On March 7th, Google suspended WinStars due to non-compliance with the program’s update method. Indeed, Google requires developers to use two files to download data and update applications.
I had chosen to keep the update method developed for the desktop version, which consumes less download volume, which seemed beneficial for a mobile version.
Therefore, if you wish to continue using the Android version of WinStars, you must uninstall the program and reinstall the application using this package:
With the latest update (3.072), the program now features new functionalities that improve the management of artificial satellites.
A dialog box now allows users to choose the satellites to display in WinStars.
And here is the result in the “3D navigation” mode:
The transit of satellites is also visible in the planetarium mode:
The program also calculates when a satellite exits Earth’s shadow (here, the ISS).
Finally, the Moon is displayed in high resolution with the names of geological formations when zooming in on it from the planetarium mode.