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Luminos - Astronomy For iOS Updated: Now Supports iPhone, Plus Many New Features And Changes

Luminos - Astronomy For iOS Updated: Now Supports iPhone, Plus Many New Features And Changes

February 14, 2012
Luminos ($2.99), the popular astronomy app, has recently received a major update and is now compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as with Apple's iPad. As outlined in the app's release notes, changes made in the update (5.0) include:
  • New Feature: Universal app supports iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
  • New Feature: Elevation wheel for changing altitude without three-fingered drag
  • New Feature: FOV wheel for changing zoom without pinching
  • New Feature: New UI for controlling time
  • New Feature: Action buttons are on screen for easier access
  • New Feature: New appearance and additional icons
  • New Feature: Luminos no longer uses device UUID
  • New Feature: Calendar shows visibility chart for the selected day
  • New Feature: Any object can be marked as seen without having to add it to a list first
  • New Feature: Notes can be added to any object without having to add it to a list first
  • New Feature: New "Things you've seen" list tracks objects you've marked as having seen
  • New Feature: Added Hubble images for Abell 2744, Sh2-106, NGC 5128 and MACS 1206
  • New Feature: Battery Saver reduces power consumption for all-night viewing
  • New Feature: Added icons for Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto
  • New Feature: All moons use a generic body icon when a specialized icon isn't available
  • Bug Fixed: Callipso is calculated correctly
  • Bug Fixed: Space-track username and passwords containing special characters work correctly
  • Bug Fixed: Calendar uses the current locale to determine the first weekday
  • Bug Fixed: Night vision support improved
  • Bug Fixed: Auto mode for constellation labels is no longer broken
  • Bug Fixed: Zoom In without centering first works correctly
  • Bug Fixed: Constellation names are no longer sometimes distorted when drawn
  • Bug Fixed: Planets and moons clip correctly
Luminos allows users to view the planets and stars of the universe in detail, on an iOS device. In the app, users can view 3-D stars, thousands of galaxies, nebulas, asteroids, comets and satellites - the app can also be customized by the user, too. As mentioned, Luminos is available to download in the App Store for $2.99. Take a look at the recently updated app, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.

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