Theodolite HD Augmented Reality App Optimized for iPad Retina Display

March 26, 2012 in Navigation (E)

[] Williamsburg Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology is pleased to announce that its popular Theodolite app series has been completely optimized for the new 3rd generation iPad with the release of Theodolite HD 2.6.3. Theodolite HD is a viewfinder-based compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. The app has been featured numerous times in iTunes, and has been a #1 selling navigation app in iTunes app stores around the world.

Theodolite HD overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPad's live camera image, turning the iPad into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Uses are endless, and the app is great for navigation, outdoor sports, home projects, and photography. Theodolite has a strong professional customer base, and is used in the field by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, accident investigators, and search and rescue workers around the world.

Theodolite HD lets users take geo-stamped and geo-tagged camera images and screenshots directly from the app with 2X and 4X digital zoom options. The app includes features for serious users such as a zero reference angle mode, an A-B calculator for height, distance, heading, position, triangulation, and relative angles, a built-in map with user-defined markers and bearings, two mil-based rangefinders, colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision, e-mail and data log export with KML data, system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, optical rangefinders, military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, and four latitude/longitude formats.

The software implements an advanced "fusion" algorithm that combines gyro and magnetometer data to provide a more accurate, more responsive, and more robust compass measurement. Theodolite is able to provide stable compass bearing to any landmarks visible in the camera viewfinder, regardless of how the user holds or points the device. This provides a significant increase in utility over traditional palm held compasses and compass apps.

Pricing and Availability:
Theodolite HD 2.6.3 is available for $3.99 (USD) on the iTunes App Store and works on the new 3rd generation iPad as well as the iPad 2. Users with iPhones and 4th-generation iPod touch devices can check out the Theodolite Free and Theodolite Pro apps for free and $3.99, respectively. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite HD can request a promotional code to download the app from iTunes at no cost.

Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with over 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) 2012 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Retina Display are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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