Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 30.28 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.82
From 8,598 Ratings


Sunseeker is a comprehensive solar tracking & compass app. It shows the sun’s hourly direction intervals, its equinox, winter & summer solstice paths, sunrise sunset times, twilight times, sun shadow, the golden hour & more. The app allows you to add sun-event notifications & has a widget showing the day’s solar data & position on an arc. The surveyor view shows the solar direction for each sunlight hour. Sunseeker has both a flat compass view & a 3D Augmented Reality (AR) view to show the solar position & path. The app is useful for - ▶ Photographers- to plan according to the golden hour or blue hour & optimal sunlight conditions, sunrise & sunset times & directions. ▶ Cinematographers- this sun tracker & sun surveyor enables you to find the sun exposure, directions, sun shadow & sunrise sunset times for any location. ▶ Real Estate Buyers- can use the app before buying a property to check the sun path & to find the sun exposure of properties. ▶ Drivers - Sunseeker lets you track the sun path & movement during the days & helps drivers know the sun position to find how long the car will remain in the shade at any given parking spot. ▶ Campers & Picnickers- for anyone planning a day out, Sunseeker app will help in finding where to camp, sit or pitch an umbrella depending on the sunlight & sun direction. ▶ Gardeners- Sun Seeker can also help with finding optimal planting locations & seasonal sunlight hours as a sun rise calendar ▶ Architects & Surveyors- for visualising the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year & using the compass app as a sun surveyor & calendar to determine the sunlight directions. Main Features * Sunseeker is a sun locator which uses GPS, magnetometer & gyroscope to find the correct solar position & sun path for your current location. * Flat compass view shows current solar position, diurnal solar angle & elevation (separated into day & night segments), sun shadow length ratio, atmospheric path thickness. * 3D augmented reality (AR) camera overlay view shows the sun's current position, its path with hour points marked. Check golden hour using this feature! * Camera view has an optional pointer to guide you towards the current location of the sun & help you with sun direction. * Map view shows solar direction arrows, sun path & elevations for each hour of the day. * Choose any date to view sun position & path on that day. You can view sunset & sunrise times for each day as well. * Choose any location on earth (includes 40,000+ cities or custom locations available offline, as well as a comprehensive online map search capability) * Get additional details including sun rise, sunset & culmination times, maximum elevation, civil, nautical & astronomical twilight times of the sun. * Optional device notifications for all manner of sun-related periods & events, such as golden hour or blue hour, various twilight & shadow periods, or sun at a given compass heading or above a given elevation. * This sun rise calendar app allows the user to include equinox, summer & winter solstice paths on both flat compass view & camera view. Sun Seeker app has been featured in numerous high-profile blogs, websites & publications, including Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc. "Truly amazing", "Incredible", "Brilliant" - the most genuinely useful application of augmented reality - ever! Check out our YouTube video here: Simply search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" to find many videos, websites & blogs created by our enthusiastic users FAQs * See - also easily accessible from the app's info screen Note * 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. The device’s compass accuracy can be optimised by calibrating it prior to use. See app’s FAQs for more help.


Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass ScreenshotSun Seeker - Tracker & Compass Screenshot


Working great

Still learning how to use it
By Rob Pipersky


I started using sun sealer to plan my photoshoots in advance. Then I started using it to find the best place to instal solar panels.
By vato19


Solid App! I use it all the time.
By Manchengo

Fantastic for gardening

This app is perfect if you are wondering how much sun a particular location in your yard has at a specific height. Will a rose bush get the needed 6 hrs full sun? Simple to determine.
By IT Grampie

User for 5 years

Easy to use, informative, educational and, most of all, FUN! As an amateur outdoor photographer, I use it to help coordinate trips to the wildlife refuge near our home. X
By Tuffy 413


This is one of my favorite apps. Graphics are excellent, math is outstanding. Mostly very easy to understand and extremely informatve. Multiple data formats available, plus user-settable options. Nits preventing fifth star: Info section does not cover a few minor features. Compass reading is in true, not magnetic degrees. An OK design choice, but is neither documented nor selectable. Magnetic compass would require a large volume of ever-changing data, so likely not feasible, but needs documentation. Recent app update required compass recalibration. Had to search elsewhere to find out how to do.
By Sawdust & Noise

Great for videography

I’m a videographer and this app is especially helpful in live television. In setting up a live shot you can plan for placement of talent and scrims to avoid unpleasant hot spots from the sun. Especially helpful for shots that last a few hours.
By Lee Berger

It’s just great

I originally bought this to strategize where to place beehives. But I find myself using it all the time. Wish I had this before buying our house, because I would have known how the evening sun hits. You can determine when trees will provide shade, what areas will get baked by the sun, where to plant young plants that can’t get sun after 2 pm, etc etc. the 3D view is where it’s at with this app! I love it.
By Borkna

No where near to accurate

Is there a way to calibrate the app? It is significantly off.
By evwry nickname is taken

Indispensable app

If you are interested in our view of the Sun’s path in the sky across time and place, this app is essential. Great app!
By rob_austin