New NASA App 2.0 Released For iPhone, iPod Touch

May 22, 2012

NASA released Monday an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices.

A team at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., completely rebuilt the NASA App for and iPod touch. It now has a fast and intuitive interface for the approximately 4.7 million people who've downloaded it so far. Other new features of NASA App 2.0 include in the spacecraft sighting opportunities section; maps, information and links to all of the NASA visitor centers; a section about NASA's programs, as well as the ability to print, save and access favorite items, and bookmark images. The NASA App 2.0 requires iOS 5.0 or later.

"This is our first major redesign of the NASA App for iPhone since our initial release in 2009," said Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager at Ames. "We are really excited about this release and think users are going to love the new interface and features."

All of the NASA Apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android showcase a wealth of NASA content, including thousands of images, videos on-demand, live streaming of NASA Television, the agency's Third Rock online radio station, mission and launch information, featured content, stories and breaking news. Users also can find sighting opportunities for the and track the position of the orbiting laboratory. App users also easily can share NASA content with their friends and followers on Facebook, or via email. In total, the apps have been downloaded by more than 8.8 million people.

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More information: For more information about the new NASA App 2.0 for iPhone and other NASA Apps, visit: www.nasa.gov/nasaapp

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Excellent! All NASA's antique museum pieces and projects at fingertip!

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