Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

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

OTA News
The OTA news page contains (hopefully) some useful information for Ottawa OTA Users. I will update whenever possible and include any user input.

My Server
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!



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

All of the buttons are labelled, but some of the labels are unclear. The important unclear ones are:
gear button: this button, directly to the left of the heading that reads "ottawa ota listings" on the first screen of the app, opens the screen where you set the stations that you receive.
school bell button: The button labelled school bell appears after you tap on a program to find out more information about it, one swipe after the episode ID. Pressing this button allows you to get a push reminder shortly before the program is about to start. This screen also contains buttons called "twit40" and "face40", for sharing information about the program on twitter and facebook.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username



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