Google Sky Map

January 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map

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Google Sky Map: A star map for Android. Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.

Price: Free

AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:

Pros & Cons:

Pros

  • Cool app for finding stars, planets, constellations, etc.
  • Wow factor with real-time maps

Cons

  • Probably not useful for mass audience
  • No link to more information about objects found… say to Wikipedia, NASA or other sources (maybe this is in the works)

Features:

Google Sky Map Android App offers a real-time clear view of constellations for Android phones. The app uses your phone’s GPS, compass and accelerometer to get accurate stellar information so you can turn the device in any direction (much like Google’s “Compass View” apart of StreetView in Google Maps), or lock in a position and scroll through. Google Sky Map features layers: Stars, Constellations, Messier Objects, Planets, Grid Lines and Horizon; which can be toggled on/off. You can toggle viewing modes for day/night as well. The really cool feature is the Search functionality; the results’ finder leads you to the object you were looking for.




Video: Google Sky Map

Usefulness & Frequently Used:

Google Sky Map for most is a nice app to ticker with, but those interested in the topic will better appreciate it. Personally, I like to see where the planets are. For my daughter who just got a new telescope set, it is helpful for finding constellations first then probing the sky. Of course those interested in astrology would dig the app.

AndroidTapp.com Rating

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