In the world of smartphones and advanced app technologies nothing seems impossible – even it means discovering the entire constellation. SkyView is one of the most top rated astronomy apps available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes that provide an unforgettable astronomical educational experience. And the best part is that it’s absolutely free to download!
With SkyView, becoming an astronomer through your mobile device becomes a reality. Instead of investing in costly and time consuming techniques to study the constellation and their history, SkyView makes it easy by combining everything precisely in its application. The app design is constructed beautifully and keeps up with the theme of stars and the universe. There are a bunch of features that this app offers and they are all pretty well executed.
The main function of SkyView- Explore the Universe application is to literally let you explore the universe. By connecting to your location GPS, the app produces an accurate picture of the stars above you. All you need to do is point your smartphone camera at the sky and the app does the rest of the work. Be it in the day or in the night, this stargazing application works wonders at all times. SkyView guides you and helps you identify both popular and rare constellations in the sky above you by scanning with its advanced integrated system. In fact, it also lets you witness satellite fly-bys.
Apart from the main camera and sky scanning function SkyView also offers a night mode for the app which helps to preserve your night vision through red and green night filters. The SkyView app also includes a powerful augmented reality camera that accurately spots objects in the sky, day or night. These objects might not be visible to the naked eye but with SkyView’s augmented reality engine, these objects can be identified accurately.
You can also follow or track sky paths with the SkyView path. This basically means that you can track the exact location of any object in the sky on any date or time. You can also use the time travel function on the app to jump into the future or take a stargazing stroll in the past to see how the sky and its stars appeared or will appear at a specific time and date.
All of these functions of the SkyView app work without an active internet connection so you really don’t need WiFi to stargaze through this app. This means you can use this app in remote areas or in your camping trips when the sky is clear and the stars are all visible. The app works at its optimal capacity when the sky is clear.
SkyView isn’t only a stargazing and sky scanning app; it also provides a learning experience. Once a constellation has been picked up by the app’s system, you can get a look into its entire history and how it came about. The history of constellations can be intriguing and adds an educational value to the application.
You can also capture the skies you’ve scanned and share the images with your friends and family through your social media accounts. All good things aside, some users have complained that there are too many ads in the app that hinder the astronomical experience. Some have also complained of issues connecting to the phone navigation and GPS.
SkyView® Free is one of the top apps in the tools app category, which belongs to Terminal Eleven. It's last update was on 3 January 2018 and it has been already downloaded 5,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 26,027 reviews. After you get to SkyView® Free page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.