December 16, 2013 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Happymagenta today is proud to announce version 3.5 of Spyglass, the popular augmented reality navigation app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. Spyglass is a life-saving survival GPS toolkit and compass app, listed as an essential navigation app in iTunes Store. It displays compass bearing, coordinates, altitude, roll/pitch angles, speed, course, distance and directions to multiple targets over a live camera image or over a map, transforming the device into a military-grade hi-tech gadget.
Spyglass 3.5 has been optimized for iOS 7 and iOS 6, and celebrating 4 years since the first app release on iOS Happymagenta is starting a special 50% off sale trough this winter's coming holidays.
Since year 2009 Spyglass has been the number one top selling paid navigation app in iTunes Store all around the planet. Spyglass was repeatedly featured in the iTunes Store, including the special iTunes Rewind 2010 event, "Hot Trends In Apps" and "Augmented Reality: The World Around You" listings. Since 2012 Spyglass is listed as an essential navigation app in the iTunes Store in US and other countries.
Spyglass is a life-saving GPS for every outdoors enthusiast and for everyone else, who goes off the asphalt road or stays in the urban jungles - for navigation, travel, survival, engineering, surveying, search and rescue missions, and much more.
Spyglass uses are only limited by imagination. As the advanced compass and GPS navigator it is extremely useful for walking, hiking, biking, cycling, driving, sailing, boating, flying, fishing, hunting and a whole set of other activities. Also a set of built-in tools in Spyglass transforms the iOS device into a high-precision hi-tech engineering, measurement and documenting device making it a real tool for land surveying, oil, communications industries, military and law enforcement use, and especially for treasure hunting outdoor games, such as the Geocaching.
The main use of Spyglass is to save places, locations, waypoints, caches, fishing and hunting spots to easily find them later with the built-in compass, GPS and maps tools. It shows direction arrows and distance to user's custom points of interests. Finding a needed spot later is as easy as just following an arrow pointing in targets direction.
Spyglass is packed with tools - hi-tech viewfinder, milspec compass, gyrocompass, maps, tactical GPS, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, Sun, Moon and star position finder, gyro horizon, optical real-time sniper's rangefinder, coordinate converter, sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and zoom camera.
The tools make it useful in lots of tasks besides navigation - taking a photo overlaid with GPS and other location-aware info, determining distance to objects in real-time using optical sniper's reticles, measuring heights and dimensions or buildings, trees, aiming Wi-Fi, satellite antennas and telescopes, and more.
Unlike many simple compasses, Spyglass allows input and output of all the info using lots of distance, size and angular units in metric, imperial and military formats, dozens of different coordinate formats, including latitude and longitude, Military Grid Reference System, British National Grid, UTM and NATO grids, including Geocaching and NOAA coordinate formats.
Spyglass allows waypoint import, export, copying, pasting and sharing using dozens of URL schemes and coordinate formats - it can send a location info and waypoint coordinates in a format easily understandable on the other end using SMS, iMessage and email.
Dozens of settings, magnetic along with the unique to Spyglass, specially developed to overcome limits of hardware and to solve accuracy issues, gyro and car compass modes with an ability to precisely calibrate it using Sun, Moon and stars, make it an indispensible tool really worth having with you all the time for when there is a need for it may arise wandering out of home or working in the field.
Pricing and Availability:
Spyglass 3.5 is available on the iTunes App Store in the Navigation category for a limited-time 50%-off sale price of $3.99. Spyglass runs on any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.1 or later and 9MB of free space. More information, screenshots and videos are available on the Happymagenta website.
Happymagenta is an indie mobile and game development company, founded in 2006 by a group of highly skilled software engineers. Merging thorough knowledge and experience in the sphere with high passion for programming, Happymagenta creates unique and outstanding iOS apps of different kind and purpose. Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Happymagenta Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.