Great app, but non-obvious workaround for gyroless phones
I reinstalled this app after over year of not using it on my 1st gen Moto G. It worked in the past, so I was surprised when it didn't work this time (sky not moving in auto mode). Turns out I needed to check the "Disable gyroscope" option in the settings. I actually thought that the compass or accelerometer was a gyroscope equivalent. A more novice user might not have bothered looking for a fix to this known issue.
A Google User
Hurray it works nicely!
Having been bugged by compass issues with the N5 in previous versions I am pleased to see this version is working well. Back in my toolbox. Also loving the summary in the ToS :)
If you are a stargazer, you're going to love this app.
Just download it. That's it. If you love to look up at the night sky, you have to have this app on your phone. It doesn't take up a lot of space, there are no ads, it won't slow down your phone, or interfere with any other apps. There's really no reason for you to not have this on your phone. Oh yeah... plus it's awesome.
Trever D Hensley
Had a niece show my kids this during a family get away it blew me away not only how user friendly and educational but how well it worked n it actually kept my girls busy having fun while learning about the galaxy. Great app
Janean Sylvia Reed
I love this app, there's so many features to this app that continues to excite me. For example, you can go into the past, & forward to the future to see constalation, plus you can go to a particular date & time. I took a picture one day without knowing there was 3 plants that my camera pick up. I've put the exact location time & date of what planets was in my cellphone picture, That blew my mind to see what planets was in my picture. It'll be educational for children and adults, so get it, NOW.
You can see anything on the sky using this simple free app, but theres some minor problem on my phone, im not sure what caused it but, this app work very goodly using jellybean, but when i updated to kitkat, the compass/gyroscope or the app seems have a problem, you cant see around using the app. I've calibrated the compass again and again but its not working at all
Best sky viewing apps!
Beats all applications in its class hands down! Has more viewing features features including the ability to "time travel" allowing you to view the sky as it appeared on any given date in allowing you view it in real time or you can speed things up and watch the sky and all the other celestial objects move through space in time lapse.
A Great App For Those Who Like Heavenly Bodies
Sky Map has pretty much everything casual stargazers could ask for, that too for the excellent price of free and without ads to boot. Even better, the developers have begun updating the app again after practically abandoning it for a while. In short, this is a must-have tool for all lovers of heavenly bodies (of the celestial kind) :)
Best - but be careful
The only app that could locate me and the astronomical bodies I wanted to find. Be careful with the magnetic clasp on your phone case/cover. I found that if I had the magnetic clasp folded over the back of my phone it would throw off the sensor's alignment. I experimented with this several times.
after reinstall, i still had problem with motionless. i found your troubleshooting help. fixing gyro/magnetic was key. i appreciate all the work you did putting this together. star gazing is so much better now, thanks!
Oooohh my gooosshh!!!
I have found my new favorite toy 😍! This is so unbelievably cool, you can actually see a real map of the cosmos right over your head! I'm flummoxed... Genius.
Fun but hu
Its cool to look at but holding your phone up your supose to be able to see whats on the screen behind your phone.... nope. I tried everything it dont work like that. However it has lots of cool features that make it well worth having.
I was going to leave a bad review about how it doesn't work and keeps changing direction and requires constant calibration etc, before realising that I keep my phone in a case that has a magnetic clasp on it that obviously interferes with the phone's compass. Take the phone out of the case and it works a hell of a lot better.
Still one of the good ones!
I had this app before and removed from a previous phone for space. Just never had installed on my (then) newer phone. (Using Note 3) installed tonight, downloaded quickly and was ready to calibrate. Calibration took a couple of trys and did end up using the figure 8 method to do so. (Explained in app) Went from low accuracy straight to high. Everything lined up perfectly. Such a fun app that's also very functional. Now I'm eager to see if it will work just as well on my new(er) phone upgrade.. Note 5.