Compass PointMeThere GPS
By Excelltech Inc.
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Have Compass PointMeThere point you to any location in the world!
Compass PointMeThere provides you with an animated compass showing your current heading, and a red needle pointing towards your selected destination.
Hit 'Add' on the 'Home Location' screen to add your current location to your list of locations, or enter the latitude and longitude to add more exotic locations such as the North Pole, Mecca, or the Western Wall. Store up to 30 locations. Select the location and the red needle will point you there!
Hikers -- Find a good spot to camp for the night, mark it, and then go exploring. Compass PointMeThere will point you straight back to camp no matter where you are!
Travelers -- Mark where your hotel is and you'll never have to ask for directions again! Make sure your cabbie really is going in the right direction!
Boaters -- Mark your dock and you will always have the shortest path home. Never get lost at sea again!
At a large event -- Mark the location of your car and know where to walk no matter what exit you use!
We are sure you can think of many more uses.... Here's how it works:
Compass PointMeThere uses GPS data to calculate the direction you are moving. To activate Compass PointMeThere with an initial reading, move in any direction for 10-30 seconds. The compass display will rotate to show your current bearing and the needle will rotate to point to your selected location. Continue moving in any direction and the compass will update accordingly.
Compass PointMeThere also provides you with the most control of your phones GPS capabilities than any other compass application. In the 'Settings' screen you can choose from our pre-defined GPS settings for walking, bicycling and driving, or you can use custom settings and have fine control over the Movement Threshold ( how far you must move for the compass to rotate), Accuracy Threshold ( how accurate of a GPS signal the application will insist it gets), and Distance Filter ( how far you must move for the application to request an update, larger distances saving battery life).
---Tips for Optimal Performance
*If you are not finding a signal, switch to a GPS setting with a higher accuracy threshold. The bars and number in the upper left of the compass screen show your current GPS signal strength and how accurate it is. The number should decrease until it is below your Accuracy Threshold.
*Use a 'Custom Profile' to increase the 'Distance Filter' for increased battery life, but less compass updates.
*When using a 'Custom Profile', set the 'Movement Threshold' to around 1/4 to 1/2 of the 'Accuracy Threshold'. Any lower and you risk the compass wandering incorrectly.
*2nd generation iPhone required for best performance
The recent 2.0 update provides greater compass accuracy. If you are having trouble with Compass PointMeThere email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
What's New in Version 2.40
Accuracy meter now shows accuracy of most recent signal, instead of average of last two.
Fixed small visual glitch on compass.
- USD 2.99
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 18 September 2009
- Version: 2.40
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Excelltech Inc.
- © Excelltech Inc. 2008
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone.