Cult of Mac recently had the pleasure of meeting with Vito Technology – the makers of Star Walk ($1.99) and Solar Walk ($0.99) – at WWDC ’12, and heard about the developer’s plans for its popular astronomy iOS applications.
According to the website, with the addition of Facebook integration in iOS 6, Star Walk is to become even more of a social app. Already, the application uses Twitter integration to allow users to post their astrological observations to the micro-blogging social network, and engage in an online, stargazing discussion. In the new update, users will be able to do the same with Facebook, easily posting observations and pictures to the social network from within the Star Walk app.
Cult of Mac also notes that Vito Technology plans to tweak the positioning of the horizon in Star Walk:
In the new version of Star Walk the horizon will be — well, horizontal. This is a great tweak over the old version, which was a little bit annoying by jumping about when you repositioned your iPad.
In addition, the developer also discussed changes to its Solar Walk application:
Star Walk’s sister app Solar Walk has also had a makeover with cooler graphical effects and more convincing feel of moving the massive inertia of the planets with swipe gestures on the screen. Before, the planets span round when touched but now they are hard to move, which feels somehow more realistic. Solar Walk has added deeper info about the sun and planets as well as new sections on comets and dwarf planets such as Eris, Ceres and Sedna.
Sounds good to me. We’ll keep you posted on the progress of both apps’ updates. In the meantime, you can download Star Walk in the App Store for $1.99, and Solar Walk for the slightly lower price of $0.99.
Source: Cult of Mac