Night Sky is an app the really makes you say “wow’ when you use it. It is an application that makes your iDevice shine, and has been a hit for astronomy enthusiasts. There is no setup at all, just open the app and point it towards the sky. Night Sky is incredibly accurate with a great quantity of info available, and shows you constellations that you have never even heard of. There is an option to zoom in, but I find this really difficult without precariously holding the iDevice in one hand. There are some really cool features in this app, like the possibility to turn everything on the screen into black and red, to see where all the satellites are that are orbiting earth, and the option to zoom out and see all of the satellites against an earth background.
There is only one thing I would fix about this app. The Augmented reality that allows the app to ‘see what your seeing’ should be layers on the camera, because you have to glance at the iDevice, then glance at the sky, and then back and so on. It would be easier to see the sky through your iPad, and have the Augmented reality layered on top. I don’t think this would be too difficult to achieve, and would be a massive improvement. One last thing, before everyone runs outside: the music is totally creepy.
Night Sky is available for 99¢ or £0.69 in the App store.