Satellite Eyes is a small OS X application that sits in your system tray (next to the clock) and automatically updates your desktop wallpaper to the satellite or map view overhead.
It's available for download at http://satelliteeyes.tomtaylor.co.uk.
Satellite Eyes (SE) is an Xcode 4.4 compatible project, targeting 10.7 upwards. It seems to work best on 10.8, as 10.7 has a few bugs in Location Services that I haven't got round to looking at properly.
It's not very well documented, sorry, but it's not a big codebase, so I'm sure you'll work it out.
To build for Debug:
Create a new Code Signing cert named "Mac Developer".
Set up the LaunchAtLoginHelper:
cd LaunchAtLoginHelper python setup.py satelliteeyes uk.co.tomtaylor.SatelliteEyes
Many thanks to the following folks for their contributions to Satellite Eyes:
- James Bridle for the icon.
- Justin Hileman for work on the image effects pipeline.
- Alex Forey for Retina compatible icons.
If you want to contribute a feature or a bug fix to SE, that'd be great. I'll do my best to review them and include them where possible. Contributions would be especially appreciated for:
- Ability to display imagery from interesting places around the world.
- Controls for configuring each Space independently (the official APIs to do this are deprecated in 10.8).
- Improving the visual appearance of the preferences pane
- More map styles
If you are planning to land a major feature, please raise an issue to discuss it first.