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Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

By ozPDA

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Provides a FLAT VIEW COMPASS and an AUGMENTED REALITY CAMERA 3-D VIEW showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times and more and a MAP VIEW showing solar direction for each daylight hour.

! New for iOS8 - Graphical widget showing today's solar data and position on arc !

Ideal for
* Real Estate Buyers - for finding the sun exposure of properties you are considering
* Gardeners - for finding optimal planting locations for current and seasonal solar exposure
* Photographers - for planning optimal light conditions
* Architects - for getting a feel for 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 and magnetometer 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
* 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:
* Search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" for many other videos created by enthusiastic users

* IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The app's 3D view will not 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 in Version 4.4.2

* Fixes widget location issue, which may not have been set correctly until app was next terminated and re-started.


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Customer Reviews

iOS 8 integration is amazing. App amazing in general

This is really one of the best examples of an iPhone application I've ever seen. It thoroughly utilizes all the various facets of the hardware and user experience.

The thing that really made me jump in and write a review was the way that integrates with iOS 8 Notification Center. A small graphic that shows the position of the sun throughout the day as well as various geometric figures regarding this. I sincerely hope, and beg, that the developers do the same thing for the Moon Seeker app that they also sell.

A must for buying real estate or planting a garden

Great app to find the best place to plant your garden. It's also great to build your house knowing where most of the sunshine will fall! Fun to use and priced right! It will tell you when the sun will rise and fall, how many hours daylight you can expect for any day of the year, no matter where you are😄👍 There's much more that I have yet to explore. Thanks for creating a very useful app guys😀🎉😄🎊

Perfect for Photographers!

I've been using this app for a year or two now. I have to say it makes planning out photo shoots and engagement sessions so easy! I can check the sunset and sunrise time with ease and immediately. This has seriously made everything so simple, I'd go crazy without this app.

Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2014
  • Version: 4.4.2
  • Size: 8.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
  • Seller: Ajnaware Pty Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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