November 16, 2009 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Minsk, Belarus - Happymagenta today is proud to announce Spyglass 1.2, an update to their popular digital compass and HUD display for iPhone 3GS devices. Developed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique capabilities, Spyglass turns any 3GS iPhone into a real-time digital spyglass and heads-up display with a live compass, GPS information, as well as tilt horizon - right over the live feed from the built-in camera or even an auto-rotated map.
Spyglass is a fun-to-use augmented reality tool. Just like in airplanes, sci-fi movies or military-styled night vision binoculars, Spyglass works in any orientation encompassing a three-dimensional space. While viewing through the iPhone's built-in camera, tilt or rotate the device to see incredibly detailed, live information in any direction. All Spyglass features, such as digital zoom (up to 5x), color filters, HUD colors and imperial or metric units are easily configurable.
* Heads-up display (like in planes or sci-fi movies)
* Compass (works with any orientation)
* Tilt to the horizon meter (for any orientation)
* GPS (coordinates, altitude, speed, course)
* Digital zoom (up to 5x)
* Maps with auto-rotation
* Configurable color filters
* Configurable HUD colors
* Configurable imperial or metric units
"The idea behind Spyglass was initially to create a fun as well as useful tool similar to binoculars that are commonly used in sci-fi, military and action movies.," said Pavel Ahafonau, founder and CEO of Happymagenta. "However given the great response, we decided to develop it further by adding a styled compass over live, automatically rotating maps. We even have other features planned for future releases."
Version 1.2 adds auto-rotation maps and new overlay filters for cool, night vision styled military effects. When in compass mode, the heads-up display is shown over satellite maps that automatically rotates as the user moves along. When maps are enabled (using the Info screen), the GPS coordinates are shown in real-time. When maps are disabled no Internet access is needed. As well as a fun-to-use novelty app, Spyglass can also serve as a useful tool during hunting, fishing or other sports related activities.
* iPhone 3GS 3.1 or later
* 0.3 MB
* Internet Connection (for Maps feature)
Pricing and Availability:
Spyglass 1.2 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in historic Minsk, Belarus, Happymagenta is a privately-held company founded in 2006 by software developer Pavel Ahafonau. With a focus on the iPhone 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) 2006-2009 Happymagenta Project. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.