Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

By ozPDA

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Current Version: 5.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.22 MB
  • Developer: ozPDA
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,417 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.



  • Perfection

    By Ctjones
    Love this easy to use and very helpful!!
  • Nags for reviews constantly

    By Max Masnick
    Asks me to review multiple times per session.
  • Amazing

    By David-99
    This app is amazing. I was skeptical spending the money but it does everything it promises extremely well. As a photographer this an incredibly useful tool.
  • Best way to see!

    By MusicalSounds
    I am not knowledgeable of the world I live in. I look to this app to make my view of sunrise sunset moonrise and set reality. Thanks.
  • The sun reference for everyone

    By SF Presidio
    My favorite app for planning photography and agricultural projects. I can get the sun path for any place and time. Using Sun Seeker and Moon Seeker I arranged my garden of night blooming plants to best effect.
  • Superb

    By Gravity 6
    This awareness app has allowed me to overcome SAD—seasonal affective disorder. Knowing precisely when the sunlight will wane and wax is for me a powerful tool for overcoming the winter blues. I wonder if it would work with other depressives as well?
  • Doesn’t know where the sun is.

    By Calinight
    “Sun Seeker” Yup, still seeking...
  • Keep Up The Wonderful Amazing Peaceful Shining Heavenly Father Cloudy Sky Opening For

    By Allpets1
    NASA Keeping Updates Together Saved Safety Understanding Protection Promise Salvation Saved Unity The Universe
  • A Sunny App

    By Steve in Idaho
    A sunny app. Always know when it rises and sets, in glorious detail.
  • Seems great!

    By Timberwolfvt
    I just downloaded it and have been impressed with it so far. The map view with the sun grid/path is great. I’m using in to plan for a solar panel and battery upgrades for our off grid home. I will update again later if things change, but for now it seems like a great tool!