Peak Scanner

Peak Scanner

By Quantaq

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-03-01
  • Current Version: 2.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.70 MB
  • Developer: Quantaq
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2
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From 34 Ratings

Description

See what mountain peaks are around you simply by pointing your iPhone at them! Using augmented reality, this app is fast and smooth, displaying information about the peaks near you. Position any peak within the cross hairs to see useful information, including peak name, height, distance from you, and also the difference in height from your current altitude. Even if some peaks are behind others Peak Scanner still allows you to get details on them (shown in grey). You'll find Peak Scanner a much better experience than other apps of this type: - fast, smooth display - no finger taps required - just point and get instant results! - worldwide coverage (unlike other apps that make you pay for each country) - does not require any mobile signal - all the peak data is inside the app Peak Scanner includes data on over 500,000 mountain peaks all over the world. Whether you're in the Alps, the Lake District, or The Rockies, Peak Scanner is your ideal travel companion. You'll never need to ask, "What's that mountain over there?" again. Data Sources include: Database of British and Irish Hills (http://hills-database.co.uk) OpenStreetMap contributors (http://www.openstreetmap.org) Find us on Facebook - just search "Peak Scanner".

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Reviews

  • Looking right at a mountain the app doesn’t see

    1
    By jco124
    I’m not happy with this app at all. I was looking directly at Mt Lemmon near Tucson AZ and the app didn’t see the mountain. I played with all of the settings and regardless the app would not identify the second tallest mountain in AZ. If I could ask for my money back, I would
  • French ???

    2
    By thaling
    All descriptions / names are in French. ?? How do I change that to English?
  • Little trouble in Big Hawaii

    3
    By C-----
    I'm on the island of Hawaii and the app doesn't seem to be aware of Mauna Kea. It finds Mauna Loa okay but does not even show Mauna Kea even though I'm in Hilo looking right at it with the range extended all the way.
  • Garbage

    1
    By Wreck77
    Complete waste of money. Could not recognize peaks directly in front of us and close. Put peaks in the sky. Never been so disappointed in a app I was looking forwarded to using.
  • Love this app, although range setting may not be working

    4
    By Kurt Swaney 80023
    Very impressed with peak scanner app for identifying mountains. Works very well in the Denver Colorado and Rocky Mountain national Park area. However, the range adjustment may not be working. Even though I increase the range setting, Peak Scanner still does not show me the names of peaks that are further away. However, once I'm closer to that peak, Peak Scanner correctly identifies and names it. Very cool app. Thank you for creating it. Kurt
  • Bad app

    1
    By Aspen Mtn
    This app is terrible. Gives you a completely different location then where you are.
  • France is directly overhead!

    1
    By Venton O'Spleen
    I've gone through the settings several times, closed the app and restarted my phone. It doesn't recognize local peaks but it is showing dozens of peaks almost directly over my head. They all appear to be in the French alps. It's a little cloudy overhead so maybe they're there and I never noticed them but I suspect that's not the problem. A friend has an app of the same name running on a different operating system and it's brilliant. I had high hopes.
  • Jury is out

    1
    By Michael J.
    From our house I can see a 9,800 ft mountain about 30 miles away. The app doesn't pick it up even after adjusting the range option. It also indicates peaks that are not in the direction you point your phone. I'll try it from another location to see if the GPS will respond better but so far not impressed.
  • Useless

    1
    By dmb3937
    Absolutely useless. As I sit in Georgia pointing at the local mountains, all of them report names in French unrelated to their real names
  • Obs

    1
    By Hankenpank
    Poor app. Waste of money. Even make it very difficult to review. Don't recognize known mountains in plain site HUGE battery drain Want refund

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