SkyMap application for Windows Phone was recently updated to version 1.5.
What is SkyMap for Windows Phone 7?
SkyMap provides interactive sky maps for any time, viewpoint and location on Earth. It shows the different names, coordinates, magnitude, astronomical rise and set times plus additional information for over 110000 stars, messier objects, planets, sun and the moon.
SkyMap was one of the top 50 paid applications in US market for approximate 4 weeks after its initial release. The application has also a free trial exposing most of its features.
New Features in version 1.5
point to sky mode, using the phone’s compass sensors
fast app switching
Details about the new features in version 1.5
This is the first release of the SkyMap application for Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) .
It exposes the full implementation of the point to sky feature, using the compass sensor (if available). Now, users can point their phones to the sky, and SkyMap will help them identify and explore the stars, constellation and other objects in the sky.
The new version of SkyMap now supports the fast app switching mechanism, which allows users to instantly come back to the application. Also the system tray and application bar respect the night mode theme.
The Windows Phone 7 (NoDo) users were not forgotten, as SkyMap 1.4 became available for download a few days ago. This version improves the existing UI bars, making them more consistent with the familiar look and feel of the standard application bar. The usability of these UI bars was highly improved (by using expandable text descriptions).
SkyMap 1.5 includes all the features that were added in SkyMap 1.4.
Product web page: http://www.skymaponline.net/wp7.aspx
Detailed description of the new features in version 1.5:
Detailed description of the new features in version 1.4:
Existing SkyMap for Windows Phone 7 Features:
SkyMap has a full set of features in order to help both casual stargazers and amateur astronomers to explore and locate the objects in the sky: interactive zoom, night mode, gesture support, telrad circles, space objects information, autocomplete search, fast star data loading and initialization, adjustable star density, etc.
SkyMap (priced $1.29) with free trial: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/dd2dbb0f-7c24-e011-854c-00237de2db9e
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