Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

App Detail » Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

Published by: ozPDA

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 5.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.07 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Price: $9.99

Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer
App Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 2,995 Reviews
Buy now: $9.99

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App Description

Provides a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes sun-event device notifications plus a widget showing today's solar data and position on arc. Featured in numerous high-profile blogs, websites, and publications, including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc. "Truly amazing", "Incredible", "Brilliant" - the most genuinely useful application of augmented reality - ever! Ideal for ▶ Photographers - for planning optimal light conditions, sunrise/sunset directions, golden and blue hour times ▶ Cinematographers - to find exact sun exposure, directions and times for any location ▶ Real Estate Buyers - to find the sun exposure of properties you are considering ▶ Drivers - find how long your car will remain in the shade at any given parking spot ▶ Campers and Picnickers - for finding where to camp, sit, pitch an umbrella ▶ Gardeners - for finding optimal planting locations and seasonal sunlight hours ▶ Architects - for visualising 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, magnetometer and gyroscope 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, civil, nautical and astronomical twilight times * Optional device notifications for all manner of sun-related periods and events, such as golden or blue hours, various twilight periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ENGG6Drww * Search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" for many other videos, websites and blogs created by enthusiastic users FAQs * See http://www.ozpda.com/sunseeker/faqs.html - also easily accessible from the app's info screen Notes * IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The app's 3D view cannot 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.

App Reviews

  • Wow! This app is awesome!

    5
    By emilyannmorgan
    As a photographer this app is AMAZING!! I don't have to scout out locations at sunrise or sunset anymore! I can just check the location of the sunset and sunrise location on the app, and it tells you about what is will be like at during different months of the year and everything. 100% worth the money for any natural light photographers!
  • Very good

    5
    By Antonio Alves
    I just have problems to input the cardinais points
  • Great gardening tool

    5
    By NickIceCream
    I use this app to estimate sun exposure for plants. The 3D view is most valuable for this
  • Good

    4
    By Dixiecrat
    No thanks
  • Fan-fu@$ing-tastic app!

    5
    By ZDL 1
    I install satellite communications systems. The 3D portion of the app is awesome in that I can look at the natural background of an area to help decide dish placement. All I have to do is tile my phone to the correct angles for a particular satellite and voila! I can see if there will be line-of-sight interference. Great app! A++++
  • Fantastic planning tool

    5
    By Vonschmidt
    We use this app to layout homes so that they capture the best views and avoid solar heat buildup. This allows us to predict the depth west facing lurches need to be to protect the homes from afternoon heat. Perfect
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Hal NYC
    1:00 in the morning I pointed the phone's camera at the window but I will be photographing the next day. It overlaid the path of the sun for the following day. For the photograph I was creating it was important to know when I would get direct indoor sunshine It works perfectly! The best app!
  • complete data set on location of the Sun.

    5
    By omaco
    reading the instructions is the first to do. They are brief, to the point, and easy to understand. If you are located halfway to the North Pole, the gyrations of the Sun are constant It determines the weather, and indicates your progression through the season. Great app.
  • Hollywood Style

    5
    By Gunga95
    This is the greatest app if you work on set! Always shows the correct path...
  • Great but

    4
    By Flag Fan man
    Wonderful but I miss the compass points (degrees) on the compass. I miss some moon data too. Still an awesome program.

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