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Great imagery. Full of opinion.Basically. This app has great presentation. But when you dig in the writing is a long winded diatribe on the 'settled science' of global warming. Boring! I would have bought Al Gores crap if I wanted to hear that. Get a brain and write some original Fiction!.Version: 1.0.0

Disappointed with new updateI 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..Version: 1.1.1

Needs updatePluto and Ceres updates needed. Info is rather limited in general. Visually pleasing though. If it wasn't on sale and I purchased... I'd be somewhat disappointed..Version: 1.1.6

Very disappointedI am VERY disappointed with the fact that I spend $10 on this and can't even get any more future updates for it because I am on an iPad 1..Version: 1.1.1

Solar System for Every iPad except iPad 1Is there anyway that Apple can stop pushing an upgrade on me that my iPad refuses to handle? I don't have iOS 6... Can't run the upgrade for Solar System. Even still, it won't leave the App Store upgrades section....Version: 1.1.1

Why offer update to iPad 1This is a great app but i have a iPad 1 and it needs ios6. So why does it offer me to updated if i cant get it. ??.Version: 1.1.1

Do not buyThis is an expensive app and the developers refuse to support earlier ipad OS. I am very disappointed that the update is now only available for ipad 2 with OS 6 and is not available for the original ipad which I own. Developers who ignore their previous customers should not be supported - do not buy! I rate this as 0 stars but am forced to give it one star to submit this review..Version: 1.1.0

Bad UpdateNo longer opens. Please fix, great app when you can open it..Version: 1.1.0

Great ebook but can't update anymore = poorPurchased this a while ago, however disappointed that I need iOS 6.x now to view the updated content.. Not everyone can / wants to update to latest the iOS for various reasons and having an app that is purely dependent on ios 6 doesn't make sense - particularly as it is still buggy (maps, battery life and wifi inconsistencies). While I agree it is hard to develop across multiple versions and platforms, it should be at a minimum the current version and the prior major version ie 5.1.1. Other than that, it is a great informational resource...Version: 1.1.1

DisappointingI 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..Version: 1.0.0

App crashesCan't open the app as it crashes on startup. After paying $15 I'm disappointed it doesn't work. Try explaining that to your seven year old who wants to learn about the solar system and was very excited to be using the app. Not happy..Version: 1.1.2

Buy Solar Walk 2 insteadI recently downloaded the Solar System app and I'm thoroughly disappointed to find it crashes as often as it does. Especially when I tap on the song, sometimes it plays, most often the app just freezes. On the rare occasion the app does play the song it then returns to the menu that's become totally unresponsive! I have to shut down the app every time with it. Not something anyone expects for a £10 app! (I'm using the app on the new 9.7" iPad Pro with the latest iOS installed) Also, whilst this app does contain the key facts the presentation for that information is decidedly lacking; I find I still have to consult the far cheaper and better designed Solar Walk 2 app when this one should contain everything for the price!.Version: 1.1.7

CrashesCrashes on iPad 4 as soon as you open it.Version: 1.1.0

Don't waste you moneyI bought this app because I have always been interested in the solar system and I had high expectations because of the rave reviews and higher price. I am so disappointed. If I could get my money back I would. The depth to the information provided is very limited, the pictures are disappointing... Frankly I'm convinced I could have got the same information on Wikipedia or other websites. A huge disappointment and a big waste of my money!.Version: 1.0.0

The concept is awesome but it needs a lot of work, it's just v1.0.0I 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..Version: 1.0.0

TyposNicely put together no doubt, but do we really have to put up with typos? If there are errors in the English it makes it that much harder to trust the accuracy of the information. Disappointing..Version: 1.1.6

Needs a iPhone 5 version tooThat would be a 5 star. please release it on iPhone 5 as well..Version: 1.1.1

Solar systemEarth is spinning in the wrong direction - it’s turning to the west when it should be turning towards the east..Version: 1.1.8

