I was looking for high resolution augmented viewer for our galaxy I was plesantly suprised not only is this containing the superb high quality image of the milky way from earths perspective many other celestial bodies are viewable upon opening the application, there are many buyable additions which the app can notify users of events of interest to come, even a picture was added to my album dated 1970's I'm not sure if this was an actual satalite image on this date. but I was plesantly suprised.
Compass on its own? Have several star map apps on my LG G4 with none of them I have a problem. But installed this one several times but never gets the compass right. After installing I looked for Polaris that should be more or less north of us on the northern hemisphere but according to the app it is somewhere east of me. Guess just uninstall and look further
Overwhelming to notice planets I'm using the app on a Samsung TrendPlus phone with 716 mb memory. Given the right location, this app displays the celestial objects at a determined date and time with an impressive level of precision. More astonishing is the AR mode which accurately shows the sky projection at a certain orientation of your phone. Check with known objects (eg. The moon), if inaccurate, just calibrate your gyro sensors by rotating phone several times in each axis, one axis after the other. You'll be amazed by the accuracy.
Very cool The angle of the 3d earth model is wrong, but everything else is perfect. When i go into 3d viewer mode at the current date, abd point my phone at the floor, it thinks i am in the arctic, instead of England. It also uses a lot of battery power. Other than that, it is awesome. Oh and I found a satellite called "battle school" that crashes the app when I try to view it...
This app is well optimized, highly polished and generally very user-friendly. The only thing restricting it from receiving a stellar review is its lack of an intuitive user-interface in some instances. The pop-up menus do not take full advantage of screen space, making some font difficult to read, and certain pop-up icons lack explanations (Ex. Micro-transaction Icons).
Not working on Nexus 6P or 5X Jitters and jumps in AR mode. Calibration doesn't work. Found this isn't a hardware issue as some other apps like this one work fine. The new sensors are highly sensitive in these new phones like the nexus 6p apparently, and some apps are not set up correctly for them. Please fix. It's just not useable like this!!
New in v.3.0.10:
- Improved star visuals on hi-res screens
- Fixed difficulties in selecting planets, meteor showers & satellites on hi-res screens
- Object classification in data box
- Improved deep-link responses
- Integrated Google App-Indexing, so Star Chart results can show up in Google Search
* Fixed the strange camera distortion issues when in AR Mode, which affected some devices, like the HTC One.
* Fixes crash on some older OS versions when notifications were triggered.