(Vito Technology) – the Apple Design Awards 2010 winner – dedicates a new version of astronomy guide Star Walk to the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. Augmented Reality is now available for iPad 2 and lets you just point-and-display the sky in real time to explore the wonders of stargazing. Version 5.2 also features a calendar of celestial events, true-to-life sky view, extended search mode, and more. The release of this version is accompanied by a short time price drop.

Vito Technology takes advantage of the most innovative features Apple brings to its hardware, like digital compass, gyroscope, retina display and HD camera, and makes them high-quality intuitive tools for space exploration. So, when Apple adds HD camera to iPads’ large screen it is high time fot Vito Technology to integrate Augmented Reality to Star Walk to let you explore the skies on the edge of possibility.

Star Walk is becoming more universal and irreplaceable with each update. The calendar of celestial events will help you plan your stargazing and won’t let you miss an astronomy event of a life time. You can choose an event, make a bookmark, share it through social networks and create a memorable stargazing event using just one app.

In addition Star Walk’s search mode is now more intuitive and convenient, skies are natural and deep, Sun eclipse’s bug is fixed, and control buttons were redesigned to create smoother view, so that interface enhanced with new features would not look overloaded.

April 12th has been celebrated around the world for years as Yuri’s Night. As of April 8th 2011 this day has been declared The International Day of Human Space Flight. According to the UN, “The first International Day in 2011 would mark the fiftieth anniversary of the flight of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and reaffirm “the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples”.

Star Walk is available for iPhone at the App Store for $0.99 till the 12th of April (Regular Star Walk price is $2.99). Star Walk for iPad costs $4.99.

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