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Sep, 2020


Sep, 2020



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! ⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕ The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, 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 Star Walk 2 in travel & tourism industry: ‘Rapa Nui Stargazing’ based on Easter Island uses Star Walk 2 for sky observations during its astronomical tours. ‘Nakai Resorts Group’ in the Maldives uses Star Walk 2 during astronomy meetings for its guests. Main features: ◆ Map of the sky in real time ◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects ◆ “Time machine” ◆ Deep sky objects ◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events ◆ 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. ► 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. New in Star Walk 2: -Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies -All-new stunning design -New 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 users of iOS 12 or later. If you enjoy exploring the stars, then our app is a must-have for your arsenal. Start your best stargazing experience right now!

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Good graphics, poor controls
oldsneekers on 2020-10-29
Graphics show the sky and with tap Identify the object. Controls are a problem: to change date or time one clicks on the unit to be changed then slides a finger across the right side but it’s nearly impossible to get a desired date as a mm of movement makes the numbers (date, hour...) fly by too fast to isolate the desired one - eventually the screen goes bonkers - spinning wildly. Also, The menu’s “sky now” really means select object of interest, as it doesn’t show the sky now but a list solar system elements and their location coordinates . Also, the real time sky view requires the user to hold the phone up so that it is between the desire sky element and the eye-this helps the phone and app know where you are looking but prevents you from seeing both the sky object and it’s representation in the app. Holding the phone straight in from of you displays the horizon across the middle of the screen, instead of at the bottom. Yes you can slide the picture down but this freezes the view so that it doesn’t change when the phone orientation changes unless one taps a button to in freeze it. The app should display what the phone is targeted at but with an offset so the horizon is at the bottom and both the screen and object are seen simultaneously.
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Mr. Luigi on 2020-10-29
I’m running the latest version of iOS 14. The widget shows no information. I hard restarted my iPhone. Didn’t solve the problem. I’ll try deleting the app and reinstalling. If I don’t update this review, you can assume deleting and reinstalling do not help. Update: Widget fixed. Rating changed to 5 stars. And KUDOS do the developer for so conscientiously responding to user comments in the reviews. Sadly, many developers do not choose to response to user comments. Those that do deserve a pat on the back!
Asterism2013 on 2020-10-29
I had a sky viewing App in the past where I could aim my phone to the sky and it would tell what the different objects were in the sky: planets, stars, constellations, etc. When I upgraded to an iPhone I lost this App and it was no longer available. This Sky Walk2 App does not do this. I’ve tried other sky Apps and they’re cluttered with constellation artist renderings.
First skywalk was better
youcantmakeme! on 2020-10-29
Way too much ‘stuff’. I just want to ID what I’m seeing. I didn’t want to spend time trying to figure this app out and how to set this up! I missed out on an event because I couldn’t figure out your new app. Very disappointing evening. I’m not a computer person and not interested in all the bells and whistles of which I’ve no use and see as pointless.
FANTASTIC APP. MUST HAVE if you have kids or students!
LosAngeles90631 on 2020-10-29
Great app to gift to kids, students, OR FOR YOURSELF! Not kidding. It is fantastic and incredibly interesting. Wish I had this app while I was in school. I cant stop using it. Plus, the in-app add-ons are VERY reasonably priced. Not the silly expensive “subscriptions” that other apps have. Fascinating information!!!
Not letting me change time
Kay'ahz on 2020-10-29
Paid for app twice and bought every bundle I could but it won’t let me change the time. I got it specifically for that feature since I’m taking astronomy and sometimes I wanna go back and see if I missed anything. Bought an app that I can’t use. Paid for the bundle , and bought this twice useless.
Krn D on 2020-10-29
I point it to the sky and it does not tell me what I am looking at. I received an message from the developer explaining how to correct my problem. I missed a very important step setting up the app. I am now satisfied and I wish to thank the developer for taking the time to resolve my issue.
Perfect for amateur to enthusiast!
jmac93427 on 2020-10-29
Too many features to love. This is, by far, the BEST astronomy app / sky watch app available. I’ve been using it for about 5 years now and just got around to writing a review (my bad, I thought I already had!). Well worth the cost! Truly an amazing experience!
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Mr. Luigi on 2020-10-29
I’m running the latest version of iOS 14. The widget shows no information. I hard restarted my iPhone. Didn’t solve the problem. I’ll try deleting the app and reinstalling. If I don’t update this review, you can assume deleting and reinstalling do not help.
Great Job!
Nessarosé on 2020-10-29
I really appreciate and enjoy using this beautiful app. It’s simple to customize to your liking and locate most celestial objects with information about them right at hand. Most everyone I’ve shown this app to has downloaded it themselves.

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