SPACE-BAGEL🚀🌌 - Excellent, especially if you are a huge space nerd
The app is designed very well, with options to change how the constellations appear (lines or actual pictures) and how many stars are visible in the sky. The music is also very nice. You do have to download packs to get information on satellites, the cores of planets, etc. but it is well worth it. The app never lags, which is fantastic, because if you are like me you get the urge to smash furniture when apps are slow. My one complaint (if you can even call it that) is that not every star has its own information. Many of the stars, when you click on their info tab, simply give the definition of a star. I understand that this is because many stars do not have much information known about them, but at the same time I’d rather not be able to recite the “a star is a luminous sphere of plasma...” spiel in my sleep. If you have read this entire review, I feel sorry for you, because you are either very very bored or a 45-year-old with severe indecisiveness.
kbrndy - Suggestion
This is a very nice, useful app. However, when I tap on a constellation or while I’m looking at the 3D view, I would like the option of turning off the picture of the mythological person/beast that appears. While using the app to look at the sky, I can choose how I want the constellations to appear, but once I tap on the constellation, the picture appears and obstructs my view. I like seeing the picture, and I love that the app includes information about the mythological person/beast, but I don’t like that the picture obstructs my view of the constellation and all that appears in it. So once I’ve seen the picture, I would like to turn it off.
What I really want to see when I tap on a constellation is the boarder lines of the constellation. I.e., I want to see the region of space bordered by the constellation.
Here is my reply to the developers response. I appreciate your response, but it looks like you misunderstood my suggestion. I know how to change the settings of the constellations. I mentioned this in my review, and I have my constellations set to appear with the lines connecting the stars. However, when I tap the constellation the picture still appears. This is the part I don’t like and can’t change.
oldsneekers - Good graphics, poor controls
Graphics show the sky and with tap Identify the object. Controls are a problem: to change date or time one clicks on the unit to be changed then slides a finger across the right side but it’s nearly impossible to get a desired date as a mm of movement makes the numbers (date, hour...) fly by too fast to isolate the desired one - eventually the screen goes bonkers - spinning wildly. Also, The menu’s “sky now” really means select object of interest, as it doesn’t show the sky now but a list solar system elements and their location coordinates . Also, the real time sky view requires the user to hold the phone up so that it is between the desire sky element and the eye-this helps the phone and app know where you are looking but prevents you from seeing both the sky object and it’s representation in the app. Holding the phone straight in from of you displays the horizon across the middle of the screen, instead of at the bottom. Yes you can slide the picture down but this freezes the view so that it doesn’t change when the phone orientation changes unless one taps a button to in freeze it. The app should display what the phone is targeted at but with an offset so the horizon is at the bottom and both the screen and object are seen simultaneously.
9robins - In my next life I’ll be an astronomer
Wonderful app. Light pollution & smog often frustrate our view of the night sky, and we are only beginning to surmise how the profound knowledge of the stars—based on naked-eye observation alone—probably enabled our Neandertal & early human ancestors to time & organize such activities as orientation, migrations, hunting/gathering, fishing, & eventually agriculture. Our survival as a species has been linked to the starry universe. With this app you can access the universe of current learning about the stars, planets, asteroids, comets, space dust, dark matter, etc., etc.—all the fascinating stuff out there that many of us too rarely think about. You don’t have to know the technical terms and mathematics of astronomy before you start, but this app might make you want to learn them. Cross-references to Wikipedia help you along and give you an opportunity to participate in generating some data. I like the New Age background music — helps me focus — but if you’re not into that you can mute it.
Samyah - Almost Perfect, But Not for NEOWISE or Planning
Out of the astronomy/stargazing apps I’ve tried out, this one has one of the best interfaces. It’s easy to use, and the app is just gorgeous. I also love the ability to learn more about various constellations. There is also an ad supported version if you want to try it out first. For those that are annoyed by the music/sounds, it’s also easy to turn off.
Now for those wanting to use it to track the NEOWISE comet, unfortunately, you have to pay again for a separate bundle to get access to it.
Also for any photographers, this is not the best app for planning. I wanted to be able to use the app to see what would be in a particular part of the sky in the future. However, you cannot use both the compass and change the time simultaneously. I emailed this as a feature request, and they responded that this “doesn’t make sense” because the compass mode is “real-time”. I understand this, but it’s not very helpful when some other stargazing apps (e.g. Night Sky) do provide this ability (and also provide better control of the time).
Space Crazy Kid - It's amazing and very helpful.
I understand that for some they just want to use it for star and constellation locating, and it's great for that. Though for others who plan on going into a field in that kind of subject is great for them to learn where everything we know of is, and how they function. It even gives those people a great understanding of the how much there really is out there. I've managed to learn so much. Even if it doesn't give you every material makeup of all the stars, galaxies, and star clusters, it's still a great source of education. I have much to learn from it, and I highly suggest getting the full deal on it. Maybe someday I'll be able to pursue my dreams, or maybe they'll just stay dreams. But as long as I keep trying my best I might be able to, and this app would have helped me so much. I just want to thank the creators for giving me a chance to study at a low cost, and helping me keep my hope that what I want to do isn't pointless.
