Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map

By Vito Technology Inc.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-08-21
  • Current Version: 2.8.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 287.87 MB
  • Developer: Vito Technology Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 32,949 Ratings

Description

Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky! The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, nebulae, meteor showers, etc., in the night sky. “She’s a beauty.”- The Next Web “Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.” - TUAW “Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.” - PCmag “This is a very beautiful and unusual application that turns your phone into a real planetarium.” - Free apps for me “For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.” - iLounge “It is worth every penny.” - PadGadget ⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕ Main features: ◆ Watching real-time map of the sky day and night ◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects ◆ The ability to manage time with “Time machine” ◆ A collection of deep sky objects ◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events ◆ Pro stargazing (the sky at different wavelengths) ◆ Augmented reality mode ◆ Night mode ◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news ◆ "Visible Tonight" section ◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever* ► Star Walk 2 shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, the star map follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location. ► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location. ► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time. You won't miss anything! ► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever. ► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods. ► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night sky. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories. ► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc. ► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable. Star Walk 2 is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing. If you enjoy exploring the stars, then our app is a must-have for your arsenal. New in Star Walk 2: -Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies -All-new stunning design -New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colours for retina displays -Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack -Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations The app contains In-App Purchases. *Siri Shortcuts feature is available for iOS 12 users. If you’ve ever said to yourself “I’d like to learn the constellations” or wondered “Is that a star or a planet?”, Star Walk 2 is the app you’ve been looking for. Start your best stargazing experience right now!

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Reviews

  • Planet Internal Structure Not Showing

    1
    By User_C6638
    Selecting a planet, say Mars, and going to the Internal Structure tab causes the app to go into a bug loop. The internal structure will not show, and if you select to view the planet’s missions before, they’ll keep on displaying no matter what tab you go to. Seems like a display buffer is not correctly being flushed. Also, if you select a planet, go to its Internal Structure, then go back to the main view screen, and then go back again to the same planet, then the planet is very tiny and cannot be zoomed in.. and all missions, satellites have no labels. Happening for a few releases now, including the latest one (May 18, ‘19). Running iOS 12.3, on an iPhone Xs, 64 GB, and AT&T. App used to be great. Now, eh, not so much.
  • Excellent 5 Star App But Current Problem

    5
    By pappasbike
    Update 5/12/2019 - The issue of the app freezing on the startup screen has not reappeared. The developer also responded to my review/complaint. I still view this as a 5 star app and am very happy with it. - Like a number of recent reviews the app just froze on the name screen on my phone. I’ve had this app for several years and it’s currently on an iPhone XS Max. Fortunately deleting the app and reinstalling seems to have fixed the issue. Other than this, hopefully, temporary issue anyone with an interest in astronomy should have it.
  • Where's the ISS?

    1
    By Quantum sorcerer
    When I get notifications and tap on it, I expect to be sent to that activity. When I get a notification that the ISS is about to rise, it takes me to a star field with zero information about the station. Thanks for Nothing.
  • Sweet app

    5
    By sipikid
    Love it ! So cool to know what Is out there
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Just-Visiting
    Had a problem with a recent release. Left a review detailing my problem. The developers responded immediately. Within a few days they posted a bug fix solving my difficulties with the App. Outstanding customer service, congratulations. Btw I own three of your apps
  • Used to be easy to use

    1
    By chyggfjhc
    I don’t know why this always happens, but these clever little developers wanna make all these great changes, but no one knows how to use them and they just get frustrated. The new skywalk is very complicated to use. All I wanna do is hold my phone up and look at the sky like I used to, but I cannot figure out how to do that. Maybe the app is malfunctioning or maybe I’m an idiot, but it’s useless to me. Too bad.
  • Notification spam

    1
    By J PDX
    One of the worst tricks in the book is to get a notification for an advertisement. The has got to be violating some apple agreement. For that I can no longer recommend this app or the shady practices this company practices.
  • ?! Not getting stars like I used to ⚰️

    1
    By Reviewer-002
    After recent IOS upgrade, not seein’ anything that makes sense. It’s busted 💣
  • Good app; room for improvement

    4
    By The.Lone.Ranger
    Haven't used it much yet, but what I've seen so far I like for the most part. Will continue to explore and experiment. Two downsides I've noticed thus far, though, that leave room for improvement: 1- The app is pretty large. Wish it could take up a less space--perhaps by giving the option to not carry around all the fancy 3D models of things. 2- Can't find a way to turn off the constellation "artistic renditions." I just want to see the stars and the lines we draw between them, thankyouverymuch. The unavoidable presence of the additional artwork is distracting and unnecessarily cluttering when actually using the app to compare with what's overhead.
  • Confusing

    2
    By Hottie mite be yours
    A lot to navigate on the phone. Pack a lunch..

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