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Description

Star Walk 2 Ads+ is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!

The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky.

“She’s a beauty.”- The Next Web

“Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.” - TUAW

“Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.” - PCmag

“This is a very beautiful and unusual application that turns your phone into a real planetarium.” - Free apps for me

“For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.” - iLounge

“It is worth every penny.” - PadGadget

⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕

Main features:

◆ Watching real-time map of the sky day and night
◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ The ability to manage time with “Time machine”
◆ A collection of deep sky objects
◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ Pro stargazing (the sky at different wavelengths)
◆ Augmented reality mode
◆ Night mode
◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news
◆ "Visible Tonight" section
◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever*

► Star Walk 2 Ads+ shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, the star map follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location.

► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 Ads+ and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location.

► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time. You won't miss anything!

► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever.

► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods.

► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night sky. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories.

► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc.

► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable.

Star Walk 2 Ads+ is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing.

New in Star Walk 2 Ads+:
-Incredible 3D models of sky objects
-All-new stunning design
-New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colours for retina displays
-Atmospheric visual and sound effects
-Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations

The app is ad-supported and contains In-App Purchases. If you want to use the app without ads, download the paid Star Walk 2 app or remove ads from Star Walk 2 Ads+ with a special In-App Purchase.

*Siri Shortcuts feature is available for iOS 12 users.

If you’ve ever said to yourself “I’d like to learn the constellations” or wondered “Is that a star or a planet?”, Star Walk 2 Ads+ is the app you’ve been looking for.

Start your best stargazing experience right now!

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jul 08, 2016 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

May 17
2019
(Current)
Version 2.8.3

This version brings the following enhancements:

+ Fixed and improved in-app purchase restoring
+ Added option not to show the constellations of Avengers in the sky
+ Optimized data update

Have a good time exploring the mysteries of the night sky with Star Walk 2 Ads+!

Contact us at support@vitotechnology.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
Your feedback is always welcomed.

May 03
2019
Version 2.8.2

This version includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes as well as something new and very special to surprise you. Check the app!

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback.

Yours, Vito Technology team.

Apr 19
2019
Version 2.8.1

Thank you for using Star Walk 2 Ads+! This version brings the following enhancements:
+ Added the Telrad feature
+ Improved local notifications
+ Added the ability to calibrate compass manually
+ Improved the visualization of the comet tails
+ Fixed the position of Comet Heinze (C/2017 T1)
+ Fixed crashes on app launch

Happy hunting!

Apr 12
2019
Version 2.8

Thank you for using Star Walk 2 Ads+! This version brings the following enhancements:

+ Added the Telrad feature
+ Improved local notifications
+ Added the ability to calibrate compass manually
+ Improved the visualization of the comet tails
+ Fixed the position of Comet Heinze (C/2017 T1)

Happy hunting!

Mar 14
2019
Version 2.7.7

+ Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Have a good time exploring the mysteries of the night sky with Star Walk 2 Ads+!

Contact us at support@vitotechnology.com if you have any questions, remarks or suggestions.

Your feedback is always welcomed.

Feb 22
2019
Version 2.7.6

• Improved app performance and stability.
• Fixed the position of Pluto and of other objects.

Feel free to reach us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions, remarks or suggestions.

Your feedback is important to us.

Feb 07
2019
Version 2.7.5

+ Fixed bugs that caused freezing and crashing of the app.
+ User interface optimization.
+ Performance improvements and other enhancements.

For questions, remarks or suggestions: support@vitotechnology.com
Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Jan 19
2019
Version 2.7.4

Fixed:
• bugs that caused freezing and crashing of the app
• some inaccuracies in the positions of comets and asteroids
• positions of celestial objects in the distant past and in the future

Updated:
• information about some of the objects

Dec 22
2018
Version 2.7.3

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Enjoy this festive season with Star Walk 2 Ads+. We've updated our astronomical calendar with celestial events for the year 2019 and invited cute Santa Claus to the app to brighten up your holidays.

Wishing you good health, happiness, and success in the coming year and always.

Yours truly,
Vito Technology Team.

Dec 01
2018
Version 2.7.2

- Based on your feedback, we’ve added translations of our astronomical news.
- New for iOS 12: use Siri Shortcuts to see what’s up in your sky quicker than ever. Create shortcuts and get a list of astronomical events for your location at any time without opening the app.
- Check out our new “Visible Tonight” section and be aware of the most interesting space sightings visible in your sky.
- Full support for the newest Apple devices.
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Don't hesitate to reach us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.
As always, your ratings and reviews on the App Store are very welcome.

Make the most of your stargazing experience with Star Walk 2 Ads+!

Nov 12
2018
Version 2.7.0

● Based on your feedback, we’ve added translations of our Astronomical news.
● New for iOS 12: use Siri Shortcuts to see what’s up in your sky quicker than ever. Create shortcuts and get a list of astronomical events for your location at any time without opening the app.
● Check out our new “Visible Tonight” section and be aware of the most interesting space sightings visible in your sky.
● Full support for the newest Apple devices.
● Minor bug fixes and performance improvements, of course.