Raistlin's Sweetmama - Starwalk helps son with traumatic brain injury and epilepsy
This app is everything you or your loved ones could ever want if they’re as in love with space as my son with a traumatic brain injury and epilepsy is. Upon his injury at 5 years old and relearning to walk, talk, eat, and potty train; one thing he never forgot was his love of our night sky and with this app he had before and after his injury he will sit for hours in the backyard playing with the app learning about the heavenly bodies and when it’s day time he will sit inside with his great grandmother (the one that got me into loving the night sky passing it along to my son) showing her things he learned the night before and while many things are difficult for him still this app helps him in his steady quest for knowledge into our cosmos. It’s easy to use and the 3d pictorial constellations make it easier for him to learn what stars make up each constellation. Thank you for this amazing app!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
tg222430 - Well worth it
One of the best things about 2020 for me turned out to be looking at the stars with my iPad at night. There are a lot of good apps for that and so I don’t want to diminish others by saying this one is fantastic. It just happens to have a lot of fun features and the pictures of the constellations together with the music is pretty relaxing. I have learned a lot about the stars using this app. I gravitated toward paying because the ads in other apps are a little intrusive sometimes. A couple of bucks up front to be able to just focus on the sky was well worth it for me. One big plus about this app too is that it gives you a list of things to look out for each month, so you don’t have to search online for info about what’s upcoming in the night sky and be subjected to all the kooky websites you inevitably find whenever you try to find meaningful information on the internet.
gsmollin - Star Walk 2 harnesses the power of your iPad to make a planetarium.
Star Walk 2 presents the user with a conjunction of software and hardware to make a planetarium for use inside and alongside your telescope or binoculars under the night sky.
This application lets me check the ephemeris of a night object and then “see” it inside by holding the iPad up to the sky where it shows me a virtual real time night sky, in the exact position objects appear.
Then I can repeat this outside and there it is. Even such an ephemeral sight as the ISS will come over the local horizon in the exact position Sky Walk 2 shows. It always amazes me, and makes viewing the night sky easy and productive.
-Occam - Wish I could return it
I had this open for less than 10 minutes, but apparently that was too long to return it.
The music was annoying, but easy to turn off.
The sound effects were overdone, but easy to turn off.
The constellation images were over the top, and they have animations that shimmer and sparkle when you pan around the sky. They are very distracting and can make the stars of the constellations difficult to see and identify. I couldn’t turn off the sparkle. One option in the settings looked promising, but it didn’t do anything that I could identify.
Most annoying is that the app requires an additional in-app purchase for more than a very limited discussion of simple things like individual planets. That isn’t clear here In the App Store. Fortunately this is partly corrected by a button that links directly to Wikipedia.
After playing with it some more, I found the setting to “dial down” the animated constellation images. But even the simple stick figures are animated, disappearing and redrawing (note: not “reappearing”) as I pan through the sky. Someone might find that entertaining for a few minutes sitting at their desk, but the feature makes it difficult to compare to the night sky.
I’m still very annoyed that an in-app purchase is required to see full content.
The jury is still out on notifications.
_D_R_E_W_ - Cool but have encountered some errors
I really enjoy this app, I love space and seeing all the different constellations and learning about new stuff fascinated me, however I got a notification about a solar eclipse today, and went outside to check it out, and getting confused as there were no signs of an eclipse, I checked the app and sure enough it visually showed there was an eclipse so I checked my location and saw I was in the correct location (I even tried different towns near my city) I then noticed the app said that the eclipse wouldn’t be visible here but it would be in Argentina and Chile, but the app visually showed it being visible in my location, I also checked news sources and they all said it wouldn’t be visible in North America, maybe something went wrong with the tracking, but just wanted the developers to know!
LosAngeles90631 - First Off...
Buy the FULL VERSION.
It is worth every penny.
Every app this developer puts out is absolutely fantastic. Don’t forget to click on it check them out. This app is extremely easy for everyone from a kid up to an adult to use. Everyone in the family loves this app, and the kids are drawn into this app more than most of the silly game apps.
This past summer we all spent incredible amounts of time sitting outside looking at the summer night sky, draining the batteries on our phones, while looking at the astronomy apps we have collected from this developer.
I have tons and tons of other apps from other companies, but I tend to like the ones by Vito the best. Incredibly easy to use, and I consistently catch the kids taking the phone outside to play with. Plus it’s amazing what we adults don’t realize or know about astronomy, and the planets around us.
Has very interesting notifications also.
My kids like it when it notifies us that the international space station is rising.
Best of luck!
kmarimba - Request to allow for recalibration!
I love this app. I loved its predecessor too. But I'm getting increasingly frustrated at the app's inability to recalibrate. I tried using it this morning to show my 3-yr-old that Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Pluto were all in a line (more or less) but had to shift my phone a good six inches to the left to get it to display. I was trying to use the moon as a large visual reference, and no dice. I tried closing the app and relaunching when I got to work, this time using the sun as an easy reference point, and still nothing. I seem to recall that I could recalibrate the original Star Walk whenever I felt it was necessary, and now I can't find anything that lets me even check calibration settings. Extremely frustrating. This app is otherwise totally worth the cost, if I could get it to function!
The.Lone.Ranger - Good app; room for improvement
Haven't used it much yet, but what I've seen so far I like for the most part. Will continue to explore and experiment. Two downsides I've noticed thus far, though, that leave room for improvement:
1- The app is pretty large. Wish it could take up a less space--perhaps by giving the option to not carry around all the fancy 3D models of things.
2- Can't find a way to turn off the constellation "artistic renditions." I just want to see the stars and the lines we draw between them, thankyouverymuch. The unavoidable presence of the additional artwork is distracting and unnecessarily cluttering when actually using the app to compare with what's overhead.
