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by realtech VR
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Required to be able to access the camera device
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.1.0
  • • Improved constellation calculation for the planets.
  • • Fixed planet rise and set position in the notification page.
  • • Leap second support for 1st of July 2015
  • • Other bug fixes and improvements.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006BHV4WY
  • Release Date: November 21, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,230 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Fast and lightweight.
  • Complete astronomy computation engine.
  • 3D real-time planetarium with 4 different views.
  • 3D star chart with multi-touch support.
  • Sun and moon rise and set time.
  • Search engine with filter for objects below the horizon.
  • Ephemeris with notification center support (moon phases, eclipses date, day when planets are brights (elongation), meteors showers etc...)
  • Weather retrieval

Product Description

SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation.

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Technical Details

Size: 52.7MB
Version: 3.1.0
Developed By: realtech VR ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read from external storage
  • Required to be able to access the camera device
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could've Been Disappointed for Free March 16, 2012
Apparently this product isn't quite ready for prime time, at least not ready for the Kindle Fire. Because the KF lacks a GPS, the user's location has to be entered manually. This wouldn't be so bad if the location were saved between sessions. Instead SkyORB reverts to automatically retrieving the user's location by GPS, which means the location has to be entered manually for every session. It's unclear if the problems are related, but the sun clock doesn't work at all. Where there should be a map of the earth, there is nothing but crosshairs denoting the user's location over a field of black. Overall it's pretty disappointing, especially considering that it cost $4.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I used the same software in my IPHONE 3GS, very good!, but with the GPS the location was automatic!, in the Kindle Fire it's running very good but it's going impossible to locate it manually to my zone and hemisphere!, a think it's needed some patch.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't play well with Kindle Fire November 1, 2013
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Downloaded this to my Kindle Fire. Have yet to find a way to update my location data. Or any other setting data. Without location, this app is useless.
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