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07-08-2010, 04:22 AM #1Solar Walk - 3D Solar System Model Review
Today I am going to talk about an amazingly beautiful app from Vito Technology - Solar Walk, a universal application you can use with equal convenience for iPhone and iPad.
As you launch the application, an unearthly music carrying you away into the space world starts playing. For sure, you can switch it off in settings if thatís not to your taste. Our planet Earth appears and you can start your little independent space adventure. The app allows you to watch the accurate position of rotating planets from any angle. With a tap of a finger itís easy to make the picture static again. The most exciting thing is that it is possible to touch every planet, spin it, observe its position in time, see its moons, read interesting data, and finally understand how it all works. I mean how the planets orbit the Sun. This is something you cannot understand completely from pictures, news, teachers and other sources pushing knowledge into your head.
Solar Walk boasts up-to-date information on all the planets, like internal structure, size, mass, scientific missions and more. The app is educational and can satisfy the inquisitive children as well as adults curious about our Solar System.
What strikes the most while playing with the app is its graphics that doesnít stop to impress you every further moment. Colorful planets with precise shadows against the Sun move incredibly smoothly and it is possible to differentiate clouds and celestial objects on the sky. The interface itself is clean and eye pleasing.
The most mind-blowing thing about the app is its 3D mode, especially amazing on a hi-resolution screen. This is something you will never cease to enjoy. All you need to tour the Solar System in 3D mode is just to put on stereo glasses.
Solar Walk lets you get new or refresh old knowledge about our Universe in a joyful and ingenious manner so playing
with the app is a real treat. Unfortunately, some objects are missing in the app and it lacks info on some particular topics. For sure, the developers will keep up the good work and soon the app will include a bunch of new and interesting facts.
App Store Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Last edited by ErikiPhone; 07-08-2010 at 04:25 AM.