12093487465 - Amazing App and Company
I personally love this app and all it includes. I myself am studying in the field of astronomy and physics and love this app. Not to mention backyard stargazing help. When I first found out there was an issue with the apps bundle purchasing, I was met with a support system that stayed with me for 3 days due to our different time schedules for it to be swiftly resolved with just a few simple steps. I do understand the ad issue if you have the free version however I do not feel $3 is asking too much and for those willing to go above and beyond an additional $3 for so much more inclusive material.
Cleoten - Get this! What a great app.
I am learning so much more than I thought possible! I especially enjoy getting alerts about planets being within view and how to spot them. And meteor showers and remarkable stars. I love looking at the nighttime sky and now live in a place where I have an amazing view of the sky. This app has been helping me about understand planets and stars I didn't know I could see without a powerful telescope. I highly recommend this app. Oh--and when I had questions, I got wonderful response from customer support. Far superior than anything else.
ipod geek - Cool app
My 4 year old son and I love this app. He loves space more than I do. We were using this app a few days ago and he asked to see Ganymede and Callisto (by name, Jupiter is his favorite). It's very difficult to zoom into the moons of Jupiter. I purchased all the additional content, and the moons were still not there. Could those be added (at least the ones we have imagery for)
This app, if you force touch the app icon, will show you stargazing conditions. Mine shows the conditions are currently poor, yet the app sends me notifications of things to go check out. Why does it do this? It’s more like HA HA, look what you’re missing instead of being informational.
Much Kuler - App is great
This app is a great Stargazing app. I upgraded from the previous version and am happy with my purchase-I don’t see ads!
I did have a single situation where ads popped up, but an iPad restart fixed it.
The app is easy to use, just point it to the sky to see what’s up there. It will give you a real time experience as you move it. You can adjust the number of objects seen to compensate for light pollution. There is a search function that will guide you to the sky object you wish to see by following the arrow with your device.
A great experience!
Ian F. Wesley - Immediate WOW factor!
I was literally raving with delight and enthusiasm less than three minutes after opening the app. I don’t have a telescope, but I am always wanting to follow the progression of planets in the sky, and I always wanted to learn more about the visible night sky. This makes it all easy, but with tremendous access to information while I stargaze. The added visual and aesthetic effects are tasteful (and optional), in fact they enhance the sense of awe and seem to help draw the attention more to the subject at hand than to distract. One of the best app purchases I’ve ever made!
Davidbiz - Stop with the ADS!!!!!
I enjoy the app but have had reason to question their policy of pushing their other apps. A box asking me if I wanted to download another of their apps popped up right across the screen while I was observing the Orion constellation. I was told if I dismissed it, it wouldn’t show up again. We shall see, but that’s still intrusive to the experience and shouldn’t happen. Also a list of other apps popped up on starting the app. I was told this was a “what’s new” offering. Again a list of their other apps for sale. I just want to boot the app and enjoy the experience! Stop these peddling intrusions! Especially when you’ve paid a lot for the app!...not ads!!!
JGL19 - Love it!
This is a wonderful app for stargazing! I have looked at the stars for decades and only been able to pick out the most well know constellations. With this, I can just point my phone in the direction I’m looking and the app shows me exactly which stars and which constellations I’m seeing. I also like that it sends me notifications about what is happening in the sky on a given night. I can’t wait for my granddaughter to get a little older so we can lay out under the stars and find constellations together with the help of this app!
AK.dave - Go Outside and Look Up
This is THE ONLY Astronomy app you will ever need. Go outside tonight and look up. What do you see? Star Walk 2 has the answer; and, with this app, you can see what it looked like the night you were born! Can not say enough about how much information is at your fingertips and how beautifully presented. The “night mode” feature (red screen) is perfect for protecting your night vision while sitting under the stars.
When I downloaded Star Walk 2 I deleted all the other astronomy apps I had wasted my time and money on.
Sprout's Dad - Original Star Walk App easier to use
While I appreciate the advanced graphics in Star Walk 2, one aspect makes it much more difficult to use than the original App. When I select an object such as a planet, then select the day of the month to advance it using the time line slider on the right side of the screen to see its position over the coming days, the display advances WAY TOO FAST! It is impossible to control no matter how slowly I move the slider. This does not happen with the original Star Walk App.
If you just enjoy nice graphics this App is OK. But if you want to really learn the sky, I would recommend the first Star Walk App instead. I sincerely hope this will be fixed. Please!
Emilia's - A friendly suggestion!
Believe me, this app is amazing. I’ve been using it for years to see the planets and stars. Although, recently I downloaded the Night Sky app, I will admit, it isn’t as good as star walk 2, but I like the music in Night Sky a little bit more than the current music. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, but I just prefer the NS music. Would there be any way to put multiple soundtracks in the game and you can choose which music you want to hear? Kind of a silly question, but it would make me happy. Thanks for reading!
Mr. Luigi - Widget shows no information
I’m running the latest version of iOS 14. The widget shows no information. I hard restarted my iPhone. Didn’t solve the problem. I’ll try deleting the app and reinstalling. If I don’t update this review, you can assume deleting and reinstalling do not help.
Update: Widget fixed. Rating changed to 5 stars. And KUDOS do the developer for so conscientiously responding to user comments in the reviews. Sadly, many developers do not choose to response to user comments. Those that do deserve a pat on the back!
TIFF 11706 - Amazing!!!
We live in Hawaii and it is so cool to use this app! Thank you developers for making this incredible application. I am getting more and more interested in astronomy lately and this app has helped me so much! Our family all loves this app and we use it to have fun at night before bed. Definitely deserves a five stars except for all the adds. Other than that... exceptional work developers! One thing that I could fix would be that we already paid for this app but we are supposed to pay more if we want to get rid of the adds... I think that is very unfair to us.
