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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: 10.9 MB
  • Price: $6.99
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Description

Provides a FLAT VIEW COMPASS and an AUGMENTED REALITY CAMERA 3-D VIEW showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times and more and a MAP VIEW showing solar direction for each daylight hour.

Ideal for
* Real Estate Buyers - for finding the sun exposure of properties you are considering
* Gardeners - for finding optimal planting locations for current and seasonal solar exposure
* Photographers - for planning optimal light conditions
* Architects - for getting a feel for 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 and magnetometer 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
* User option to include summer and winter solstice paths on both flat compass view and camera view

Notes
* IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The app's 3D view will not 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 4.2

v4.2
* 3D view screenshots are now saved at resolution of device, rather than lo-res.
* 3D view screenshot sharing has been expanded to include various new share destinations such as Facebook, Twitter, Messages, printing, etc.
* Replaced 3D view share icon with camera icon, as a picture is taken before the share options are offered
* Fixes issue where flat compass would remain blank when app started without gps availability, for example when in airplane mode
* Fixes possible crash when device has marginal internet connectivity

Screenshots

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