Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 5.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.22 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,109 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
Sun Seeker App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
From 4,109 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.

Sun Seeker App Screenshots

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App Reviews

  • Superb

    5
    By Gravity 6
    This awareness app has allowed me to overcome SAD—seasonal affective disorder. Knowing precisely when the sunlight will wane and wax is for me a powerful tool for overcoming the winter blues. I wonder if it would work with other depressives as well?
  • Doesn’t know where the sun is.

    1
    By Calinight
    “Sun Seeker” Yup, still seeking...
  • Keep Up The Wonderful Amazing Peaceful Shining Heavenly Father Cloudy Sky Opening For

    5
    By Allpets1
    NASA Keeping Updates Together Saved Safety Understanding Protection Promise Salvation Saved Unity The Universe
  • A Sunny App

    5
    By Steve in Idaho
    A sunny app. Always know when it rises and sets, in glorious detail.
  • Seems great!

    5
    By Timberwolfvt
    I just downloaded it and have been impressed with it so far. The map view with the sun grid/path is great. I’m using in to plan for a solar panel and battery upgrades for our off grid home. I will update again later if things change, but for now it seems like a great tool!
  • sunseeker

    5
    By paininneck
    sometimes when my neck hurts i cant locate the sun so Sunseeker is really great for seeking the sun with neck and or shoulder pain
  • Sun Seeker Review

    5
    By Landsail
    I find this app very useful in setting the elevation of my two solar panels on my RV. One panel adjusts for elevation (90 deg - sun elevation at solar noon), and the other panel has a similar elevation adjustment and can rotate to follow the sun using two long cords attached to the bottom of the rotating PVT mount.
  • Sun seeker

    5
    By DTBAD
    Amazing tool. As a film maker invaluable.
  • Fascinating powerful tool.

    5
    By cemeteryguy
    Provides critical data for being in the right place. Right time
  • Not accurate at all

    2
    By TiredEyes77
    This app was way off as far as the mapping the sun. I’ve tried it in several locations and it’s not only off on timing but also on elevation. I really love the interface and features (which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1) but it’s useless to me as a photography tool if it’s not even close.

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