299494 - Beautiful app!
This app is amazing! I bought myself a beginner telescope and this app is great for identifying what I’m looking at. Love that it uses my phone’s GPS so I can use the app when I’m camping in the mountains with no cell service. This app is incredibly educational with beautifully done graphics.
Giving this 5 stars and would definitely recommend. Features I wish this did have was the ability to filter the view to show only certain types of objects (nebulas, comets, etc.), and the ability to favorite items.
MoparMike11 - I really like the Star Walk 2 app! I like that I get notices of events that I might have missed.
I and I use the Sky Walk 2 app almost every day. We have a great view of the night sky. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I used my Sky Walk 2 app to watch the Taurus meteor shower. I was notified by SW2 that it could be seen that night close to midnight. We walked out on the beach, sat down, and within 10 minutes one streaked across the sky! It was the first “shooting star” my sister in law had ever seen. SW2 made me the hero of the night!!
bjduck81 - Nice....
I have downloaded free apps and I have downloaded apps that cost a lot of money whenever it comes to looking at the universe. This one is really good. It shows you so much more than many others out there that usually ends up costing a lot of money. The only negative: It doesn’t show close-ups of nebulae. It will show stars; but who really wants to see a star? They are all the same besides their color. They’re either going to be blue, red, white or yellow. There’s no difference.
Other than this, I really like this one. I think that is worth it, and I do recommend it.
Game10000 - Bait and switch
I have an older Starwalk app, so when I received a notification that I could view the new SpaceX train of Starlink 60 satellites that were just launched if I had Starwalk 2, I purchased it. However, when I followed the directions on how to view the satellites, a screen popped up that indicated this was considered additional content and if I wanted to view them, I would need to pay AGAIN.
What a bait and switch racket. I would not have downloaded Starwalk 2 had I known I would need to pay twice to see what was advertised. Perhaps Starwalk could better serve their customers by informing them up front that simply downloading version 2 would not suffice, they need to pay for the Additional Content bundle to see what was advertised.
Hailey lolololol - One minor issue
I absolutely love this app, I use it all the time, yet there is one minor issue. Even though I click the little compass in the top left corner to use the star spotter, I cannot move my camera. The screen is stuck facing North. Everything else is fine, it’s just the star spotter is stuck. I hope this can be fixed. Maybe it’s a problem with my phone, maybe it’s a bug, i don’t know. Anyways that’s it.
Thanks for reading! - your wanna be astronomer
NOT-BORED-STUPID-no-mo - Using this app
The best way to use this app is when the moon is full, most stars are hard to distinguish one from another, BUT, you can see the stars from the app with the moon as a good reference point. So it helps you remember what stars it passes by when you follow a few days after the moon. I learned more in 1 year with this app, than I did in 50 years of watching stars by seasons. BECAUSE I’d touch each star as the moon passed it & this app told me the name, constellation, type, distance, etc.
Jilkiks - This is amazing!
Got this app before I went into the deep mountains and this app was everything I could have asked for and more. I paid for all of the upgrades, but I’ve been in love with the stars forever and for a few dollars I can have all of my questioned answered!
Just point and have the universe mapped out with 3-d graphics. Plus the search function is very helpful.
Countless hours of pondering and discussion about the cosmos have ensued.
2birdz - Absolutely LLLLOOOVVE this app!
This app is amazing. You can look for specific things or notifications can alert you to something in the sky; either way what an experience. Hold it up to see what's in your sky including, my favorite, meteor showers. In December I saw the notification for the Geminid meteor shower, I ran outside and it was spectacular! If you want to know about something in particular it can be your resource and show 2D models as well. I can't say enough about all this app can do, it's worth more than every penny you spend!!!
Jasonoz007 - Ads in the notifications? No. Just no.
I used to enjoy getting notifications of events in the night sky. So tonight I eagerly looks to see what new event was happening but was instead presented with an ad trying to sell me something.
If I have paid for a product I expect no ads. None. Ever. Without exception.
I didn’t even read what they were pushing, notifications have been completely disabled, and with that this app will now gather dust on the back pages of my phone with the other disappointments until I delete it to free up space.
Great marketing idea, not only did you not sell me anything, you’ve lost another customer, and how’s this review doing for your reputation?
Mr. Bean. - Great app!!! A must when camping with the family.
I love this app. It’s so informational and easy to use! The only reason I’m not leaving 5 stars was that I was a bit disappointed to find out that you cannot just point and see all satellites. I just saw a satellite in the sky, but the only way I could know what it was is by digging and clicking on every single satellite in the “find” section and seeing its orbit one at a time. I never did find out what satellite I saw. I wish it was a bit like the flight radar but of satellites.
ManchesterNH - Phenomenal!
This app is one of the best apps I have ever bought. Without a doubt, it is worth the cost. If you have a Apple Watch, you can have notifications enabled to show you when events in the sky happen and then it uses arrows to bring your eyes towards the event. Without the watch, the app is amazing too.
Better than all of the other astronomy apps out there. No brainer in getting this one. :). Thanks developers!!
Thomas Perch - My Go to Sky App
Every night I check out the sky. Star Walk always helps me name stars, identify constellations and notice unique events. I like the way it looks, I like that I can change things like the magnitude of stars visible. The app reminded me to look for the planets that appeared close to the moon this last month. I like reading articles in the app. When there are too many clouds I can still look at the stars on my iPad.
Bwwbww - ??