Don't hesitate to reach us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

As always, your ratings and reviews on the App Store are very welcome.

Make the most of your stargazing experience with Star Walk 2 Ads+!

Aug 20
2018
Version 2.6.0

Dear Astronomy Lovers!
To make Star Walk 2 Ads+ better for you, we bring updates to the App Store regularly. The latest version of the app includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Thank you for staying with us. Any feedback is always appreciated.
Happy stargazing!

May 03
2018
Version 2.5.0

Dearest Stargazer,
We’re excited to let you know about the major update of Star Walk 2 app. We’re glad to have you onboard.
+ Updated with the ARKit that allows you to experience the latest AR technology for stargazing
+ Added moons of the major planets of our Solar System (identify in the sky, read info, available via search)
+ Added space missions to the search catalogue
+ Added ExoMars and Chandra space missions
+ Added Tesla Roadster with the updated orbit
+ Added Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor of unusual form
+ New default models for dwarfs and asteroids
+ Auto restore of In-App Purchases
+ Fixed model for XMM-Newton mission
+ Fixed default model for satellites
+ Bug fixes

Keep looking up to enjoy the sky!
Team Star Walk.

Dec 22
2017
Version 2.4.5

+The functionality of Time Machine has been drastically improved it’s become easier to jump to the desired date in the past or future to see the night sky then.
+Added the ability to set the exact coordinates. This makes the night sky map more precise as you can stargaze far away from the cities thus you can enter the coordinates instead of the nearest big city or current location.
+Improved onboarding instructions to introduce new users to the apps’ main features.
+Tune in star brightness while stargazing: switch off the stars that are not visible from your location to make the sky less crowded and make it easier to identify objects in the night sky.
+The search enhancements: the search has become more flexible.
+Added names of stars in constellations 3D view
+The NEW way to sort out stars according to the radius, distance, visual magnitude. Hundred thousands of stars are now easy to find according to their properties: the brightest, the biggest, the farthest.
+UI improvements connected with new fonts & colors.
+Multiple Bug fixes

Nov 02
2017
Version 2.4.4

+NEW! iPhoneX support! The app is updated for the new device and can be used safely
+Improved Star Spotter that lets you tag the stars in the sky
+Minor bug fixes connected with the work of the camera in AR
+Fixed models of few missions
+Fixed minor bugs

Sep 18
2017
Version 2.4.2

Minor bug fixes

Aug 18
2017
Version 2.4.1

+Fixed bug with Apple Watch app

Aug 10
2017
Version 2.4.0

+ Added “What’s new” section: one can find news about the most interesting and significant astronomical events, awe-inspiring examples of celestial photography, announcements of our app’s updates, and more.
+ Added “Turn off object captions” feature: if needed the captions won't interrupt you from great stargazing experience.
+ Bug fixes & improvements.

Jun 22
2017
Version 2.3.10

+ Fixed Digital Compass on new iPad Pro devices
+ Bug fixes & improvements

May 04
2017
Version 2.3.8

Dearest Stargazers,

We’d like to introduce you to our newest bright icon and hope you’ll love it as much as we do. Please leave your comments in reviews and let us know what you think!

We’ve fixed the bug connected with Leo constellation and want to thank our users who pointed out the problem.

The Japanese localizations have been fixed as well.

We’ve noticed that most of you like sharing your sky thus we added the functionality of sharing to the Augmented Reality view in the upper left corner of the screen. We look forward to the pictures of the sky you see above you and hope you share it via social networks of your choice. Let your friends know what’s up!

We’ll be very thankful for spreading the word about our spectaculous app for stargazing!

Clear sky and lots of love.
Star Walk Team.

Mar 24
2017
Version 2.3.5

Dearest Stargazer,

We'd like to thank you for being our loyal user. You've seen lots of updates lately. We do our best to give you the flawless experience with our app.

This update brings you Space Cartoons that are popular among both kids and adults. The animated films cover most of the objects of the Solar System like Sun, Earth, Pluto and others.

Please leave your reviews and ratings in AppStore they are priceless for us.

Clear skies and lots of love,
Star Walk Team.

Mar 15
2017
Version 2.3.4

- Minor bug fixes

Feb 09
2017
Version 2.3.2

- Bug fixes

Sep 20
2016
Version 2.2.0

Dearest Stargazer!

It’s time for big updates and new features for Star Walk 2.

If you’ve already upgraded your phone to iOS10 you can enjoy using Star Walk 2 on it. It will work smoothly showing and telling you about the most exciting events happening in the night sky.

There were added many new satellites: SDO, SMAP, Jason-3, KMS-4, SWIFT, Ibex
and missions: Akatsuki, Phoenix, Pioneer12, Pioneer13, Sojourner.

Besides the new features we’ve fixed a few bugs and flaws.

Please enjoy using the app and leave your feedback in the review section of the AppStore.

Clear skies,
Star Walk Team.

Aug 17
2016
Version 2.1.7

- minor bug fixes

Jul 08
2016
Version 2.1.6

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