Star Walk™ - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide

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Description

***Over 8 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your go-to interactive astro guide to the night sky, following your every movement in real-time and allowing you to explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.

Get started quickly

• Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target.

• Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view.

• Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.

Go deeper and beyond

• Every object you tap has an (i) next to its name, tap it to access information.

• A scale on right is the Time Machine, slide it to explore the map of the night sky of tomorrow or years ago.

• A calendar of celestial events will make sure you never miss anything interesting.

• TelRad will help you find the exact position of an object when stargazing with a telescope.

Share your experience

• Project to a big screen with no picture quality loss. Star Walk is your personal planetarium.

• Explore stunning space pictures in Picture of the Day.

• There is an entire stargazing twitter community within Star Walk - don't miss out!

Duran Duran's keyboard Nick Rhodes mentions Star Walk as his favorite app:

"With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. It even tells you the names of all the planets. Then, if you point it towards the ground, it shows you what all the stars are in the other hemisphere. It’s brilliant, and if you’re ever somewhere with a clear sky and no light pollution, it’s a revelation. It’s beautifully designed and makes clever use of the available technology. I’m fascinated by astronomy, but even if you’re not, give this a go."

Links:
http://vitotechnology.com/star-walk.html
http://www.facebook.com/StarWalkApp
http://twitter.com/starwalk

What's New

Version 7.0.4 (Nov 06, 2014)

- Optimized for iOS 8 and iPhone 6/6+
- New widget: time of sunset and sunrise, current moon phase, and list of upcoming astronomy events on your Today screen

To add the new widget, just head to the Today view in your notification center and click Edit. Never miss a cool eclipse again!

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Version 7.0.3 (Dec 02, 2013)

1) It is likely that ISON is not going to be the comet of the century. Nevertheless, we decided not to remove it from the app.

2) You can now turn on Picture caching in the Star Walk Settings. When caching is ON it will download the content only once and store it on your device. However when caching is OFF it will save you some space on your device.

3) Minor adjustments in texts and tables in Info to make them more readable.

4) Chinese localization improved.

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Version 7.0.2 (Nov 14, 2013)

- Fixed the bug connected with Gallery for the French and German localizations
- Improved the Star Spotter performance for the old devices

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Version 7.0.1 (Nov 05, 2013)

- Fixed crashes
- Fixed comet ISON tracking

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Version 7.0 (Oct 31, 2013)

- Fully new flat interface according to iOS 7 design guidelines.
- Impressive blur effect for all translucent elements and windows.
- New more readable fonts.
- Flat and simple icons to simplify UI.
- The color of UI elements was slightly changed to make it more comfortable and easy to read.
- Comet ISON tracking.

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Version 6.3 (Sep 17, 2013)

- iOS7 ready

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Version 6.2.1 (May 16, 2013)

My fellow Stargazer,

I think I might have made a couple mistakes in the code when I digressed in careless dreaming about distant galaxies. Ah, Andromeda Galaxy... In any case, if your app is behaving funny, feel free to download the update.

Fixed bugs:
- Misinterpreting the Calendar dates for astronomical events in different Time Zones
- Moon Phases for Sky Live window
- Minor bugs fixing

Yours truly,
Star walk developer.

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Version 6.2 (Apr 11, 2013)

My dearest Stargazer,

It's been awhile since we’ve talked, but I am happy to catch a moment and thank you for your letter. It was really kind of you to let me know that you are there and that you care. It almost made me feel like I was Santa in my own little way, making stargazing wishes come true. After careful consideration, I decided to fulfill the following wishes:

- Ultimate Calendar of the most important stargazing delights, it will tell you what’s up and even set an alarm
- Comet tracking (Halley, ISON, PANSTARRS, and Lemmon)
- Iridium flares
- Constellation artwork on/off
- Significant reduction in size

I know it's not much, but I'm hoping you will accept this as a small token of my gratitude and belief in future friendship. I have a lot more work to do, so I guess I better go get to it. And I am always happy to chat on Facebook and Twitter!

Best of stargazing,
Touched Star Walk Developer

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Version 6.1.1 (Feb 06, 2013)

My Dear Fellow Stargazer,

This update will make your app not crash (if it did). I also added a 3D model of the Newton satellite and fixed the bug with the Arabic language.

