Google Sky Map

Google Sky Map

Posted On: November 14, 2010
Posted In: By Google, Location Aware, Reference, Top 50


This app from Google lets you identify, browse and discover stars, planets and constellations. By pointing your phone to space, Sky Map will display a star map using your phone’s orientation sensors.

Version 1.6 of the app brought a feature called Time Travel: it lets you “travel through time” and watch the sky as it will look in the future, or as it looked in the past. Another major addition was full multitouch support.

Sky Map will bring a pretty high wow-factor for those who aren’t used to this kind of technology, and it’s a must-have app: not because you are likely to use it often, but because it’s… well, cool.