SkyView Free Review
Designed for those who are fascinated about planets and stars, SkyView® Free is your one-stop destination for all the information, and you need to know about constellations, stars and satellites. Ideal for school going students as well as those who are beginning their journey learning about astronomy, the app provides users with the opportunity to stargaze and identify celestial objects in the sky with just the camera on their phone. Gaze into the sky in the daytime or at night and pass your time discovering satellites, stars and anything that would catch the eye. Scan across the vast blue airspace and try to locate constellations that have been well known with this entertaining app. Utilize the app to teach your children how to identify various objects in the sky, amuse your friends and family with your findings, and share your knowledge about the universe with the help of SkyView.
User Interface 7/10
The SkyView app comes with a simple and straightforward user interface and outlook. Thanks to its design and well-detailed layout, those who are utilizing the app for the first time, would not find any problem with navigation. By simply pointing the camera towards the area you would like to view and tapping to take screenshots, anyone can use the app with ease. All its functions are featured are listed in the menu section which is properly detailed.
SkyView is a user-friendly and enjoyable app that would keep you entertained for hours if you are fond of what’s happening above and beyond us. By simply pointing your camera in the direction of the sky the app gives you the chance to explore and identify stars, planets, galaxies, constellations, satellites, and much more. Thanks to its special red and green colored night mode, it helps users with night vision. The special Augmented Reality Feature allows users to identify objects along with their location on any given date and time just by pointing the camera towards the sky and scanning through. With this exciting app, users can also share their screenshots and images with their friends and family via different social media networks. The app does not require Wi-Fi, therefore, making it ideal to utilize while travelling, camping or during a flight.
With no registration or account required, setting up your SkyView is super easy. After installation, your GPS location must be manually setup, or the automatic GPS locator should be enabled. Once this is done, users can view the sky during the day or night without hassle. The best way to utilize the app is via its Augmented Reality Mode. In this mode, the app automatically showcases the visual details directly from your camera with the database of the object in view. On scanning through the sky, each object that shows up on your screen is tagged with its exact location.
App’s performance 6/10
The SkyView app is well known because of its performance and functionality. Providing users with precise information and locations of objects, most users find themselves engulfed and fixed into stargazing. Some devices, however, get an upside-down camera while facing it towards the sky. The app also drains out battery quicker than usual.
SkyView is free to download and compatible with all Android devices including mobile phones and tablets. However, in order to install the app, the device must have Android 4.0.3 and above.
Crafted for astronomy enthusiasts and for those who are bewildered by the wonder of what lies beyond the sky, SkyView is the perfect tool to explore and learn more about the stars, constellations, galaxies and more. With the ability to identify celestial objects, spot various constellations, and learn more about our solar system, the app is easy to use, fun and absolutely free.
- Provides information about stars and planets
- User-friendly design and interface
- Helps in teaching children about space
- Some devices face upside down camera issues
- Provides limited information on stars
- Drains out battery quickly