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AstroPix - FREE

by Phantom Coder, Version: 1.0 , 348 KB  

Package name: phantomcoder.astropix , Last Update: 2012-09-24 00:00:36

22 ratings (4.000 average)

5,000-10,000 downloads

What's new in this version (1.0):

Now you can switch between Multi touch and Single touch zoom (only for Android 2.0 and up).
Moreover now you can change the default directory for downloaded pictures.

Go to the Settings section to change your preferred zoom mode or the default download directory.


Discover the cosmos with AstroPix!
With AstroPix you can browse NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) in an easy and fast way.
Check each day the new featured image along with it's explanation written by professional astronomers.
You can easily zoom and scroll the current image using only one hand and one finger!
Set the picture as your wallpaper, share it with your friends, or download the hi-res version in your SDCard.
Jump to a specific date to see what NASA featured that day, or if you prefer let this app choose a random
picture for you.
Browse the complete archive of APOD since the beginning of the project (June 16, 1995!) up to now.
You can choose the size of the cache used by this app to save the pictures.

This application is ad supported.
This application is not officially supported by NASA.
They allow app like this to exists as they consider them mirror site for different technology only
if them don't carry advertising next to copyrighted images.
Therefore I decided to not put any ads next to the images themselves, but I limited them only to the
images' explanations and in the archive.
All the images are credited to the owner or institution where they originated, use the "View credits"
options to check them.

If you want to use images downloaded using this app, remember that many APOD images are copyrighted
and so to use them commercially you must gain explicit permission from the copyright owners.
Personal, non-commercial, non-public fair use is allowed.

This application is a beta version.
If you find a bug help me fix it by sending me an e-mail rather than writing a bad review in the market.

Required permissions:
- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, required for saving download pictures
- android.permission.VIBRATE, required for cell vibration
- android.permission.INTERNET, required for downloading data from the NASA's APOD site
- android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, required for the ads (AdMob)

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