Night Sky 4
By iCandi Apps
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Night Sky 4 - Designed for iOS 10 & watchOS 3
From the creators of the original Night Sky app comes Night Sky 4, the most advanced and beautiful stargazing app ever created.
Quickly identify Stars, Planets, Constellations and Satellites above by simply holding your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to the Night Sky! This is all done magically. Whether you are looking for a constellation or the International Space Station, let Night Sky 4 direct you to it.
Night Sky 4 ventures into territories no stargazing app has ever gone to before. Land on the surface of the Moon and experience Moon Tours of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 landing sites.
Night Sky 4 is the most beautiful and advanced stargazing app available.
- Power Sky View with Glass Constellations: Completely re-engineered for iOS 10 using Metal with 115000 new celestial objects, beautiful Glass Constellations, new Light Spectrum vision with mesmerising visuals, two finger gesture to increase or decrease Light Pollution, & seamless multilayered animated 3D models.
- Magic comes to Apple Watch: We have brought Sky Tracking to Apple Watch in Night Sky 4 on watchOS 3. Simply raise your wrist to the sky to quickly identify stars, planets and constellations! As you lower your wrist you are presented with a Celestial Compass which gives you an overview of all the Stars and Planets currently visible around you. Use the Digital Crown to Space Travel forwards or backwards in time in Sky View and on the Celestial Compass. All-important celestial events happening above such as planet rise and set times, and ISS flyovers appear on your watch face in one Consolidated Complication. We’ve also added beautiful animated push notifications for the International Space Station and all planet rise and set times.
- Land on the Moon: Moon Tours - One giant leap for innovation. We’ve accurately recreated the Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 lunar landing sites in a 3D environment as they would appear if you we’re there today! You are able to explore yourself or be taken on a guided tour of the sites and learn interesting scientific and geographical facts about our Moon while you are actually on it. (Please note Moon Tours are only available on devices that support Metal rendering, iPhone 5S or newer, iPad Air or newer)
- Night Sky Tonight: Get a totally customized experience, Night Sky Tonight gives you an animated view of the sky above you from Sunset to Sunrise. You can scrub through the night to see all celestial events happening local to you. Within Night Sky Tonight get a breakdown of the stargazing conditions, light pollution, local stargazing sites, and also all planet rise and set times. You can even tap objects to get reminders, such as when Mars is rising, or when the International Space Station is next flying past!
- Latest News: Get regular updates about the Night Sky above from our very own astrophysicist and Night Sky Editor.
Optional Night Sky Premium is available for $0.99/month or $6.99/year. You can subscribe and pay through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. Auto-renew may also be turned off from here.
Terms and conditions: http://www.icandiapps.com/icandiapps/terms-conditions/
What's New in Version 4.0.4
Thank you for using Night Sky!
Version 4.0.4 brings the following enhancements:
- Improved object locating on iOS. When locating an object you get a pulsating green locater and success sound once you've located an object in the sky.
- Push Notification Custom Sounds. Always know when Night Sky alerts you with our custom push notification sounds.
- iPhone 7 Haptic Feedback. Feel the sky! As you locate objects, iPhone 7 gives haptic feedback as you brush over them.
- Planet Animation Improvements in Night Sky Tonight and iMessage. Smoother planet animations using SceneKit.
- Automatic Tracking Button. Quickly return to automatic sky tracking with one tap. The button appears once you enter manual sky browsing mode.
- Sky View Enhancements. Further tweaks and enhancements to the Sky View, including more improvements to Glass Constellations.
- watchOS calibration auto timeout added when app has been inactive for 5 minutes or more.
- Reduced App File Size.
- Space Travel improvements. Now fast forward or rewind the Sky automatically with an easier to use Space Travel feature.
- Animations added to Tutorial and Premium Sign-up.
- Bug fixes.
Thank you for using Night Sky! If you enjoy using Night Sky please give it a great review on the App Store. If you need any assistance or have any suggestions, please reach out to our team by e-mailing Support@iCandiApps.com
Disappointing performance and features
The first night sky app I've tried with a subscription model. There's no reason to pay for this over one of the many other good star gazing apps already available. Constellation options: insufficient. You're stuck with stylized "glass" models that obscure too much of the sky or nothing at all.
Search function is barely useable. Many times I wound up looking at a nondescript display full of small stars, unsure whether the result was not highlighted, not found or whether there was a malfunction. Somethings has no result, such as the star Cygnus X1, which is labeled when viewing the constellation but does not appear in any search result.
I like the unpinch to change to Earth View but the satellites are nondescript icons and you can't interact with them.
Tried this app because of its use of new METAL tech. Don't see anything particularly great. Moon tour is interesting, but even there the images of craters don't match topography of then 3D landscape.
Finally, got this as the "free app of the week," so normally you have to pay for the basic app and then are offered a subscription? Either charge for the app, for upgrades, or for a subscription.
What happened to Night Sky Pro?
I'm confused. What happened to Night Sky Pro? Is Night Sky 4 supposed to replace Night Sky Pro? Did you drop support for Night Sky Pro? I can no longer even find NSPro in the App Store, and you only got me to upgrade to the Pro version last year. Is this another attempt at charging users more money? How is Night Sky 4 Premium different from Night Sky Pro?!! Night Sky Pro is a great app but you are confusing your customers with constantly changing your business model, and are driving us away by offering too many confusing options. Your web site needs to explain the differences between all your products.
Works perfectly. I got it for free (from Free App of the Week) so the "buy then subscribe" thing doesn't bother me. You don't have to subscribe to use the app, but there are a few features that might be worth it if you're an astronomy buff. This is a really neat app that hasn't had any problems for me so far, and it's pretty storming awesome.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Oct 15, 2016
- Version: 4.0.4
- Size: 303 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: iCandi Apps
- © iCandi Apps Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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