Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 5.6.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 21.10 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,864 Ratings

Description

Provides a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes sun-event device notifications plus a widget showing today's solar data and position on arc. Featured in numerous high-profile blogs, websites, and publications, including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc. "Truly amazing", "Incredible", "Brilliant" - the most genuinely useful application of augmented reality - ever! Ideal for ▶ Photographers - for planning optimal light conditions, sunrise/sunset directions, golden and blue hour times ▶ Cinematographers - to find exact sun exposure, directions and times for any location ▶ Real Estate Buyers - to find the sun exposure of properties you are considering ▶ Drivers - find how long your car will remain in the shade at any given parking spot ▶ Campers and Picnickers - for finding where to camp, sit, pitch an umbrella ▶ Gardeners - for finding optimal planting locations and seasonal sunlight hours ▶ Architects - for visualising the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year ▶ All Sun Lovers! To find the sun, even when it is hidden by clouds or walls Main Features * Uses GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope to find the correct solar position and path for your current location * Flat compass view showing current solar position, diurnal solar angle and 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 * Camera view also has an optional pointer to guide you towards the current location of the sun * Map view showing solar direction arrows and elevations for each hour of the day * Ability to choose any date and view solar path for that day * Ability to choose any location on earth (includes 40,000+ cities or custom locations) * Additional details including rise, set and culmination times, maximum elevation, civil, nautical and astronomical twilight times * Optional device notifications for all manner of sun-related periods and events, such as golden or blue hours, various twilight periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given elevation. * User option to include summer and winter solstice paths on both flat compass view and camera view Videos, videos, videos * Check out our YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ENGG6Drww * Search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" for many other videos, websites and blogs created by enthusiastic users FAQs * See http://www.ozpda.com/sunseeker/faqs.html - also easily accessible from the app's info screen Notes * IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The app's 3D view cannot work without it! * 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.

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Reviews

  • Bright Light...

    5
    By wrd
    ...great app.
  • Sunrise app

    1
    By Weewillie61
    Could be better
  • Photojournalism Assignments

    5
    By Frogfilms
    Sun Seeker app saves me hours of guessing. After I arrive on site, I start my recon. of where I what to shoot and check compositions. Make my notes and open Sun Seeker, go to Maps for Shadow Ratio. It displays time of day to return for lighting I prefer. No more estimating of time. Great App.
  • Traveler

    5
    By Jim9034
    I am traveling via RV from Alaska to the Florida Keys. My location travels continuously so the Sun Seeker app is very useful.
  • As cool as it looks, worth every penny

    5
    By bloudermilk
    I’ve wanted an app like this for years. So much that I nearly built it myself. Buying this app was my last effort before starting that process and I’m glad I did. Sun Seeker delivers on its core promise of being the easiest way to track the sun for any location on earth. We just used it to place the planter beds in our new home and I’m sure I’ll use it in the future to plan photo shoots or place buildings. Just a great app executed very well.
  • Ideal for field checking sun angles for use in designing solar heating or shading of buildings

    5
    By Lobscouse
    Views and photographs sun position chart on site for solar building design
  • Review

    5
    By 509 cork
    Very convenient and it has an accurate map.
  • Always seeking the sun.

    1
    By Simczyk
    This app rarely works. It doesn’t know where the sun is. Bleh.
  • Perfection

    5
    By Ctjones
    Love this easy to use and very helpful!!
  • Nags for reviews constantly

    1
    By Max Masnick
    Asks me to review multiple times per session.

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