May 25, 2011 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Minsk, Belarus - Happymagenta releases Spyglass 3.3, the latest version of the company's multi-functional augmented reality navigation tool for iOS devices. Spyglass, featured in iTunes, including iTunes Rewind 2010: Hot Trends In Apps and Augmented Reality: The World Around You, now offers updated gyrocompass functionality, GPS waypoint sharing and lots of other improvements. They come along with a compatibility upgrade to make full use of latest hardware features of iPhone 3GS/4, iPod touch 4 and all models of iPad 1/2 as well as software capabilities of iOS 3.x/4.x and higher.
Offering a remarkable combination of practical and fun, Spyglass allows tagging, finding and real-time tracking of locations, bearings, positions of the sun, the moon and stars. Spyglass also includes lots or useful instruments, such as a hi-tech viewfinder, an augmented reality compass, a gyrocompass, an optical rangefinder, a visual sextant, maps, GPS, an angular calculator, an inclinometer and a zoom-enabled camera.
Spyglass puts lots of real-time information from all of the device's built-in hardware sensors over a live camera image or a map. Spyglass turns your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a perfect milspec gadget able to show direction hints for multiple custom targets with augmented reality information and fancy arrows.
The current version of Spyglass is 3.3, featuring a new gyrocompass, improved location and map link importing, GPS waypoint sharing, improved graphic design and more. The latest version of Spyglass comes with a new 60-page user guide available in both PDF and EPUB formats for iBooks syncing.
The gyrocompass now adds unbelievable accuracy to the compass. The live compass now supports iPod touch 4 and other devices without a digital compass sensor.
With the new sharing and import features users can share their location with friends as well as copy coordinates from emails, web or anywhere else. These coordinates in various formats as well as map links can be pasted into Spyglass as new waypoints.
A variety of fixes and improvements were also introduced including the ability to visually measure building and mountain heights. Also, augmented reality markers can be combined on the live camera image with actual celestial objects, such as the sun, the moon and stars, to calibrate the gyrocompass.
Spyglass 3.3 employs the latest software and hardware functionality of the platform. Optimized for iOS 4.x, Spyglass features high-resolution graphics and icons, as well as support of the Retina display. Currently Spyglass supports iPhone 3GS/4, iPod touch 4 and all models of iPad 1/2. It also works with Bad Elf GPS, an external accessory.
With its wide array of navigational, tracking and mapping functions, Spyglass gives travelers, hikers, fans of the outdoor and navigation geeks plenty of possibilities to explore, measure distances and never lose track of important objects and locations.
Tracking map locations, compass and gyroscope data, custom targets and even stars is easy with the program's advanced heads-up display and augmented reality markers.
Spyglass is feature-packed and handy when it comes to finding way to a previously assigned location, measuring distance, angles or object size, tracking positions of stars, the sun and the moon, getting detailed GPS data, using nautical or military navigation, saving photos to photo album on the go, and performing an impressive list of other navigation, tracking and mapping tasks.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Spanish.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, iPad and iPad 2
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Spyglass 3.3 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category for a one-time fee of $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
Located in historic Minsk, Belarus, Happymagenta is a privately held company founded in 2006. With a focus on the iOS platform, Happymagenta was formed by a group of highly skilled software engineers who love programming and have a passion to create unique applications. Copyright (C) 2006-2011 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.