Solocator is a camera app with built-in compass features. You can take photos with compass reading showing the direction you’re looking at or switch to building mode to capture the elevation of a building face. The building mode captures the Cardinal and InterCardinal directions such as North Elevation, South East Elevation etc. You can easily email photos from the app with compass bearing, house elevation, the time taken, GPS coordinates and links to iOS maps or Google maps.
The idea for Solocator came about when I was designing and creating another app. The main aim of Solocator is to capture information about homes, land and property that you are inspecting to buy or rent. In particular knowing which way the house is oriented and which way rooms face in order to get best solar gain. The initial version of Solocator is a feature in Eco Easy Home which is in use in Australia and New Zealand.
But, Solocator on it’s own is and will be much more. There are more features that I am working on but for now I’ve captured the main reasons to use it. I would love to hear how you’re using the app and if you have suggestions or feedback.
About The Creator
John Civijovski has worked in many areas of the building industry for over 25 years. He started as a structural draftsperson before moving into sales and development of building products heavily focused on new products. More about John