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Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer


Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer
  • Publisher: ozPDA
  • Genre: Navigation
  • Released: 5 Oct, 2009
  • Size: 13.1 MB
  • Price: $9.99
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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 a notifications screen 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, and sunrise/sunset directions
▶ 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
* 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.

What's New in Version 5.0

v5.0
* Details view now shows Magic Hours for photography - Golden Hour and Blue Hour
* Tabulations of rise/set and elevation data now have Today button, and highlight today's row in the table
* Map view now has a Share button for easier export of solar direction map data
* Now fully supports slide-over and split-view on iPad models that support it
* iPad layout has been adjusted for better performance

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