Sky Map

by Sky Map Devs
50,000,000+ installs

Android application Sky Map developed by is listed under category Books and Reference. According to Google Play Sky Map achieved more than 50,000,000 installs. Sky Map currently has 466,511 ratings with average rating value of 4.475. The current percentage of ratings achieved in last 30 days is 0.1%, percentage of ratings achieved in last 60 days is 0.15%. Sky Map has the current market position #1310 by number of ratings. A sample of the market history data for Sky Map can be found below. Last update on 2019-01-01.

Android application info
Title:Sky Map
Category:Books and Reference
Rating scores
Total ratings:466511
Growth (30 days):0.1%
Growth (60 days):0.15%
Average rating:4.475
App installs
Installs (achieved):50,000,000+
Installs (estimated):52,856,327
Rating values
5 star ratings:328,763
4 star ratings:80,370
3 star ratings:26,853
2 star ratings:11,280
1 star ratings:19,245

Country Rankings

Rank in category Books and Reference:



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Download level stats
2016-09-23: Android application Sky Map achieved 50,000,000 installs.
2011-11-26: Android application Sky Map achieved 10,000,000 installs.

Total number of ratings
Total number of active users rated for Sky Map.

Total number of installs (*estimated)
Estimation of total number of installs on Google Play. Approximated from number of ratings and install bounds achieved on Google Play.

Average rating
Average rating value on Google Play. Given by active users of the application.

Market lead percentage
Ratings count comparing to the market leading app.

Rating distribution
Rating distribution given by active users.

Price history stats
History statistics on app prices for Sky Map.


Sky Map is a hand-held planetarium for your Android device. Use it to identify stars, planets, nebulae and more.

Originally developed as Google Sky Map, it has now been donated and open sourced.

The Map doesn't move/points in the wrong place
Make sure you haven't switched into manual mode. Does your phone have a compass? If not, Sky Map cannot tell your orientation. Look it up here:

Try calibrating your compass by moving it in a figure of 8 motion or as described here
Are there any magnets or metal nearby that might interfere with the compass? Try switching off "magnetic correction" (in settings) and see if that is more accurate.

Why is autolocation not supported for my phone?
In Android 6 the way permissions work has changed. You need to enable the location permission setting for Sky Map as described here:

The Map is jittery
Try adjusting the sensor speed and damping (in settings). We have a better solution coming soon!

Do I need an internet connection?
No, but some functions (like entering your location manually) won't work without one. You'll have to use the GPS or enter a latitude and longitude instead.

Can I help test the latest features?
Sure! Join our beta testing program and get the latest version.

Find us elsewhere:
* (github - source code)
* (Google Plus)