Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 5.6.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 21.10 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 5,864 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
Sun Seeker App Ratings: 5
5
From 5,864 Reviews
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Sun Seeker 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.

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App Reviews

  • Thirsty

    1
    By Horney in Honolulu
    As I’m trying to play with the app it asked me 6 times 6 TIMES! to rate it. Thirsty is the only way I can describe this app so far. I am writing this with out testing the app dimply because of how many Fing times it asked me. One star is all you get!
  • Sun seeker

    5
    By hellkat909
    An interesting and well done app for those who wish to know about sun angle, light and dark. Good for photographers
  • Great app, needs one improvement

    3
    By The Sidewinder Three-Thousand
    This is a remarkable app. But please developers, add a feature that makes it visually obvious when Blue Hour and Golden Hour are. Like in the map overview, you could makes the lines showing the suns location and direction blue or gold. Add that functionality and it’s 5 Stars all the way.
  • Practical

    5
    By music fan Rp
    Useful, simple to use with all the data necessary about times of twilight, etc. recommended!
  • How can I set language

    5
    By jaysliu
    How can I set language
  • Y kJbbn

    5
    By Guzziguytoo
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  • Stop asking me to rate you!

    1
    By Slongshot
    Love the app. Gave it a low rating because it keeps asking me to rate it. It’s like a needy child who needs persistent validation.
  • Outstanding Informational Guide

    5
    By akozel
    I use this app on a regular basis for my personal use but, more importantly, for our real estate guidance when showing potential home buyers where the position of the sun will be during day and during the seasons of the year.
  • Love this App!!

    4
    By watergolfer
    This app has made my life so much easier on scout days.
  • Killer App for Kanarraville

    5
    By Celerondon
    I recently purchased and installed this app on a 3Gs running the updated iOs without mishap. Last weekend, our group of five went to Utah for the annular solar eclipse on 20 May 2012. In Kanarraville, Utah, this app enabled me to accurately predict where the Sun would set. I accomplished this feat without practice and with an unfamiliar horizon. Bravo! Update 2014 This app is still going strong for me. Sun Seeker is a valuable tool for astrophotographers. I use this app often and it is unsurpassed for plotting and framing solar eclipse photographs. Update 2018 SS is getting better as time passes. This augmented reality (AR) app is always great but it a key part of my eclipse observing toolkit. I used it again last summer in Oregon for the total solar eclipse. SS still works fine with my new iPhone 8+ and never seems to crash. The map feature is neat and well executed. Seeing how time affects the azimuth range of the Sun is useful and fascinating. 6*!

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