Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM
"Pocket Universe would amaze Galileo. It's a $3 app from Craic Design that puts the entirety of the night sky in your pocket, and it's truly an impressive marvel. The iPhone can do some amazing things, but it feels especially remarkable to keep the heavens in your pocket."
I have to agree with the reviewer, this is a very cool and useful app, especially if you are an amateur to astronomy. I used it in the backyard the other night and it works very well, I especially like the night vision mode. It also gives you a display of exactly what you should be looking at based on your location, and it was right every time I tried it. If astronomy interests you at all, this is a pretty handy application. AppleBloog also has an article in case you are interested in tracking satellites or the space station, where they mention an app called "Satellite Visibility" that looks pretty interesting.