I have thought a good deal about what to add to this magnificent app of ours and well, to tell you the truth, it appears as though Star Walk is perfect. My magnum opus is complete. What to do, what to do... If you have any idea what it is lacking please - I beg you - tell me. Because I really don’t know. I always read AppStore user reviews and letters in support@vitotechnology.com mailbox, not to mention Facebook and Twitter, where I spend way too much time.

Sincerely,
Brooding Star Walk Developer.

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Version 6.1 (Dec 13, 2012)

Dear stargazer,

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! I heard you have been very good this year. I'm writing to let you know that I'll be stopping by your house on Christmas Eve while you are sleeping. Be sure to update Star Walk app and track my way! Hope you leave me a glass of milk and some cookies.

Here’s the list of presents:

Free space: Huge size reduction! Update to free space on your iPhone
New calendar for 2013
New asteroids and dwarf planets
Videos
Better graphics
Improved Augmented Reality
Calibration
….aaaaand Santa Tracking!

Love,
Santa

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Version 6.0.1 (Sep 27, 2012)

- iPhone 5 ready!
- iOS 6 support
- TelRad function
- Bug fixes

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Version 6.0 (Aug 28, 2012)

- Amazing new visual effects
- Completely rebuilt Info: New layout of the revised info displays short facts, new image gallery, overview note, orbital and physical characteristics, magnitude and elevation as well as planetary structure
- New gallery for Picture of the Day: cleaner simpler layout with folders for pictures from ESA, ESO
- New Sharing button

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Version 5.7.4 (May 17, 2012)

- New music by Astropilot
- Corrected the info about the Sun
- Fixed crashes connected with HIP catalog
- Fixed the bug with info box while Star Spotter is activated
- Unfortunately, HIP catalog is no longer available for devices older than iPhone 3Gs

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Version 5.7.2 (Apr 20, 2012)

Bug Fix:

- Time shift in SkyLive
- Wrong positions of stars from HIP catalog
- Crashes on zoom
- Orientation change in Community during message window closing
- Search on Server with non-latin letters
- minor bugs

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Version 5.7.1 (Apr 04, 2012)

Version 5.7.1

- Added non-centric zoom in
- The stars have been colored in their original colors according to the star catalogue
- Minor bugs connected with stars visual magnitude
- Fixed bugs connected with sounds and music
- Fixed bugs for calendar events, PODs and bookmarks
- Fixed night mode for some celestial objects

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in Star Walk. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.7 (Mar 23, 2012)

- New SkyLive with animation
- New HIP Catalog with more than 170k stars
- Bug fix

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in Star Walk. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.6.2 (Feb 07, 2012)

Version 5.6.2

- Calendar of celestial events for 2012
- SpaceX addition: track Dragon spacecraft trajectory when it's launched
- Bug Fix

The fans of SpaceX Team can become a part of history and track the Dragon spacecraft trajectory in Star Walk app. The date of the launch is not set yet. Watch out for the news on our social networking sites on Facebook and Twitter.

Star Walk Team
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Version 5.6

- new Help section
- minor bug fixes

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Version 5.5:

The update employs new technology introduced in iOS 5:

- Twitter Enhanced for iOS 5
- #starwalk Community: a new interface for communication between Star Walk users all over the world
- The Twitter messages that include #starwalk will appear on a spinnable globe: a great way to communicate with stargazers all over the world

The update also includes lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes:

- Improved AirPlay
- Fixed Dec and Asm for some stars
- Bug with Star Spotter on iPod 4 with iOS 5 fixed

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in the Star Walk app. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.6.1 (Dec 21, 2011)

- "Frost" feature removed

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Version 5.6

- new Help section
- minor bug fixes

Happy Holidays to all!
We've added a little surprise for you, when you get what it is let us know on Twitter or Facebook!
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Version 5.5:

The update employs new technology introduced in iOS 5:

- Twitter Enhanced for iOS 5
- #starwalk Community: a new interface for communication between Star Walk users all over the world
- The Twitter messages that include #starwalk will appear on a spinnable globe: a great way to communicate with stargazers all over the world

The update also includes lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes:

- Improved AirPlay
- Fixed Dec and Asm for some stars
- Bug with Star Spotter on iPod 4 with iOS 5 fixed

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in the Star Walk app. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.6 (Dec 16, 2011)

- new Help section
- minor bug fixes

Happy Holidays to all!
We've added a little surprise for you, when you get what it is let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

