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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.

What's New

Version 5.6.3

v5.6.3
* Fixes issue with map lookups sometimes giving API rate limit error messages

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

399 Ratings

399 Ratings

Astonishing

trevorburdon

Sheds all the light you could ever need. Buy it it's worth every cent and much more.

S J Watts

Staffordino

This is an excellent program. As an architect it provides me with most of the information about the sun's path that I need to advise clients on passive solar design and sun access and shade.

An improvement that would be most welcome would be to provide another view. This would be a fish eye camera view of the sky so that if the Iphone were placed on the sill of a window under test the amount of the sky dome could be photographed. Then the times of sunlight for different times of the day and year could be gauged having regard to obstacles such as eaves, trees and other buildings. Also the percentage of the viewed sky dome could be calculated having regard for obstacles. This would allow the daylight factor to be calculated. This is useful in determining whether the interior spaces receive sufficient natural light.

A Great Program

pacmac01

Sunseeker is a great program and I have found it very useful to show me the position of the sun at a given time. I am a house painter and need to know this when I arrive at a job so that I can work the job to keep in the shade. I can see the sun's position relative to the house. I would recommend without hesitation. The output is accurate. Some of the data is more advanced than what I need but I am sure it would be very helpful to an architect, renovator, house builder or anyone who needs to work around the sun' position at any time or season.

Information

Seller
Ajnaware Pty Ltd
Size
22.1 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.
Languages
English, French, German, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Ajnaware Pty Ltd
Price
$14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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