On devices with a compass and accelerometer, point to sky and device follows
Open Star Map is a planetarium application based on the recently released Google Sky Map source code, with tweaks especially intended for the Kindle Fire. It is currently more a fun application for the casual user than a serious amateur astronomy application.
In an earlier review, I mentioned that this did not work with my Trio Stealth Pro 9.7 Android 4.0. I have since downloaded the version for Kindle HD, and that works! I had some difficulty understanding the icons and finding the Settings. One caveat, I couldn't return from the Toggle Night Mode, until I went into Manage Apps and cleared all data.
I use this ALL THE TIME during my astronomy class! The innovative way that you can scroll, zoom, search, and even get info about the stars/constellations os amazing! I love this app even when I'm not looking for a certain star or star system just because it's so facinating and fun to look at the galaxy and the systems within. Highly recommened for people who want to study the stars, get some info, or just have some fun looking around the galaxy!
This app is disappointing. Minus 1 star for non intuitive entry of either a place or city or lat/long coordinates. An extra minus 1 star for not telling me that the lat/long coordinates were not understood until well after I was out of the window for entering the coordinates and back in the main viewer. A final minus 1 star for the alert pop-up warnings that pop-up then disappear in what seems like half a second. Far too short to read the message.