The Google Sky Map is one example of how apps can be both fun and educational. A type of on-demand learning, it lets people learn about the sky on the spot simply by opening up the app and pointing the smartphone upwards at a particular point. The Google Sky Map replies on GPS and compass data to locate the information for that specific area.
Once that is found, the Google Sky Map provides a labeled diagram that teaches people immediately about the stars, planets and more. Interactive and convenient, this Android app will appeal to people who have always wanted to learn about the night sky, but has never had the opportunity to set aside time to do so. It is perfect for spontaneous knowledge, which often coincides with the weather -- naturally.