SetiQuest Explorer

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setiQuest Explorer is a web and mobile application for viewing radio telescope data from SETI targets and helping to identify and categorize patterns. Based on Adobe Flash, it runs in your web browser and on Android devices. The setiQuest Explorer app was developed by Francis Potter and The Hathersage group with funding from Adobe System's Experience Design Group.[1][2][3] The app was built with the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) environment. The server technology is Ruby on Rails.[4]

The app is currently pre-release and the private beta was launched on March 10th 2011.[5] The public interest has been very strong. Within 4 days of the announcement more than 1500 beta tester volunteers have registered.[6] The server software infrastructure and database have been ported to AWS in anticipation of extending the beta in Q3 2011.

setiQuest Explorer combines Google Sky with a Waterfall plot where users scroll through the entire signal bandwidth searching for signals. Any patterns found by users get tagged, categorized, and submitted to a database for further analysis. The eventual goal is to create the real-time streaming infrastructure and have enough app users to be able to analyze live data within 4 minutes.

Jill Tarter demoed the setiQuest Explorer app at the TED 2011 event.[7][8][9]

An open source setiQuest Explorer HTML5 port project has been started. It will utilize HTML5 instead of Flash and it should run on iOS and on any modern web browser. The ETA was Spring 2012.

On January 17th 2012 the decision was announced that setiQuest Explorer had been "discontinued."[10]

Contents

Signal classifications

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The setiQuest Explorer app allows users to classify signals into the following categories:

Requirements

References

  1. http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20041365-245.html
  2. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20041528-501465.html
  3. http://techland.time.com/2011/03/10/seti-explorer-app-finally-gives-your-phone-a-purpose/
  4. http://www.mobileapptesting.com/inside-the-setiquest-explorer-beta-test-interview/2011/03/
  5. http://setiquest.org/blog/seti-taps-smartphones-hunt-et
  6. http://setiquest.org/blog/setiquest-explorer
  7. http://setiquest.org/blog/ted-2011-day-1
  8. http://setiquest.org/blog/jill-tarter-ted-2011-%E2%80%93-day-2
  9. http://setiquest.org/blog/jill-tarter-ted-2011-%E2%80%93-day-4
  10. http://setiquest.org/forum/topic/community-meeting-2012-01-17
  11. https://market.android.com/details?id=air.com.hg94.seti
  12. http://setiquest.org/forum/topic/facebook-requirement
  13. http://twitter.com/francispotter/status/47906726153953280
  14. http://setiquest.org/wiki/index.php/Talk:SetiQuest_Explorer#Network_bandwidth

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