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Starmap App Developers Educating Through More Than Apps

  (January 18, 2012)

Grenoble, FR (PRWEB) January 18, 2012

Starmap, the popular astronomy application for iTunes, is releasing a new illustrated guide to the stars. The mobile app developer has created an infographic, illustrating the history of astronomy. Starmap is also releasing a video, using humorous characters to explain the value of Starmap, the ultimate in stargazing mobile applications.

So much of our daily life is affected by the stars, Frederic Descamps, respected astronomer and developer of Starmap says of astronomys significance, and people have been using them since long before the iPhone. But now that we have this wonderful technology, why not use it?

Through Stramaps infographic, Astronomy Through the Ages: Epic Moments of Astrological Genius 2400 BC to 2011, viewers can follow the lineage of space discoveries, inventions, and developments from Stonehenge to today. The graphic leads viewers from the earth, where the earliest known historical events are recorded on a timeline, and takes them into space, where the most recent discoveries are plotted on the tips of a compass. In addition to the valuable information presented, the graphic is clean and attractive, rendering the information easy to read and understand.

Starmap Through the Ages is a short video showing the value many civilizations have gleaned from watching stars throughout history--as a means to navigate, tell time, and learn more about our vast universe. The video comically points out how helpful Starmap could be to early astronomers and scientists.

Founded in 2008, Starmap mobile application is the first handheld interactive planetarium app that lets you view the galaxy with realistic maps and detailed factual information. The original astronomy app, Starmap was featured on the home page of iTunes the first day iTunes was opened. Starmap, Starmap Pro, and Spacemap have all been a featured app on iTunes multiple times.

The iPhone 3GS compass lets you point your device in any direction, and Starmap will pinpoint the exact portion of the sky like a virtual telescope. Hold the device in your line of vision and discover the map smoothly scanning the sky as you move. Use the touchscreen to zoom in or out, tap stars, planets and other objects in the sky for detailed specifications.

Starmap currently offers four different applications: Starmap Standard, Starmap Pro, Starmap HD, and Spacemap. These highly successful apps have been praised by a number of publications and review sites including and Sky and Telescope magazine. The Starmap apps are available on the iPhone, iPhone Touch, and Starmap HD and Spacemap are available on the iPad. For more information, please visit or download the Starmap app from iTunes.


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