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Sun Compass

By Longneck

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Description

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Use the Sun or the Moon to find North.

Use GoogleMaps to find your location and where you need to go, then use Sun Compass to find out which way to actually start walking.

WARNING: This app will not automagically find North, but it will help you find it.
You must see the sun or the moon to be able to find North with this App.

Please check out the website for more info.
www.longneck.ro/suncompass

Other Apps made by me :
Perpetuum - Moon Phases Calendar, Love Detector

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Customer Reviews

Very Cool App

Works kind of like a reverse sundial to find N. The app plots the position of the sun during the day as seen in the screenshot. Then with iPod screenside up you touch the compass dial to move sun icon to match the sun in the sky and you've got directions. Or you can just turn the whole iPod like I did at first! This also works with the moon but I think the sun provides slightly more accurate readings, maybe because it's farther away, slower? This also seems to work without Internet access as long as you have your general location already input either manually or through auto-locate or you can enter latitude/longitude to find your location without Internet access. So be sure to take care of that before leaving for the wilderness.

This is a really well executed app that helps ease the pain of the lack of GPS. In fact this will work even without a GPS signal or internet to get you headed in the right direction. It works and looks far better than any cheapo magnetic compass you could buy, never mind at $.99! I haven't seen anything else quite like it in the store, at any price. Vlad sounds guilty for charging even this much, but it's Apple's minimum, and hey it makes the price literally a song. Even a cheapskate like me is happy to support this kind of effort. Thanks!

Great but needs summer (DST) time adjustment

I rate this with five stars because using the sun the app seems to work perfectly. Users who state the application doesn’t work simply haven’t followed the instructions and/or don’t understand how a sun compass works.

Using the moon, however, the application seems to be off. It is daylight savings (summer) time where I live. It appears that the summer time adjustment for the moon function is in the wrong direction, resulting in a net two-hour difference. If I set the time on my iPod Touch to be two hours earlier, the moon function seems to find north correctly.

I confirmed this using the free “Moon.” app from CDV Concepts, which shows the moon’s location on the points of the compass. This app therefore can also be used to find north from the position of the moon.

IT WORKS - read the directions!

Lots of unecessary bad reviews. If you take two minutes to read the directions, then go outside and test it out, you will find it is very simple to use and pretty accurate. Simply drag the sun icon to match where the sun is in the sky compared to where you are standing. Would absolutely work in a pinch if you were lost and knew which direction you needed to go. Note: Have not tried it at night. I hear it will work with the moon, but not as well.

Sun Compass
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Released: Jul 15, 2008
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Vlad Lungu

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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