Sun Scout 4+

Benjohn Barnes

Designed for iPad

    • 2.8 • 21 Ratings
    • $9.99



If your work or play requires sunlight, Sun Scout is built for you. Turn your iPhone in to a magic lens. Point it to the sky and understand where the sun will be and when it will be there.

* romano01, US App Store – "This app has come in handy more then once this week alone. While working on a feature film called "fairhaven" the gaffer and I (key Grip) needed to find out where and when the sun would be for a scene… well after i pulled out my Sun Scout App. everyone started downloading it!!! It is well worth it."

* WPSHM, US App Store – "This should win a gajillion awards for usability and simplicity. I love it!!!!"

Please Note – Sun Scout uses your device's compass. Like all compasses, Sun Scout is adversely influenced by metal in buildings or vehicles. Sun Scout is only as good as the iPhone's compass and is prone to a variable margin of accuracy even under fair conditions. Please do not base high-value production decisions solely on Sun Scout. Confirming them using sun charts and a technical mission during the time of day of a future shoot.

We'd be delighted to hear what you're getting up to with Sun Scout. Give us a shout by email:

What’s New

Version 1.5.0

Sun Scout 1.5.0 is a critical fix – sorry that version 1.4.0 does not function correctly with iOS 13 and larger screened devices.

Fixes included in 1.5.0:
* Fixes the sun path not being shown.
* Fixes date setting not working.
* Fixes location setting not working.
* Improves layout on larger screened devices.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

LaraCroft_NYC ,


Their website FAQ says:
"Does Sun Scout let me see the sun for days other than today?
Absolutely. You can tell Sun Scout the date in the year that you are interested in. You can't yet set a specific custom date, but we expect to add this as a feature provided there is demand."
SO, I'm confused…You CAN tell it the date you're interested in (HOW?), BUT YOU CANNOT YET SET A SPECIFIC DATE. ????
And: $9.99 is WAY too expensive and they say you should calibrate it every day.

InfamousSTAR206 ,

Not Accurate At All – And Developer has Abandoned this App

There needs to be some sort of calibration setting to help make it accurate. Even with location services and Precise Location enabled, the detection of the sun is way off. This is more of a ballpark estimate than it is anything concrete / accurate.

I would have hope that this would be fixed / improved upon, but it looks like the last update was over two years ago; so I think the developer has given up on this app. Save your money.

smoak5 ,

Needs calibration adjustment

I like the ease of use. Simple for what it is intended. I think $10 is a bit too high for allowing only 1 function. Another app like star wall has similar function with AR view and offers much more other info.

The sun position does not quite align with my view. I think if a calibration tool exists it would be much better. Something like you move the overlay sun to where the sun actually is and hit calibrate....

Does not work with ios13. Please update.

Developer Response ,

Hi, I’m sorry about the iOS 13 issues. The 1.5 update was released a few days after your review with fixes for these problems. Could you please give it a try?

Thank you for the feature suggestion!

App Privacy

The developer, Benjohn Barnes, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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