The app is on the google play store on a test track with limited installs at the moment. If you wish to trial it on an android phone or tablet please click the Google Play link.
The app is now on the app store, at a one-off price. It is not freemium, by subscription or ad-supported.
Buy the app to support more development.
IOS and Android App Tips
Thank you for testing the app.
Slower/older android phones will barely handle the globe displaying anything more than just satellite dots, and Sky View frame rate will also be slow.
Toggle Scope off to lower CPU use. Turn off ground stations and all other map features. Android compass can be unreliable! If, in google maps, the direction the phone is facing is moving around by itself, or if in Sky View the break in the white ring is not true North, then position accuracy will be poor. Try moving your phone in a figure of 8 motion to help Android re-calibrate the compass.
Please also check IOS Settings → Privacy → Location Services → (scroll down to end) System Services → Compass Calibration is set to ON.
Incremental search by NORAD numbers (ex. 48140), labels (ex. STARLINK 1028), ground station town/state names (ex. AK). Click a search result to center the globe.
: ground station (planned or in operation).
Yellow : sat near your home location AND sun-lit
Green Hexes : possible coverage area based on ground stations known/planned
Showing 'People' : green hex has claimed user(s), yellow has claimed pre-orders, red has claimed interest
Green : your home lat/long (settings)
Red lines : possible home-sat link assuming dish facing as per settings
Click on sat: altitude history in window and sat chains.
Click on ground station : google/apple map view
: if home is set, and some time has passed viewing nearby satellites this icon will dump data to a CSV that you may be able to use for your own visibility calculations