Sun Seeker - Tracker & Compass 4+

Sunrise Sunset Path Surveyor


    • $14.99


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

* See - also easily accessible from the app's info screen

* 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.

What’s New

Version 6.8.2

* Minor fixes and translation updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Groovy-wacker ,


The Sunseeker app is an amazing tool and information source. There is however one MAJOR AND CATASTROPHIC PROBLEM (and it's not the fault of the app developers). Although the app used to work brilliantly on my old iPhone 4s, it is USELESS on an iPhone 7+ because the compass function of the 7+ simply does not work. Despite my strenuous efforts since purchasing the device, including removing its magnetic catch cover, performing every conceivable shaking and calibration technique, having Apple check and even replace the phone, its supposed direction finding function JUST DOES NOT WORK. The compass randomly shows erroneous orientation, often as much as 180 degrees out!

Developer Response ,

This is very untypical behaviour - there may be a hardware issue with your device's sensor. Please use the app's "i" button and choose the "Email Us" button to contact me and I may be able to help further.

Marky mouse ,


I first bought this app to correctly position my solar ( pv) panels and by getting the position right it has more than paid for itself. This app allows you to track where the sun travels throughout the day for any day of any year so you can see where the sun will be in 6 months time, for example to set out a veggie garden in the best location I find this to be a great app, easy to use and think that anybody who has a use for it could not go wrong.

Tony Heyes ,

Great for Sun Dial designers and more!

As an old retired Physicist, a designer of vertical sundials for walls of various declamations in both hemispheres and a lecturer in Cosmology I find this App to be an invaluable tool. Also great if you are contemplating installing solar panels. You can "see" your house and see the sunshine thereon. The latest additions demonstrate a mind-boggling ingenuity with respect to the visual representation of celestial mechanics. Well done. Brilliant!

App Privacy

The developer, ozPDA, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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