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Version 5.5:

The update employs new technology introduced in iOS 5:

- Twitter Enhanced for iOS 5
- #starwalk Community: a new interface for communication between Star Walk users all over the world
- The Twitter messages that include #starwalk will appear on a spinnable globe: a great way to communicate with stargazers all over the world

The update also includes lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes:

- Improved AirPlay
- Fixed Dec and Asm for some stars
- Bug with Star Spotter on iPod 4 with iOS 5 fixed

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in the Star Walk app. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.5 (Nov 21, 2011)

The update employs new technology introduced in iOS 5:

- Twitter Enhanced for iOS 5
- #starwalk Community: a new interface for communication between Star Walk users all over the world
- The Twitter messages that include #starwalk will appear on a spinnable globe: a great way to communicate with stargazers all over the world

The update also includes lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes:

- Improved AirPlay
- Fixed Dec and Asm for some stars
- Bug with Star Spotter on iPod 4 with iOS 5 fixed

Do you like the update and expect more from us? Leave good reviews on the AppStore and let us know what features you miss in the Star Walk app. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations.

Star Walk Team

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Version 5.4 (Aug 24, 2011)

Special Back to School release

- External TV support improvement: lets explore the Universe on a large external screen with friends or classmates. (works only on iPhone 4)

- The multi-wavelength view of the Sky: lets you explore our Galaxy and the distant Universe in a range of wavelengths from X-rays to the longest radio waves.

- The official partnership of StarWalk project with ESA (European Space Agency): more valuable and proofread content in the app.

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Version 5.3 (Jul 13, 2011)

*Now the StarWalk database includes up to 8000 artificial satellites such as:

- Special-Interest
- Weather & Earth Resources
- Communications
- Navigation
- Scientific
- Miscellaneous

*New video tutorial for quick overview of main features and how-to instructions

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Version 5.2.2 (Apr 21, 2011)

Bug fixes and improvements:

• Fixed Star Walk Server problem connected with sharing features.
• Improved Search function behavior.
• Fixed some mistakes in different localizations.
• Fixed Earth lighting in Home Location window.
• Improved AR mode turning on animation.
• Fixed Moon lighting inaccuracy.
• Fixed occasional crashes during PODs browsing.

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Version 5.2.1 (Apr 08, 2011)

Star Walk 5.2.1
• Supports up to 720p TV OUT with Apple Digital AV Adapter (iPhone 4 and iPod 4-th generation only)
• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.2 is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight.

• AUGMENTED reality for iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch
• CALENDAR of Celestial Events: plan stargazing without leaving your favorite app
• SEARCH through all the categories at once
• NEW SKY: true-to-life picture of the skies with glittering stars
• Moon bug fix: now you can track all the Sun eclipses as precise as never before!
• Smoother design of control buttons
• Bug fix

Star Walk 5.1.2

• Optimization: runs faster and smoother
• Less space on your device: app size reduced by 40%
• Bug fix

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Version 5.2 (Apr 06, 2011)

Star Walk 5.2 is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight!
• AUGMENTED reality
• CALENDAR of Celestial Events: plan stargazing without leaving your favorite app
• SEARCH through all the categories at once
• NEW SKY: true-to-life picture of the skies with glittering stars
• Moon bug fix: now you can track all the Sun eclipses as precise as never before!
• Smoother design of control buttons
• Bug fix

Star Walk 5.1.2

• Optimization: runs faster and smoother
• Less space on your device: app size reduced by 40%
• Bug fix

Star Walk 5.1.1 Christmas Edition

• SANTA - As you would assume, he will appear in the sky on Christmas. Luckily, you have the Time Machine to fast forward to Dec 24th and find him.
• AirPrint support - Print the night sky with stars and constellations WIRELESSLY right from your iPаd or iPhone 4.
• NEW STARS catalogues - Stars with exoplanets and the biggest stars, plus more info on spectral class and distance from the Earth.
• SATELLITES INFO - Info about the most interesting satellites, details on the launch and their story.
• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.0

• SATELLITES - find out where exactly the ISS is right now! (and over 150 satellites more)
• TELRAD: advanced feature to help you measure angular distance between nearby stars. Can be turned on/off in Settings menu.
• BIG SCREEN - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen!
• New General Catalogue added (this means MORE deep sky objects, galaxies and nebulae!)
• New constellations’ pictures.
• Share your Bookmarks on Facebook!
• Sharing Picture of the Day via Twitter bug fixed.

