Kevin has sent several videos to us that he recorded during Macworld 2010. This interview is showing us a demonstration of the SkyVoyager App. SkyVoyager accurately shows the sky from any location on Earth, at any time up to 100 years in the past or future. SkyVoyager can show you the sky in same the direction that you’re holding your phone. Shake the phone to activate its compass and accelerometer – now you can identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them!
You can find any object in the sky by following an arrow that SkyVoyager points in its direction. If you have an older iPhone or iPod Touch, SkyVoyager supports the accelerometer built into your device as well. Tilting the phone now shows you the sky at the same angle that you’re holding your phone. You can stand still without having to twist and stretch your neck. Let your phone do the work for you by moving it around and trying out different positions and angles.
SkyVoyager includes more than 1000 descriptions of the constellations, planets, moons, and stars. It contains hundreds of images from NASA space missions and the Hubble Space Telescope. The descriptions are carefully researched and checked for accuracy prior to adding them to the App.
Thanks, Kevin, for an another excellent interview! Would you like to cover conferences, trade shows, and events in exchange for promotion in our YouTube channel and social media networks? Email me to facilitate the process!
Want to embed this video on your own site, blog, or forum? Use this code or download the video: