May 22, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Alexandria, Virginia - Vito Technology Inc. is happy to announce that in the result of their collaboration with SpaceX, the launch of Dragon cargo spacecraft will be shown in Solar Walk 3D Solar System and Star Walk Stargazing Guide for iOS. iPhone and iPad users of the Walk apps will be the first to follow satellite orbital trajectory in real time, view spacecraft model in great detail and read information on the spacecraft and launch.
Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Initiated internally by SpaceX in 2005, the Dragon spacecraft is made up of a pressurized capsule and unpressurized trunk used for Earth to LEO transport of pressurized cargo, unpressurized cargo, and/or crew members. - SpaceX.com
Solar Walk will be the first iOS application to display the 3D model of the commercially launched spacecraft on iOS. It will display Dragon's position on the Earth's orbit in real time as if viewed from space. Star Walk's augmented reality feature will help viewers on the Earth spot the spacecraft over their current location or show its accurate position at any given time.
Solar Walk is an interactive 3D Solar System model with 10 planets (including a dwarf planet Pluto), 20 moons of the planets, 10 satellites orbiting the Earth, over 100 of the biggest stars, and hundreds of named places on the Moon, Mars, Earth and Venus. The Time Machine feature lets users speed up time backwards or forwards, moving planets and satellites according to their real trajectories.
Star Walk allows users to easily locate and identify 20,000 objects in the night sky. The 360-degree, Multi-Touch star map displays 3D spinning models of constellations, stars, planets, satellites and galaxies currently overhead from anywhere on Earth. With the latest update, users can enjoy unprecedented graphics and interactivity, achieved with the iSight camera and Retina display on the new iPad.
The Star Walk and Solar Walk Apps are available for $4.99 (iPad) and $2.99 (iPhone, iPod touch) from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at the AppStore.
* U.S. English, Russian, Chinese Simple (HANS), German, Italian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Chinese Traditional, and Arabic
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 120 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model 1.9.5 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Star Walk - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide 5.7.4 is $2.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company's latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2011 Vito Technology Inc. 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.