1. diastro's Avatar
    I wish we have more short app reviews: fewer words, more screenshots, or even better - video reviews. So I looked at the market and picked a few cool apps related to Astronomy: what caught my attention was either some very good app graphics or innovative concept\features.
    This list includes four apps:

    The heart of this app is a smart widget: it shows you the position of the sun in a day, current moon phase and the season of the year. The author managed to put all of this info in a widget without any numbers. Design and graphics? You can compare it yourself with other apps.
    Website: http://android.arnodenhond.com/apps/astroclock

    Free Lite version: Available
    App Video: Not Available
    Features\Concept: Good
    Design\Graphics: Ok

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    09-29-2010 08:36 PM
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    Deluxe Moon
    It is what it says: you will enjoy moon phases with all kind of bells and whistles: a widget, moon phase calendar, Zodiac circles, next moon phase dates, moon timers and its azimuth etc. Packed with features and great graphics, it is a good fusion of technology and style.
    Deluxe Moon - Android
    Website: Lifeware Solutions

    Free Lite version: Available
    App Video: Available.
    Features\Concept: Good
    Design\Graphics: Excellent

    09-29-2010 08:36 PM
  3. diastro's Avatar
    The main feature of this app is a clock that shows you day and night on the dial. Essentially you will see rise & set times for the sun & moon. It is somewhat similar to AstroClock.
    TerraTime - Android
    Website: TerraTime: Clock

    Free Lite version: Available
    App Video: Not Available
    Features\Concept: Good
    Design\Graphics: Good

    09-29-2010 08:38 PM
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    Celeste SE
    This is an augmented reality app: aim your device and see our planets superimposed on your camera view. Celeste SE (Italian for SkyBlue, cannot guess what SE stands for) has been on the market for a while, it is still a well designed application with a great concept. Celeste SE - Android
    Website: Celeste | Explore the Solar System

    Free Lite version: Available
    App Video: Not Available
    Features\Concept: Excellent
    Design\Graphics: Good

    09-29-2010 08:39 PM
  5. King Neptune117's Avatar
    hey dude very nice post i can see you put effort into it. Im an amateur astronomer, Ive got a celestron 130slt and have thoroughly enjoyed it. sometimes the best experiences come through my 12x50 nikon binoculars though! I wont be using these apps though, my google skymap gets what I want done.
    09-29-2010 09:35 PM
  6. 757EliasHZ's Avatar
    Wow thanks for the well-done post! A lot of very cool astronomy apps I didn't know about that I'll have to check-out!
    09-30-2010 08:49 AM
  7. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Celeste looks cool. How does that compare to Google Sky View?
    09-30-2010 09:14 AM
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    Free Lite version: Available
    App Video: On Vimeo and Youtube - search android planetoid app
    Features\Concept: Excellent
    Design\Graphics: Good

    I found this app which lets you look at things from another perspective... Helps an astronomer understand where the planets are around the sun and why we can or cannot see certain planets in the night sky.

    very cool orrery app: check android market - planetoid

    11-21-2011 03:31 AM
  9. Jake Bullit's Avatar
    Try Skyeye and turn your scope into a pushto .
    Also Meteor shower calender,Heavens Above and Satellite AR.
    11-22-2011 06:27 AM