Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Love it. Wonderful work developers! I know the ads can kind of get in your way but hey! It also has a paid version! And it's definitely worth it. Not just for removing the ads, but for supporting the dev team as well. I just want this app to get better and better and more informative!Also I would like to suggest an addition to it.You can make the app use the phone's GPS system to find out the location as it's hard to type in the coordinates every time I open it. Or if not, maybe it can save the coordinates?
Really great This is the best of the solar system apps I've found for Android. It's smooth, intuitive, and beautiful! My only gripe is that the images and data haven't been updated in a while. So, for example, the models of Ceres and Pluto still use artistic renderings from before the Dawn and New Horizons missions, and the information on the Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander are all in the future tense, even though it's already happened!
Great Sandbox Simulator Games like sandbox are pretty open and you control the world as you see fit, and for those who give it a low rating just because it freezes isnt the developers fault. Its the processor of your device that cannot handle the RAM of the application. Get better tech then give it a rating. This game is so marvellous and beautiful and there is so much science into it obviously. I recommend it to anyone with the curiosity of how the universe works.
Good App, Ruined by Ads This is a pretty sweet app. However, the app is so intrusive that it blocks a lot of the screen. I understand that developers want to make money from their hard work, but this is not the way to do it. You can either have paid versions of the app, or allocate space for non intrusive ads.
Accurate sky map and best since Google Sky Map. I would like to pay them for what they've done and to keep refining this app. The solar system view to see the positions of the planets is superb. I like to run the planets forward so I can see when conjunctions will happen. I marked my calendar for last October to see Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in the morning sky. I also wound up seeing comet 67p where Rosetta landed. So far there's only one small problem - when the time is not set to the present, the telescope mode doesn't work as it should. For example, pointing the north gives a much different direction on the app. This bug is no big deal though because the sky map only makes sense when the time is set to the present.
I contacted the dev re: ads So I contacted the developer, and voiced my displeasure with the new advertisements.... He replied very quickly, and said that there will be a paid version of the app available soon. Too be honest, this is OKAY. This is an excellent app, and I am more then happy to pay a little to both remove the ads & support the development. I know many of us are still angry over having bright white ad banners across our screen while our eyes are adapted too the dark night sky, but we have to give the developers credit.
- new languages: Portuguese, French, Polish
- new language: German (French soon)
- minor user interface improvements