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 the 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 (Star spotter). 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.

The Star Spotter feature won't work for the devices that are not equipped with digital compass.

Start your best stargazing experience right now!

What’s New

Version 2.8.6

+ fixed night and day presentation in "visible tonight" screen
+ other minor bug fixes and performance improvements
Thank you for using Star Walk 2!

Enjoy exploring the sky on these summer nights and don't forget to leave us a review or other feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

GraphicGibbon ,

Highway robbery...

My version of Star Walk 2 inexplicably stopped working this morning (it was fine last night). It freezes on the title screen. Deleted it and tried to reinstall it, only to find my version no longer on sale. Instead have to download a new one (this one), and buy everything again!!!!! However, it too freezes during set-up. So, be warned, it’s buggy, and developers try and fleece you. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry for that. Our team is working hard to fix the app's problems.

Skullet4000 ,

Scummy developer, avoid.

Just when I think this company can’t stoop any lower they go and prove me wrong. Got a notification saying and I quote:

“Watch the SpaceX’s Starlink satellite train in the night sky”

I thought yeah that could be interesting to see so I clicked on it only for it to open up a screen asking me to pay £5.99 to do so. My notifications aren’t a place for scummy companies to use bait and switch tactics to sell me in-app purchases. This shouldn’t be surprising from a company that cares so little about user experience that they trashed their own app with aggressive adverts that make it completely unusable.

Thanks for giving me a reason to uninstall your app. 👍

Edit: I was expecting that robotic developer response, which is another reason to avoid this company. Don’t try and claim your goal was anything besides trying to push in-app purchases, as everything about this app contradicts that claim and makes you look a bit silly. Plenty other apps have in-app purchases without resorting to flagrant greed, or making the app unusable. Actions speak louder than words, especially when those words are a hollow attempt at side stepping when you get called out for scummy tactics.

Developer Response ,

It is written in the description that the app contains in-app purchases. As for the notification, our goal is to inform people about the latest astronomical events. We only inform you about the event, it is up to you whether to make any in-app purchase.

Gregg_WA ,

Cool but frustrating.

I love the concept of this app and I understand you are getting a lot of the free version. However, the ads are ridiculous! Every second is a full screen ad. I’ve seen previous reviews and the developer replied saying pay for the full app. No, it’s the free app I want I don’t mind ads , I don’t mind them popping up every couple of minutes but when they are every click it gets frustrating. Also any in app purchase should remove ads, not a whole separate purchase. I’ve purchased the planets add on and I love it but hard to use when an ad pops up. Get rid of the full screen ads and put banner ads on. Good concepts and app, poorly done and ads abused.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for using our app and for leaving the feedback. Your opinion is taken into consideration.

In-App Purchases

Sky Map: Full Version, No Ads
Star Walk 2 Ads+ with all additional content
£5.99
Find Satellites Night or Day
Satellites 3D, their position in real time
£0.99
Astronomy Cartoons for Kids
Educational cartoons about our solar system
£0.99
Planets of the Solar System 3D
Planets atlas, their internal structure, etc.
£0.99
Discover Solar System Objects
Watch dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, etc.
£0.99
Explore Deep Space Objects 3D
Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae on sky map
£0.99

Information

Provider
Vito Technology Inc.
Size
286.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Vito Technology, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Sky Map: Full Version, No Ads £5.99
  2. Sky Walk AR: without Ads £2.99
  3. Stargazers App:Limited Offer £3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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