Star Walk stargazing app reaches planet Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone stargazers, rejoice! Star Walk, one of the most popular cosmos apps on iOS and Android, has reached planet Microsoft. The app has over nine million users currently, and Windows Phone 8 is its next frontier of expansion. 

According to its makers, Star Walk "covers literally all man-made satellites and anything you may want to find in the night sky". It also lets you point your smartphone camera at the sky and get augmented data on its display, calculate positions of celestial bodies at any chosen moment, check information on moon phases and planets' set and rise times, and more. Windows Phone astronomers will certainly be pleased. Using the app goes as follows:

- Launch the app and point your device at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place for your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target.

- Tap Augmented Reality icon in the upper right corner to add the image from your camera to your sky view.

- Use Night Mode to go easy on your eyes and preserve night vision when exploring the Universe.

Star Walk is available for $2.49 from the Windows Phone store.

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1. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I am starting to think that Microsoft is starting to pay phone arena for every app they start to talk about. Star mapping and charting apps have been out for so long now. Not to mention the number of them on all kinds of platforms as well as web sites.

2. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'm starting to think that you are a hater, Phonearena does the same thing for every platform, you don't want to see Windows Phone step up so you hate.

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Free with ads, I would've downloaded it. $2.49 is like...whoa...

6. Ponchek

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

OMG! I'm so grateful to developers :) Star Walk used to be my favourite app on iPhone, but when i switched to WP i couldn't find a good substitute. And finally it's available on WP8 :) regarding price: seriously, cmon! It's like 1 beer at a bar. Totally worth the money

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