Star Walk + iPad 2 = FAIL?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Bobbychoi, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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  5. macrumors 603

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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?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  7. macrumors member

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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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    Surf Monkey

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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.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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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  11. Pete the Geek, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

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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.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

    PenguinApple

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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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