Earthlapse 4+

Interactive views of Earth

Jetson Creative LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 23 Ratings
    • Free



Turn your iPad or iPhone into a window aboard the International Space Station. Experience stunning views of Earth captured by NASA astronauts.

Turn your iPad or iPhone into a window aboard the International Space Station. Experience stunning views of Earth captured by NASA astronauts. Touch the views and control the planet with your finger. A truly amazing one-of-a-kind experience.

The app comes complete with seven beautiful interactive views of earth as well as access to the HDEV live view showing Earth live from the Space Station. In addition the app includes 8 relaxing ambient space soundtracks, a clock, and worldwide weather from Weather Underground.

Please note that the ISS HDEV live feed is often off-line or otherwise unavailable. Even when on-line, the live view often shows black as the ISS is regularly on the dark side of Earth.

Support for AirPlay on the iPad (4th gen, 3rd gen, and iPad 2), iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S. See display options in app for instructions on how to enable.

Images courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.

Created by the makers of Magic Window. For more beautiful views check out Magic Window on iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV. Earthlapse TV is also available on Apple TV (sold separately.)

What’s New

Version 3.1415

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Weather data now provided by DarkSky!
- Bug fixes for iOS 11
- Fixes crash when saving snapshots to your photo library (3.1415)
- Please let us know if you experience any issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jonny Champ ,

I just wanted to change my 5 start to 5 star+

I was written by Jenson Creative LLC about my concerns about the APP and for the first time I actually had someone write me personally about my concerns instead of like other most other apps seem to do with their auto responses to customers. It was very much appreciated and Thank You for letting me know basically what I was afraid was going on but that assurance that you all have been doing to the best you could with what you’ve got and sometimes circumstances are just very hard to over come. Thank You again for the quick feedback and I of course would help out if possible. I feel it should be education given out to people as well.

Developer Response ,

Hi, sorry you are unhappy. I assure you there’s a reasonable explanation for what you are observing. (1) Starting about four years ago, Apple stopped allowing developers to edit their app descriptions without updating their app. So if something changes or becomes inaccurate, the text can’t simply be edited. (2) In addition, Apple continues to increase the technical requirements on apps, such that submitting an update requires substantial work. (3) About two years ago, USTREAM, the company who hosted the live stream, was acquired by IBM. About a year later, IBM shut off the free API to access the live stream, and now wants to charge an hourly rate for access. (4) There is no affordable way for me to pay a per hour, per customer rate for the live stream when the app makes no profit. (5) Our only other choice is to remove the app from the store. Because the app is actively used in educational institutions around the world, we do not want to remove it. Aside from that, thousands of people are happy with it as is, and are comfortable switching to the NASA app when they want to see the livestream. As an indie developer I’m just one person with a tiny boat in a sea of giants like Apple and IBM. When they make certain decisions or apply certain requirements, there’s no mechanism to protest, I just have to get on board. Best regards and have a good day.

haerie ,

Outstanding atmospheric visuals

I’m a fan of both all things space and atmospheric ambient so this app really satisfies. I’ll often just park it on my phone and let it run on my desk while I’m working. Very seamless and reliable. I wish that they would add more clips but great as is. Nice work, Devs!

insainlewey ,


Good stuff

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