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Version 5.1.2 (Jan 04, 2011)

Star Walk 5.1.2

• Optimization: runs faster and smoother
• Less space on your device: app size reduced by 40%
• Bug fix

Star Walk 5.1.1 Christmas Edition

• SANTA - As you would assume, he will appear in the sky on Christmas. Luckily, you have the Time Machine to fast forward to Dec 24th and find him.
• AirPrint support - Print the night sky with stars and constellations WIRELESSLY right from your iPаd or iPhone 4.
• NEW STARS catalogues - Stars with exoplanets and the biggest stars, plus more info on spectral class and distance from the Earth.
• SATELLITES INFO - Info about the most interesting satellites, details on the launch and their story.
• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.0

• SATELLITES - find out where exactly the ISS is right now! (and over 150 satellites more)
• AUGMENTED REALITY for new iPod Touch - So you don’t have a digital compass in your 4th gen iPod Touch, no worries - now you can now enjoy Star Walk augmented reality anyway!
• Superior PRECISION for iPhone: calibrate your compass by matching Star Walk sky with the view acquired from your camera.
• TELRAD: advanced feature to help you measure angular distance between nearby stars. Can be turned on/off in Settings menu.
• BIG SCREEN - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen!
• New General Catalogue added (this means MORE deep sky objects, galaxies and nebulae!)
• New constellations’ pictures.
• Share your Bookmarks on Facebook!
• Sharing Picture of the Day via Twitter bug fixed.

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Version 5.1.1 (Dec 16, 2010)

Star Walk 5.1.1 Christmas Edition

• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.1.0 Christmas Edition

• SANTA - As you would assume, he will appear in the sky on Christmas. Luckily, you have the Time Machine to fast forward to Dec 24th and find him.

• AirPrint support - Print the night sky with stars and constellations WIRELESSLY right from your iPаd or iPhone 4.
• NEW STARS catalogues - Stars with exoplanets and the biggest stars, plus more info on spectral class and distance from the Earth.
• SATELLITES INFO - Info about the most interesting satellites, details on the launch and their story.
• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.0

• SATELLITES - find out where exactly the ISS is right now! (and over 150 satellites more)
• AUGMENTED REALITY for new iPod Touch - So you don’t have a digital compass in your 4th gen iPod Touch, no worries - now you can now enjoy Star Walk augmented reality anyway!
• Superior PRECISION for iPhone: calibrate your compass by matching Star Walk sky with the view acquired from your camera.
• TELRAD: advanced feature to help you measure angular distance between nearby stars. Can be turned on/off in Settings menu.
• BIG SCREEN - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen!
• New General Catalogue added (this means MORE deep sky objects, galaxies and nebulae!)
• New constellations’ pictures.
• Share your Bookmarks on Facebook!
• Sharing Picture of the Day via Twitter bug fixed.

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Version 5.1 (Dec 14, 2010)

Star Walk 5.1.0 Christmas Edition!

• SANTA - As you would assume, he will appear in the sky on Christmas. Luckily, you have the Time Machine to fast forward to Dec 24th and find him.
• PRINTING Print the night sky with stars and constellations WIRELESSLY right from your iPаd or iPhone 4.
• NEW STARS catalogues - Stars with exoplanets and the biggest stars, plus more info on spectral class and distance from the Earth.
• SATELLITES INFO - Info about the most interesting satellites, details on the launch and their story.
• Bug fixes

Star Walk 5.0

• SATELLITES - find out where exactly the ISS is right now! (and over 150 satellites more)
• AUGMENTED REALITY for new iPod Touch - So you don’t have a digital compass in your 4th gen iPod Touch, no worries - now you can now enjoy Star Walk augmented reality anyway!
• Superior PRECISION for iPhone: calibrate your compass by matching Star Walk sky with the view acquired from your camera.
• TELRAD: advanced feature to help you measure angular distance between nearby stars. Can be turned on/off in Settings menu.
• BIG SCREEN - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen!
• New General Catalogue added (this means MORE deep sky objects, galaxies and nebulae!)
• New constellations’ pictures.
• Share your Bookmarks on Facebook!
• Sharing Picture of the Day via Twitter bug fixed.

