“What is that constellation up there – it is right on the tip of my tongue,” is not something you will be saying if you win one of 10 free copies of this app for your iOS device. We are so excited to be working with Fifth Star Labs to bring this promotion to Universe Today.
Simply aim your iPhone or iPad at the sky to identify stars, planets, galaxies and more. Sky Guide lets you experience the wonders of the night in ways you’ve only dreamed of. Now available as a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
In order to be entered into the giveaway drawing, just put your email address into the box at the bottom of this post (where it says “Enter the Giveaway”) before Tuesday, May 14, 2013. We’ll send you a confirmation email, so you’ll need to click that to be entered into the drawing.
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Price – In case you don’t want to wait to see if you win!!
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– Elegant and simple: Unobtrusive controls and gestures free up the screen for the best sky view yet.
– Realistic: Composed of over 37,000 real photographs, Sky Guide shows millions of stars, not just a few thousand simulated points.
– Rich content: Loads of stunning Retina-quality graphics and original artwork.
– Soudscape: Designed by Mat Jarvis, an electronic composer featured in the award-winning soundtrack for the game Osmos. Stars have sounds based on their temperature and size.
– Useful anywhere: Works even without a GPS or data signal. Built in access to hundreds of cross linked articles no matter where you are.
– HDR brightness gestures: Dynamically control how bright the sky is to match your surroundings.
About Nick Risinger
Nick Risinger is a photographer and designer living in Seattle, Washington. His work has received honors from the Advanced Imaging Conference, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, and will be featured at the top of the Royal Hotel Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He has made appearances on Wired, BBC Horizon, and Public Radio International’s The World.
About Chris Laurel
Chris Laurel is a software developer from Seattle specializing in interactive 3D graphics. He is the creator of Celestia, a popular open source application for astronomical visualization. Chris has worked at Microsoft and NVIDIA, and has consulted for NASA and the the European Space Agency.
About Fifth Star Labs
Fifth Star Labs is a software development company that creates apps for science education and discovery. We blend design with technical expertise to fashion software that is beautiful, intuitive, and illuminating.
6 Replies to “Giveaway – Sky Guide App for your iOS device.”
*Rant about iOS-only apps from an android user*
I hear you, brother. Reminds me of the 90s sticking to Mac, you know?
It also reminds me of the old video tape between the VHS and the Beta-Max in the 1980’s. How far we have come from those days and how much further we will go in our future with new technology.
It’s a great time to be alive, you know? I would give anything to wake up 50 or 100 years from now. Most of the time. If I can take my cat. And my wife:-)
I have said that very thing many times! To be alive in 100 plus years to see what new technologies there are. I have a large clue what you mean about wife and pet.
The reason it’s only iOS apps is because Google Play doesn’t give developers any way to “give away” their apps. All iOS apps come with promo codes. You can use these promo codes to give copies to people.
So, yell at Google Play for this. In fact, I’ll go nag them right now…
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