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12.20.13 Star Walk Now Available On Android >>

Alexandria, Virginia—December 20, 2013—Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning astronomy guide Star Walk for Android. Star Walk is an educational augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. The Android version includes everything you need to navigate through the night sky, learn about any object, travel in time to a specific date and much more.

Star Walk is a handy astronomy guide that shows celestial objects (stars, constellations, satellites, etc.) in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing comprehensive information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any chosen object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps understand amazing cosmic phenomena.

App highlights

* Satellites Tracking - never miss ISS flying over your head again
* Comet Tracking - find ISON, PANSTARRS, Halley, and Lemmon
* Time Machine - see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future
* Night Mode - preserve your dark vision to see more stars

12.19.13 Next - Numbers - Challenge your Memory! >>

Alexandria, Virginia - A new game from the developers of famous educational apps Star Walk and Solar Walk will challenge and improve your brain. Next - Numbers is a game of speed, concentration and visual memory executed in stunning minimalist design and aimed at providing a stimulating exercise.


The concept is very simple: you have to tap numbers in order from 1 to 15 (or larger fields as you progress) as fast as you can. It’s not that easy though, the numbers are mixed up and appear in different shapes, but not to worry, if you get lost there are little hints to help you out.


Each game takes less than a minute and gives you a quick feedback on how you did. The app summarizes your daily stats in a graph and you can see how you develop over time.

App highlights


- Simple yet challenging gameplay

- Stunning design and animation

- Three levels of difficulty

- Three types of hints

- Personal statistics

10.31.13 Star Walk 7 - New Look and Feel! >>

Alexandria, Virginia - Vito Technology has announced the release of Star Walk 7.0 - an update to their award-winning augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. The new version was specially designed for iOS 7 running devices and offers improved user interface and faster graphics. The app will come in especially handy for those looking forward to the ISON comet.


Features


- Fully new flat interface according to iOS 7 design guidelines.

- Impressive blur effect for all translucent elements and windows.

- New more readable fonts.

- Flat and simple icons to simplify UI.

- Colors of UI elements slightly changed to make it more comfortable and easy to read.

- Comet ISON tracking.

09.23.13 Imbrium - New Game for iOS Released >>

“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.” Steve Jobs

We reinvented the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors with the new elements that behave accordingly creates a totally new experience of playing. Instead of commonly used gestures one can fight each other with weapons, runes and elements each of which have the additional units for fighting. In addition the player is given a magic element Imb that defeats any other element in the fight.

This game can be played by guessing the tactics of the person you’re playing with, exploiting non-random behavior in opponents. Besides one can win by using the magic element in the fight.


Features


- Challenging online game with your friends via Facebook

- Internet connection is essential

- Play with people around the world and climb the leaderboard

- Totally stunning graphics with animations

- Daily bonuses

09.20.13 Sky Live - Stargazing Forecast App Released >>

Vito Technology Inc. is proud to announce the release of a new app to accompany their award-winning Star Walk stargazing guide. The app offers hourly location-based stargazing forecast with amazing imagery and new iOS 7 special effects. From cloud and visibility conditions to the list of most interesting astronomy events, Sky Live will provide all the information needed to plan the perfect night of stargazing.


Features:


- Detailed info on stargazing conditions for any location in the world for seven days ahead

- Designed specifically for iOS7 (but will work on anything starting with iOS 5): blur and parallax, stunning graphics

- Moon phases

- Rise, Set, and Max Altitude for the most important objects: the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and the International Space Station

- Cloudiness

- Weather forecast

- Light pollution

- The International Space Station position over the map

- ISS crew data

07.22.13 What's The Quote? Released for iPhone/iPad >>

Vito Technology Inc. is proud to announce the release of their new educational game app What's The Quote. The app offers thrilling experience of deciphering a hidden message which contains an inspirational quote from famous authors, founding fathers and modern day politicians. Impossible at first glance, the game will draw you in while simultaneously developing your logic skills.

The app will be confusing the first time you see it, a mess of letters that only offers word length, capital letters and position in the sentence as clues. Surprisingly, that is more than enough the decode the message. Replacing letters one by one you will gradually see more and more cohesion and meaning and feel like a real spy when deciphering is done.


