updated 02:55 pm EST, Fri November 7, 2008
Star Walk for iPhone/iPod
VITO Technology has released Star Walk, an interactive astronomy map for the iPhone. The map is used to identify stars, constellations and moon phases. Users are also able to tap on different heavenly bodies, and pull up details like celestial coordinates, relationships to Earth, vital statistics and more. The app can use GPS positioning to determine the immediate night sky, or else find a different one through manual location selection.
Also present is a "time machine" function, letting users view a star field from well into the past or the future. Despite GPS support, the app works with both the iPhone and iPod touch. It is available now at the App Store for $5.