3D Sun&Moon Compass HD
By Shen Ji Pan
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
★★★StarTracker HD is out! Incredible fluid StarGazing experience at 60fps!★★★
It's so excited to introduce you the best 3D Sun and Moon Virtualization app on iPad!
This is a virtual 3D compass sphere which shows the position of Sun and Moon in the sky with perfect application of virtual reality technology! Full utilization of the build-in digital compass and accelerometer drive the best user experience.
With the cutting edge signal processing technique and applying the raw data directly from the build-in digital compass chip instead of the existing degree provided by Core Location API, this app has fast reaction and high accruacy, which is as fast as the gyro app Jobs shows on the WWDC ;)
- The 3D compass in a fantastic crystal ball will always point to the True North, no matter you rotate or position the phone in which direction.
- You could see the current position of the Sun and Moon simultaneously on the 3D compass ball, and the 24-hour orbit of the Sun and Moon will be displayed as a circle surround the ball.
- Display the time of Sun rise/set and moon rise/set.
- Time and date can be adjusted smoothly, the position of Sun and Moon will move simultaneously with the changing of the date or time.
- User can choose current location from a world map by trigger the top left location button, this is mainly designed for iPad WIFI version which may not get the location from core location framework.
- Smooth motion flow and quick response which is realized by cutting edge signal processing technique.
- Superb high quality graphic display by full screen anti-aliasing and HDR technology employment.
A wonderful experience you never had before!
Just Go and Enjoy it!
Lacking Time Zone Support
Graphics are good but only calibrated for use at GMT -6. No ability to choose a location from a list and have time zone & DST set for you. Although the time can be altered, the sun and moon rise and set times remain at GMT - 6 and the time reverts back to GMT -6 at start up.
Gives the impression of a beta app lacking some basic refinements to give a good user experience especially when living outside of the USA. Would like to see the app make use of Google maps and/or city list for selecting locations and full time zone support provided. Until these features are in place, the 3D graphics are pretty meaningless with incorrect times at the user's location.
Well, I have been very sceptical about more than a few Apps. Having been caught a couple of times it is refreshing to be able to say that this App really is all it says it is.
I have found it really useful when using it for location recess for film production. It helps me to establish the optimum time for film on exteriors and exteriors...really accurately.
Anyway, well down to the fellows who put this together...long may you run.
- Category: Navigation
- Released: 09 July 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Shen Ji Pan
- © 2010 SHEN JI PAN
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.