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APODViewer - view NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 9876 ratings )
Reference Education
Developer: sendmetospace
2.99 USD
Current version: 3.0.8, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 06 Oct 2008
App size: 2.38 Mb

Heres what people are saying about APODViewer:

"A delight, a fantastic voyage, an education, and a joy for young and old..." - US App Store Review

"…the only APOD app that runs the video clips…" - T Clayton

"Beautiful and informative!" - US App Store Review

"Five Stars for best of show and responsive developer" - US App Store Review

Each day NASAs Astronomy Picture of the Day Website (APOD) presents an astronomical image (also animations & movies) along with a description of the "picture" written by a professional astronomer. These images range from pictures of The Planets, the Sun, Moon, Galaxies, Nebula to astronomical phenomena here on Earth.

If you are an astronomy student, an enthusiast or just want to view beautiful images and discover and learn about the mysteries of the solar system, the planets and the universe around you, then APODViewer is for you. Never has astronomy been so easy and fun.

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APODViewer provides unique functionality to comparable app and provides the best iPhone interface to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Website (APOD).

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• Display detailed picture by cliking the image on the main view. In this mode double touch (or pinch) to zoom and scroll the image to reveal its detail.

• Read a detailed explanation of the image including clickable links to other web pages, all from within APODViewer

• Display and plays APOD Movies and animations directly from within the app - (unique functionality amongst all the APOD styled apps)

• Save the APOD as a PDF document to read later in an app like iBooks (or other app that can read PDFs) - (unique functionality)

• Email an APOD to a friend - includes image and explanation text

• Mark your Favorite APODS.

• Off Line access to saved Favorites - no network required!

• Keywords SEARCH of every APOD ever published - (unique functionality)

• Select an APOD by date from over 5000 published since 1995

• Random APOD - just give your iPhone/Touch a quick shake to display a new random APOD

• SAVE large (highest resolution) APOD image to your devices Photos app (where you can use it as Wallpaper or sync back to your machine).

• Portrait and landscape mode

NB If video does not load, it may be a restriction defined in the video itself. In these rare instances, we recommend using the Action button (bottom left), choosing "Show Original Website" and playing the video from there.

APODViewer requires an internet connection (GPRS or 3G recommended as some images can be large)

Permissions & Copyrights:

Explanation text written by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell

All the images displayed on the APODViewer are credited to the owner or institution where they originated. Some of the images are copyrighted and to use these pictures publicly or commercially you must write to the owners for permission.

Help & Support:

PLEASE USE IN APP EMAIL FOR SUPPORT rather than request support via the app store/iTunes review system.

Email :
Twitter : @apodviewer

Pros and cons of APODViewer - view NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day app for iPhone and iPad

APODViewer - view NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day app good for

Been loving APOD for years and this is a great viewer. Only had it for a few hours but I hope I can send push notifications everyday when the new pic is out if it doesnt I hope its in a future update!
All Ive got to say is A-maz-ing!! So cool and I love to see planets in space! Breathtaking photos and makes great wallpaper! By: LOLingoverplanets
Best app ever I love astronomy so this is a really cool app for me its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic app, very interesting and educational. I love that you can cache articles.
This is an app i think everyone needs to have. We meed more educational apps like this out there
They fixed the crashes that the other versions had, the pictures are beautiful even on an iPod and I dont think you can make a more fascinating app! A MUST HAVE!!!!!!

Some bad moments

There are more distracting buttons at the bottom of the frame than there were when there was just one advertisement. Im back to just one advertisement.