Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer
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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.
* 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
* 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
* 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 3.3.2
* Added link to FAQs on Info screen
Please visit the FAQs page if you have any questions or issues. :-)
Great App & Easy to Use
Great app for travel, astronomy, hiking and any other activity dependent upon knowing when the sun rises/sets. Also allows you to pick locations so you can plan ahead.
My favorite feature is the 3d augmented reality view of the sun. Helped to ensure I knew where the sun would be when choosing an apartment in Seattle on a cloudy day. Plus the ability to export sun data as a CSV table for use in a spreadsheet is great as well.
Nice job and please keep the updates rolling.
if you are interested in sunlight in any way, this is a must buy. satisfies huge ranges of curiosities. great use of AR. for the price of coffee, you can have a tool in hand that would make copernicus cry tears of joy.
Very accurate to your position anywhere on the Earth. I use it to time my viewing of the daily sunset and to view the elusive "green-flash", viewed just before the last of the sun vanishes below the ocean. Very cool app.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 28, 2014
- Version: 3.3.2
- Size: 8.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
- Seller: Ajnaware Pty Ltd
- © Ajnaware Pty Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.