July 5, 2011 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology invites users of its popular Theodolite apps to join a crowdsourced tracking project by capturing and sharing photos of the final Space Shuttle launch. Data-stamped images recorded with Theodolite will be used to build a model of the shuttle's trajectory when Atlantis lifts off on July 8 at 11:26 AM EDT.
"Using Theodolite, anybody within viewing range of the STS-135 launch can contribute to a crowdsourced database of Atlantis' final ascent trajectory. This is a great way to commemorate the end of a program that has inspired and excited the world for over 30 years," said the app's creator, Dr. Craig Hunter.
Participants can submit photos on the Hunter Research and Technology Facebook page or on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Submissions will be entered in a drawing to win iTunes gift certificates.
Based on a centuries-old instrument, Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on a live camera image, turning an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad 2 into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Uses are endless, and the app is great for surveying, navigation, sports, outdoor activities, home projects, and photography.
Theodolite comes in four versions - Free, Basic, Pro, and HD. Theodolite Free, Basic ($1.99), and Pro ($3.99) run on any device with iOS 4.1 or later. Theodolite HD ($3.99) requires an iPad 2 with iOS 4.3 or later.
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Dr. Hunter 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. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative apps that leverage the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices. The company has 17 apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. Copyright (C) 2011 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.