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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 5.6.7

* Fix for label misalignment in maps view for recent model devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
573 Ratings
573 Ratings
TC!48

Very useful app

I’m a photographer and I use this very often with the 3D viewer, to see where the sun will be at certain times. It helps a lot for framing timelapses, and the feature to see the golden hours each day is great for planning.

Saltykettle

Sun Seeker

This interesting and ACCURATE app is both fun and enjoyable. It is also very educational. I wish I'd had this during my Geography studies! I rate this most highly.

David Edge

Under-documented

The app shows various coloured lines presumably indicating the passage of something across the scene. Not all of these are documented and the developer does not respond to support requests. So maybe useful for a user who is an expert or a mind-reader, not for me.

Developer Response

Hi David - the app has some explanation of the various lines under Info / Explanation, and also some FAQ answers on the Info view. I do reply to all support emails and not sure why yours apparently didn't get through. The best way to email me is via the app's Info / Email Us button, which automatically provides me with some info about the app settings, in case you ever have any issues I need to investigate.

Information

Seller
Ajnaware Pty Ltd
Size
22.5 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
£9.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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