This novel multi-function augmented reality app for the iPhone serves as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, and two-axis inclinometer.
Virginia, USA – Hunter Research and Technology announces
the immediate worldwide availability of Theodolite 1.1 on the iTunes App Store.
This novel multi-function augmented reality app for the iPhone serves as a
compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, and two-axis inclinometer. Theodolite became the
top selling navigation app in the US and UK App Stores in mid December after
being featured by Apple in the New and Noteworthy category of the iTunes App
Store, and broke into the Top 40 Paid Apps ranking in the US and Top 20 in the
Based on the concept of a centuries-old astronomical instrument, Theodolite
overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, and
horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPhone’s live camera image, turning the
iPhone into a sophisticated location-aware viewfinder. Theodolite lets users
take geo-stamped camera images directly from the app with 2X and 4X digital zoom
options, and contains a built-in map with standard, satellite, and hybrid views.
Uses are endless, from
surveying to basic navigation, and the app is great for
hiking, boating, hunting, sightseeing, photography, and sports.
Version 1.1 of Theodolite adds features requested by hobbyists, sportsmen,
engineers, surveyors, and geologists from around the world. Most notable is a
new A-B calculator that has options to compute height of landmarks, triangulate
position of objects in view, compute distance/heading between two points, and
show relative azimuth and inclination angles between observations. Other updates
include a zero reference mode, new camera and screenshot options, additional
data format options, and the ability to copy data to the iPhone’s system-wide
clipboard for use in other apps. Finally, Theodolite now includes on-screen tool
tips and extensive online help and documentation.
Pricing and Availability:
Theodolite has increased in price to $1.99 with
the version 1.1 update, but existing customers can upgrade at no charge. The app
runs on any generation iPhone with OS 3.1 or later. GPS functionality requires
an iPhone 3G or 3GS. Compass functionality requires an iPhone 3GS. More
information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and
Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite can
request a promotional code to download the app from iTunes at no cost.
Theodolite 1.1: hunter.pairsite.com/theodolite/
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing
engineer with over 18 years experience in mechanical
engineering, and software
development. Craig received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year
Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac
OS X) for his work in software development. Craig founded Hunter Research and
Technology in 2008 to create innovative, relevant, and compelling apps that take
advantage of the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iPhone OS
devices. The company currently has eleven apps available on the iTunes App
Store, with more in development. Copyright 2009 – 2010 Hunter Research and
Technology LLC. All Rights Reserved. iTunes, iPhone, and iPod are registered
trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Hunter Research and Technology Announces Theodolite 1.1 for iPhone
January 19, 2010