Solar Walk ™ 2 - Space Journey Through Time and Planets of the Solar System
By Vito Technology Inc.
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The all-new Solar Walk 2 is a powerful educational tool at the edge of graphic technology. Solar Walk 2 offers an interactive encyclopedia of the solar system seen as never before. Based on real physics and latest photographic data, Solar Walk 2 comes to life with stunning visual effects of planetary atmospheres, solar flares, auroras and asteroid belts to give the space depth and feel that hadn’t yet been possible on a mobile device.
***This is a universal app for tvOS and iOS. Optimized for iPad Pro. ***
NEW IN SOLAR WALK 2
The life of the solar system is presented as a series of events: celestial (solar eclipses, conjunctions, etc.) and man-made missions. The user can see experience the progress of space exploration and see how the planets moved at the time and how they are going to move in the near future.
You will see Sputnik fly over the Earth and martian rovers moving on the red planet. Every notable event of every mission is in the calendar for you to explore, including the latest discoveries from New Horizons of Pluto and Curiosity on Mars.
Planets move just as they do in real life. You can view a solar eclipse from space as a shadow crossing the Earth and see exactly what regions it covers at what times for each and every eclipse of the covered range.
Solar Walk 2 can be enjoyed using with sounds, put on the headphones and dive into the outer Space moving from one planet to another, get acquainted with the missions exploring the other worlds.
We collected the highest resolution textures available to human race to date and integrated them beautifully, specifically for retina displays. Photos acquired during the latest mission to Pluto are already in the app, making it the most fresh and up-to-date space simulator.
More than two thousand of the brightest stars, 21 asteroids, 10 comets, 8 planets and more are in their correct relative positions for any given date and time. And the list is growing! We’re eager to add new dwarf planets, missions and more!
How is it different from Solar Walk 1?
Solar Walk 2 has all-new graphics, interface and updated planetary textures. Your exploration of the solar system in Solar Walk 2 is guided by a carefully hand picked calendar, a collection of simulations of celestial events with stunning visuals. You can still fly around the solar system and explore it on your own, like in Solar Walk 1, but now you have a comprehensive tour guide at your disposal.
Apple Watch App:
A quick quiz lets you know how good you’re at astronomy. If the results are pretty poor you can start exploring the Solar System using handoff function: a small icon of the Solar Walk 2 app will appear on the lock screen of your device, slide it up and enjoy your outer space journey.
Unlock Premium access to history of human space exploration and man-made satellites. Travel with Voyager 1, see how gravity assists helped Cassini get to the outer edges of the solar system, and explore Hubble as if you were right next to it.
- 60+ spectacular 3D models of important space missions and satellites
- Objects of the extended solar system: dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets
- History of space exploration in Calendar
- Content updates as new missions are launched
Subscription periods and prices:
1 month - $0.99
3 month - $1.99
6 month - $2.99
1 year - $4.99
Unlimited period - $9.99
Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will NOT automatically renew.
Note: Solar Walk™ users with the app installed on device get unlimited access at 50% off.
What's New in Version 1.3.3
Calendar of astronomical events update and few bug fixes:
- The Earth rendering for some devices
- Colors of star surfaces
- View of calendar events connected with comets, asteroids, and dwarfs
😶I loved the first Solar Walk, the level of detail added to Solar Walk 2, blows me away👀. One thing I do like in this version, is how the range of free motion when zooming out on an object, is larger and feels more comfortable as in Solar Walk🐉. I noticed the Visual effects seem permenantly switched off from the first version, but it's not a too big of a loss considering how detailed the app is😉, but I do wish it was still there... Thank you so much for creating this app ❤️❤️❤️. One of the best charms of this app is seeing theoretical planet nine suddenly popping into view.😮 Really fun to explore, especially with all the stars hidden in the background that you can pull into the foreground😍👍🏽🖖🏽❣
This app is fine. BUT I HATE THE NEW NAVIGATION!!! I LIKED HOW YOU COULD ZOOM OUT AS MUCH AS YOU WANTED IN THE FIRST APP!! And I do not like how when you zoom far away from a planet, It will be replaced by a giant dot! In the first game, the dot was small, and looked more realistic. The giant dots look horrible and unrealistic when you take a screenshot of the solar system from far away. Seriously! In this app, Pluto looks as big as the sun from far away!!!! But this app has MUCH better graphics than the first one, besides the missions.
Ida's moon, dactyl
REMOVE THE PLANET DOTS!!
Change the movement!!
Add more info about titan!! It only talked about how big it is!! What about the methane lakes!! And thick atmosphere!
Better missions!! Add animations!! Like in the first app!! In the first app, you can see curiosity moving and taking samples!! But in this app, all you see is a badly made, non moving rover. The developers got lazy on the missions!! This app has more missions than the first one, but the few missions in the first app are much better quality!!
I had SW1 and I upgraded to SW2 just to see the Juno mission (since I got a notification for it in SW1). Much to my disappointment after buying SW2 I discovered that I still needed to now buy a subscription as well instead of just being able to view the Juno mission.
Badly done guys! I feel ripped off right now. Had I known that I'd need to pay additional in order to see the Juno mission I never would've bought the upgrade! SW1 suited my needs adequately. It would've been nice to know that ahead. I felt very mislead by the notification that an update would enable me to see the Juno mission. This was not true!!!
Very very disappointed! :(
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 07, 2016
- Version: 1.3.3
- Size: 318 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © VITO Technology, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes
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