OTA Ottawa primarily does one thing: Shows all the current TV listings for TV Stations available to Over the Air (OTA) users. There are a possible 30+ stations available to Ottawa antenna users. Extra features include station prefs/web links/ota news/alarms/ etc.
OTAOttawa is a quick app I wrote for the use of Ottawa Over The Air (OTA) enthusiasts. I wrote it in 4 days, if you have any ideas for new features or questions email me, please dont flame me in iTunes. Remember it is a quick semi-useful free app! Sure there are many things I could do to add functionality, but I could never justify the time spent. I will consider your ideas and time/wife/babies permitting, I will implement any suggestions.
Station Listings Data
Please note, occasionally my data may get lost for a particular station. If so, you are welcome to email me and I will restore.
Under the preference section, you may remove or add from your listings any Ottawa OTA station. Although I believe that I have included all possible OTA stations, if you do receive regularly a station not listed, please contact me and I will try to add it. 5 Station presets are provide to help set your received station list. None, All, Ottawa, Ottawa English, or US Stations.
On the program detail page, an alarm may be set to notify you when this TV program is on. At the moment your iPhone notifies you 5 minutes before the show begins
On the program detail page, an email may be sent with the details of the program
Twitter and Facebook
On the program detail page, your favorite TV program and graphic can be posted on Facebook or Twitter
Station Home Page/Wikipedia Page
For each station clicking on the station icon allows you the option of accessing the stations home page or wikipedia entry
The OTA news page contains (hopefully) some useful information for Ottawa OTA Users. I will update whenever possible and include any user input.
To keep costs down and ease of maintenance, OTAOttawa currently resides on my home server. The server currently serves OTAOttawa, another app Word-A-Maze and some of my websites. My provider is Rogers. While both my server and ISP have been fairly reliable, occasionally it may go down. If so please be patient. As soon as I notice an issue or service is returned, I will restore. If the app is down for an extended time, please email in case I havent noticed.
I call this app "Resumeware". Due to the arrival of my beautiful baby twins Annika & Thomas, I may need a regular job again. I am an ex-Nortel/BNR designer with lots of experience in all kinds of software, project management and product support. My CV is available upon request anytime. I am willing to work in any area, for a large company or even a startup. I have to buy diapers for the kiddies!
•Added Ottawa area antenna scan info. Hourly antenna scans from East end Ottawa.
•Removed link to blog pages
•Fixed small bug in mail program function
Ratings and Reviews
This app loads quickly now and is very reliable. They have made a big improvement!
Handy but layout issues...
Somewhat annoying to read because...
1) on the main page, there’s no space between the time and title of the TV program
2) when you open a channel’s listing, then you see the scheduled hour, but the minutes are hidden!
Now I can easily get programming listings for my OTA channels, and more. The only downside is that I now know what channels I _don’t_ get.... guess my setup needs some improvements.
You can crash the app by clicking on the tv’s icon at the top of the settings page, and if you turn the phone sideways the page flips upside down and gets cut in half. And the explanation of the signal tests is cut off. But all minor stuff for what I use it for. Kudos!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.