union jack<3's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
I'm kind of upset that this app no longer works on the iPad 1. I spent a lot of money on this and am pretty peeved that it no longer works.
DalenPendragon's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
Many reviews are disappointed about the lack of iPad 1 support. The problem is that Apple should never have brought out and advertised the iPad 1 the way they did. [Not including the memory, etc. at the time was a sign, as it does make a difference.] The iPad 2 is really what the iPad 1 should be, and probably will be the one to last the longest in future updates for various apps. Though with the retina display etc, it to will have seen its days. The problem is not as much the developers of the app, for what it is they are delivering, but the makers of the tech and what they choose to release and how it is advertised/perception of capabilities.
Oinmartini's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
So this freezes constantly, and I mean constantly. It doesn't run for more than visualizing one or two planets. I have deleted and reloaded it multiple times without a fix. When it does work, it is completely silent, even the song. I assume they're supposed be some sound here. I'm not running it on old machine, this is an iPad Pro. As others have mentioned, there is been no new content added for probably 10 months (judging from the dull yellow/brown fuzzball they use as a model for Pluto). This wasn't exactly cheap as apps go, certainly not in the same league as Elements for quality. I would get my money back if I can figure out how.
tpjm's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
I have 230 apps on my venerable iPad I. Many of them astronomy apps. Only 4 developers out of 230 apps have chosen to abandon the original iPad. None of those are astronomy apps. Like other reviewers, I paid fair money for your app, with the reasonable expectation that you would continue to support it. it is disappointing to find that you have abandoned that platform so quickly. Will you do the same with today's latest iPad in a couple of years?
Kiosa's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
The latest upgrade to this app only supports Apple IOS 6. If you choose to keep your device running on Apple IOS 5.1.1, this app will not allow you to upgrade and it will not function at its full potential. This developer has chosen to abandon everyone with an iPad 1 and everyone that has chosen to stay away from Apple's IOS 6.
Papa Arnold's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
Please modify to work on iPad 1!!!!
Crash Browser's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
I expected so much more for the price. The experience of this app is very similar to a glossy DK science book. There are very few animations and interactive activities. I am a teacher and considered this app for my classroom, but I will not use it because it is little more than a glowing encyclopedia. I do not consider this to be harnessing the power of technology in the classroom, except for perhaps the wow factor involved with holding an iPad. Students need to engage with the concepts, not be passive receptacles. The power of the iPad is in the ability to have dynamic content, not just a book that you press a button to turn the page.
Macdude56's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
The update won't run on my iPad 3.
awadulcecity's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
I think it needs an update now, it's been almost 2 years…you guys have had enough time to enhance the app. You are not featured anymore in any apple event or anything, other apps have surpassed you in being the focus of attention. The app is very good, I love the Orrery, it's just awesome, it's the best part of the app. You get to see the solar system spin from every angle as the planet you selected also spins around the sun. However, ipad retina came out….you owe a retina update as you owe The elements a major overhaul and all your other apps. I think you already updated Barefoot atlas for retina…although the drawings are still not-retina. Please update the graphics and resolution. I would like the planets to spin as they normally do in their explanation page. You can then touch them to stop them, move them around zoom in and out and then just do a quick flick so that they go back to spinning at their normal pace. That would be cool. The same way that in The Elements you don't keep the Nitrogen still, the vase is evaporating and fuming. I think that would be a good addition.
jhemp's Review of Solar System For IpadReviewed on 9/18/19 1:58 PM
I am disappointed that the writers of this app have chosen to abandon the ipad 1 with the new update. Please reconsider. I have enjoyed this app greatly, traveling and learing about our solar system.