Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.38 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.81
From 6,911 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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Gets even better

I teach astronomy at a university informal class and use this app constantly. Also use this for outdoor daytime activities– especially cycling in that it’s advisable to get out of the sun once your shadow is shorter than you are tall— 45° or higher. With this app we see that ‘sunburn window’ for any day, any trek, anywhere. Thanks!
By Art in Austin

Awesome toolset

We have using this app for years and it has added much to our rapid site analysis for daylighting and site placement analysis for new construction and potential real estate purchases. Invaluable
By Aprite ben

My favorite Photography Scout app!

Sun seeker Is the easiest to use all the apps that help me know where my best light will be on any photo shoot, anywhere and anytime!
By Zfoto

So many uses

Sunseeker has been an awesome tool for planning garden/plant location! As a student in Architecture I think this tool will prove to be invaluable in real time site surveys/projects. Hiking, sailing, planning...I am excited to see what other used I can find for Sunseeker!
By Frank from Dallas, Tx

No explanation for use. No instructions on what the lines represent. Can’t use.

Would like my $$$ back.
By Beach Mac

Exactly what I needed

You get what you pay for, and it’s worth it.
By zagazu


Totes cracra, totally liked! Much awesome

Sun Seeker is Amazing!!!

I have had Sun Seeker and Moon Seeker for many years. Really love them. It is so amazing to know the exact direction of the Sun or Moon at any time. And it can be superimposed on a photo of where you are. So cool!!!
By CreativeCompass

Great app

I’ll give this app the full 5 stars as it’s saved my ass for a decade or so. Im a movie lighting director and I can’t imagine not having this life saver, ever again 🙏
By 👊👊👎💋😽👁👏😽🗣👂


This is a totally cool app! I had been trying to eye where to place a ground mounted solar array, and without this tool, would have gotten it totally wrong. Using the iPad’s live camera, I was able to pan across the landscape and see where the solstice/equinox solar arcs (superimposed on the view) would be, so that I could see where trees might get in the way seasonally. This allowed me to find the ideal spot to place my solar array. Excellent!
By Sagewerk