Point your phone towards the sky and see on the live camera screen where the satellites are, any line of sight (LoS) issues by trees or buildings and the look angles. Couldn't be easier to install your dish with this augmented reality satellite finder. As a professional installer said: "Invaluable, gets the job done in half the time"
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BusinessWeek: "Best iPhone Augmented Reality Apps for Business - Tracking Satellites in Space - DishPointer AR Pro"
Wall Street Journal: "An enterprise app"
Tele-Satellite: "Award winning DishPointer App: It's never been this easy to check satellite reception"
"As a broadcast professional, this app is unvaluable" UplynxSteve, Broadcaster
"I have never had so much value out of a program. I dumped a BB Bold because I needed this app!" 1955jmgs, Professional V-Sat Installer
"Revolutionary product, truly one if not the best app I have ever used for my line of work", Super Canadian, Professional Installer
"Worth every Penny!..It worked just as it says", tnterrapin, DIY-Installer
+ Augmented Reality, see the satellites on the display
+ Works world wide at any location with any satellite
+ Does not require cell signal or internet access
+ Select the satellites to be displayed from a list
+ Add or delete your own satellites to/from the list (PRO)
+ Displays satellite settings (azimuth, elevation, skew) and current magnetic as well as true heading for the screen center
+ Clarke Belt (satellite arc) is shown from east to west - all geostationary satellites are along this arc
+ When moving the iPhone laterally or vertically, the arc and the satellites move in real time with the live image
+ Ability to lock the compass, i.e. the arc won't move laterally anymore
+ Ability to enter location
Why get the Pro version?
+ Add your own satellites to the list, update them whenever you want - complete independence when satellite positions change or new ones appear - no need to wait for an official update. For business critical missions a must.
+Be on the safe side for future updates and new features. Pro version always take priority over the standard version.
1. Switch it on and tap AR View button
2. In camera mode, look at the bottom label and rotate iPhone until it heads towards south (true heading = 180°). (People located on the southern hemisphere should point the iPhone north).
3. Lift the iPhone and watch the satellites appear
4. Move the device laterally and see the satellites moving too
5. Compass is sensitive to interferences but and works best when device is held flat. You can lock the compass in that position and lift the iPhone up but don't move it laterally then.
NOTE: The app does not require Cell or internet, works on its own.
If you have any problems or feedback, please drop us a line at email@example.com. We are anxious to make this product work perfectly for every one of you.
DishPointer® is a registered trademark of DP Technologies Ltd
Thanks for all your feedback. There was a small bug in the last update which we fixed now. Keep sending us your comments please.
If you haven't done so, please update the app - it's fully iOS 11 compatible now.
New exciting features and regular updates coming soon.
Ratings and Reviews
This is the first app that I have paid $20 for but I have to say it is well worth the money. I can’t believe how easy it is to use and how far technology has come. I travel in my RV with a portable satellite dish and very often it is difficult to locate satellites through the trees in campgrounds. This app has solved the problem for sure. I would give it six stars if available!
Works great. Thanks for the update.
Such a great app!
Works very well to find a line of sight for a DIRECTV dish.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.