Developed in partnership with NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day for the iPhone/iPad brings the vastness of space right into your hand. Browse through decades of high resolution NASA space photos hand selected by NASA astronomers. Jump to photos by date, save them to your photo roll or share them friends. Want that latest Hubble photo as a background? Then APOD is for you.
New pictures every day. Shake for a random image!
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It has always disappointed me that the app loads the lower quality scaled down version of the image off the web site rather than the full sized image you get by clicking on the image in the page. This doesn't matter so much on older devices like the iPhone 3GS or iPad 2 but is definitely noticeable on devices with retina displays. Would be nice if there was at least an option to select which image is loaded. Like a quality selection.
Astronomy pictures are great joy for me. Thanks.
as a longtime photographer i cant cease to be amazed at the quality and drama these images offer. tax dollars well spent!
This is a great app and every day it is a different and spectacular picture
Doesn't get past the picture loading screen in iOS 7 :(
I loved this app until nothing would load
I had this app a month or so before iOS 7 was released. Worked magnificently before I upgraded, so I give it 3 stars for that, but could be 5 if it was compatible with iOS 7.
The app is working. The gov't feed from NASA is down due to gov't shutdown. Thus, no photo of the day.
Great app; but now broken for several weeks. I miss the pix and don't understand the lack of communication from the developer - or the App Store.
Running iOS 7 on a 4s. Now I can't open the app. Just keeps spinning the "loading image" but nothing comes up. This was happening before the government shut down nasa in favor of the NSA and DHS.... This app was one of the few I opened every day. Please fix it!
Love the app, but for weeks now I can't access the daily pic. Other apps access the Internet with no problem.
This app gives me so much entertainment and it's a shame the Gov funding is halted. Can't you finance it by a charge for the app? It's easily worth a few $ (and no ads)
Since october 2nd, there has been no pictures. Is it my ipad or are you all on vacation!?!
Sad to believe that spoiled idiots in Congress have stopped the photos.
Can't view photos. Nothing loads. I've tried on 3G and 2 different wifi networks. I'm using an iPhone 4S. Please fix this. I really enjoy this app.
Astronomy picture of the day has provided me with beautiful and interesting and "cool" wallpaper for years. Thank you NASA. Get this. You will be so happy.
This app has Beautiful pictures & great explanations. Definitely download it. I've had it for 2-3 years and I've looked at it almost every day.
Love this app!
You can't put a pretty picture or any picture on a camera roll WHY ???? Still waiting on a answer to this question? I would like to rate this higher but can't just yet , can't get pictures on camera roll
Thanks for this excellent application
I love the pics on this app, but since I've upgraded to iOS 7, it has not worked so far. Please upgrade APOD app!
I love this app but now it doesn't work since I've updated my software to os7. NASA please help!!
Since the iOS 7 update I am no longer able to download ANY images.
None of the pictures will load on my 4th gen iPod...
Will not load pictures. Says there is a bad internet connection. Which isn't true.
APOD doesn't work at all now. What happened?
Not working. App cannot connect to the internet Problem started after the last update
It was a nice app until it quit working. Now it says it can't connect to the internet. All other apps connect just fine.
When I open the app it just keeps trying to load the picture. I'm pretty sure it's not my internet. The app hasn't worked since I downloaded it months ago.
I loved this at first. Great pics. With the update of iOS now not working. Says failure to connect. Check internet connection. Disappointed.
I have enjoyed this app for some time. But now it does not work. Only app on my iPad that will not longer connect. No way to fix. After all this time. Wasted app now. Hope iOS 7 did not fix me up turn me out of my space odyssey. Hope it works for someone.
Since I downloaded iOS7 to mu iPad, when I click on my APOD App, all that happens is it gets stuck in "Loading Image" and eventually times out. What's up, APOD? Jeani
Was working fine until Oct 1 when I started getting connection failure messages. No problem with my Internet connection, but APOD can't seem to connect. Deleted, re-installed, but same problem.
This is a good, easy to use app with beautiful photos and movies. It is easy to use and navigate. However, it has one serious flaw. It is a total storage space hog. Even if you use the Clear Image Cache feature, it will continue to hold on to space in your device. I have made it a habit to delete and reinstall the app whenever it exceeds 500mb storage space. The app should be updated so that clearing the cache actually releases storage area instead of continuing to use more and more space.
Great Info. And application.
I came to look at beautiful space images and learn about the science behind them--not to be bombarded with ads when I tap on the info button! Do we really want to see a banner ad about dandruff shampoo for men?!! So much for the other worldly experience! What makes this more troubling is that the app is now a NASA service and has the NASA logo on it--our publicly-funded projects and government efforts should not be open for advertising dollars! Happy to donate to NASA or the app developers, but lose the ads! Other issues: Could use a thumbnails view spanning weeks. Could use a single button save photos to the camera roll. Could use a full screen mode, so the image takes over the entire display. Now that the app uses the NASA logo for its icon, it means it looks exactly the same as other NASA apps--which is visually confusing. Still, it has two key features that make it better than the other leading astro pic of the day app, TwilitSky. It can save the photos and doesn't have the fractured glass image that appears repeatedly in TwilitSky. As a result, it's still the apod app I use most often! It's also a universal app meaning it works well on the iPad, too, providing great views there.
All the pictures that they put are all amazing and very clear
Fantastic app, beautiful and awe inspiring images
i have the original ipad with the 5.0 ios. when i do an update check it lets me know there is an update for the ios6 ipads. how do i tell the updates this one does not apply and not to tell me it needs updating?
Glad you got the update. Enjoying the pictures!
Why were the navigation controls removed from the app? The only way to go to get to another date's image is to swipe through them. So now if I want to go to an image from 5 years ago, what do I do? This upgrade was a step backwards for me. There's no improvement over the prior version I was using and you removed a feature I used often.
I used to have a bookmark saved to the home screen. And sometimes I still use it due to the ads in the app. The interface is smile and meets expectations. A 4 without ads. And yes. I would pay for an app without ads.
I'll have to delete this from my iPad now (bought before Mar 2011), or else keep getting the reminder badge to update an app that won't work with anything before iOS 6. Another lazy developer strikes again.
UI now uses standard sliding gestures instead of on-screen arrows. Movies now work. The only thing I could really ask for is to launch hyperlinks from the Description text over to Safari.
Always enjoyed this app, but now I am unable to update being an iPad 1 user so, now i need to delete, so the app is no longer useful! Will minis this app please remember those of us who cannot afford new iPads!
Tears of joy are spilling from eyes after this update. I've waited years for retina support and the removal that white line along the right edge of the startup screen. The new icon is also amazing. Yay!
Thanks NASA been waiting for this update
I love everything this app offers My one concern is some pics are actually videos and the description tells you to click the image to watch but nothing happens
The app is great so far, and I appreciate that they took the time to deliver this amazing content to new devices. The only problem is that for an image-viewing program, it's strange that there's no way to hide the buttons, text, and bar at the top. I expected that stuff to disappear upon tapping the image.
Great app, five stars, until it not able to save to photos.
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