Look! What's that in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane? Venus? Swamp gas? A weather balloon?
Quickly identify objects in the sky, with this try-before-you-buy version of the award-winning Pocket Universe astronomy application.
Pocket Universe Express displays thousands of stars, constellations, and solar system objects on a real-time rendered view of the sky.
The view will move automatically as you move left, right up and down - the app acts as a window onto the night sky.
When you are ready for something a little more, upgrade with a single in-app purchase to the full version of Pocket Universe, and get instant access to dozens of new features: track the International Space Station, play quizzes, virtually walk on Mars, see 80,000 stars and lots more!
Many features - including the night sky view! - are available for free, but one in-app purchase unlocks many exciting new features, and keeps an independent developer encouraged enough to keep working on updates.. :-)
Where's the Apple Watch support? It's in a separate app called "What's Up".
This is a big update, with many issues resolved and some cool new features!
Some of the highlights include:
* New AR features - enjoy a model Solar System on your desk!
* Search for the brightest satellites, by name or from a a list (it used to include Humanity Star, but that one just burned up. awww...)
Many other bugs have been fixed. Enjoy!
Ratings and Reviews
I love this app. It makes it easier to see where everything is and explains about each and every star or planet.
This is excellent, everything you need. I do some astronomy and this will help customize my list of targets for the night. I checked this review column and was satisfied and so here I am to officially agree. Enjoy!
Sometimes a random sub screen will not close so you need to close the app and reopen but I'm sure they're working on it. : )
This is one of my favorite apps. You can easily pick and choose what objects in the sky you want to display. The information listed in this app is fantastic. You can have the app geo locate your position on earth so that with the iPad or iPhone gyroscope enabled, wherever you point your device is accurately depicted. Five out of five.
- John Kennedy
- 187.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright John Kennedy / Craic Design 2018
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock all features $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.