Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 6.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 14.88 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 6,573 Ratings


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 today's 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 sun's 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: * Search YouTube for "Sun Seeker app" for many other videos, websites and blogs created by enthusiastic users FAQs * See - also easily accessible from the app's info screen Notes * IMPORTANT - Please ensure that Settings / Location Services / System Settings / Compass Calibration is switched ON. The app's 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.



  • Stop it!

    By Crawddadd
    Stop looking for a better app. This is the only sun app you need. Choose a location and pick a time, then see where the sun will be. I've used this app for several years and it just keeps getting better. It's very stable and never crashes.
  • Much improved app

    By Scooter 82
    I originally rated this app one star because it bombarded me with pop ups to rate it. So I did, one star. Because it was unusable. Thankfully an update fixed the developers over zealous need for ratings and the app is useful again. I recently used the app in Thailand where I’m searching for a piece of land with a view of the sunset over the mountains. It was indispensable as the realtor always told me the land met my requirements. Often times it did not and I showed them the proof. Even better, this app gives you sunset and sunrise paths for not only the current day but for other days and months throughout the year. This allowed me to see where the sunset would be for the time period I will be here, most of the winter. Excellent app well worth the cost.
  • Does not work

    By hall55
    This since my doesn’t work on my phone. It cant find or show the sun.
  • The MOST useful app I’ve bought

    By doodahdude
    If you’re a filmmaker who does a lot of site surveys then you can’t afford not to have this app.
  • Great - and can be better

    By anything st all
    Love the function and idea 2D and 3D view often don’t agree Setting a different date from today is unstable Thank you!
  • App Sunset Time Wrong

    By Ramrod007
    This app is never right for Houston, Tx. Off 20 minutes. Fix!
  • So useful!!!

    By Chapingha
    I use this app everyday at work as a filmmaker but I have also used it when looking at apartments to rent, to see what time a sunset or sunrise will be... So many uses and precise enough to get me in the ballpark for lighting. I especially love the 3D View feature for seeing when a window will get direct light or not, when the sun will pop over that mountain or tree, etc.
  • Use of sun seeker

    By coolmoneyDee
    Very difficult to find instruction on the use of this app. Cannot set a location easily. Cannot get the compass to show north at top of window. This all used to be easy. Updates have made all operations difficult. Not intuitive. Only seems useful when used at the home location. I need to predict light in another part of the country at a future date.
  • Sun Seeker!

    By theRealThrill
    Incredible app - very well thought out! I particularly like the 3D view!
  • Great app

    By Jesnft
    A great app for tracking the sun over the year from any location. Easy to use and informative.