Award Winning Astronomy Guide Star Walk 2 Comes To Microsoft Store

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Vito Technology, the award-winning developer of educational apps for Android and iOS, has released Star Walk 2 as a Windows 10 Universal app.

Vito Technology, the award-winning developer of educational apps for Android and iOS, has released Star Walk 2 as a Windows 10 Universal app. Star Walk 2, a popular stargazing guide on the iTunes App Store and Google play, has surpassed 14 million downloads to date and is now available on Microsoft Store. Star Walk 2 lets users easily find and identify thousands of stars, satellites, and comets in real time. Using built-in digital compass and motion tracking, this stargazing guide turns any device into a full-on planetarium. The app will be sold at a discount during the initial week of sales.

New Star Walk 2 on Windows 10 Universal delivers an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, and constellations. True-to-life 3D visualization of constellations, deep sky objects, and man-made satellites make a comprehensive library of 200 000 celestial objects. Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations, inspired by minimalist low-poly art and stunning new sound effects create an unforgettable stargazing tool.

Commenting on the release, Vito Technology President and Founder, Victor Toporkov stated "We are delighted to bring Star Walk 2 to Microsoft to extend new possibilities for learning and inspiration to all major platforms and to everyone interested in astronomy."

Important feature of Star Walk 2 was made in cooperation with scientists of Braunschweig University of Technology, who have been working on volumetric visualization of deep space objects. As a result of this partnership, Star Walk 2 is the first astronomy guide to introduce plausible three-dimensional models of planetary nebulae.

Star groupings of the 88 officially recognized constellations are also presented in 3D. Users can see them as separate entities, turn them around and take a look from the other side. Complemented by articles on connected myths and history, this is the most comprehensive collection of information on constellations.

Star Walk 2 is a sequel of the well-known Star Walk app that was released back in 2008 and has acquired more than 10 million users across the world on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone. It's been an educational helper to many parents and teachers and won multiple awards, including Apple Design Award in 2010.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company's latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2016 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Device Requirements

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile OS
359.9 MB free space


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Star Walk 2 is available worldwide on Microsoft Store for US$2.99. From June 30 to July 7 Star Walk 2 is available at a discounted price of US$0.99.

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