Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass by ozPDA (Universal)
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Released: Oct 5, 2009
Version: 6.0.3
Size: 15 MB
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Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

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Sunseeker is a comprehensive solar tracking & compass app. It shows the sun’s hourly direction intervals, its equinox, winter & summer solstice paths, sunrise sunset times, twilight times, the golden hour & more. The app allows you to add a sun-event notifications & has a widget showing the day’s solar data & position on an arc. The surveyor view shows the solar direction for each daylight hour. Sunseeker has both a flat compass view & a 3D augmented reality view to show the solar position & path.

The app is useful for -

▶ Photographers- to plan according to the golden hour or blue hour & optimal daylight conditions, sunrise & sunset times & directions.
▶ Cinematographers- this sun tracker & sun surveyor enables you to find the sun exposure, directions & sunrise sunset times for any location.
▶ Real Estate Buyers- can use the app before buying a property to check the sun path & to find the sun exposure of properties.
▶ Drivers - Sunseeker lets you track the sun path & movement during the days & helps drivers know the sun position & find how long your car will remain in the shade at any given parking spot.
▶ Campers & Picnickers- for anyone planning a day out, Sunseeker app will help in finding where to camp, sit or pitch an umbrella depending on the sunlight & sun direction.
▶ Gardeners- Sun Seeker can also help with finding optimal planting locations & seasonal sunlight hours.
▶ Architects & Surveyors- for visualising the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year & using the compass app as a sun surveyor to determine the sunlight directions.

Main Features
* Sunseeker is a sun locator which uses GPS, magnetometer & gyroscope to find the correct solar position & sun path for your current location.
* Flat compass view showing current solar position, diurnal solar angle & 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. The golden hour can be checked using this feature!
* Camera view has an optional pointer to guide you toward the current location of the sun & help you with the sun direction.
* Map view showing solar direction arrows, sun path & elevations for each hour of the day.
* The app enables you to choose any date & view sun position & path on that day. You can view sunset & sunrise times for each day as well.
* Ability to choose any location on earth (includes 40,000+ cities or custom locations available offline, as well as a comprehensive online map search capability)
* The app gives additional details including sunrise, sunset & culmination times, maximum elevation, civil, nautical & astronomical twilight times of the sun.
* Optional device notifications for all manner of sun-related periods & events, such as golden hour or blue hour, various twilight periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given elevation.
* This app allows the user to include equinox, summer & winter solstice paths on both flat compass view & camera view.

Sun Seeker app has been featured in numerous high-profile blogs, websites, & publications, including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc. "Truly amazing", "Incredible", "Brilliant" - the most genuinely useful application of augmented reality - ever!

You can check out our YouTube video here: https://bit.ly/2Rf0CkO
All you need to do is search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" to find many videos, websites & blogs created by our enthusiastic users

FAQs
* See https://bit.ly/2FIPJq2 - also easily accessible from the app's info screen

Note
* 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. The device’s compass accuracy can be optimised by calibrating it prior to use. See app’s FAQs for help on doing this.

What's new in version 6.0.3
v6.0.3
* Minor bug fixes
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass is currently ranked #8 in paid Navigation apps for iPhone, as well as #19 in paid Navigation apps for iPad.
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