You are here: Home > Mobile > iPhone & iPad > Education > Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy for iPhone & iPad on Education 4.6.1

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy is an apps for Education on iPhone & iPad, by Craic Design. New! Track your observations and compete with friends using Achievements.With iPhone 4S and new iPad you can literally speak your question using Dictation, on other devices you can type it.

Publisher:
Craic Design
Language:
Version:
4.6.1
Run on OS:
Multiple OS
License:
Commercial
Price:
$1.99
File type:
Unknow
File size:
Unknown
Updated on:
Dec 2, 2012
Reviews:
Check Reviews
Rating:
Softmenu rating: 6/10

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy 4.6.1 Reviews - by Softmenu Mobile Editor

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy is an app for iPhone & iPad. With the latest version of Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy, you can have your mobile worked better.

Driver Description - by Publisher

Apps description is given by Craic Design - the apps publisher/developer, and it is made no changes by softmenu.

Apps Full Description see below:

New! Track your observations and compete with friends using Achievements.

With iPhone 4S and new iPad you can literally speak your question using Dictation, on other devices you can type it.

Have you ever looked up at the night sky, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Pocket Universe is an easy-to-use app that will help you learn constellations, bright stars and planets. You can literally hold up your iPhone 3GS/4 or iPad in front of you, and the app will use the built-in compass to display the same view of the sky you see - but one that's complete with names and information. Then explore the Solar System, and take virtual walks on the surface of the Moon and Mars, before playing a game to help you learn the names of the stars.

For support or to ask a question, feel free to send a direct message on Twitter to @CraicDesign or email info@craicdesign.com.

"The app works beautifully, making astronomy a bit less mysterious—but no less remarkable", MacWorld

"It’s truly an impressive marvel. 5 Mice out of 5", MacWorld.

"..one of the prettiest and easiest to use. And at three bucks, it’s a steal", Cult of Mac.

Augmented Reality

Pocket Universe was the first iPhone astronomy app to support the built-in compass, and it was also the first to add a true augmented reality view using the iPhone's built-in camera! Use the camera view in the evening or morning sky to overlay the labelled view over the real sky.

Simply hold up your iPhone in front of you, and the view will be exactly what you see - but with names and information at your fingertips. Move the iPhone around to see the view change in real-time. As previous iPhone models and the iPod Touch do not have a compass, the up/down movement is automatic, but you will need to drag the display left/right yourself.

? Apple App Store Staff Favorite
? Voted Best Educational iPhone Application by AppAdvice
Key Features

? Easy-to-use astronomy application, which focuses on helping you answer the question "What's that in the sky?"
? Works on all iPhones and iPod Touch devices with latest firmware (iPhone 3GS/4/iPad2 required for compass support)
? Tracks the ISS, and predicts sightings
? Special "Show Me" mode will guide you to named stars, planets, constellations as well as the brightest galaxies and nebulae.
? "Tonight's Sky" and "Objects and Events" will keep you up-to-date, and give you suggestions for what to look for when you head outside.
? Constellation and Star Quiz to help you learn your way around the sky.
? Links to Wikipedia articles for the latest information.
? Responsive customer support, frequent updates.

Please note: Network access is only required to view supplementary web-based news and Wikipedia text.

Specifications

?Plots the position of the Sun, Moon and Planets (including Pluto)
?Displays 10,000 stars and the Messier Catalog of Deep Sky objects.
?Draws Constellations outlines, with mythological artwork
?Lunar phases for the current, next and previous months
?Plan observations with list of meteor showers and visible planets
?Constellation and Star Quiz games
?Jupiter's and Saturn's Moons (visible in a telescope)
?Regularly updated news section for viewing suggestions
?Night Vision mode
?Augmented Reality camera mode for use during evening/dawn on iPhone/iPad devices.
?Location found automatically or may be specified manually.

Note: No Craic Design app ever transmits personal data from your device.

Note: Non-English localizations focus on solar system objects and constellation names. Translations will be expanded with future releases.

Note: There is a slight bug in that if you open the Transit of Venus, the app will reset its clock every 30 seconds to the current time. If you wish to view future events, restart the app and all will be well. Sorry!

Supported Operating System:

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Running requirements

Need not extra requirement except the OS environments mentioned above.

Limitations

Please check the license above, if this is a freeware, it will be no limitation, else it may have the days or times limitation, please read the specifications attached with the download file carefully.

Tested virus free - Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy has been tested to be a safe driver on Dec 2, 2012.

Mobile Apps Searches Related to Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy

Bookmark or share this page to your friends

copy softmenu.org bookmark
copy softmenu.org bookmark
copy softmenu.org bookmark

Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy Related Apps for Mobile

Pocket HUGGABLE Lite

HUGGABLE is an adorable pink teddy bear that responds to your touch and loves to get tickled!★★★★

What's Up?

If you need a quick way to determine if you should bother setting up your telescope, or just want to know if that bright 'star' is actually planet, this is an app you'll find very useful.

Cor Leonis

Cor Leonis displays a 3D view of the stars and planets in the sky as seen from any place on earth at any time - and even shows the sun during day hours. Built-in texts briefly explain ...

Pocket Piano Song Universe Lite

Try out Pocket Piano Song Universe for free! "A great way to try out the fantastic Pocket Piano Song Universe for free - learn hundreds of songs on the piano by playing in time with ...

PlanetDroid Donation

Universal astronomy ephemeris App for calculating high precision ephemerisAstronomy ephemeris App for calculating high precision ephemeris and positions of Sun, Moon and the Planets ...

PlanetDroid

Universal astronomy ephemeris App for calculating high precision ephemerisAstronomy ephemeris App for calculating high precision ephemeris and positions of Sun, Moon and the Planets ...

Latest Apps Topic