Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 14.88 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 5
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From 6,650 Ratings

Description

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, the golden hour & more. The app allows you to add a 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 daylight hour. Sunseeker has both a flat compass view & a 3D augmented reality view to show the solar position & path. The app is useful for - ▶ Photographers- to plan according to the golden hour or blue hour & optimal daylight conditions, sunrise & sunset times & directions. ▶ Cinematographers- this sun tracker & sun surveyor enables you to find the sun exposure, directions & 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 & find how long your 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. ▶ Architects & Surveyors- for visualising the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year & using the compass app as a sun surveyor 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 showing current solar position, diurnal solar angle & elevation (separated into day & night segments), shadow length ratio, atmospheric path thickness. * 3D augmented reality camera overlay view showing the sun's current position, its path with hour points marked. The golden hour can be checked using this feature! * Camera view has an optional pointer to guide you toward the current location of the sun & help you with the sun direction. * Map view showing solar direction arrows, sun path & elevations for each hour of the day. * The app enables you to choose any date & view sun position & path on that day. You can view sunset & sunrise times for each day as well. * Ability to choose any location on earth (includes 40,000+ cities or custom locations available offline, as well as a comprehensive online map search capability) * The app gives additional details including sunrise, 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 periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given elevation. * This 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! You can check out our YouTube video here: https://bit.ly/2Rf0CkO All you need to do is search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" to find many videos, websites & blogs created by our enthusiastic users FAQs * See https://bit.ly/2FIPJq2 - 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 help on doing this.

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Reviews

  • So in love

    5
    By Cooper7
    I can’t explain it lol
  • Nope

    1
    By sunnickmane
    I’ve attempted to contact this business and have got no reply’s I am a photographer and need to know when the the sun rises over the mountains. This app does not offer a preview of the land. I have the sun survayer app and that will show you a picture of the location you enter so I can actually see where the sun rises or dips over the mountain. This app only gives you a birds grid and a street view using a street map, which is not helpful in my case. If I’m missing something here I would love to know. Because getting a hold of these guys is proving to be impossible
  • Stop it!

    5
    By Crawddadd
    Stop looking for a better app. This is the only sun app you need. Choose a location and pick a time, then see where the sun will be. I've used this app for several years and it just keeps getting better. It's very stable and never crashes.
  • Much improved app

    5
    By Scooter 82
    I originally rated this app one star because it bombarded me with pop ups to rate it. So I did, one star. Because it was unusable. Thankfully an update fixed the developers over zealous need for ratings and the app is useful again. I recently used the app in Thailand where I’m searching for a piece of land with a view of the sunset over the mountains. It was indispensable as the realtor always told me the land met my requirements. Often times it did not and I showed them the proof. Even better, this app gives you sunset and sunrise paths for not only the current day but for other days and months throughout the year. This allowed me to see where the sunset would be for the time period I will be here, most of the winter. Excellent app well worth the cost.
  • Does not work

    1
    By hall55
    This since my doesn’t work on my phone. It cant find or show the sun.
  • The MOST useful app I’ve bought

    5
    By doodahdude
    If you’re a filmmaker who does a lot of site surveys then you can’t afford not to have this app.
  • Great - and can be better

    5
    By anything st all
    Love the function and idea 2D and 3D view often don’t agree Setting a different date from today is unstable Thank you!
  • App Sunset Time Wrong

    2
    By Ramrod007
    This app is never right for Houston, Tx. Off 20 minutes. Fix!
  • So useful!!!

    5
    By Chapingha
    I use this app everyday at work as a filmmaker but I have also used it when looking at apartments to rent, to see what time a sunset or sunrise will be... So many uses and precise enough to get me in the ballpark for lighting. I especially love the 3D View feature for seeing when a window will get direct light or not, when the sun will pop over that mountain or tree, etc.
  • Use of sun seeker

    2
    By coolmoneyDee
    Very difficult to find instruction on the use of this app. Cannot set a location easily. Cannot get the compass to show north at top of window. This all used to be easy. Updates have made all operations difficult. Not intuitive. Only seems useful when used at the home location. I need to predict light in another part of the country at a future date.

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