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New Version of Star Mapping App

The Traveller-inspired star mapping tool Sector has been updated to 2.0. I've written about this iOS app before (http://www.frostbytebooks.com/blog/easy-star-mapping) and the new update makes it even better.

The top new feature is a more flexible zoom tool. It now allows the user to see an entire sector at once or zoom in to just a few star systems. Using the standard pinch gestures, it’s very easy to move around a sector.

Star maps generated elsewhere can now be imported, though I'm unsure what the exact file type requirements are. There’s also a new info pop-up that does a great job of explaining most symbols used in the app, though a few are still missing (like the colored hex outlines appearing in a few places).

Editing is just as easy as before: hit Edit and then tap any hex to add or remove a world. Very straightforward. A generous list of information is automatically generated for every system and can be updated if necessary.

If you own an iOS device and play sci-fi games, this app is close to ubiquitous. For iPads it really shines. In fact, you will never have to go through the tedious work of manual star mapping again if you get this app, all for the price of a cup of coffee. Highly recommended.

More information and downloads here: http://taptix.net/sector

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