By Daniel Spindelbauer
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
LaunchTime shows you everything that you need to know, including the live streams, location of the launchpads, details of the missions, and information about rockets. Browse future launches and get their detailed information. Always have the latest information available on your phone, so you can watch each liftoff live. It will even notify you so you won't miss the next one.
- Dedicated view to the next launch with countdown
- List of upcoming launches
- Live broadcasts of launches when available
- Details about the launches, including mission description, rocket type, launch location
- View the location of the launch site
- Notification before the next liftoff
- Today widget with the essential information of the next launch
- Add launches to your calendar
- Dark theme
What's New in Version 1.0
- Updated to iOS 11
- Added 'Add to Calendar' feature, you can add launches to your calendar
- Added background fetch, launches are updated regularly so you won't miss one when its launch date changes
- Bug fixes and improvements
Excited for the concept!
I love watching launches and am excited about this app! I hope I get to see many more because of this great new tool!
An Essential App for Space Watchers!
This app has been improved lately making it an essential tool for your budding or average space geek or rocket launch watcher!
The addition of configurable alerts and calendar integration, whose details include launch location and any available video streaming URLs is very useful!
Perhaps a suggestion or two (and what mostly keeps it from being a 5-star app as these things go) would be if launches that do not yet have a confirmed date are instead indicated as being “TBA” rather than assigned to some seemingly random date, typically the 30th of the expected month of launch as seems currently done.
Also the map locations presented are usually slightly off, which if opened in Apple Maps often seems to show the nearest publicly accessible road address.
So have to change those myself.
For instance I use the following addresses for close to exact locations for Pad39 at Kennedy as:
Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Crawlerway, Orlando, FL 32815, United States
And SLC4 at Vandenburg as:
Space Launch Complex 4
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, CA 93437, United States
This may or may not work for others, the address formatting seems to be important.
Otherwise well done to the developer, and jar tip to follow!