Orbit

Orbit


The N-Body simulator is for everybody and all backgrounds.
Make your own solar systems, galaxies, and gravity sinks! Colorful and captivating!
Watch as these celestial bodies attract and revolve around each other!

Fling your finger and watch the bodies spawn with velocity and direction. Tap and hold to see yourself create a sun!

Recent changes:
Version 1.7
Project now maintained by Carlos Cheung

List of changes:

* Collision Effect
* Color generation improved
* Walls expanded outwards
* Default gravitational constant changed from 6.67E-7 to 6.67E-9
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3.7
User ratings
1086
Installs
10,000+
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File size
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About Orbit
The N-Body simulator is for everybody and all backgrounds.
Make your own solar systems, galaxies, and gravity sinks! Colorful and captivating!
Watch as these celestial bodies attract and revolve around each other!

Fling your finger and watch the bodies spawn with velocity and direction. Tap and hold to see yourself create a sun!

Recent changes:
Version 1.7
Project now maintained by Carlos Cheung

List of changes:

* Collision Effect
* Color generation improved
* Walls expanded outwards
* Default gravitational constant changed from 6.67E-7 to 6.67E-9

User reviews of Orbit
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 20, 2014
Great, needs some improvements Any stationary body makes all other bodies gravitate toward it too quickly, so it is near impossible to create an object orbiting elliptically around a body. Worse though, the phone screen goes to sleep only a few seconds after the simulation begins, and you can't hold a finger on the screen to keep it from switching off because that affects the simulation by adding a body to the space
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
It needs work It definitely needs more options, more things to help create orbits. Aside from that, its not bad, if a bit unrealistic
A Google User
Nov 28, 2014
Awesome! Almost exactly the same as the old Orbital game for Unix. Very nice.
A Google User
Nov 4, 2014
Work it up and sell it! This is a really great start! Reading the other reviews, I can tell that lots of serious geeks were attracted to this. There complaints and disappointments should be fuel for your continuing on. First off, from an elementary perspective, this simulator shows very well the principles of attraction - from a mathematical, biological and astronomical perspective. Flash your screen over to a projector and kids have an instant lab. We need screen re-centering and mass release (explosion) limit settings.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2014
It is fun but It is fun for a moment but not at all accurate. A planetary path tracer would be nice but that is not possible because this app does not do actual orbit path but rather a straight line or simi arch behind one of the suns. There is only one density for planets and suns. A binary system does not affect the satellite as a binary would but instead only one sun seems to exist regardless of how many you put on the screen. Fun at first but gets to simple and lame very fast.