Please add IOS 5 supportIf you had been following the press you would have realized iOS 6 is a step backwards, not forward. Thanks!.Version: 1.1.1

Updated App Crashes Making the Previous Experience HorribleThis was a cool app until the most recent IOS6 update. Now the app doesn't work on my iPad2 3G + wifi. Even after updating the app it still crashes. Hopeful a fix is in the works or this app could be deleted soon..Version: 1.1.0

Use to be a great app now a big waste of moneyPlease make this work for iPad 1. I loved the app before and now it won't work because of the decision to not let iPads update..Version: 1.1.1

Nice, but needs an updateFor the price, this app really needs new content. I would expect information and imagery from New Horizons, Rosetta, Dawn, and possibly Juno. The lack of new content at a $10 price point makes me feel ripped off. That said, I found the layout great. With more up to date content, this would be an easy 5 stars..Version: 1.1.8

Too expensive for what it isA nice app but overpriced. I expected a lot more for the price. This is more a short book than an app..Version: 1.0.0

Exits on launchThis is a great resource, but has a nasty bug right now. Hopefully they will fix it soon. I reinstalled this app fresh onto my new iPad mini and it crashes immediately upon launch..Version: 1.1.0

Could be nice if it workedHard to judge if this app is any good since it fails on starting. It is basic that an app should at least run. Touch Press usually does good work (such as Elements) but to release an app that can't even run on a 64GB iPad with iOS 7.0.3 doesn't say much. Hopefully they will fix this problem soon..Version: 1.1.2

So, no more updates to content? - Way behindI like the interface for walking students through research methods. It's cleaner / faster than a full up 3D interface on the iPad and a big screen. But if you're not going to keep up with the rapidly changing local universe....Version: 1.1.7

Do not download this app!!!!I paid for this app and loved using it, especially with my kids. Now they won't support us suckers with the iPad1. That's a lousy way to treat customers. Don't become a sucker, find another app that offers continued updates and respect for paying customers..Version: 1.1.1

Touchpress Support ignore youI love Touchpress apps including this one but my view changed once I had a problem and contacted support - no response. I tried again - ignored again. It seems I am required to purchase an app again if I want to receive upgrades. Not good enough! I’ll think twice before purchasing Touchpress apps again..Version: 1.1.6

Amazing Solar System reference, But needs recent dataAllows you to view the bodies of our Solar System, with pages of text and images, with an incredible Solar System model in 3D that can be expanded, shrunk, sped up and slowed down. Every bit as good as the author's reference on The Elements — However, data in the App (recent images of Pluto come to mind) really need updating..Version: 1.1.7

Crashes on startupWill not open. Have rebooted ipad and reinstalled app but will not get past splash screen. Nice update (!).Version: 1.1.0

Disappointing imageryHowever great the data in this app the imagery is so 10 years ago. Poorly spent money..Version: 1.1.8

Good but the Orrery isnt accurate!Was looking forward to this expecting the Orrery to at least display the exact positions of the planets when first loading!!! But no it doesnt! The rest is good but for me that is a major let down. Maybe they will correct this at some future update. ken.Version: 1.0.0

Needs An UpdateI like this app, but it’s in severe need of an update..Version: 1.1.8

Should be cheaperI agree with those who said this app is too expensive for what it contains. Even though it has good information the graphics are not as good as Sky walk hd. Price should be £2.99 when compared to other apps. Possibly better to buy the sky walk and the NASA app..Version: 1.0.0

Solar System ProblemsThis app now crashes since the latest upgrade for IOS 7. Needs bug correction as useless on IPad 2 now..Version: 1.1.4

Why discriminate against iPad 1 owners?I have been very pleased with the app UNTIL the iOS 6 updates. I understand that enhanced pictures may need iOS 6, but what about the new chapter on Vesta etc? Come on, guys, if Santa Tracker can make their iOS 6 update work for iPad 1, can't you put your elves and sprites to work and sort this for early iPad adopters?.Version: 1.1.1

