If you are searching for a tool to follow the stars and one that offers a completely unique experience for doing so, StarTracker is your go-to app for BlackBerry 10. We first saw it during BlackBerry's 25 Days of Gifts and then took a closer look not too long after. It offers a 3D map for you to view the sun, moon, planets, and thousands of stars with only your BlackBerry 10 handset. The recent update brings a change to the efficiency of application. It now utilizes True North instead of Magnetic North to increase the accuracy based on your location.
StarTracker allows you to explore the solar system by simply holding your BlackBerry up to the sky and seeing which constellations, objects, planets or stars are there in real time. It is like having your own star chart in your pocket. In terms of capabilities, operation is smooth, graphics are great, and it really does shows off all that your smartphone can do. Below is a list of all it brings to the platform.
- Augmented Reality Star Gazing with gyroscope! Just hold up the device.
- Sun, Moon, planets and 8000+ stars visible to the naked eyes.
- 88 Constellations & 100+ deep sky objects with magnificent graphics.
- All data is offline!
- Search and Lock the objects in Solar system, 12 Zodiac Constellations, 88 Constellations, Deep Sky Objects and Famous Stars.
- 3D compass in AR mode, indicate position of objects your searched.
- Location auto set by GPS, or set manually.
- Time Machine. Time and date can be adjusted smoothly.
- Smooth motion flow and quick response which is realized by cutting edge signal processing technique.
- Superb high quality graphic display by enabling the retina display of the device and the full screen anti-aliasing technology employment.
If you haven't already done so, StarTracker is the perfect application for all your stargazing needs. You can find it for BlackBerry 10 for $2.99, though there is a free version available to try out.