Those of you who have tried Distant Suns in the past know too well how powerful this application is. It is the perfect tool for anyone interested in the field of astronomy. Mike Smithwick, the lead developer, has done a marvelous job putting Distant Suns together. Here is a summary of what Distant Suns offer (for those of you not familiar with it):
- Over 300,000 stars
- All 88 constellations with images and information on their mythology
- Current weather patterns on the earth
- Galaxies catalog
- Hubble Space Telescope pictures
- Night vision
- GPS support
Distant Suns may not be the cheapest astronomy application around but it is very much one of the best you can get for your iOS device. It can teach you a thing or two about astronomy and will take your star gazing experience to a whole new level.
The developer has been kind enough to offer us 5 promo codes to give away to iPhoneness readers. The rules are pretty simple:
- Visit http://www.distantsuns.com/ and follow @Distantsuns and @iphoneness on Twitter.
- leave a message and tell us why would like to own a copy (use a valid email).
That’s it. The first 5 people who complete these tasks will receive a free promo code ($9.99 in value) for Distant Suns 3.2 each. Please do support Mike by reviewing his application and leave him comments on Twitter as he is one of the most talented app developers around. Good luck! [update: contest is over as of June 8th, 2011]