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Old Mar 25, 2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Star Walk + iPad 2 = FAIL?

I got the Star Walk app for the iPad 2. However, the compass doesn't seem to work right. It just goes up and down -- does not go east and west. Just wondering if any one else has been experiencing difficulties so I can exclude a hardware defect.

It seems to work fine with the Compass and Jenga app so I think the hardware should be ok, but I want to make sure.
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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You're not alone. This was one of the first apps I purchased after getting my new iPad 2 and sadly it does not work as advertised. Gyroscope fine - compass no. I'm also seeing a strange green bar in the lower left hand side of the screen. When I touch it the app crashes.

I've posted a support ticket on their web site. Hopefully I'll get an answer.
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for the reply. I'm glad to have found someone with the same issue. I too have the green bar.

Last night I found that putting it in landscape mode halps but it's definitely not as smooth as the original iPad.

Cheers and thanks
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Puniversehd and star map hd work fine
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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Don't have Star Walk but the compass must be calibrated for it to work. Does Star Walk offer compass calibration?
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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Ditto

Just got my iPad 2 today and Star Walk will not work properly. Hope there is an update coming soon!
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 10:00 AM   #7
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I had a similar issue with Star Walk for iPad 2 once. Killing the application and restarting it fixed it.
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Old Apr 6, 2011, 04:04 PM   #8
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It hasn't worked correctly for me at all since getting an iPad 2. They just released an update today and it still doesn't work right for me. Frustrating.
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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No tracking...

I just got my ipad2 yesterday and downloaded Star Walk (new version 5.2 I think)...like others on this thread, it won't track like a compass. It just stays stuck in one spot, but will only go up and down. Anyone figure this out yet?
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 04:50 PM   #10
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Did the new update today fix this? 5.2.1
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Old Apr 8, 2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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Just a thought...

[EDIT - ORIGINAL POST REMOVED]
My comment was about possible interference from the Smart Cover magnets, but it seems this app has been having problems for quite some time.

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Old Apr 9, 2011, 01:49 AM   #12
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Same issue in my iPad 2 After installation yesterday night the compass worked in Star Walk, but later I couldn't get it's horizontal movement working again. As with other users in this thread it only moved vertically. Other apps with compass work normally.
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