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Description

Star Walk is the most beautiful stargazing app you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. It will become your interactive 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.

***Over 10 million users! Winner of Apple Design Award 2010***

“Star Walk is a remarkably in-depth and detailed astronomy app. There's so much you can do with this app” - Common sense media

“Star Walk is the best stargazing application I have come across for the iPhone. Many of the features found within the application cannot be found in any others! This is one of the best developed and executed applications I have seen to hit the app store.” - iMore

“This app brings the old paper star chart into the smartphone age, and makes exploring the night sky easily accessible to everyone.” - Soggy Astronomer

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

“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.”

Key features:

• Night sky map with thousands of stars, constellations and other sky objects.
• Real-time tracking of celestial bodies.
• Augmented reality sky view.
• Deep sky objects to explore in detail.
• Night mode.
• Extensive information about all sky objects.
• The ability to travel in time with “Time machine”
• Astronomical calendar with various celestial events.
• Stunning space pictures in “Picture of the Day”.
• “Sky Live” section with info about the moon phases, the amount of daylight, the visibility of the planets, etc.

Astronomical calendar, deep space objects, meteor showers, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites are available through the STAR WALK PLUS subscription.

‣ Launch the app and point your device 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.*

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

‣ 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.

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

*This feature (Star Spotter) is available for devices with digital compass. If your device does not have the digital compass, you can use your fingers to change the view of the sky map.

Links:
http://www.facebook.com/StarWalkApp
http://twitter.com/starwalk

STAR WALK PLUS removes ads from the app and gives you access to the calendar with astronomical events, deep space objects, meteor showers, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and satellites. It offers a one-week free trial followed by an auto-renewing subscription.

Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscription may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Terms of use: http://vitotechnology.com/terms-of-use.html

Start your best stargazing experience right now!

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Nov 05, 2008 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Apr 30
2019
(Current)
Version 7.3.5

+ Bug fixes and performance improvements to make your stargazing experience better.

Feel free to contact us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions or suggestions.

Enjoy the sky!

Apr 07
2019
Version 7.3.4

• This update includes minor bug fixes and performance enhancements for a better experience.

As always, your comments, suggestions and feature requests are highly appreciated.

Happy Stargazing!

Feb 23
2019
Version 7.3.3

+ Fixed the problem with unlocking paid content for those users who have purchased the app earlier in a bundle.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, remarks or suggestions: support@vitotechnology.com.

Thank you for your reviews on the App Store - they are highly appreciated!

Feb 08
2019
Version 7.3.2

• minor bug fixes

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

Jan 03
2019
Version 7.3.1

Enjoy the latest version of Star Walk with:
• updated astronomical calendar (a lot of celestial events for the year 2019 added)
• full support for the newest Apple devices
• minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Wishing you all the best for the coming year, with love and positive thoughts.

Gratefully yours,
Vito Technology Team.

Jul 31
2018
Version 7.3.0

Dear Stargazers!

We update the app regularly to make it better for you. This version of Star Walk includes​ performance optimizations and minor bug fixes as well as compatibility with iPad.

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback, comments or suggestions for improvement via email to support@vitotechnology.com. Thank you for being our users!

Yours, Vito Technology team.

Mar 24
2018
Version 7.2.5

Minor bug fixes

Dec 22
2017
Version 7.2.4

+NEW! iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus full support! The app is updated for the new devices and can be used safely
+Fixed Search
+Fixed minor bugs

Mar 21
2017
Version 7.2.3

Minor bug fixes

Jan 25
2017
Version 7.2.2

Minor bug fixes

Nov 17
2016
Version 7.2.1

New:
- iOS 10 support
- Added new meteor showers
- Added short facts in Info for main objects
- New Calendar events

Bug fixes:
- Fixed orientation problem
- Fixed Gallery section for new pictures
- Fixed Notifications

Mar 10
2016
Version 7.2.0

Dear friends,

This new update brings you Calendar of astronomy events for 2016, with automatic alerts for global events, ISS passes and iridium flares.

Star Walk now supports native resolution of iPad Pro. We have also fixed iPhone 6s/6s+ object selection bug and few other bugs connected with stable work of the app.

We know we can be sometimes slow with our updates although your supportive reviews and letters give us motivation to move forwards. Please feel free to share the love on the App Store/Facebook/Twitter. We promise we read every note and will do our best to be responsive.

Truthfully yours,
Team Star Walk

Apr 20
2015
Version 7.1.0

Star Walk now works with Apple Watch to alert you of upcoming astronomical events and anything interesting going on in the sky. Schedule a reminder for the next spectacular meteor shower, the International Space Station flying over your location, or catch the perfect night for astrophotography.

— Calendar of upcoming astronomical events
— Current phase of the moon
— Time of sunset and sunrise
— Alerts

Star Walk on Apple Watch works together with your iPhone — you can schedule an alert on any device and it will appear on your Apple Watch just in the right time.

Nov 06
2014
Version 7.0.4

- 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!

Dec 02
2013
Version 7.0.3

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.

Nov 14
2013
Version 7.0.2

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

Nov 05
2013
Version 7.0.1

- Fixed crashes
- Fixed comet ISON tracking

Oct 31
2013
Version 7.0

- 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.

Sep 17
2013
Version 6.3

- iOS7 ready

May 16
2013
Version 6.2.1

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.

Apr 11
2013
Version 6.2

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

Feb 06
2013
Version 6.1.1

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.

Dec 13
2012
Version 6.1

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

Sep 27
2012
Version 6.0.1

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

Aug 28
2012
Version 6.0

- 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

May 17
2012
Version 5.7.4

- 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

Apr 20
2012
Version 5.7.2

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

Apr 04
2012
Version 5.7.1

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

Mar 23
2012
Version 5.7

- 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

Feb 07
2012
Version 5.6.2

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

Dec 21
2011
Version 5.6.1

- "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

Dec 16
2011
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

Nov 21
2011
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

Aug 24
2011
Version 5.4

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.

Jul 13
2011
Version 5.3

*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

Apr 21
2011
Version 5.2.2

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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