PR: Solar Walk for iPad Now With 3D Support [Videos]
This is interesting, VITO Technology as launched a pair of star gazing apps that include 3D technology (for all you 3D buffs out there). 3D glasses are required but if it’s well implemented it could be pretty cool. Full press release below:
3D has landed on the AppStore
Alexandria, VA., — June 7, 2010 — Vito Technology announces two
special versions of Solar Walk and Star Walk prepared to inaugurate
WWDC. A revolutionary feature has been added to Solar Walk: the STEREO
MODE for viewing planets in 3D glasses. Star Walk app has also been
updated with several great additions like a NEW view of Picture of the
Day, Bookmarks as well as Facebook and Twitter connect.
Solar Walk is officially the first app ever on the AppStore to bring
3D to iPads and iPhones. With special 3D stereo glasses you can nearly
fly to the planets and view them in a more realistic way. None of the
Apps have ever had this amazig feature before! Come on, we know you
have those glasses since Avatar and waiting to use them again, put
them on and touch the planets with Solar Walk.
Star Walk 4.2.1 has several completely new features as well as
improved functionality. First of all, we added an easy sharing
interface, allowing users to share their experience with their friends
on Twitter and Facebook; and for those always eager to know more -
there is no need to navigate out of the app for Wikipedia, the
articles will now open within the app on the iPad version. Secondly, a
completely revised Bookmarks feature will help you save your favorite
night sky journeys. The redesigned Astronomy Pictures of the Day
feature lets you flip through the most beautiful cosmic images ever
made with a convenient slide show. We also managed to fix the compass
malfunction and added moon phases so now you will never miss moon
Solar Walk 1.3 features include:
* 3D STEREO MODE: ability to view the planets via 3D stereo glasses.
Everybody using 3D glasses can tour the Solar system in a 3D mode.
Star Walk 4.2.1 features include:
* NEW VIEW OF BOOKMARKS AND PICTURE OF THE DAY: you can easily scroll
through the list of astro pictures and save bookmarks in a more
* FACEBOOK AND TWITTER CONNECT: share your favorite astronomy pictures
via social networks. The pictures will appear on your page.
* MOON PHASES: Sky Live window shows moon phases with detailed inscriptions.
* WIKIPEDIA WINDOW for iPad: Wikipedia articles are available for
reading from the application itself and not from Safari.
Star Walk for iPad is available for $4.99 on the App Store
Solar Walk for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch is available for $2.99 on the
App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solar-walk-3d-solar-system/id347546771?mt=8
About Vito Technology
Since it entered the mobile software market in 2001 Vito Technology
Inc. has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows
Mobile. The latest VITO Technology’s endeavour includes iPhone and Web
2.0 software development.