By Mobius Entertainment
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Sky Map turns your iPhone or iPad into a window on the night sky.
All you have to do is point your device at the sky and the Sky Map will tell you exactly what you are looking at.
Displays stars, planets, moon phases, constellations, messier objects and meteor showers.
iPod Touch not supported due to lack of compass.
What's New in Version 1.3
iOS 6 support
It could be 5 stars.
Everything runs so smoothly on my app. Idk why other people are having a hard time with the app honestly. The only thing I wish this app had is if you were to tap say on a planet, you can learn what we know about the planet. I love this app and find all the planets to say goodnight to them lol. I love the search feature and able to remove or add things I'm finding. I'm more interested in planets then I am of stars. Still I enjoy using this app when I'm in my room at night. It's easy on the eyes (except for ads) but it doesn't bother me much. I'd pay to learn more about planets for sure.
Advertisements in space? No thank you!
In the 1960s, First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, headed a campaign to beautify America. Besides extensive plantings, she worked to curtail billboard clutter on the nation's highways.
Well, we're now in the 21at century and we need another Lady Bird to crusade against apps with banner ads. They're especially unpleasant in astronomy apps where one wants to see the night sky in all its glory.
Sky Map is one of the worst offenders. It puts billboards up in space! It's ugly, distracting, and undermines the view of the sky and the app itself. Unlike in many apps, the ads also persist even when one is off line. Really bad!
If that weren't bad enough, it requires the user to have to press a "Start" button before it shows the sky. (What is this? Windows '98?! :-) )
The interface--side toolbar--isn't half bad, but the icons are obscure and the app seems limited. (No horizon?)
Glad to see the Messier objects are included and the color scheme isn't half bad, although it's ruined by the glaring, blinding, bright-white ads splayed across the bottom of the not-so-dark sky!
One star only!
just what I wanted
I wanted an app that would allow me to find the planets easily and to identify stars and constellations. Once the program knows where you are, whether through Location Services or through manual entry of longitude and latitude, you can just point the phone at different parts of the sky, and the program will identify the relevant celestial bodies. It works very nicely. I was happy to pay the $1.99 to remove ads; “the worker is worth his wages”.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Nov 11, 2012
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 41.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mobius Networks (Private) Limited
- © 2012 Farrukh Jawed
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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