Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.4.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 27.17 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.83
From 10,086 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.


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Find out where to see sunrise and sunset

This evening I was walking across the campus where I work, close to sunset. I am still exploring this app and noticed it has a nice feature where you can see the path of the sun’s rays on top of a map. I noticed that at a certain point where my path would cross between two buildings, I would likely catch sight of the sunset. As I approached the spot, I slowed down and then stopped and watched for a few minutes, taking in the beautiful transition as the sun light through the western clouds painted the sky beautiful colors. Thank you!
By geowyn

Great for garden planning

Trying to plan my garden at a new location after we moved and this app is invaluable for determining where the best sun will be during the growing season. I can see clearly in the 3d view where the sun will be throughout the day, whether trees will be blocking it, where i can get afternoon shade, etc. Fantastic app!!
By nbardo11


Thanks for this tool. I love it! Duilio Passariello
By 1266 Morse Street NE

Invaluable for landscaping and Gardening

As a horticulturist this is the most valuable app to planting and landscaping in my opinion. I’m sure there are others but I heard of this one from an arborist. It’s been invaluable to my work.
By Jaisbone

I just think this app is cool!

Call me a weirdo but I really like this kinda stuff. Great job!
By Enigmatic Nomadics


There isn’t an app around I’ve used, professionally, more than this one. I’ve made critical decisions time and time again with the information provided by this tool.
By vincent's


Provides graphic detail.
By Nonqwsza

A must for photographers

I’m not a working photographer now, but still need the info that Sunseeker provides. I occasionally shoot portraits outdoors and landscapes, obviously outdoors. Sunseeker is my “go to” tool for planning those photo shoots.
By PBpicstar

Great for gardening and beekeeping

I love that I can figure out how much sun and shade potential flowerbeds will get. For beekeeping if the hives will get enough sun in the winter.
By wettyuopp

Really like this app

App gives a great way to see where the sun is going to be at any particular time and place in a room using AR. Also has a great graphic that shows direction of sun light overlayed on a map that you can manipulate to see the direction of the sun on a location through the day. Glad I bought it!
By Mark 1980