Today Vito Technology Inc. has released a new app to accompany their award-winning Star Walk stargazing guide. The app offers hourly location-based stargazing forecast with amazing imagery and new iOS 7 special effects. From cloud and visibility conditions to the list of most interesting astronomy events, Sky Live will provide all the information needed to plan the perfect night of stargazing.
The main screen gives you one number: let's say 78%. Same as Fahrenheit degrees in weather, this percentage - the so-called Stargazing Index - gives you at-a-glance info on how good tonight is for stargazing.
The formula for the Stargazing Index was developed by a mathematician on Star Walk team and takes into account the most accurate hourly conditions for stargazing on several criteria:
* Upcoming celestial events
* Current phase of the Moon
* Number of visible planets, stars, and constellations
* Hourly weather report
* Current cloudiness
* Level of light pollution
You will also get detailed reports on current position the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and other planets, the trajectory of the International Space Station, and names of crew members who are in space at the moment.
* Detailed info on stargazing conditions for any location in the world for seven days ahead
* Designed specifically for iOS7 (but will work on anything starting with iOS 5): blur and parallax, stunning graphics
* Moon phases
* Rise, Set, and Max Altitude for the most important objects: the Sun, the Moon,
Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the International Space Station
* Weather forecast
* Light pollution
* The International Space Station position over the map
* ISS crew data
Price and availability:
Sky Live is available worldwide for iPhone and iPod touch on the iTunes AppStore for free.
The app is localized to 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the app, or you'd like a promo code for review. My contacts details follow. Thank you in advance for taking the time to look at the app.
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company's latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2013 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.