By Fabio Soldati
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The mountains are calling! Explore more mountains than any mountaineer! PeakFinder Earth makes it possible... and shows the names of all mountains and peaks with a 360° panorama display.
This functions completely offline – and worldwide!
PeakFinder knows more than 250’000 peaks - from Mount Everest to the little hill around the corner.
Winner of several prizes like 'Best of AppStore’‚ 'App of the Week, ...
Highly recommended by macnewsworld.com, nationalgeographic.com, smokinapps.com, outdoor-magazin.com, themetaq.com, digital-geography.com, ...
••• Features •••
- Works offline and worldwide
- Includes more than 250'000 peak names
- Fast rendering of the surrounding landscapes in a range of 300km/200mil
- Digital binoculars to select less prominent peaks
- 'Show me'-function for visible peaks
- Uses GPS to get your current location
- Maps (online) for viewpoint selection
- Dialog for entering coordinates manually
- Uses compass and accelerometer sensors
- Weekly updates of the peak directory
••• Comments •••
"Super easy handling, super smooth views and excellent user interface. I love hopping to my favorite mountains and enjoy the panorama, while being there or hundreds of miles away" -- hiker45
••• Ratings •••
Every good rating in iTunes (including those following updates) makes me happy. The positive ratings and reviews make it possible for me to continue to improve the app for you. Many thanks!
••• Support •••
In case of questions, problems, mistakes, missing mountain names and ideas for future expansion, I am happy to help you. Please write to email@example.com.
What's New in Version 2.6.0
- Works worldwide in every mountain area now!
- iOS 8 support
- Many small improvements
- Fixed bug on iOS 5.1.1
- Added Url-Scheme 'peakfinder'
I LOVE THIS APP!
I've used peak identification apps before and this is the best of them all. I mean WAY better. The reason is most peak identification apps use augmented reality to superimpose peak names over your live camera image but the peak names rarely match up with the image. It's just not precise enough. This app does something unique by actually rendering the surrounding landscape and displaying the peak names over that image instead. It does an amazing job rendering the landscape. It is incredible. The accuracy of the render is very impressive. I also love how easy it is to change the viewpoint. I may use the GPS to set my current location and then decide that I want to see what the view is from a neighboring peak and it is as easy as two taps on the screen, one tap to open the binoculars and another tap to change the viewpoint. I hike a few hundred miles a year and I highly recommend this app!
Must-have for geo dorks on the front range
Makes it very easy to identify all the peaks, even smaller foothills. All the features you want are there, somewhere-- e.g., you can falsify a higher elevation to see more of the area if desired. The only thing missing is an "exaggerate topo" parameter, as in google earth; some of the peak shapes don't match what your eyes see. It would also be helpful to "layer" mountains, to better differentiate which peaks are behind others (grayscale based on distance would probably work). Overall, solidly built and feature-rich.
Awesome but lacking
An exceptional app that is excellent for orientation. The shortfall is that we exist in smaller spaces than 30 miles away exist a mountain named Whatever. My immediate environment is what interest my. What the eye see is what lacks. Living in Arizona, 100+ mile line of sight is the norm. It has its' place but I will await something that has a perimeter ring that l define what I want to know about. I do really like the feature that allows to adjust view dependent on elevations. Still a favorite but rather than loading every peak from Ca, Nev, Az and Utah, maybe just my area.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Dec 08, 2014
- Version: 2.6.0
- Size: 60.7 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Fabio Soldati
- © 2014 PeakFinder Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.