Shame about the poor scienceSuperb graphics and mostly great information, but inexcusable schoolboy howlers on the science. One that caught my eye is that the planet Venus supposedly suffers from a "runaway greenhouse effect" due to an atmosphere composed mainly of CO2. Any schoolboy can check the NASA website and discover that the high surface temperature of Venus is due to its: 1. Proximity to the Sun. 2. High surface atmospheric pressure (9 bar as compared with Earth's 1 bar). For an app of this quality, this sort of blunder is not acceptable..Version: 1.1.1

Used to work great!Excellent book prior to last update, now it won't even open on my iPad 2. Please fix these crashes!!.Version: 1.1.0

Instant crashYep, instant crash on iPad 4 for me too....Version: 1.1.0

IPad 1The developer abandoned iPad 1 users. I've deleted this app, and will not purchase another app from this company..Version: 1.1.1

BoooooooI hate this app, wested my money £10.99 just for this app I absolutely hate it I think I'm gonna delete it.!.Version: 1.1.1

Good but needs updatingI decided to get this in the sale and while it was probably excellent when it first came out it feels like it is very over priced compared to Solar Walk which looks more polished, particularly regarding non retina resolution. I nearly gave a higher rating due to the content but I think the developers should be charging less or making improvements..Version: 1.0.0

Needs major update!!I’ve had this app since it came out and they are horrible!! For updating data. Better apps for wayyy cheaper. Look at Pluto!!.Version: 1.1.8

Does not load in iOS 6 3rd gen iPadAbsolutely terrible update to what was previously a good book/application..Version: 1.1.0

Consistantly crashes in iPad 3, iOS6The new version of the app consistantly crashes on my 3rd gen iPad running iOS 6.01, which is sad considering this update was supposed to add functionality on that very platform..Version: 1.1.0

WorthlessThis app worked fine before the latest upgrade. Now it won't even open. The upgrade reaches about 20% then freezes permanently. Reinstalling the app won't work either..Version: 1.1.7

Needs imagery updateI like this app. It’s really nice, the layout is wonderful, it’s easy to use. I was so excited when I finally saw an update for this app. However, none of the imagery was updated. Pluto is still pre-New Horizon’s picture. We have so many beautiful images of Jupiter now with the Juno spacecraft as well as many other bodies in our solar system. For the price, this app should be updated regularly to keep up with the information. Wanted to use it for teaching but unfortunately I can get better images off the web. Would give it five stars if there is a major imagery update..Version: 1.1.9

Usually great but now crashingCrashes on iPad mini. Tried restarting as instructed in the update but that didn't help..Version: 1.1.0

Was goodThis app was 5 stars for me. But now I'm only giving it a 2.. It didn't need a net connection before. But now for the wolf gram info it does. If I buy and download a app I want it to work where ever. Not need the net. I would just use safari if I wanted to look this up online. To bad, it was one of my fav apps.....Version: 1.1.0

Do Not Download!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..Version: 1.1.1

Second classHere we go as an iPad 1 owner and having paid for this app we are being left behind with the updates do they want me to pay again do I have to buy the latest iPad which in time will not get the updates ( all the people with the latest iPads be aware be very aware your time is limited ).Version: 1.1.0

Good, but....Very expensive tho, could do with more information on the planets, and probably some information about the stars, on the plus side a very interactive app,.Version: 1.0.0

DisappointedIs my money not as good as the people with newer iPads? You have abandoned people with iPad1, a good developer makes sure apps are backwards compatible because people have paid for your app. I used to think you were one of the good ones, this has left me disappointed...Version: 1.1.0

French title english versionWhy do you put a french name for an app that do not have a french version. I'm really mad and I d'ont feel I should pay for that..Version: 1.1.1

Why would you do this??!!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..Version: 1.1.1

SeriouslyDon't update something I bought that I actually can't update!.Version: 1.1.1

Freezes constantlySo 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..Version: 1.1.7

No support for iPad II 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?.Version: 1.1.1


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