By Nate Adcock on Sat, 05/08/2010
Another of my favs to hopefully become a big hit now on iPad...press release/links follow: Alexandria, VA., -- May 6, 2010 -- Vito Technology today announced its Solar Walk App for iPad is available on the App Store. A comprehensive addition to Star Walk, Solar Walk shows a 3D model of the Solar System with detailed info about each planet. It gives users a beautiful, educational, and interactive walk around the Solar system on their iPads.
Aside from astonishingly beautiful and smooth graphics and animation, the iPad version brings you a more accurate orrery with added Phobos and Deimos 3D models. All planets look so realistic that you can even see the clouds together with the relief of mountains, lakes, oceans. We have received a great amount of positive feedback about the educational value of this app from kids and parents and hope that iPad version will inspire even more fascination and curiosity.
Benefit greatly from using Solar Walk for interactive learning and getting closer to the Universe by learning how it functions!
Solar Walk features:
3D SOLAR SYSTEM: play with the 3D model by moving around the Solar System. Zoom in, zoom out, investigate it from different angles.
FLY to the PLANET: having chosen a planet from a far, tap an image of a "rocket" to fly straight to the planet. Enjoy a beautiful and realistic image of a planet!
READ INFO about the planet: learn general info about the planet, its name, its mass, radius, distance to the sun, internal structure with the picture and science missions.
TIME MACHINE: You can observe not only the current position of planets in our solar system but also learn their position at a definite period of time in the past or in the future! For this use slide your finger on the scale and the sky will start moving accordingly.
MOONS of DIFFERENT PLANETS: select a planet like Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars or Urano and observe how many moons they have and their track around the planet.