Beautiful and easy I've had this installed on my Linux (Ubuntu) system for awhile and have had a lot of fun with it. Tonight I wanted to see if the app was available on Play Store, since Linux and Android are related. I found the app, paid the (less than) 3 bucks, and was looking at the stars and planets outside in less than 2 minutes. My rating is based on my experience with the desktop version, but I plan to keep an eye out for bugs. There is probably an instructional on line somewhere; this is a very detailed app.
Very beautiful This is a lovely app to have on my phone. One little thing could make it perfect for me.. It is such a beautiful depiction of the night sky that I long to turn all labels off and just enjoy the view (possible in the PC version).. perhaps a tick box in the advanced section? Thanks for the app!
Worth it for an amateur astronomer! Made it quite a lot easier to find some deep space objects that I could see with my dinky refractor, M15 was gorgeous! The only additional thing I'd love to see is filtering by apparent magnitude. My small scope can't hope to pick up much beyond magnitude 7 even with ideal conditions so the ability to filter so only brighter objects are visible would help me find more DSOs and whatnot that I can actually see. Never seems to lock on to my GPS coordinates, minor bummer
A little quirky but good function The UI is somewhat confusing and clunky but not too bad. My biggest gripe is on the insistence to place the horizon in the middle of the screen. Why would most users care what's below the horizon when they can't see it. This is particularly annoying to those of us who use the app for night photography and can't fully judge the extent of the Milky way arch. An option to place the horizon near the bottom of the screen would be quite welcome.
Fascinating animations (satellites etc) It's interesting to see where all the satellites are, I didn't realize there were so many! The app shows them moving across the sky, along with movement of stars, planets, moon. You can turn off the satellites if you don't want to see them. You can also fast-forward or rewind, also a kind of time-lapse effect. Works good offline although I initially ran it online to get my coordinates input correctly, for accurate sky view. The controls were a little confusing for me to figure out but otherwise it's fine.
This is an excellent app. Using this in laptop for many years. I gave 4 stars only because mobile (Android) version doesn't have all the starlore latest PC (Linux) version has. I am paying for the Android version so I expect it to be flawless. Then again this is an outstanding app and those who are using it, know this already.
- Minor update
Blow the blowfish back to water! A physic/puzzle game using fluid simulation.