December 17, 2013 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Happymagenta is proud to announce version 3.5 of Commander Compass, the compass app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. Commander Compass is an essential GPS toolkit and navigation app, which free version is the most popular compass app in the iTunes Store under the Navigation category. It overlays compass bearing, coordinates, altitude, roll/pitch angles, speed, course, distance and directions to many targets at once over a live map, making the device a hi-tech military-grade gadget.
Commander Compass 3.5 has been optimized for iOS 7 and iOS 6, and the update adds an option to choose between different map source providers. When the current location is out of the coverage of one maps service provider users can now switch to other maps. Version 3.5 of Commander Compass allows choosing between Apple Maps and Google Maps, including street, satellite and terrain maps.
Since year 2009 Commander Compass has been the number one by the number of free downloads compass on app in iTunes Stores in US and many countries. The app was repeatedly featured in the iTunes Store under the Navigation category. Also Commander Compass was repeatedly reviewed as one of the most useful and professional compass apps by a number of magazines, websites and blogs.
Commander Compass is a life-saving GPS for each outdoors fan and for everyone, who dives into the urban jungles or goes off the asphalt road - for use in navigation, travel, survival, engineering, surveying, search and rescue missions, and much more.
As an advanced GPS navigator and compass it is very useful for hunting, fishing, boating, flying, sailing, driving, cycling, biking, hiking, walking and a whole set of outdoors activities - it turns the iOS device into a real navigation, documenting and measurement tool for treasure hunting outdoor games, including Geocaching, for law enforcement and military use, land surveying, oil, telecommunications and other industries.
Commander Compass is often used to save locations of fishing and hunting spots, treasure caches, waypoints, and places for later finding using the built-in GPS, compass and maps tools. It displays direction arrows and distance to multiple user's custom places and waypoints in the same time. Finding any of saved places some time later is that easy as simply following a pointing into a target's direction arrow.
The app is combined with helping utilities - milspec compass, gyrocompass, maps, GPS tracker, altimeter, speedometer, compass calibration using Sun, Moon and stars, coordinate converter, gyro horizon and inclinometer, that come in handy in various navigation, engineering, surveying and more tasks.
Unlike many simple compasses, Commander Compass allows entering and displaying of all the data using dozens of distance, size and angular units in metric, imperial and military formats, lots of coordinate formats, including latitude and longitude, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS/WGS84), British National Grid (OSGB), UTM and NATO grids, including NOAA and Geocaching coordinate formats.
Commander Compass has waypoint import, export, copying, pasting and sharing using lots of different URL schemes and coordinate formats - shares a location data and position coordinates in a easily understandable on the other side format using email, SMS and iMessage.
Lots of settings, magnetic and the unique to Commander Compass, specially designed to overcome hardware limits and accuracy issues, car and gyrocompass modes with an ability to precisely calibrate it with stars, Sun or Moon, tell it is a tool really worth having when the need for it comes while traveling outdoors or doing job the field.
The free version, "Commander Compass Lite" is the full-featured app containing all of the compass, GPS and navigation features. The paid version of "Commander Compass" adds an option to configure color themes. The deluxe paid version called "Spyglass" adds augmented reality and camera related features and functions as a hi-tech binoculars.
Pricing and Availability:
Commander Compass Lite (FREE), Commander Compass ($3.99) and Spyglass ($3.99 on limited-time 50%-off sale) app versions 3.5 are available on the iTunes App Store in the Navigation category. Commander Compass and Spyglass run 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.