Excellent app. Seems amazingly accurate. A great way to get my kid interested in astronomy/science. We saw what I thought was Mars (reddish color) but Skymap identified it as Betelgeuse. We googled Betelgeuse and found out we were actually looking at a red giant star over 600 light years away. Alot of fun for us.
Great app, but non-obvious workaround for gyroless phones I reinstalled this app after over year of not using it on my 1st gen Moto G. It worked in the past, so I was surprised when it didn't work this time (sky not moving in auto mode). Turns out I needed to check the "Disable gyroscope" option in the settings. I actually thought that the compass or accelerometer was a gyroscope equivalent. A more novice user might not have bothered looking for a fix to this known issue.
Constalation Map I love this app, there's so many features to this app that continues to excite me. For example, you can go into the past, & forward to the future to see constalation, plus you can go to a particular date & time. I took a picture one day without knowing there was 3 plants that my camera pick up. I've put the exact location time & date of what planets was in my cellphone picture, That blew my mind to see what planets was in my picture. It'll be educational for children and adults, so get it, NOW.
Though the graphics are a bit more simplified, this app is by far the most user friendly of all the star maps. I wish that there are more updated photos of the planets. There should be multiple variations of Saturn, Jupiter, as well as Pluto, especially since there have been close ups, thanks to the many rover missions by NASA.
Earlier it was best. Now it doesn't work The first time I installed it, it was perfect and worked best (without internet). Then after some update, it required Internet connection, without internet it wouldn't work. Now, it does not work at all, I mean it never shows the correct orientation in the sky, even when internet and also GPS is enabled. I tried reinstalling, still same issues.
Had hoped to replace my old Droid Sky View. Where is the search function? Can't find Mars without it. My error, turns out to be my old phone. New phone and app is great! Only thing missing is the ISS. Previous app showed the space station.
Workaround for bugs in the Samsung S4 and Note 3 that caused crash on start up.
Workaround for a small number of gyro-less phones that misreport their sensor status causing the map not to move.
Uses gyro by default if supported