Google Sky Map Moving To Open Source
Of all the apps that Google has launched over the years the only one I use on a consistent basis is Sky Map. It was sad to learn that Google has opted to end major development of Sky Map, but the good news is that the app will go open source.
That means rather than simply dying off, at least Android geeks and other developers will have the chance to pitch in and keep the updates coming. If you have never used Sky Map, it’s an application that makes possible to see what´s in the stars, if you look up at the night sky and wonder what that bright object is this app will tell you.
Google is working with Carnegie Melon University, and students there will be directly continuing the development of the app. The giant has also open-sourced the app so that other astronomy enthusiasts can take the code and augment it as they wish.
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