Andrew, I am not challenging the apps - on the contrary, I appreciate the existence of these apps and your quick response and willing to help. I am just sharing my observations – maybe there is a problem with my iPod Touch, although I haven’t seen it failing on other apps yet.
Regarding the RoamingOrb app
a) I understand that the rendering is affected by the orbiter, but the snapshots above where captured immediately after I downloaded and operated the app for the first time, even before configuring the app, so obviously at this stage the app can not be affected by any orbiter.
b) My understanding is that the Port field will impact connectivity and possibly incorrect rendering of the proxy orbiter, but only after there is connection.
In my case I can connect and the incorrect rendering comments refer to the initial state before connection. Just to be sure that the incorrect rendering is not an artifact of connecting to an orbiter with wrong settings, I removed the app and reinstalled it - the rendering is incorrect.
I just tested the RoamingOrb app on another iPod Touch at a friend's home. He doesn't have any home automation so I didn't expect to connect, just to test the rendering of the app before configuration. It shows exactly the same incorrect rendering as mine (shown in attachment RoamingOrbRenderingFailureOniPodTouch.png above) . His iPod Touch version is 4.3.5