I’m confused I used to tab and hold it up to the sky and it was wonderful. Now I can’t figure out which App it is. So now I don’t know what I’m doing I can’t figure it out I miss the beautiful sky. What’s the apps name to see the star sky? Maybe I deleted it. I love this app, where did it go? I love showing the neighbors the night sky in real time. What do I tap? I updated it, I know this is my problem, and not yours but please help. Thanks.
SWgazer - Clear Sky But City Lights
This app is an amazing step up from the old paper star charts. Easy to use once you familiarize yourself with the options and handy when stargazing through windows when you want to avoid the icy winter temperatures. Also, The clock/calendar feature allows you to track the progression of the planets which is helpful when viewing in urban light conditions.
tjbfava - My other world
At night I am in awe of all that this app shows me thru search and sometimes surprise. My son and daughter n law gave me telescope for Christmas a few years back and with star walk I was able to locate constellations, planets and etc. then I was able to see them through my scope. However meteor showers are often not visible but this app shows me the wonderful light show. I absolutely love this app
jbehnke747 - Updated Review-Thank you for the update!
I loved this app and it used to work great, however, today it suddenly started freezing on the title screen. I tried restarting the app, restarting my phone (iPhone 6S), and reinstalling the app, but nothing has worked to fix the problem. I still can’t get beyond the “Star Walk 2” title screen. Update: Thank you for fixing the issue with the app!
grandgeezer - Look elsewhere
You used to be able to identify basic constellations and satellites, but it appears everything is now an in-app purchase. I get that app developers like to eat too, but the perpetual hand out in an app, I believe I originally paid for (I hope I didn’t given how useless it is now) is a little obnoxious. Star walk 1 is still grand though - if you have SW1, you don’t need SW2 and if you don’t have SW1, you still have no use for SW2. The second star as: a)it’s christmas, b) the app used to be somewhat functional, and c) it’s associated with Star Walk 1 which is still a fine app.
mongiseri - Awesome, but could use a small improvement
Best Star-Gazing App ever. I use this almost every day and it's all I need!
However, I have a suggestion to make. I'd really appreciate it if you could add an option that can show the lines indicating the equatorial & horizontal coordinate systems. It would be very helful in grasping a good understanding of how the coordinates work and make locating objects easier!
Thanks for your hard work!
yuefo - Freezes
It was great while it worked. I tried uninstalling, restarting phone, and reinstalling. Please don’t tell me to contact support like you have so many others. I did that but obviously you don’t have a fix, judging by all the recent complaints.
Edit: support contacted me twice and the app is working perfectly. I changed my rating from 1 star to 5. Thank you!
henbopper - Remarkable Time
A very well done presentation of our neighboring celestial bodies in its ever-reaching distances of time. It is a record of a distant, unfathomable, remarkable sudden birth, while it has expanded and contracted with such an inconceivable strength of power. And here we are in this age of time, with our differing points of view when gazing into it, wondering...How far will we reach into it, and how long will it take to realize it's purpose?
Bobbybob32134282 - The best, but...
Upon NEOWISE making the news I tried to locate the comet in the sky, but realized I suddenly could no longer see comets and had to pay $0.99 for the extended solar system package again, apparently because of a failed update of my (previously-purchased) all-in-one bundle. I’m not upset that I had to pay $0.99, this is a great product and I’ll gladly pay more for it, just don’t approve of the circumstances of that payment. A rather convenient time to have that bug if you ask me.
Baboon monkey - OUT OF THIS WORLD
Definitely worth the money. I have had the app long enough to play around with it, and it has already taught me so much about the constellations. I also recommend buying the bundle as it combines many amazing features from numerous apps to make the experience even more mesmerizing. It allows me to combine my knowledge of space and apply it on a practical level.
krismouse - Too many ads
I understand that a free app needs to be supported by ad revenue, but when I’m interrupted by half a dozen ads in as many minutes, I can’t decide whether to pay for the app. I got fed up with the ads and deleted the app before I could even figure out how to use the app.
I was able to determine that the planet I saw on my walk this evening was Venus. So the app does do what it says on the tin, but the display is cluttered (animations, reflections, etc.). Figuring out how to declutter the display exceeded my patience.
Your everyday star gazer - Star walk
I am huge on astronomy and I have to say this is this best app out there to increase what I know about what is beyond our planet. This app allows me to track the ISS,Hubble,and more. This app also tells me a superfluous amount of information about constellations that I have heard about but always wondered what they where and why we have them. I highly recommend this app to anyone.🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔
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James_Apples - Awesome app!
It’s design beauty is unparalleled by any other astronomy app. Easy layout and a real pleasure to use. Definitely one of the best apps available. Thanks for putting so much effort into design and features! It would be great to see in future updates an equatorial grid to assist with using a telescope. Once again you guys are awesome!
kwar-79 - Good, though have some requests
Pretty amazing, though i would like the option to upscale the font size of the stars when viewing. I can zoom to a part of sky to clarify the objects, but names of stars auto shrink / scale small again, gah my eyes need a magnifier on my iphone6. And. Can we get some alternative star names mode- eg australian indigenous stories.. eg where is the emu? - and relate that to scientific names for comparison. Also there are common colloquial names that would also help... ‘the pointers’ the ‘southern cross’.... crux... for beginners learning ... thanks for the great work so far.
Anie101 - It takes really long to load
Why does it take long to load??? I haven’t even had a chance to get into the app I’ve been waiting for over an hour for it to load I’m wondering if it’s an update or data loading can you please check the servers to see if it’s either my phone or the app loading I’ll give it four stars because it looks like a good app but I just can’t load into it.
MrC 24 - Great App!
