the Gallery. The browser will launch and fetch the image (some of these
are quite large and will not appear instantaneously).
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 nasa.gov 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”":
NASA Image of the Day with Full Description
NASA Astronomy Image Gallery
Space Images from JPL