Features


- 500 hand-picked quotes, phrases, aphorisms

- Timer to check your progress

- Compete with others online and peep to the results of your opponent

- Use hints when stuck with the phrase

- Fix the correct letter in the quote

- Training pack to learn how to play

- English language structure: syntax, morphology and semantics

- Share the quotes you like on Facebook and Twitter

06.19.13 Planets Up Close: Update to the Solar Walk App>>

Alexandria, Virginia - June, 19th, 2013 - Vito Technology, Inc. is happy to announce a new update of their award winning Solar System model for iPhone and iPad. Highly praised by parents and teachers all over the world and featured in Apple's AppStore Best of 2012 selection, Solar Walk now comes with high resolution surface textures of the Earth. Mars, Venus, and the Moon, as well as 3D models of human spaceflight missions in unprecedented detail. You can visit in person the sight of Apollo 17 landing and witness Lunar rover in action, launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and it’s repair.

Solar Walk 3D Solar System is famous for stunning graphical effects on the edge of hardware abilities. The latest update introduces high resolution surface textures of Earth, Moon, Mars and Venus allowing the users to explore the planets in amazing detail.

Other additions include three new human-made spacecraft models. This time, the developers present Appollo 17 with Lunar Rover Vehicle, the Launch of Hubble Telescope, the Repair of Hubble Telescope. Added to already available detailed 3D models of Curiosity, Apollo 11, and Luna 17, the collection covers the most prominent achievements of humanity in space exploration.

Each object in the app comes with Information tab, that brings on screen all kinds of data about the object: size, mass, and orbital velocity, history of missions, and thickness of structural layers of planets and their atmospheres. Every object has a media library with amazing photographs. For those not into facts and figures, a newly added "Did you know" section will open the most interesting details.

High resolution textures and 3D models of Appollo 17 with Lunar Rover Vehicle, the Launch of Hubble Telescope, the Repair of Hubble Telescope. are available through InApp purchase.

05.01.13 Dino Walk - Continental Drift in Action Released!>>

Alexandria, Virginia - May 1st, 2013, Vito Technology Inc. has announced the release of Dino Walk - Continental Drift, an illustrative 3D World Fact Book with Time Machine for travelling back to when the dinosaurs inhabited the Earth. By dragging the time machine slider back and forward one can see how the continents moved through time and how they looked billions of years ago. With no Internet connection required users can read facts about animals, dinosaurs and living creatures and memorize the info with the help of multiple choice quizzes. The new Dino Walk app is the next big educational “Walk” app standing in line with the best selling Star Walk, Solar Walk and Geo Walk.

Dino Walk is designed for anyone who wants to explore the movement of the Earth’s continents. Grown-up as well as kids can play with Time Machine and see the changes that took place on the Earth since Proterozoic era when there was only one supercontinent Pannotia and the ocean Panthalassa through Paleocene and Jurrassic eras to present day.

Alongside the changing continent lines one can get acquainted with the species that inhabited the Earth. Be it prehistoric insects and plants, or dinosaurs and early mammals, all items are placed on the globe with respect to the era and approximate area of their distribution.

The app also brings more than 300 of quizzes that can help you memorize new facts. You will definitely know the fastest bird in the world and the largest land invertebrate.

04.11.13 Star Walk Updated With Ultimate Stargazing Calendar And ISON Comet Tracking>>

Vito Technology has announced a major upgrade to its Star Walk app, the augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. The new version includes comprehensive stargazing calendar that shows all visible celestial events for your area, explains their nature and sets a reminder in iCal for ones you chose to see. Other additions include comet tracking and iridium flares.

02.08.13 Solar Walk for Mac 2.0 as a New Way to Teach Astronomy>>

Alexandria, VA - February 7, 2012 - Vito Technology is happy to announce a new update of their award winning solar system model for Mac. Highly praised by parents and teachers all over the world and featured in Apple's Back to School selection, Solar Walk now comes with new information, making it the most comprehensive interactive solar system model on the MacAppStore. Other additions include advanced graphical makeover, new interface tweaks and an interactive newbie guide to the most astonishing phenomena of the solar system.

12.20.12 Solar Walk Adds 3D Models of Space Missions>>

Alexandria, VA - December 20, 2012 - Vito Technology Inc.® has announced a major upgrade to its Solar Walk app - 3D Solar System Model. Along with the stunning views of the planets, Solar Walk now offers interactive models of human spaceflight missions in unprecedented detail. You can visit in person the sight of Apollo 11 landing and witness Curiosity rover collect samples of martian soil.

