BREAKING NEWS: ***DIRECTION KNOWN*** selected by the App Store Editorial Team for inclusion in APP STORE REWIND 2011 --- a prestigious list of the best Apps of 2011 in a field of over 15,000 Navigation Apps.

Earlier in 2011 DIRECTION KNOWN was selected as a Staff Favorite. Only 24 of 500,000 total Apps appear at any one time on this very select list.

Thank you Apple for this recognition!

DIRECTION KNOWN allows you to create multiple personal COMPASSES using colorful ARROWS that point to the PLACES that have meaning in your life.

PLACES where Family & Friends live... Fabulous cities, natural & man-made wonders you've seen... Mountains climbed... Grateful Dead concerts you think you've been to... Bucket List wanderlusts... Memorable Restaurants...

DIRECTION KNOWN always knows your present location. The ARROWS show the direction & distance to your favorite PLACES --- instantly updating as your iPad changes location & position.

All this & more for only $.99

* easy to edit

* suggested COMPASS headings included: Family, Friends, Grandchildren ...

* Map page linked to your device’s Address Book to make it easy to add a new Person / Place

* swipe to navigate between COMPASSES

* Night & Day background options

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Bug fixes.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Beautiful implementation of a traditional signpost


You have probably seen signposts in the real world at tourist spots and in amusement parks. They have several arrows pointing in different directions to famous locations around the world or to attractions in the park.

Direction Known is a digital version of that. But now you are in control of what the signs should point to: your favorite vacation spots, the homes of your friends, etc.

With the built-in compass of the iPhone/iPad, the arrows automatically rotate so they always point in the correct direction. And of course the actual distances are calculated by the app.

Overall this is a beautiful and mesmerizing app.

Awesome interface, but needs some improving


Absolutely love the app...everyone who picks up my iPad loves playing with DirectionKnown. My only complaint are the periodic crashes I hope you guys could work on. One specific, consistent one is when editing the name of a location name within a compass.

I still recommend the app to all my friends, just wished the crashing could be fixed.

Beautiful, minor bugs


Awesome app. Crashes when you edit name of a city in compass. Also, when you swipe, the little dot goes in direction of swipe. It should match what the page dot does when swiping in the app launcher.


William Lipsey
2.5 MB
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 River Studio


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