Love this app - have purchased the full version and am very happy with the content. Would be great if you could turn down the Milky Way effect, without also turning down the stars though. It also seems like a few sights in the southern sky have been omitted - like the Southern Pleiades, Eta Carina?
wildestwolfYT - MINDBLOWN!!!!
This app is out of this world! Watching the stars, viewing the patterns made by the stars have blown my mind. I can’t wait to see it in REAL life.
Thanks for making this wonderful app, even though it did cost a fair bit of money, it was totally worth it.
BaysideM - Awesome app!
This is an incredibly well designed app with an immense library of our solar system. I downloaded this app for my kids to learn about the cosmos but I use it myself just as much as my children. Highly recommended!
yeti_spaghetti - Great for astronomers of all kinds- professional and amateur
This app is a truly detailed and well made astronomy app. Simply point your device towards the heavens and identify everything from low-earth orbit satellites to galaxies millions of light years away.
shezzy 33 - I love this app
I can spend hours on this app, I have always had a fascination with the universe, and this app gives me info that I would have trouble trying to find.
elturno - Great app but still an underhanded moneygrab
I paid $4.50 for the app but then have to pay an in-app purchase of a further $4.50 to unlock extra features. The developer is essentially offering a free version or a paid version with additional costly upgrades. Seems a bit rich.
carlzenith - Peanut price to pay (considering the info)
A very nice application indeed Though I recommend the add ons,. Even that electric automobile that got launched, is in the program Two thumbs up from me
BillPeriwinkle - Sky map good. S Hemisphere info poor.
Descriptions and alerts focus entirely on the Northern Hemisphere. Working out how these things relate to you is frustrating and time consuming when you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. The star map is very good - but the app’s overall usefulness is less than it could be for us in the south.
Shmincey - This is PRICELESS!
The best app I have ever purchased. I spend hours outside using, very detailed and accurate, easy for adults and kids to use. This is a MUST!
H_LAD - Southern Hemisphere Moon Phase?
Starwalk 2 is on my widgets and it shows the stargazing condition, sunrise & moon phase. This is all well and good except for the fact that I live in the Southern Hemisphere but the moon phase is always that of the Northern Hemisphere. Would be appreciated if you could add the Southern Hemisphere one?
blank face customer - Great App just a bit overpriced
I mean I just paid $5 for it why do you want to squeeze another $5 out of me for the extra information...Bit of a money grab. Thus only 4 Stars
heliitrope - No longer troubled by annoying pics
I’m glad it has a setting where the drawings are optional, so you can just have stars and planets etc named!
KChatt88 - Yeah not bad
It’s a bit weird to work the app but slowly bumbled through it. If you want info in constellations you have to purchase their full app. Pretty good otherwise 👍
까꿍이구단 - Not good. There is no essential requirement for constellation viewing.
The app developer is too much of a cash cow.
There is no essential requirement for constellation viewing.
The developer of the app is encouraging the purchase of other apps he has created, and it is difficult to find a star on its own.
I'm so upset that I think it's a waste of money.
Aus_geek - 😎
Don’t like this version going back to the original.
Have to keep paying for the same add ons. Where as the original ver is all I need, look and find objects. All the rest is just gouging money. Also too much astrology that can’t de remove, over too limited.
myozspot - Wonderful
Only new to Astronomy & loving it along with this App which is teaching me so much.
I think it is just wonderful
PartyPaper65 - Graphical changes needed
I really like this app and think it is awesome but a few things annoy me.
1. Nebulas and galaxies don’t show zoomed out and you need to zoom in all the way to see them
2. Most of the 3D galaxies look the same in the models and is really weird and annoying
I love this app but pls fix
fh icurhx - I don’t know what to think
This app looks amazing without a doubt but kind of annoying how I pay 5Aud just to have to pay an extra 5Aud to learn more about what we take for granted
quantoid - No zoom to objects
In the previous version you could zoom into nebulae and see detailed astrophotos. Now when you zoom you only see stars, even with all the additional context installed. Disappointing.
littlewing2018 - Great
I really love the interactivity of this app. I just wish you didn’t have to pay for twice to get the full app
Meatpy - 5 ☆ App.
This app. Is for everyone and definitely has to be put on your iPad.
Sheepdog71 - Fantastic
I absolutely love this app & use it all of the time... my 8 yr old daughter loves it too!!
HalMSP - The best app!
I absolutely love this app, the music, the features, it’s so immersive and a must have for a space lover!
Christopher Yow - Worth getting
Great app easy to use worth getting.
joshhayne - As above, so below.
Necessary for anyone with Vision to develop Insight, Wisdom & Understanding of Celestial Mechanics, Sidereal cause & effect and Stargazing the Cosmic Logos.
A portable scientific, spiritual & mythological laboratory.
As above, so below.
sustaman - Almost perfect
The only disapointment is Sky Live. No mention of Uranus & Neptune. Unnecessarily large Sun and spinning planets a waste of space. Could be supplemented with other pertinent info.
Hadi Aghaei - Thanking
I love this app and I am learning new information.
Thank you so much
Alex-o0 - Battery drain
I love the app awesome features but for some reason it’s been draining my iPhone X battery. The only thing the app is running is the widget ?
jihop6u - Love this update, automatically installing purchased 3D image and 🛰️🚀🛸
God bless you forever❤️🌞🌈🚀🛰️🛸🦋❤️
Nibiru73 - Wow
I just downloaded and can’t stop exploring, thanks for a great app
JimIXL - Very useful
I always fall back to the useful program
Bobbiieee - Love it!
