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Sun Seeker app for iPhone and iPad


4.0 ( 9600 ratings )
Photo & Video Navigation
Developer: ozPDA
9.99 USD
Current version: 5.6.2, last update: 1 month ago
First release : 05 Oct 2009
App size: 21.14 Mb

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 todays 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 suns 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 apps info screen

Notes
* IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The apps 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.

Pros and cons of Sun Seeker app for iPhone and iPad

Sun Seeker app good for

Excellent app to use when assessing sunlight hours on golf greens.
I do a lot of outdoor event photography and this app has been incredibly useful during location scouting to figure out where the sun will be on shoot day.
Ive used this app to figure out how to place my ornamental plants where the light will be the best, to find the safest places to park my car away from the when Im traveling with my dogs, and which windows need the most insulation in the summer and in the winter. Its also a way cool method just to see how the sun changes in different spots on earth as the seasons change!
I use this app for work. It is great and it gives me all the information I need.
Best app - map view works best. To bad iPhones dont have real compass. So in 3d mode its not very accurate sun bounces around in the big city. But still gives you an idea where it will be. I would not be without this app. One of the Most useful ones I have. Some of the address searches dont work either you need to do it from map view to find anything.
Sunseeker is the best. We use it all the time for scouting. Its almost perfect - the only issue I have ever seen is that some times if we compare multiple peoples sunseeker right next to each other they can be a bit off. Over all its great though. I take screen shots with the sun overlaying the camera for scouting logs.

Some bad moments

I have a small section on the north side of my property that gets enough sun above the southern trees, but it is tricky. Using Sun Seeker, Ive been able to move it a bit and identify a few key limbs to cut. Great app. Ive also shown this to people at the gardening store and theyve lived it. A must have for gardeners in tight places.
You will love it. :-) Most practical and easy to use. Great way to show people the suns transit and how it changes. So well thought out!

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