Outland - Space Journey
By Vito Technology Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
***Best of 2016!***
Outland is the app for creating an atmosphere of space journey right in your living-room. Hook up your device to TV or open it up on Apple TV to enjoy the beauty of space. The app plays beautiful videos accompanied with nicely arranged music that makes the experience of space deeper and stronger.
20 timelapse videos featuring:
- Butterfly Nebula
- Compilation of timelapses from the ISS
- Calabash Nebula
- Cat's Eye Nebula
- Tropical cyclone moving over the Earth
- Earth view during the Day and Night
- Hubble Space Telescope flying over the surface of the Earth
- ISS flying over the surface of the Earth
- The lightning over the Earth aboard the ISS.
- Winds of Jupiter
- Flying around Minkowski's Butterfly Nebula
- Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut
- Canary Islands to Italy
- Planet Earth is Beautiful
- ExoMars 2016 Liftoff
- Flying from North Africa over Turkey
- Liftoff of Vega carrying LISA Pathfinder
- Flying over the English Channel
- Sentinel-1B Prepares for Liftoff
- A timelapse video by ESA astronaut Tim Peake
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Minor bug fixes
Needs way to disable false renderings; longer videos
This app is cool for the Apple TV, and free, but it needs an option to select which videos you want it to show. For example, I only want to see real footage, not renderings from star walk and solar walk. However there seems to be no way to disable them. Also each video is much too short, most only lasting a few seconds. It doesn't feel like the "spaceship window" mentioned in the description when it changes scene every 5 seconds. Also it frequently just fades to black and stays there until you manually select another video.
5 stars for the music & visuals. 2 stars for pop up ads.
I paid $.99 for this app, being a big fan of Vito Tech's Star Walk apps. To my surprise, the inspiring images and ambient music are interrupted by ads for Game of War, totally ruining the effect and intention of the app. If I pay for an app, I don't expect intrusive pop up ads. Developers need to generate revenue, I get it, but maybe they can raise the price a dollar or two and eliminate the ads. I would've paid it. The AppleTV version doesn't seem to have this problem. I'll stick with that and delete the iOS version.
Disconnect and Enter a Zen Place
This app is incredible. It rolls along, blowing your mind like when you first went to an IMax movie in the '90's. Great for nights when it's better if you fall asleep with your eyes open ;-)
I dunno much about tech aspects, I just like peaceful stuff with which to chill and this app is right there.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 02, 2016
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 212 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © VITO Technology, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes