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SOLAR WALK 3D -universal app. Free today (10/11/12)

10-11-2012, 05:38 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2012
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SOLAR WALK 3D -universal app. Free today (10/11/12)

Not a game...
But a gorgeous representation of our solar system and universe in 3D with lot's of facts and figures
You can also look into the core of planets.
Very interesting app for those interested in astronomy, children and people who like to read & know stuff

By the makers of Star Walk & Geo Walk - I never expected this to go free. It's a real treat


Last edited by snapb202; 10-11-2012 at 07:43 AM.
10-11-2012, 05:42 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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I've had this for a while now, and not only did I personally enjoy it, but it's been a fantastic visual aid and learning tool for my kids.

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, PAD
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10-11-2012, 05:56 AM
#3
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Does anyone know if the content is Solarwalk is included in Starwalk? I ask because Starwalk is 5 bucks compared to the 1 dollar asking price for Solarwalk.
10-11-2012, 06:03 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2012
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No - different content - but they compliment each other - solar walk focuses on out solar system and planets- you can zoom in & out, see their orbits around the sun,their moons moons, their relative size & position etc. Star walk, on the other hand focuses on constellations - if you focus in a direction it tells you the constellation you are pointing at, the stars in it etc. pretty cool

Last edited by snapb202; 10-11-2012 at 07:45 AM.
10-11-2012, 06:07 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Milton Keynes
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Not showing as free on the UK app store... I have Star Walk anyway and I love it, but my son is getting into astronomy now and this would be a great app to have to encourage him
10-11-2012, 06:08 AM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Does anyone know if the content is Solarwalk is included in Starwalk? I ask because Starwalk is 5 bucks compared to the 1 dollar asking price for Solarwalk.
They're completely different:
- Star Walk is more of a stargazing app, with the perspective fixed on at your current position, helping you to identify stars/constellations/planets/etc.
- Solar Walk lets you fly through the solar system in 3D and check out models of the planets and moons, along with their orbit and other misc. info.

Both are fantastic apps.

Another easy way to compare them, is to two popular open source programs on desktop computers:. Star Walk is like Stellarium, and Solar Walk is like Celestia.

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10-11-2012, 07:17 AM
#7
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Well, the lite version, Solar Walk Saturn, is gorgeous, so this is a no brainer. Also the only app I know of that can be viewed in 3d on a 3d TV (which I have); not just anaglyph 3d (1950's tech).

BUT, I'm still waiting for it to show up as free. Appshopper says it is, but the itunes store doesn't.
10-11-2012, 07:20 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,692
I've wanted this for a while. Thanks for posting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greyskull View Post
Well, the lite version, Solar Walk Saturn, is gorgeous, so this is a no brainer. Also the only app I know of that can be viewed in 3d on a 3d TV (which I have); not just anaglyph 3d (1950's tech).

BUT, I'm still waiting for it to show up as free. Appshopper says it is, but the itunes store doesn't.
Probably be just a minute or two. Shows free for me.
10-11-2012, 07:30 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maine!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Probably be just a minute or two. Shows free for me.
Whoa, that was weird. I looked a minute ago, not free, read your post, and then looked again... free!

DBC

I could never give up.
10-11-2012, 09:52 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,993
Downloading now!
I'm a big astronomy fan and so is my family!
Thanks!