Review from A Google User
Not bad so far!
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.
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!
Very accurate and it will show you what was or will be viewable in the sky any time,any date and from any location on the Earth! And it works when you're offline! ,savings power when you're camping away from the city! ScopeThere are a.couple others that do the same thing but have a different approach and appearance. download all of them if you into astronomy! Solar System Scope, Sky & Telescope magazine' s "Tonights sky", Another one that keeps the whole sky stationary while the horizon and viewable areas shift is called "ANDSCALOID". It also announces upcoming events. The "calibration and below horizons errors that are being complained about are most likely your phone, not ap
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.
It's wrong It isn't showing me what is in front of me but, instead, what is behind me. I wanted to know what star was near the moon tonight. I had to turn my back to the moon and look at the ground. I can't find any setting to correct this.
Fallen from grace Used to be such a good app, however after upgrading several phones over the years the app hasn't kept up and flat out doesn't work on my Moto z force. Premium phone with outstanding performance so I know it's not my phone but the app can't seem to use gyro data correctly and just spins the image around on screen as though you were moving. Not useful in this manner
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