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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Phases of the Moon - App Review



The moon is responsible for a lot of cycles on earth, and too many of us know too little about it (yours truly included).

Here is a great App for keeping you in touch of past, current, and future phases, anywhere.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The Settings give you access to various on/off options (background display, lunar atlas, zodiac signs), as well as allowing for automatic location selection (based on your current location), or you can select where you would like data for, as well as picking a measurement system (International or Imperial).

The main part of the screen is taken up with a display of the moon, as it is, at the moment, in your chosen location; if the date and time at the top of the screen is not current, just press Now. In addition to his you are given information on the phase, percentage illuminated, distance, age, rise and set times, as well as sign of the Zodiac (provided you chose this option in Settings.

The bottom of the screen allows you to 'play' the moon forward so you can see its evolution of the coming days (very therapeutic). There are also icons for New, Full, First and Last quarters, which will allow you to skip directly to these phases.

Finally, there is a Monthly icon which shows you details over 6 weeks.

Cost
The App is a reasonable $2.

Indispensability
This really depends on your interest in the moon.

Dependability
The App worked without problem, both on iPhone and iPad (where, unsurprisingly, it looks even better).

Security
There are no real issues, even by sharing the information via Facebook or Twitter.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Interesting stuff.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Phases of the Moon here and support for the App here.


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