Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.4.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 27.13 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.83
From 9,774 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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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

Great tool for filmmaking/photography

I’ve been a professional director of photography for over a decade- specializing mostly in natural light situations. Sun seeker has been one of my go to reference and planning apps for the majority of the productions I’ve supported. Keep it up. Dom
By Domenic Moen

Pool and shade structure design must have

As a pool landscape architect this has helped me in design and in educating clients in where the sun will be for best functionality and shade structure locations.
By G landscape architect

Needs update?

Not always very accurate!
By edsja2005

Love it!

Use it all the time professionally and casually :)
By TheodoreLeeJones

Great resource, but 3D topography would be better

Hope the developers can implement a 3D view of the mapping to ensure close hillsides don’t intercept sunlight. Please update this- Strava, All Trails, etc use these maps, should be an easy crossover.
By TJ Romero

Love this app for camping and more

I love using this app camping for lining up my tent at night to get shade to sleep in in the morning. Plus it’s so fun to see where everything is regarding us and our star.
By davidrichardnelson