12.12.12 Star Walk - Optimized for Santa Tracking and iPad mini>>

Alexandria, VA - December 12, 2012 - Vito Technology Inc.® has announced a major upgrade to its Star Walk app - the augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. The new version has been released for the holiday season and includes new amazing visual effects, optimization for iPad mini, new objects and a holiday special Santa tracking feature.

10.5.12 Saturnian System on iOS

Vito Technology is glad to present a lite version of its bestseller Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model for iOS. The version focuses on one of the most amazing planets - Saturn. Users can travel between Saturn and its moons, speed up the time, and discover intricate astrophysical relations with a flick of a finger. Although the app is limited to one planet it has tremendous educational value and features the spectacular graphics of the full version. Solar Walk - Saturn is available free of charge and will engage anybody by its beauty.

The app is all about Saturn and its moons: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, and Iapetus. The celestial objects in the app come with Information tab, that brings on screen all kinds of data about the object: size, mass, orbital velocity, history of missions, and structural layers of planets and their atmospheres. Every object has a media library with amazing images and a newly added section with the most interesting facts.

The preset Bookmarks will show you Saturn and its rings from different angles as well as the view of Saturn from Enceladus, Titan, and more.

08.29.12 Beautiful and Comprehensive Stargazing on iOS with Star Walk 6.0

Vito Technology is proud to announce a major upgrade to its Star Walk app - the augmented reality app for spotting over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, satellites and galaxies in the night sky. The new version has been released for Back to School season and includes amazing visual effects of sunset and sunrise, new Info for objects, stunning galleries of astronomy pictures from ESO and ESA, and easy sharing options.

Star Walk is a handy astronomy guide that shows celestial objects (stars, constellations, satellites, etc.) in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing comprehensive information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any chosen object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps understand amazing cosmic phenomena.

The visible and invisible parts of the sky are divided with colors that change in accordance with the time of the day. For the day time the sky is blue and bright, for the night time it is dark blue and black. Due to the improved visual effects the sunset and sunrise on a device look very realistic with flares and rays across the sky. To view it one can choose the Sun and fast forward the Time Machine on the right side bar or meet a sunset with Star Walk app.

08.15.12 Solar Walk 2.0 as a New Way to Teach Astronomy

Alexandria, VA. - Vito Technology is happy to announce a new update of their award winning solar system model for iPhone and iPad. Highly praised by parents and teachers all over the world and featured in Apple's Back to School selection, Solar Walk now comes with new information, making it the most comprehensive interactive solar system model on the AppStore. Other additions include advanced graphical makeover, new interface tweaks and an interactive newbie guide to the most astonishing phenomena of the solar system.

Solar Walk 3D Solar system is famous for stunning graphical effects on the edge of hardware abilities. Recent partnerships between Vito Technology and ESA and ESO made significant contributions to content side of the app making it the ultimate teaching tool and source of knowledge for any curious inquirer. Each celestial object in the app comes with Information tab, that brings on screen all kinds of data about the object: size, mass, and orbital velocity, history of missions, and thickness of structural layers of planets and their atmospheres. Every object has a media library with amazing photographs. For those not into facts and figures, a newly added "Did you know" section will open the most interesting details.

To fully appreciate the beauty of celestial dance one must know their way around the solar system. Not anymore - Solar Walk now comes with a list of preset bookmarks, which serve as guided tours through the wonders of galactic phenomena. For instance, they will show you sunrise and sunset as seen from the International Space Station, Saturn and other planets, while you can manipulate and control the simulation upon your liking.

Solar Walk 3D Solar System Model 2.0 for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is on sale for $0.99, it’s regular price is $2.99 (USD). It is available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.

05.23.12 Dragon SpaceX Cargo Spacecraft Traceable With Star Walk and Solar Walk iOS Apps

Alexandria, VA. - Vito Technology Inc. is happy to announce that in the result of their collaboration with SpaceX, the launch of Dragon cargo spacecraft is shown in Solar Walk 3D Solar System and Star Walk Stargazing Guide for iOS. iPhone and iPad users of the Walk apps will be the first to follow satellite orbital trajectory in real time, view spacecraft model in great detail and read information on the spacecraft and launch.

Dragon is a free-flying, reusable spacecraft being developed by SpaceX under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Initiated internally by SpaceX in 2005, the Dragon spacecraft is made up of a pressurized capsule and unpressurized trunk used for Earth to LEO transport of pressurized cargo, unpressurized cargo, and/or crew members. - SpaceX.com

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