• Sky Guide is now optimized for the new iPad Pro.
• Added a new live Sun Glance for Apple Watch. During daytime hours the Sky Guide Glance will show a live image of solar activity (animated to the most recent 3 days). Tap for a detailed chart of activity which also indicates possible aurorae.
• Fixed bug where Moon Glance was not loading on Apple Watch
• Fixed bug where recently failed Iridium satellites were still being treated as active
• Fixed bug where the position of Jupiter's moons did not account for light travel delay
• Added dwarf planets Eris, Haumea, and Makemake
*** 2014 Apple Design Award Winner ***
A star app has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!
"Close to perfect."
"The perfect companion for helping you find the stars..."
“Beautiful and informative...a treasure.”
Is it a star or Saturn? Learning what’s in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. Hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you—no setup required!
Whether you’re looking for the constellation Virgo, the Andromeda Galaxy or Mars, Sky Guide will satisfy your curiosity. You can search for thousands of celestial sights and be guided exactly where to see them in the sky above you. Just follow the arrow.
Voyage to the past or future with cinematic time controls. Know where the Moon will be later in the evening so you can capture that perfect photo. Or, witness the approach of magnificent comets and see their tails evolve as they fly around the Sun.
Want to watch a satellite pass overhead? Sky Guide features hundreds of visible satellites for you to identify and track. You can also schedule reminders or get notifications of when the International Space Station is due to fly over — even on your Apple Watch!
Sky Guide contains immersive visuals unlike any star app you have seen before. With exclusive imagery adapted from high-resolution photographs, you’ll see millions of stars and feel as though you're spacewalking! Or, if you're feeling more earthbound, gesture down the intensity of star light to match an urban view.
Sky Guide may have few buttons but it has ample content. With richly illustrated and cross-linked articles—many by leading astronomical authors—countless enlightened moments await novice and seasoned stargazers alike.
Plus, Sky Guide functions with or without a Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal. Take it camping or use it overseas. Everything is at your fingertips at all times, in all places.
• Apple Watch support: See a calendar of upcoming astronomical events — the full moon, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. Sky Guide can send you a notification when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location. And it will even alert you when the International Space Station is due to fly over.
• 3D Touch: See quick previews of any article while browsing the search menu with Peek and Pop. Get quick access to your Favorites, Search, or Satellites from the home screen by pressing on the Sky Guide icon. (3D Touch requires iPhone 6s)
• Notification Center Widget: At-a-glance essentials including rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets (requires iOS 8).
• Time-lapse Effects: See star trails when you move through time quickly (supported on devices with A7 processor and higher).
• Filter: X-ray the sky and explore invisible wonders.
• Red night mode: Preserve your dark-adapted eyesight.
Please note: Sky Guide requires a gyroscope, so it doesn't work with iPad 1 or iPhone 3GS and earlier.
- May 10, 2013 Initial release
- May 15, 2013 New version 1.0.1
- May 30, 2013 New version 1.1
- June 05, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- July 25, 2013 New version 1.2
- August 09, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- August 10, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- August 30, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- September 02, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- September 14, 2013 New version 2.0
- October 14, 2013 New version 2.1
- December 19, 2013 New version 3.0
- February 01, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- February 03, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- March 20, 2014 New version 3.2
- August 27, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- September 05, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- September 17, 2014 New version 4.0
- October 22, 2014 New version 4.0.1
- February 18, 2015 New version 4.1
- February 18, 2015 New version 4.1.1
- March 09, 2015 New version 4.1.2
- March 26, 2015 New version 4.2.1
- May 22, 2015 New version 4.2.2
- July 01, 2015 New version 4.2.3
- August 12, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- August 22, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- September 12, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- September 24, 2015 New version 5.0
- September 29, 2015 New version 5.0.1
- November 11, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
- November 12, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
- November 17, 2015 New version 5.1
- January 16, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
- January 18, 2016 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99