Stargazing Apps Giveaway

by Kelle on October 28, 2011

Well, this is a milestone for AstroBetter: we’ve been given some promo codes to give away to our readers! They are for the Vito Technology iOS apps Star Walk and Solar Walk! StarWalk is one those apps that you can hold up to the sky and it’ll show you what you’re seeing. It even uses the camera to overlay the map on your real time sky. It’s pretty amazing:

These are the apps I’m able to give away:
Star Walk for iPhone
Star Walk for iPad
Solar Walk for iPhone (works on iPad, but not optimized)
Solar Walk for Mac

Leave a comment below with which product you’re interested in. Be sure you enter a valid email address when you make the comment (only I’ll be able to see it). Then I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winners. There will be one winner for each app. Contest will close on Sunday night, 7pm ET.

Update 11:30am Friday: For those playing the odds, as of now, chances of winning Star Walk for iPad or the Solar Walk apps are quite high!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kurtis Williams October 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

I still go for free stuff. How about Star Walk for iPhone?

Hope all is well,


2 Ashley Pagnotta October 28, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’d love a copy of Star Walk for iPhone!


3 Edd October 28, 2011 at 9:36 am

Also interested in Star Walk for iPhone


4 Wolfgang Kerzendorf October 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

Hey Kelle,

That’s great that you have free stuff to give away. Well are Star walk for ipad and for iphone different things? I’d thought that they work on both anyways. I have an iphone and would love to use starwalk.



5 Kelle October 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

Yeah, iphone apps work on ipads, but they leave something to be desired. Apps designed specifically for iPads are much better for iPads because they are higher resolution at full size and take better advantage of the extra sq. footage.

6 Adrianus October 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

solar walk for iPhone sounds cool to me 🙂


7 Shriharsh Tendulkar October 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

I’d really like a copy of Starwalk for the Iphone.


8 Varun October 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Hi Kelle, great milestone for the blog !
I’d like to try Solar walk for the iPhone…


9 Jordan October 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

Cool giveaway! I’m interested in Solar Walk for Mac.


10 Mike October 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

Thanks for doing this! I’m interested in Star Walk for iPhone 🙂


11 Tanya Urrutia October 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

StarWalk for iPad please


12 Carolyn Brinkworth October 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Star Walk for iPad would be great! Thanks!!


13 Hannah October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I would love to have Star Walk for the iPad!


14 Thiago S. Gonçalves October 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I’d love to get that app for the iPad, Kelle!


15 Murray Silverstone October 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I would love to have a free copy of Star Walk for the iPad.


16 Meredith Rawls October 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I would love Solar Walk for iPhone.

But I’d happily take Star Walk for iPhone, too. Not picky. 🙂


17 Darryl October 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Would love to win Star Walk for the iPad — thanks for the opportunity!!


18 Brian Wolven October 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Star Walk for iPad *or* iPhone (well, iPod touch) would be a nice addition to my Astronomy app collection, thanks! As a Mac-using planetary type I suppose I shouldn’t pas on Solar walk either though. My daughter would probably get a lot of use out of that.


19 John O'Meara October 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

There was a star walk for iPad
If I won it, I’d surely be glad
I could look at the sky
an know instantly why
Orion so many stars had!


20 Ruud October 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Star Walk for iPad would be awesome!


21 Jonathan Fraine October 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Did anyone else notice that they said “Astrological events …” at the beginning of the video. Although it’s a fantastic app for education and looking at the pretty sky, why did the video have to go there ?

I use star walk whenever someone asks me “what is that star over there?” and I don’t know. But there is also a free app called “Planets” that does the same thing with less pizzazz. In the end, I think the extra goodies are worth it.


22 Jeremy October 30, 2011 at 12:57 am

Does Solar Walk for Mac run on Leopard? If so, I’ll toss my hat in for it.


23 Nico October 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

“Astrological events”, 😀 oviously the guy doesn’t know what he is talking about….


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