Star Walk 2 Ads+ is an exquisite stargazing app that enables you to explore the sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, planets and constellations. All you have to do is point your device to the sky!
⁕BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people⁕
The app uses your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations and other objects in the 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
Star Walk 2 Ads+ in travel & tourism industry:
‘Rapa Nui Stargazing’ based on Easter Island uses the app for sky observations during its astronomical tours. ‘Nakai Resorts Group’ in the Maldives uses the app during astronomy meetings.
◆ Map of the sky in real time
◆ 3D models of constellations and other sky objects
◆ “Time machine”
◆ Deep sky objects
◆ Rich info about celestial bodies and sky events
◆ The sky at different wavelengths
◆ Augmented reality 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 (the Star spotter feature). As you point your device 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 and learn about the upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects that will be visible from 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.
► 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 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.
Star Walk 2 Ads+ offers an optional subscription that gives you access to all additional content and removes ads from the app. It is an auto-renewable subscription with one week free trial. At the end of each subscription duration (1 month), the subscription will automatically renew until you choose to cancel it. Users can manage their subscriptions in their account settings on the App Store.
*Siri Shortcuts feature is available for users of iOS 12 or later.
The Star Spotter feature won't work for the devices without digital compass.
Start your best stargazing experience!
Updated for iOS14 - FOUR WIDGETS (+1 since the previous update)!
Put the key stargazing information on the Home screen and get easy access to up-to-date astronomical content.
And we fixed the constellation captions. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We update Star Walk 2 regularly to make it better for you. If you like the app, please take a moment to rate us on the App Store and leave a review. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
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Thank you so much for making this app. Sadly, I have not seen the things
I have hoped to see but this isn’t your guys fault. Yes I live somewhat in the country but the city is a few miles away so k yeah, I can see many stars but not the amount that takes your breath away. Sometimes on clear nights when the light pollution is low I can see a lot of stars but this app has made me plan to travel to places far north (Alaska, Canada) to see the northern lights and to find the darkest skies possible. If anyone is reading this, please get this app. I bought the full version and it is totally worth it. I’ve seen many people post reviews saying they didn’t see what they wanted. You will never ever be able to see what you want if you don’t look hard enough and if you don’t practice. Practicing meaning reading books (I prefer National Geographic) memorize the shapes and work hard and chances are, you’ll be an amazing stargazer, and who knows? You could probably be an amazing astronomer! I’m a mere amateur stargazer but I’m working and taking advantage of any clear night I get! If you’d like to be a
future astronomer or just stargaze for you own pleasure, this is the app for you! (it’s totally worth buying the entire version!) So download the app and get out there and stargaze
Developer Response ,
We are glad that everything is fine with the application. Thank you for your kind feedback, we will consider your suggestions.
This is the best star app I have ever seen. You can scroll around the sky manually or tilt your phone to show the position of the stars and even the sun and moon. You can also change the level of “light pollution” to see more or less stars. Tapping on a celestial body yields more information (this is the part where you get ads- Mostly banners.) The planets also show up! Even the fabled planet 9 makes an appearance (no, not pluto :( ) constellations and stars are named, and are traced out as you look at them. An unobtrusive picture of what the constellation “looks” like also appears. This is so useful!!!
Here later, while taking an astronomy class: Honestly, I don’t think I could love an app more. There’s so much detail put into everything. Without the little alerts, I never would have noticed the goings on in the night sky, and might’ve never even taken the class! 10/5, absolutely the best. I use this often enough that the app has probably gotten more money from the ads (which only show up when you tap on a star, and even then not every time) than they would if I just bought the full version.
Developer Response ,
So glad you enjoy the app! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your opinion with us!
Buyer beware, ads after purchasing
Star walk 2 is my go to app to find what I am seeing in the sky. It’s not great, most everything is behind a paywall, but it does the trick. That has now changed with my first purchase of the “satellite” pack purchase. Since I purchased it, every swipe/gesture/press or anything at all triggers an ad where there was not one before. It completely ruins the app. I did not spend my money on your product to suddenly be inundated every 3-5 seconds with a full page trump/pence ad. I would be upset with any extra ads after spending hard earned money...but it is a slap in the face to have my phone display the name of a criminal egomaniac every few seconds. I have requested a refund and will be deleting your app after my refund is processed. I’ll make sure to avoid all apps from this publisher for life. Good day, you’ve lost a customer.
Response to publisher : I did see ads the entire time I’ve used your app, so your bug guess is not accurate. what I did NOT experience before paying you for an upgrade was trump slogans splashed across my screen multiple times between every touch of the screen. I don’t use your app any more, I’ve got no interest in ads to the point of making the app unusable. I also have no desire when I’m stargazing to have politics shoved in my face repeatedly, there’s enough of that these days.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! It seems you encountered some bug that helped you avoid ads for some time. Normally, the ads are present from the beginning until you disable them by making the corresponding in-app purchase. Unfortunately, we have to use ads to make revenue. If you want, you can try our subscription system and use Star Walk 2 without ads for only 1 dollar per month.
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- Vito Technology Inc.
- 307.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Vito Technology, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Night Sky View: No Ads $5.99
- StarWalk2 Ads+ Monthly Premium $0.99
- Night Sky View: without Ads $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.