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Astronomy Picture of the Day

By Concentric Sky

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Developed in partnership with NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day for the iPhone/iPad brings the vastness of space right into your hand. Browse through decades of high resolution NASA space photos hand selected by NASA astronomers. Jump to photos by date, save them to your photo roll or share them friends. Want that latest Hubble photo as a background? Then APOD is for you.

New pictures every day. Shake for a random image!

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What's New in Version 2.0

- APOD movie support
- Retina support
- 4" screen support
- Updated UI for iOS 6


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Customer Reviews

Many good features, but the ads are distracting and undermine the experience!

I came to look at beautiful space images and learn about the science behind them--not to be bombarded with ads when I tap on the info button!

Do we really want to see a banner ad about dandruff shampoo for men?!! So much for the other worldly experience!

What makes this more troubling is that the app is now a NASA service and has the NASA logo on it--our publicly-funded projects and government efforts should not be open for advertising dollars!

Happy to donate to NASA or the app developers, but lose the ads!

Other issues:

Could use a thumbnails view spanning weeks.

Could use a single button save photos to the camera roll.

Could use a full screen mode, so the image takes over the entire display.

Now that the app uses the NASA logo for its icon, it means it looks exactly the same as other NASA apps--which is visually confusing.

Still, it has two key features that make it better than the other leading astro pic of the day app, TwilitSky. It can save the photos and doesn't have the fractured glass image that appears repeatedly in TwilitSky. As a result, it's still the apod app I use most often! It's also a universal app meaning it works well on the iPad, too, providing great views there.

Nice App... However

It has always disappointed me that the app loads the lower quality scaled down version of the image off the web site rather than the full sized image you get by clicking on the image in the page.

This doesn't matter so much on older devices like the iPhone 3GS or iPad 2 but is definitely noticeable on devices with retina displays.

Would be nice if there was at least an option to select which image is loaded. Like a quality selection.

Memory hog

This is a good, easy to use app with beautiful photos and movies. It is easy to use and navigate. However, it has one serious flaw. It is a total storage space hog. Even if you use the Clear Image Cache feature, it will continue to hold on to space in your device. I have made it a habit to delete and reinstall the app whenever it exceeds 500mb storage space. The app should be updated so that clearing the cache actually releases storage area instead of continuing to use more and more space.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2013
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 28.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Concentric Sky

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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