Been using Sky Map since it originally released (many smartphones ago lol) Great app for whenever you're curious about that bright planet or star in the sky. I like taking a screen shot of app and post it on facebook with a photo shot of the sky. Wonder if this could ever be added to future additions of the app? Or maybe even photo-overlay? (that would also be a cool way to calibrate chart)
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.
This app is so cool! It's a great way to learn about the sky without needing to actively set out time to study -- I never need to remember to bring books when I walk at night, and it's always there in my pocket!
Label the sky Just point your phone at any feature in the cosmos to learn its name. Every one of our kids and grandkids loves Sky Map! EZ setup: To calibrate, wiggle the phone along with the simple animation.
Fun but hu Its cool to look at but holding your phone up your supose to be able to see whats on the screen behind your phone.... nope. I tried everything it dont work like that. However it has lots of cool features that make it well worth having.
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