Sun Scout

 - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data
 - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data
 - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data
 - iPhone Mobile Analytics and App Store Data


If your work or play requires sunlight, Sun Scout is built for you. Turn your iPhone in to a magic lens. Point it at the sky to understand where the sun will be and when it will be there.

Sun Scout uses your device's compass. For best results, calibrate your iPhone's compass, even when your phone does not prompt you to do so. Check out this video to see how:

Important note: Like all compasses, Sun Scout is adversely influenced by metal in vehicles and buildings. Sun Scout is only as good as the iPhone's compass and is prone to a variable margin of accuracy even under fair conditions. Do not base high-value production decisions solely on Sun Scout. Confirming them using sun charts and a technical scouting mission during the time of day of a future shoot.

romano01, US App Store – "This app has come in handy more then once this week alone. While working on a feature film called "fairhaven" the gaffer and I (key Grip) needed to find out where and when the sun would be for a scene… well after i pulled out my Sun Scout App. everyone started downloading it!!! It is well worth it."

WPSHM, US App Store – "This should win a gajillion awards for usability and simplicity. I love it!!!!"

We'd be delighted to hear what you're getting up to with Sun Scout. Give us a shout by email:

What's New

Version 1.4.0 (Oct 09, 2014)

Sun Scout is now universal: use it on any Apple device with a camera and G.P.S., including your iPad!

We've refined the interface so there is much more space to see where the sun is going, and polished numerous other details.

Thank you for your feedback and enthusiastic support and watch this spot for further improvements soon.

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Version 1.2 (Apr 01, 2011)

This update mainly fixes a serious crashing bug with iOS 4.3 (thanks to Daniel Cilia & Rick Evans for Beta testing). We're sorry for the problems this has caused.

Other improvements are…

The magnetic North correction has been fixed (many thanks to Anthony Moringello for testing this).

The screen update algorithms have been optimised to be smoother.

The tracking algorithms have been greatly refined for smoother and faster tracking on all devices, and in particular on devices sporting a gyro.

Specific handling of the iPhone 4's camera geometry has been added in.

Thank you for your support, and please keep your excellent feedback coming in. It's very helpful to understand what you are doing with Sun Scout and know about the features you would like to see added.

Happy Scouting!

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Version 1.1 (Sep 25, 2010)

Thanks for your Sun Scout feedback!

This update brings Retina display support and adds multitasking so that Sun Scout launches much more quickly. The "Attitude" computations have been tuned up to be more responsive.

Please keep your excellent feedback coming, and let us know which features you need next. Happy Scouting!

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Version 1.0 (Jun 09, 2010)

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1.4.0Oct 09, 2014Current release
1.2Apr 01, 2011
1.1Sep 25, 2010
1.0Jun 09, 2010First tracked

Average Ratings (United States)More Countries

All Versions - 3.6 - 32 ratings
Updated on May 23, 2015


Compatibility: Universal

Category: Photo and Video

Updated: May 21, 2015

Version: 1.4.0

Size: 2.0 MB

Language: English

Seller: Benjohn Barnes

Rating: Rated 4+

Family Sharing: Yes

Requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Bundle ID:

Supports Apple Watch: No

App ID:  375314684  [Copy]