Spot the Station 4+

See The Space Station Overhead

NASA

    • 3.5 • 81 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

For anyone who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered about the mysteries of the universe, witnessing the International Space Station pass overhead can be an awe-inspiring moment. The Spot the Station mobile app is designed to notify users when the space station is visible overhead from their location. It aims to broaden access and awareness of the station and NASA globally, by providing users with an opportunity to experience the wonder of the space station firsthand. The realization that there are human beings living and working in that tiny dot, orbiting the Earth at a mind-boggling speed of 17,500 miles per hour, is breathtaking. The app includes several helpful features including: 1. 2D & 3D real-time location views of the station 2. Upcoming Sighting Lists with visibility data 3. Augmented Reality (AR) view with compass and trajectory lines embedded into the camera view 4. Up-to-date NASA space station Resources & Blog 5. Privacy Settings 6. Push Notifications when the station is approaching your location.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

Bug fixes & improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

XarifaBedford ,

Didn’t work, now it does

Developer read my 1 star review and took note of problem. They fixed it and now it works great! Original review below 👇
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Loaded app and couldn’t even get past the location detection feature. I deleted and reloaded the app, tried again and nothing. There is no way to use app without using location detection and it won’t work. Waited 60 seconds for app to find my location (yes, I made sure I allowed it to) and nothing. Terrible. Deleted app again because unable to use.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate your input regarding the location search/detection functionality issue. We are pleased to inform you that an updated version was released to the App Store this week (v1.2.1 on Nov 13 2023), which has resolved this issue. Please install the updated version and test the app again. As the app grew, we encountered some bugs. We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we improve the user experience. We believe these enhancements will provide a smoother experience. Thank you for sticking with us as the app improves. We understand the frustration that bugs can cause and are committed to fixing them quickly. Your patience and feedback are invaluable during this phase. We are working hard to enhance the user experience and would be delighted if you could try the updated version and let us know your thoughts with an updated review and rating.

Rogue Symmetry ,

Fixed: Won't detect location

I was very excited to find out this app exists. I immediately downloaded it. The first thing it asks was to allow notifications, which I said yes too. But the very next screen asks me to either enter my location or let the app detect my location. I've tried both options and neither one ever goes anywhere. It's just stuck on that screen and I can't do anything else with the app. This app is totally worthless in it's current state. 11/14 UPDATE: Giving three stars now since the developers addressed this issue and my review. I haven't had time to play with it but the issue I was having above has been solved. I will update my review as I get time with the app. Thanks, devs!

Developer Response ,

We appreciate your input regarding the location search/detection functionality issue. We are pleased to inform you that an updated version was released to the App Store this week (v1.2.1 on Nov 13 2023), which has resolved this issue. Please install the updated version and test the app again. As the app grew, we encountered some bugs. We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we improve the user experience. We believe these enhancements will provide a smoother experience. Thank you for sticking with us as the app improves. We understand the frustration that bugs can cause and are committed to fixing them quickly. Your patience and feedback are invaluable during this phase. We are working hard to enhance the user experience and would be delighted if you could try the updated version and let us know your thoughts with an updated review and rating.

Sktaka22381 ,

Simple utility that does the job well

What’s not to love? Made by nasa for spotting the ISS. Also had AR, which is awesome and good customization for notifications. I use other sat tracking apps too, but am glad to add this to the list and will rely on it for ISS. My interest is primarily for AMSAT (amateur radio satellite communications) and love to make contact via satellites. Would be super cool to actually talk to an astronaut aboard; maybe one day. Also enjoy the ISS events such as SSTV, which you don’t even need to be licensed to receive.

It does one job, and does it well. Thanks NASA!

App Privacy

The developer, NASA, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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