sky guide

Those of you who enjoy app deals will be interested to know that Sky Guide is available for free right now. Apple is currently offering promo codes for the award-winning star-gazer, which typically costs $1.99, within its Apple Store app.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Sky Guide is a star and constellation guide that automatically aligns itself when you hold your device up to the sky. There may be many apps like it, but none of them are more beautiful or easy to use.

Apple describes the app:

Is it a star or Saturn? Learning what’s in your night sky is now effortless with Sky Guide. hold your iPhone or iPad up and Sky Guide automatically aligns itself to the stars above you–no setup or Wi-Fi required!

Additionally, Sky Guide is available for Apple Watch. So you can view a calendar of upcoming astronomical events—meteor showers, full moon, etc.—and receive alerts when such events are visible in the sky, without pulling out your phone.

Here are some screenshots:

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sky guide 2

To grab your free copy, simply launch the Apple Store app (not to be confused with App Store), navigate to the ‘Stores’ tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page. If you see the ‘Start something new’ image, you may try swiping to the right.

Note that these steps are for the iPhone only, not iPad, and I’m not sure exactly which countries this promotion is available for outside of the US. But Sky Guide is an incredible app, a 2014 Apple Design Award winner, and worth checking out.

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  • Micki van Reingold

    i scroll down to the bottom and see anything. I don’t even see “Start something new’ image”

    • Fanboy 

      Scroll the top banner in the “Stores” tab and you’ll find it 🙂

    • gaucho

      scroll down and click the store you will see the application click download appears the redemption code will download and ready

  • Truc

    For those outsides of the U.S:
    1. Go to Account tab menu–> Country, change the store to US store and save.
    2. Go to Store tab menu, scroll down to the image slide, swipe left then tap on the free app icon which leads you to App Store.
    3. Enjoy.

    • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

      The US Apple Store is way better than the UK’s -.-

    • Noah

      Not required. You don’t need to change countries, at least for Australia…

      1. Apple Store App > Stores
      2. Scroll down – under Genius Bar, Workshops and Events, and One to One – scroll to the third banner.
      3. Enjoy

  • Raul Silva

    Shows as $1.99 for me.

    • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

      You need to download the Apple Store app from the app store then read ‘Truc’ or ‘Fanboy ’ post

  • Paul Edmund

    Cannot install the apple store app since I don’t have WiFi. Is there another way?

    • Kr00

      It’s free until the end of June, so you’ll have plenty of time to grab it.

      • Paul Edmund

        I do not have WiFi. I use LTE for everything. Apples 100mb limit is really terrible.

      • Rick Hart

        My3g works wonders! Guess your not jailbroke

      • Paul Edmund

        I lost it.

      • Kr00

        So there’s no free wifi at your local library, mall, McDonalds, coffee shop, Apple Store, you could use?

  • gaucho

    very good this application, it is available in Brazil

  • younking

    IDBTEAM i was really want that App , Thank You .

  • gittlopctbi

    For iPad, after tapping on the Store tab (You may need to scroll the tabs to the left to see the “Store” tab), just scroll down and you’ll see it on the right hand side before “Upcoming Workshops and Events.”

  • Innes

    Works in the UK 🙂

  • dawaske

    works in Germany as well 🙂

  • flybynight

    Finally figured it out. At first, I didn’t download the Apple Store App on my iPhone. That’s what you need to do and then go to “Stores”. Scroll down to graphics after “One to One” and swipe and you’ll see “Learn your night sky – Sky Guide Free”. You choose “download now for free” at the bottom and follow the instructions.

  • Dave

    The app of the same name for Android is from a different company and reviews aren’t very good. What do you feel is the Android app that most emulates Sky Guide for iPhone?

    • Aditi

      SkyView Free seems like a replica of this app
      Though, my phone isn’t compatible for the app so I can’t really speak from experience