Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 14.94 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 7,357 Ratings


Sunseeker is a comprehensive solar tracking & compass app. It shows the sun’s hourly direction intervals, its equinox, winter & summer solstice paths, sunrise sunset times, twilight times, sun shadow, the golden hour & more. The app allows you to add sun-event notifications & has a widget showing the day’s solar data & position on an arc. The surveyor view shows the solar direction for each sunlight hour. Sunseeker has both a flat compass view & a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) view to show the solar position & path. The app is useful for - ▶ Photographers- to plan according to the golden hour or blue hour & optimal sunlight conditions, sunrise & sunset times & directions. ▶ Cinematographers- this sun tracker & sun surveyor enables you to find the sun exposure, directions, sun shadow & sunrise sunset times for any location. ▶ Real Estate Buyers- can use the app before buying a property to check the sun path & to find the sun exposure of properties. ▶ Drivers - Sunseeker lets you track the sun path & movement during the days & helps drivers know the sun position to find how long the car will remain in the shade at any given parking spot. ▶ Campers & Picnickers- for anyone planning a day out, Sunseeker app will help in finding where to camp, sit or pitch an umbrella depending on the sunlight & sun direction. ▶ Gardeners- Sun Seeker can also help with finding optimal planting locations & seasonal sunlight hours as a sun rise calendar ▶ Architects & Surveyors- for visualising the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year & using the compass app as a sun surveyor & calendar to determine the sunlight directions. Main Features * Sunseeker is a sun locator which uses GPS, magnetometer & gyroscope to find the correct solar position & sun path for your current location. * Flat compass view shows current solar position, diurnal solar angle & elevation (separated into day & night segments), sun shadow length ratio, atmospheric path thickness. * 3D augmented reality (AR) camera overlay view shows the sun's current position, its path with hour points marked. Check golden hour using this feature! * Camera view has an optional pointer to guide you towards the current location of the sun & help you with sun direction. * Map view shows solar direction arrows, sun path & elevations for each hour of the day. * Choose any date to view sun position & path on that day. You can view sunset & sunrise times for each day as well. * Choose any location on earth (includes 40,000+ cities or custom locations available offline, as well as a comprehensive online map search capability) * Get additional details including sun rise, sunset & culmination times, maximum elevation, civil, nautical & astronomical twilight times of the sun. * Optional device notifications for all manner of sun-related periods & events, such as golden hour or blue hour, various twilight & shadow periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given elevation. * This sun rise calendar app allows the user to include equinox, summer & winter solstice paths on both flat compass view & camera view. Sun Seeker app has been featured in numerous high-profile blogs, websites & publications, including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc. "Truly amazing", "Incredible", "Brilliant" - the most genuinely useful application of augmented reality - ever! Check out our YouTube video here: Simply search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" to find many videos, websites & blogs created by our enthusiastic users FAQs * See - also easily accessible from the app's info screen Note * The compass accuracy depends on having an undistorted magnetic field around your device. If you use it close to metallic objects or electrical equipment, directional accuracy may be impaired. The device’s compass accuracy can be optimised by calibrating it prior to use. See app’s FAQs for more help.



  • Exactly what I needed

    By Eclectic116
    I’m a photographer. Knowing exactly where and when the sun will rise and set is a game changer. This is a perfect app!
  • Great for Landscape Designers

    By kitzwilly
    This is a simple way to check sun’s path in every month. I can determine if there is enough sun for certain plants by checking the angles, especially for fall and early spring. It’s a bit difficult to extrapolate the info on the chart to actual conditions, although the 3D helps.
  • Such An Amazing App

    By T(˶‾᷄⁻̫‾᷅˵)
    I used this to track the sun. It is very precise. I can easily plan my shot angel and position with this app "MAP" feature. It can also tell you when is the golden hour, twilight and etc.
  • Best app on planet

    By 1Rexford
    Amazingly awesome application. A must have !
  • No directions

    By hoosea
    I suspect this app would be very useful if there were some directions..... having to google and try to figure it out defeats the convenience I was hoping to receive.
  • Great App

    By Kc2hlg
    Nicely done!
  • Wonderful app, wonderful service

    By Darius-
    The app is excellent. I use it for gardening and landscaping year round. I had a routine question and was kindly answered within hours. All around wonderful
  • Amazing tool! Gyroscope mode is better

    By Adventures in odyssey fan
    This app has helped with my real estate videos and planning the timing to get the best natural lighting. Although the default 3D mode is easier to set up, but gyroscope mode is more accurate as you can adjust the actually position you’re in. Wish it was default as normal mode is about 1/2 hour off for me usually. The map mode is my favorite though.
  • I don’t like this app

    By anny&k
    I think tris app is waste of money. There are better apps, it doesn’t help me at all as a photographer. It is just a compass! And why would you pay for compass if you have it for free on your phone!
  • Everything I asked for

    By ozapple
    Awesome app with all the features I could think of including animation of the sun during the year.