Horizon Explorer shows you the horizon and skyline around you & tells you what you're looking at.

Point your camera at a hill, village, lake or landmark and Horizon Explorer will tell you what you are looking at, how far away it is, and show you a map, and information about the point you're aiming at.

ARKit technology makes the labels and alignment much more stable than used to be possible.

Fly up high and see the terrain laid out below you to see what is over the hills around you, and get the lay of the land, then see the scale-model 3D map that you can walk around & explore to find out what's behind hills, or investigate up close.

Tracking works best on top of a hill with an unobstructed view of your surroundings (close up trees, buildings, rocks etc. can confuse the tracking). You can drag the terrain with your finger to line up with the camera if the automatic tracking is not working very well. Or try waving your phone around in the air in a figure 8 to calibrate the compass.

What’s New

Version 1.20.2

- Buildings can be enabled from the settings menu.
- Live Airplanes can be enabled for free from the settings menu. Enable, then point at a plane to see altitude, destination etc.
- Performance improvements, upgrades & bugfixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Crashthatch ,


I plan my runs with this app, and use it to see what things are in the distance.

Zee_Jack ,

I'm never going to get lost again...

I do like this app, very useful!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review! Hope it helps you with your exploring!


Arrow Software Development Limited
103.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Arrow Software Development Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Live Airplanes - 10 Minutes £0.99
  2. Live Airplanes - 30 Minutes £1.99
  3. Live Airplanes - 1 Hour £2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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