January 18, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Grenoble, France - Starmap, the popular astronomy application for iTunes, is releasing a new illustrated guide to the stars. The mobile app developer has created an infographic, illustrating the history of astronomy. Starmap is also releasing a video, using humorous characters to explain the value of Starmap, the ultimate in stargazing mobile applications.
"So much of our daily life is affected by the stars," says Frederic Descamps, astronomer and creator of the Starmap app. "And people have been using them since long before the iPhone. But now that we have this wonderful technology, why not use it?"
Through Stramap's infographic, "Astronomy Through the Ages: Epic Moments of Astrological Genius 2400 BC to 2011," viewers can follow the lineage of space discoveries, inventions, and developments from Stonehenge to today. The graphic leads viewers from the earth, where the earliest known historical events are recorded on a timeline, and takes them into space, where the most recent discoveries are plotted on the tips of a compass. In addition to the valuable information presented, the graphic is clean and attractive, rendering the information easy to read and understand.
"Starmap Through the Ages" is a short video showing the value many civilizations have gleaned from watching stars throughout history--as a means to navigate, tell time, and learn more about our vast universe. The video comically points out how helpful Starmap could be to early astronomers and scientists.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 24 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Starmap 2.3.1 is $11.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Founded in 2008, Starmap mobile application is the first handheld interactive planetarium app that lets you view the galaxy with realistic maps and detailed factual information. The original astronomy app, Starmap was featured on the home page of iTunes the first day iTunes was opened. Starmap, Starmap Pro, and Spacemap have all been a featured app on iTunes multiple times. Copyright (C) 2012 Starmap mobile application. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.