• Phone App Performance
SkyORB Phone App
  • Free Version Available
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The SkyORB app we are assessing in this performance review is free to download at the relevant iOS App Store and will run on the standard iOS operating system. Having achieved a huge amount of attention since its release, the people that have used SkyORB felt that it offered a good solution when looking for a suitable Education app. With an iOS file size of 27.6MB, SkyORB requires a fairly low amount of space on your mobile device, so you don't have worry about its size unless you are particularly low on storage. Other popular apps that might interest you include SkyView - Explore the Universe, How to Draw - Free Drawing Lessons, and Kids Learning Program.
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SkyORB Phone Requirements
SkyORB needs a phone that runs iOS but otherwise it only requires barely any processing power, any GPU within the last few years to tackle the minimal graphical requirements, and a very small amount of RAM. However it runs, the essential requirement is the 4.3 minimum iOS version which requires a phone that has been released within the past few years.
The Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB matches the SkyORB hardware specifications.
iOS 4.3
iOS Details
User Rating
3 (3,214 votes)
Content Rating
File Size
27.6 MB
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Supported Devices
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPad3G
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPadMini
  • iPhone4
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone4S
  • iPad23G
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPodTouchourthGen
  • iPodTouchThirdGen
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPadWifi
Stephane Denis
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SkyORB is a fast and lightweight astronomy app including a 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris with notifications, search engine, sun clock, point to sky, weather, and more. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today! “SkyORB is fantastic for anyone interested in the night skies, but it’s not just a star-gazer’s handbook.“ - iPad.net "This is another fascinating app." - appreviews4u.com "We love SkyORB because it not only offers 3D images of the planets and the stars in the sky, along with comets and asteroids, but it also comes a 'point to sky' feature that allows you to aim your handset towards a star or planet and it'll identify it for you" - PC Advisor NEW 2014 EDITION REDESIGNED FOR iOS 7 AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF GRAPHICS POWER OF LATEST DEVICES SkyORB features many functions as a 3D real-time representation of the planets position around the sun, the ability to hold your device and point toward a visible star and planet and reveal the name by tracking the GPS position, compass orientation, the elevation from the gyroscope, warn the user when a phenomenon is occurs as a full moon, a planet really visible, which is worth the observation. SkyORB is *free* of charge and you can upgrade to the premium version directly from the application to enjoy even more features, as notifications and on-the-cloud backup. What you will get with SkyORB (Lite version): • Fast (multi-core optimized) and lightweight (<40MB), full featured astronomy app. • a 3D real-time planetarium with photo-realistic rendering, • a Zoom all the way in to the solar system, or zoom all the way out to the rest of the Milky Way in 3D. • a 3D real-time sky rendering, with tracking from compass and gyroscope, • Comets and satellites positions, with update from the Web for latest entries, including near earth asteroids. • Weather forecast from current location, • Ephemeris including next 60 days astronomy events, including peak day of meteors showers, date of planet elongation and opposition. • Display day/night terminator on a world map, • Powerful universal search engine: type few letter and find a matching nebula, constellation, place, planets, exo-planets and more. • Moon phases with dates, including rise and set times, • Ability to simulate the sky from any place in the world and even from other planet like Mars • Ability to move fast forward and backward in time, • Enhanced for latest iPad and iPhone • Be alerted when a phenomenon (planet at its brightest, full/new moon, eclipse) is occurring with local notifications (can be disabled). • Ability to connect on an Apple TV and use your iPhone and iPad as a trackpad (great for presentation in a class room). • Latest support for iOS 7. The Premium upgrade (In-app purchasable) allows you: • Ad-free version • Full screen in planetarium view, including more view unlocked • Display more information on moon phases, ephemeris. • More views unlocked, including ability to hide user interface in planetarium and local view modes, • More complete search engine, • Easily recover your premium upgrade to all your devices connected to your account, thanks to the iOS cloud storage. • And many more features unlocked ! Check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SkyORB/120203608017193 Check out our Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/realtech_VR Check out the app website for more information, documentation, videos and more at http://www.realtech-vr.com/skyorb/
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