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Version 5.0.1 (Nov 19, 2010)

• Arabic translation
• BIG SCREEN - connect a second display to your iPhone or iPod and view the sky on it!
• Many bugs fixed.

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Version 5.0 (Nov 10, 2010)

• SATELLITES - find out where exactly the ISS is right now! (and over 150 satellites more)
• AUGMENTED REALITY for new iPod Touch - So you don’t have a digital compass in your new gen iPod Touch, but you can now enjoy Star Walk augmented reality anyway! (see Help for how-to instructions)
• Superior PRECISION for iPhone: calibrate your compass by matching Star Walk sky with the view acquired from your camera.
• TELRAD: advanced feature to help you measure angular distance between nearby stars. Can be turned on/off in Settings menu.
• The most interesting objects from New General Catalogue added (this means MORE deep sky objects, galaxies and nebulae!)
• New constellations’ pictures.
• Share your Bookmarks on Facebook!
• Sharing Picture of the Day via Twitter bug fixed.

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Version 4.5.1 (Sep 13, 2010)

Full French and German localization

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Version 4.5 (Aug 29, 2010)

-iPhone 4 Gyro support
-Full multitasking support
-Moon rise and moon set info on SkyLive screen
-Minor bug fixes

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Version 4.4 (Aug 02, 2010)

• Arrow Guides: the latest feature will guide you to any constellation, star, or planet you'd like to find.
• Quick help at start will let you know all you may want to ask us about.
• Sharing Bookmarks and Pictures of the Day via social media sites has become more interactive.
• Bug fixes.

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Version 4.3.2
Version 4.3.1
Version 4.3
Version 4.2.1
Version 4.2
Version 4.1
Version 4.0

• SKY LIVE window has been improved with inscriptions.
• All options and controls are now unified within one Menu, tap the icon in the bottom right hand corner to access.
• The time machine interface has changed a bit.
• The info about each object has become more detailed.
• Minor bugs fixes.

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Version 3.6.1

Minor bugs fixed

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Version 3.6

• a romantic surprise for Saint Valentine's Day (available from 02/13 to 02/15)
• a surprise to celebrate Chinese New Year (appearing on Star Walk skies w/c 02/14)
• fixed bug of sunset and sunrise calculation
• fixed bug of program's interface when sending emails
• some minor bugs fixed

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Version 3.5

• New Welcome Splash
• New, more realistic and clearer sky (allows better view of stars and sky objects)
• Contact page with voting option
• F.A.Q.

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Version 3.4

"Sky Live" window with:
• time of sunrise and sunset
• daylight hours
• sun elevation
• Moon phases
• rise time and set time for Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn
• elevation for Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn.

Fixed traditional Chinese translation
Minor bugs fixed

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Versions

7.0.4Nov 06, 2014Current release
7.0.3Dec 02, 2013
7.0.2Nov 14, 2013
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7.0.1Nov 05, 2013
7.0Oct 31, 2013
6.3Sep 17, 2013
6.2.1May 16, 2013
6.2Apr 11, 2013
6.1.1Feb 06, 2013
6.1Dec 13, 2012
6.0.1Sep 27, 2012
6.0Aug 28, 2012
5.7.4May 17, 2012
5.7.2Apr 20, 2012
5.7.1Apr 04, 2012
5.7Mar 23, 2012
5.6.2Feb 07, 2012
5.6.1Dec 21, 2011
5.6Dec 16, 2011
5.5Nov 21, 2011
5.4Aug 24, 2011
5.3Jul 13, 2011
5.2.2Apr 21, 2011
5.2.1Apr 08, 2011
5.2Apr 06, 2011
5.1.2Jan 04, 2011
5.1.1Dec 16, 2010
5.1Dec 14, 2010
5.0.1Nov 19, 2010
5.0Nov 10, 2010
4.5.1Sep 13, 2010
4.5Aug 29, 2010
4.4Aug 02, 2010
4.3.2
4.3.1
4.3
4.2.1
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.6.1
3.6
3.5
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About

Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch

Category: Education

Updated: Dec 13, 2014

Version: 7.0.4

Size: 60.7 MB

Language: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Seller: Vito Technology Inc.

Rating: Rated 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Bundle ID: com.vitotechnology.StarWalk

App ID:  295430577  [Copy]