Love it! Anywhere in the world i go i use this app! Such a nice peak into the Cosmos around us :)
Libra1950 - Thanks
I have a telescope and I find this very useful
To my stargazing endeavours Bollinger
Dr durp - Not happy with it all
Most of the time is does not work I can’t get it to track the sky like others also really spammy
The music is w. Looking if something more professional than this
Miss jane 33 - Great app seriously great
My only issue is that the alerts are not Southern Hemisphere orientated. Please fix that or tell me how to
Mick3490 - Fabulous
This is a Fabulous app.
It’s like an encyclopaedia and a 3D map with explanations to everything rolled up into one.
I’m actually a bit concerned that comment doesn’t so it enough justice.
It’s really really Fabulous.
Yamidan - Not what I expected
A lot of information but couldn’t figure out the augmented reality/ live view at all. Disappointed i spent money on it.
dlesliet - Star Walk2
Visually astounding & the music piece is a meditation track for sure..love this app.
Matt De Signer - Widgets are great
I’m enjoying the new widgets. Thanks, team!
Kirbzlicious - So much hidden from us.
Every time a new planet is announced like glese 581g. We can’t find it on here. It’s not up to date. And we can’t track asteroids with it. So basic.
S868 - Meh
The app is ok. However when I bought the paid version on the App Store. It still comes up as the free version.
The Phoenix 13 - Brilliant
Best star guide app i have used
little orangutang - Inconvenient!
It's too confusing and it's just too difficult! Needs fixing.
RB1Kenobi1 - Poor
Paid $4:50 and it doesn’t show half of what the other apps do. Everything is extra $$
68BIGMAN - Big D
Bought the missus to tears.
Bambu2828 - Notifications
It would be great if notifications applied to my location, not the northern hemisphere. Tempted to just delete the app.
jhjhjay - Charged twice for app😡
Charged again, 10 days after initial purchase
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gsuha - Excellent app!
Love this app, use it every time I look up at the sky at night. This is a must have for anyone that loves to see what is going on up there!
Darrenfrig - Too many notifications to buy other apps and features
My personal opinion is that I paid $3.99 for Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map and most times when I click a button an ad pops up to buy more stuff. I regret buying it. Other people may have different opinion but this is my personal review
MrsThug - Crashes
Bought the app and it won’t open on my phone. It crashes every time. Want my money back
Techie 123 - Will not search/find locations in Canada.
Bought all the StarWalk 2 upgrades, still won’t find/search locations in Canada. Even with full access to location services.
StarWalk 2 support not responsive.
Suggestion: take a $10 bill and a $5 bill and put them through a paper shredder. You’ll get the same effect as buying StarWalk 2.
Pleasurengineer - Greed. Vito won’t let you share with your family. Hide behind Apple policy.
Bought this and the in-app extra since I felt I was missing too much content with the baseline purchase. Looks pretty, though I haven’t seen Sky Safari 6 Pro yet to compare.
I politely contacted Vito Technologies, the Solar Walk 2 app creator, asking how to share via Family Sharing with my son on his iPad. The answer was that in-app purchases aren’t shareable and that I need to invest my $15 of in-app purchases (for Solar Walk 2 and Star Walk 2) 4 times, one for each family member.
I asked the rep if I should similarly also buy four telescopes, one for me, one for my wife and two children. No response. Just greed and arrogance.
They aren’t the only company that hide behind the “in-app purchase excuse” to circumvent Family Sharing, but let’s boycott family-unfriendly apps like this one.
When Vito Technologies become obsolete they need only look at the mirror to determine cause.
Berg ! - Apps très bien faite et très simple pour consulter et très intéressant
Salut je trouve très bien le site pour consultation merci beaucoup de bien nous faire visiter la voûte céleste ainsi que l’espace.
Thundermesa - The best
The best application for sky discovering
mac10.6 - Simply the best
I got the app and purchased all the ad-on many many years ago. It doesn’t cease to amaze me everything I get my phone out. 10/10 would recommend
Cbjkyz - Great app, but.
This is one of the best stargazing apps I have ever used, but on your latest update the compass is calibrated wrong. Where it should be west it is showing south, it is off by about 90 degrees. Please fix this. Thank you
dust1234567890 - Excellent literature
I enjoyed playing and learning with this book
*Frankdehtank* - Used to me amazing not ad money hungry
Honesty this app used to be amazing and even if it had ads and a paid version that’s cool but literally every time I click something a ad pops up now.
Also why not just have the one app and just keep updating it. I don’t see the point in multiple apps.
Owensoundstudios - Nice
I’d really like a lot more information about the stars in the app itself. Size, distance, origin of the names, age etc. Many of the stars just have a default description of a sun.
pa smurf - Walk among the planets, stars and constellations
Great app! Had it for years 🥰
plaidhat - Charged me twice
I enjoy app, fun to bring out while you are camping. But when I bought it, it charged my CC twice. It’s not a lot of money but still.
Zachyg94 - Money grab scam. Worthless.
Bought it for $4 to see Neowise, when I got in it only offers the most BASIC none sense and when I tried to find neowise it said I had to pay another $4. Not being cheap but tracking the comet isn’t worth $8 and maybe would have been if it wasn’t sketchy by making me pay multiple times. Better apps out there that are up front about costs. The way these guys operate are verging on scam territory.
no moles please - Good content, poor support
Enjoy the app, almost accurate. I purchased the All-In-1 bundle about a month ago, stuck at 89% downloading after all this time. There’s no support so...fml
Kitchenbitchin - Got squat for 3.99
I paid the 3.99. Said it was a bundle. Got starwalk 2 with next to no features and no other apps. Almost seems deliberate all the different apps with similar names, and far as I can tell every one offers options but when selected I’m directed to a different one that wants another 3.99 🤨
SS Balmoral - Thank you and great job guys!
