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NASA Releases Cool, Free iPhone App 47

Posted by Soulskill
from the iplanets-and-imoons dept.
lenehey writes "A new free iPhone app provided by NASA was released today. The app lists each of NASA's missions, and allows you to see a brief description, the latest news updates, images, videos, etc., corresponding to that mission. A timer is also provided for each mission, logging the days, hours, and seconds until (or since) the mission launch."
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NASA Releases Cool, Free iPhone App

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  • Why? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by stepdown (1352479) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @01:21PM (#29857757) Journal
    What part of this couldn't be achieved with a website? Is there really any reason to be developing iPhone apps for a service like this rather than letting us all use it?
  • Ease up, naysayers (Score:5, Insightful)

    by HisMother (413313) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @01:51PM (#29858011)
    To everyone posting to say that "It should be a website!1!!": It is a website, [nasa.gov] of course -- or rather, all this info is already available on NASA's website. NASA has a fabulous web presence, and has for a long time. The iPhone app just makes selected information available in a nice form-factor for mobile. Could this have been done as WAP pages, so Blackberry/Android/whatever users could see it? I guess, sure, but it wouldn't be as nice as the iPhone app. It's an experiment, guys. Not wasteful, not elitist. Lighten the hell up.

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