Re: Android and Amazon Fire ExploreStars has been updated #ExploreScientific #ExploreStars

Jeff Hogan

I’m with Luc here.   It was very easy for me to find an install off of Google Play


The actual ExploreStars App that I had to get on Windows was ridiculously complicated to find.   I have 3 different Microsoft Accounts because of my profession (multiple schools): but, I had to create a 4th personal account to get the software.


I couldn’t understand why it couldn’t just be downloaded off of your servers and why it had to be tied to a Windows Store.

This is the only program I have ever had to use the Windows Store to get.




Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

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Orlando, FL 32811



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Hi Jerry, 

What I mean is the fact that explore star app in Android is separate from the data base that you need to download and install on a specific place.  I know you said it was android requirements but at the same time other app ie ASI AIR do their update and data base all in one app,  same for sky safari and probably others.  I saw over the months/ years that this question of how to install comes up quite often.  It would save a lot of questions and time and effort to download and just go.  

Take care. 


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On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:24 AM, Luke wrote:

I don't understand why it cannot be one app for everything...

Hi Luke,

I don't understand what you mean by that. Can you elaborate?
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