Williamsburg, Virginia – Hunter Research and Technology announces version 6 of its flagship augmented reality navigation app. A pioneer in the AR field since 2009, Theodolite is a multi-function viewfinder for iPhone and iPad that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, tracker, and geo-overlay photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Uses are endless, and the app is great for land measurements, outdoor sports, sightseeing, and navigation. With professional grade features, Theodolite is used extensively by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.
Theodolite showcases AR technology like never before when combined with iPhone X’s Super Retina screen. “It’s great to bring Theodolite to iPhone X”, said developer Dr. Craig Hunter. “This is the first mobile device to offer a truly immersive full screen AR experience, and it’s a great match for Theodolite’s rich graphics and data visualization. Theodolite is able to take full advantage of the amazing cameras, computational power, and Super Retina screen on the iPhone X, but the coolest part is how the device itself just gets out of the way and delivers a great AR experience to the user. This is probably the biggest leap forward we’ve taken in the eight years I have been developing Theodolite.”
iPhone X users will experience Theodolite with unprecedented depth and detail. Take geo-tagged camera images, screenshots, movies, and screen movies directly from the app, with 2X-8X digital zoom and fast processing. Geographical data, time, date, and comments/notes can be overlaid directly on photos and movies for later reference. Optional Outdoors maps use detailed coloring and shading to show terrain and land cover with spectacular fidelity, and include topo contours (feet or meters), roads, trails, landmarks, campgrounds, ski lifts, and more. Built on MapBox and OpenStreetMap cartography, Theodolite outdoors maps have solid data in the city or out in the middle of nowhere. And when out in the middle of nowhere, users can count on Theodolite’s offline map mode to access outdoors maps stored on the device.
Theodolite’s pro features include a reference angle mode, nav calculator, data logging, e-mail and iCloud export with KML and CSV data, system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, mil compass readout, optical rangefinders (including a mil-based reticle, sniper-style stadiametric graphs, and a variable 4X-24X scope), and colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision.
The app can provide location in military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, British/Irish National Grids, US National Grid, Maidenhead Locator System, six latitude/longitude formats, and optional US State Plane coordinates. The optional Datum Pack adds over 230 geodetic datums to the app for more accurate position computation from GPS data, covering regions and countries on all continents around the world.
Theodolite 6 is on sale for a 40%-off introductory price of $5.99 (USD) in celebration of its 8-year anniversary. Sale pricing for Theodolite carries over to the Outdoor Adventure App Bundles from Hunter Research, which combine up to five popular outdoors apps at a great discount. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website.
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with over 25 years of experience in engineering and software development. Dr. Hunter received the NASA Software of the Year Award and an Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative apps that leverage the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices and Macs. The company has numerous apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. Copyright (C) 2017 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, iPhone X, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro, and Super Retina are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.