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Angry Birds Space got a big update today adding a new level, the red planet, to honor the NASA Curiosity rover.
"We're huge NASA fans, and we were all cheering the Mars Curiosity rover as it touched down," said Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio Entertainment. "So, working together on the Mars update was a perfect fit, especially since we got such an amazing response to our previous collaboration, the 'Angry Birds Space: NASA announcement' video, which quickly surged to the top of 2012's viral video charts. We're thrilled to continue working with NASA. Stay tuned for even more great fun and educational content coming up."
NASA launched their official iOS app back in 2009. A little over a week ago, NASA updated the app to NASA App 2.0. The update includes a major redesign from the 1.0 version of the app. Apart from the interface redesign, the update also included a news section, feature content section, and more.
A team at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California completely rebuilt NASA's app with a faster and more intuitive interface. In addition, the team has added new features like weather forecasts in the spacecraft sighting section, maps and information about NASA visitor centers, and the ability to "favorite" items for later access or printing.
Jerry Colen, the NASA App project manager, commented on the new update,
"This is our first major redesign of the NASA App for iPhone since our initial release in 2009. We are really excited about this release and think users are going to love the new interface and features."
Of course, the NASA App is free to download. Check it out and start browsing images, viewing mission information, and exploring the new update.
The famous children's song "he's got the whole world, in his hands" has been taken to a whole new level, thanks to Apple's iPhone and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Now you have the entire universe at the flick of a finger.
The application "makes extensive use of built-in iPhone features and usability to offer compelling yet concise information in a clear and intuitive way. Receive and share dynamic NASA mission updates, out-of-this-world images, and intriguing video links. Follow the path and progress of space exploration in real time while tracking the global orbits of your favourite spacecraft, all in the palm on your hand."
We're holding off on the review in light of a new version somewhere on the horizon, which should bring the much-awaited NASA TV (live) right to the iPhone as well as a plethora of minor upgrades and new features. Until then, just photos:
Note: NASA app uses a data connection download photos and videos.