December 8, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Alexandria, Virginia - Vito Technology presents a fun toy from the award-winning Star Walk stargazing app that recreates a full functioning 3D compass on compass-less devices. The original idea was developed in an effort to let iPod touch owners enjoy the full beauty of Star Walk with the new 4th generation iPods. Mission accomplished: Gyrocompass 3D is a software compass built on gyro, camera, and accurate celestial maps.
The concept behind iPod touch augmented reality is very simple - when you know your location and have the gyro to detect movements, all you need to replace the compass is to tell your iPod where the Sun is. Simply point the built-in iPod camera towards any sky object, for instance the Sun (or the Moon) and swipe the app generated sky to match the real one, and voila... you have a fully functioning software compass which has even more precision than the one in an iPhone or iPad.
Use Gyrocompass 3D to find out where North is, to guide you through a map to any destination. Compass is essential to determine your orientation and will help you find your way how our ancestors did it in the old days: guided by stars and constellations of the night sky.
How to use the GyroCompass 3D:
* Make sure that you allow the app to use your current location
* Tilt your iPod towards the sky and match the appearing images with what you actually see above you in the sky. Quick hint: choose a bright object (e.g. the Sun or the Moon)
* Done! Enjoy your augmented reality with a three-dimensional compass hanging in the air
* iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th Gen)
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 5.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GyroCompass 3D Lite 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. GyroCompass 3D is available for iPhone and iPod touch for $2.99 (USD).
Since it entered the mobile software market in 2001 Vito Technology Inc. has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile. The latest VITO Technology's endeavour includes iPhone and Web 2.0 software development. VITO Technology have won Apple Design Awards 2010 with its Star Walk for iPad. Copyright (C) 2010 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.