Review: Earth3D by Nicoteam


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Sixteen Zen, Relaxation, and Meditation Apps. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Earth3D by Nicoteam

Earth3D (Free) by Nicoteam is one of the few applications we’ve liked on the iPod touch and iPhone despite the fact that it doesn’t do a lot—that’s because it does what it’s made to do very well. There’s a spinning Earth in the center, complete with cloud cover and the ability to reflect the sun, which occasionally passes by, along with the moon. Do nothing and you’ll a camera spin around them all; touch the screen with two fingers and you can take partial control over the angle you’re viewing the earth from. Turn the device on its side and everything moves from vertical to horizontal. This is the sort of screensaver these devices would benefit from if they didn’t always turn off their screens to conserve power; we seriously hope that a version with zoom effects will eventually be released. iLounge Rating: B+.

Review: Earth3D by Nicoteam

Our Rating


Company and Price

Company: Nicoteam


Title: Earth3D

Price: Free

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches


Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.