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Small Planet for Android

What planet are you from?

Generate a small-planet from where you are and send it as a postcard to your friends!

This application makes a stereographic projection of your location on the map where Street View is available.
It is also possible to project one photograph coming from the camera roll.
Slide your finger on the screen, and then you can continuously move from a bird's eye view in the sky (mini-planet) to an insect view at ground level!


  1. Select the origin of the planet:
    1. Either select a place on the map (you can zoom with two fingers).
      Then, click on the map where the roads are blues.
      Push the "Planet" button to generate the planet.
    2. Or click on the button Camera to load an existing photo from the gallery (360° panorama or world map give the best result).
  2. Adjust the planet like you want with one finger, zoom with two or move with three.
  3. Push the "Share" or "Save" button to save the result (I.e.: on the applications Facebook, Twitter, Thumblr, Email or in the photo album).
  4. Add a bookmark by pushing the "Star" button to get it back later.

Note: You can use the application with a mouse.


- Android device version 4.0 or later.
- Internet connection (Wifi or 3G).
- GPS recommended.



Version 3.5 (2014-02-22)

- Fix the loading of some planets.

Version 3.4 (2014-02-10)

- Fix the map blue overlay.

Version 3.3 (2013-07-11)

- Fix the ProGuard change in Android 4.2 to allow the communication between the javascript and java.

Version 3.2 (2013-06-24)

- Fix the waiting message when loading the map.
- Fix the home button in several activities.
- Generate a smaller image (1024px) on devices with less than 512MB of RAM, and a better image (2048px) on Android devices >= 4.1 with more than 512MB of RAM.
- Change the map density to 120dpi. It loads less map tiles and is more responsive (specially on big screen).
- Remove hardware acceleration in the WebView to show the map (use less memory and is more responsive).

Version 3.1 (2013-06-16)

- First public version available on the store.


2014/08/26 13:16:45 sven.wiegmann@gmx.de
Dear Régis Cosnier how can we add/upload 360 pictures to share, that other's can see that blue circle and open in map? kind regards, Sven

2014/08/28 10:44:15 Régis
Hi Sven, If your Android device is able to take a Photo Sphere (360° x 180° -> 4000px X 2000px) with the official Google Maps app, then if you display it in the Gallery app, and touch the share button, a Google Maps entry allows you to publish it publicly and see it as a blue dot on the Maps. Actually, Google Street View is made with a lot of photos spheres! Those kinds of photos spheres can also be used directly in my app, Small-Planet, by touching the Camera icon to make a stereographic projection with it.

2016/05/22 11:00:34 Wim Stam
Hi, Is it possible to import photos from Google Drive


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