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Look at the stars with Astronomy Lockscreen, available for Windows Phone 8

Astronomy Lockscreen

Astronomy Lockscreen is a brand new app now available for Windows Phone. The app (as the name suggests) is a simple concept that pulls down the Astronomy Picture of the Day from the Nasa website. It's able to refresh each day with a new photo of the universe, sending any Windows Phone into another dimension.

While being little more than a basic app, Astronomy Lockscreen (developed by Martin Suchan - @martinsuchan) is a great solution for those who enjoy looking at new images of what's beyond our skies.

Astronomy Lockscreen

You can download Astronomy Lockscreen from the Windows Phone Store for free.

QR: Astronomy Lockscreen



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Kenjoe says:

This is pretty cool

adipabeta says:

can i have this for my ics. :-P

schlubadub says:

I suppose if you print it out with edible paper & ink then you could put it on an Ice-Cream Sandwich... Then as you eat it pretend you're eating entire solar systems while making loud OM NOM NOM noises.

Etyrnus says:

Definitely appreciated

rodneyej says:

Love the new functionality in WP8!!

kevin2577 says:

This is awesome, I was literally looking for an app that did this just yesterday and couldn't find one, I was even thinking of dusting off the old student dev acct and writing one myself. So glad this is out!

Koki.v3 says:

I wonder what happens when the POTD is a video :)

Use bacconit! You can use any /r/_____ for you background!

Vector555 says:

I've been using baconit, but there seems tos be an issue with the updating. At times I'll unlock my phone and it instantly reverts back to the previous image.

tds101 says:

Thank you!!;

Jonadam23 says:

Its pretty cool. It would be even more awesome if it was an animated lock screen like android. Hopefully Apollo plus will bring even more dynamic lock screens (and a notification center of course!)

gmantione says:

Does it work? Cause the Bing lock screen doesn't like to work on mine U_U

Vector555 says:

The Bing lock screen on mine seems to be a day behind. I don't have to force it to update, it happens on its own, but late at night.

DaSchnee says:

Same for me... it always shows the picture from the day before

The def star says:

Bing update workes for me but I decided to go with this app for my lock screen because I use bing search a lot and would like to see more variety when turning on my phone and going to bing search. Plus I love space pics!

ddizon says:

this is lovely! off topic... but is there a lockscreen app that suffles photos that appear ?

jonesyvoor says:

It would be nice if somewhere a list of apps existed that take advantage of the lockscreen "live wallpaper".

Wyspr says:

It won't download any picture for me, just says 3/12/2012. Could be because APOD isn't available until late in the afternoon due to my timezone (AU) but it could at least download yesterdays picture.

cedarlog says:

is it hard to make windows phone apps available on every single windows phone store ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Does it work if I have high contrast "theme"