Focalware calculates sun and moon position for a given location and date. Use the interactive compass to determine the path and height of the sun or moon. Photographers and filmmakers who are always asked by their clients for the sun, moon and stars, can now deliver.
- Support for compass on devices that have one
- Integrated map for custom locations
- Sun/Moon rise and set times
- Sun/Moon azimuth and elevation
- Moon phase
- Magnetic declination
- Results shown graphically or on a list
- Location list of major world cities
- Manually create and save a list of custom locations
- GPS support
- Calculate sun/moon position for today or any date in the future
- Works with current location or anywhere in the world
"Focalware offers unrivaled accuracy and ease of use to photographers shooting outdoors. To say I use it a couple of times a day is an understatement!"
--Moose Peterson, Wildlife Photographer
"A very slick little app, and a landscape photographer's new best friend."
--Scott Kelby, Editor of Photoshop User Magazine
"As a nature photographer who spends much of my time photographing locations with no cell or wifi coverage, Focalware is essential to my ability to plot and plan for the sun and moon’s arrival and departure, no matter where I am."
--Gary Hart, EloquentImages.com
Rated one of the 10 most useful iPhone Apps for Photographers by Pop Photo.
Retains current settings when restoring from background.
Ratings and Reviews
Appears to work well, but why does it need to know my location when I am not using it?
Elegant and simple
A somewhat pricey but elegant and simple app that will tell you the position of the sun and moon in the sky for anywhere on the globe and at any time. Use the compass to tell you the time the sun/moon will be at a given position to plan your shots. The use of "EST" instead of EDT or AEDT is likely to throw users in Eastern Australia but the position, rise/set times are accurate. The help text also refers to use of a separate compass which is redundant with the 3GS.
As a photographer with architecture clients this app is a godsend. I can easily establish best time of day to take the shots I want using this app. It's so simple, so easy to read and does all I want, no more and no less. I'm sick of apps trying to be all things to all people, this is a prime example of an app well done. Well done!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.