I’ve only just begun using this app but so far tonight it is really been a lot of fun learning lots about the skies and the stars. Space has always been one of the biggest mysteries and I hope to learn more keep up the good work guys I’ll be sure to buy some upgrades.
Rebeggar - Pretty cool
Helped me identify constellations and learn more about the cosmos, I love it so far! Beautiful app!
Happy. J - starwalk 2
tkcerbs - Full version is not “full version”.
Paid full price for the app so I could see now wise, then when I searched it on the app it told me I needed to pay more for additional content. Total scam. Do not buy.
Toasterunit - Bk
It is enjoyable and quite well done
Lorford - Neowise comet
Very disappointed in the app. I paid $4 and I point to the sky and all it shows me is the horoscope stars etc but is not mentioning or showing the comet at all. All this app wants is for me to pay another $4 for add one
Sedgie27 - Amazing Watch App
The apple watch app for Star Walk 2 is the best app I’ve used on my watch. Impeccably useful for an amateur stargazer, I can look at what stars and planets I’ll be able to see now or later in the day, and tell how much light pollution there is. Definitely worth the subscription.
Funny gamer 6366390021 - overpriced and bad !DO NOT BUY!
I bought this app to see the NEOWISE comet and after I get in and type it up it says I have to PAY ANOTHER 4 DOLLARS to see its location !!!DO NOT BUY THIS APP THERE ARE WAY BETTER FREE STAR TRACKERS!!!
kwazy1234 - Not the best app
Would love to discontinue my subscription but it’s literally like pulling teeth to do it if someone could help me out that would be great.
marsofearth - Great little Astro-Companion
Pretty good little app to introduce people’s to the night sky and its glory. It’s ok.
AustKel - I love this app
I’m having no problems witch is good, I also love how when you move your screen it follows so whatever direction you’re facing
schneidley whiplash - Awesome stuff.
lockwoodpa - Used the original and now the sequel
Have finally upgraded my old version. Still a great app.
kidbong - Calibration
I have an issue with regards to celebration sometimes. But I love everything beside the calibration. Sometimes it’s accurate sometimes it is not. Cool app tho!
siavreg10 - Awesome app.
Amazing app. Use it often. Paid for the extras in the app. Glad I did. Makes it an even better tool.
Pyromaniak420 - Needs improvements
Needs to be modified for more convenient use such as finding satellites which I purchased. Also I have a hard time getting it to work sometimes on a new iPhone 11
porknu - Just my opinion
I live to watch the sky this is a great app if you like to be outdoors or indoors. Ty
beatleluc - Amazing
I had lost some of the additional content I had bought, but a reinstall fixed the problem...
toddsieling - Why is changing the time so hard?
This app offers a lot more than most planetarium apps, but it has an incredible user interface flaw in changing date and time. There is no way to have precise control over date and time, instead you move a slider that seems to jump between different rates of time change, often going bananas and spinning out of control way past where you tried to set it. There are so many other ways to implement this feature, but this one is unusable and needs a rethink.
ike godsay - Fantastic App!
Great for sky viewing, really enjoy it!
James gurney - Stars watching
I enjoy star walk 2 , easy to understand and it reminds when I used stars for astro navigation.
Murad4x4Wazer2 - Fun, educational and great!
Love it! Must have app. I use it in all hemispheres: wherever am I and whenever. It is always fun and keep my friends amazed during outdoor nights on camping. Big THANKS to creators of this App!
Aiki_Teddy - Works well ... but ...
Works well but the older version was better! Star Walk original version didn’t have in-app purchases. It’s like plug-in after plug-in.
Hacking off functionality to drive profit ... I’d stick to the original if I can get that!
Scoibledge - Love the App; Hate the pop-up Ads
The title says it all. I’ve had the app for a long time but i am tempted to remove it after a so-called “notification” on my lock screen for a back to school ad. I’m 42 fyi.
BowStRunner - Fantastic
Great app, visually stunning and easy to use
Shannons only - Amazing app!
I find Star Walk 2 to be completely amazing and have looked at the exact same thing only more clear beyond explanation. It’s a see it to believe it moment ! My kids and I lay on the grass and the what’s that mommy is answered and I learned more ever time. Thank You
thtei'ekfdksm - Nothing seems to match what is in the sky
Out for a walk tonight. Full moon. Pulled out my iPhone to check out the stars and the app was telling me the moon was in a totally different location than where it was. Can’t say I was impressed.
Dekte - Very disappointing app
Lovely images annoying music. Too many extra charges. Earlier versions much better value.
Nalunaq - Better than Sky Walk
Just downloaded version 2. Impressed with what I see so far, but too many pricey add-ons.
MontegoStar - Doesn’t load
I always liked this app but with the latest update the app does not load on iPhone. It just stays stuck on the opening screen.
Bigdadff - Bad app
Finally deleted the app. Just quit working one day. Paid for it, kind of enjoyed it while it worked but almost useless when it stops and just no getting it going again.
ishwper - Crashes
I just purchased it. Unable to open, not even once. Freezes when is opening. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Same issue. Installed in iPad 6th generation.
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Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map - Vito Technology Inc.
📡 ~ Mariko Burgin ~ 🛰
I like using the Star Walk 2 app to find my way around the night sky (costs $3): but there’s also the free version (Star Walk) that you could check out. And no, not getting anything out of this advertisement.