How it works


Take photos with:
  • Compass reading
  • Elevation of building face
  • Bearing
  • Latitude/Longitude
  • Altitude
  • Date & Time


Email photos with:
  • Compass bearing
  • Elevation of building face
  • GPS coordinates
  • Date & Time taken
  • Link to iOS & Google maps


Share photos from the app on:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Who uses Solocator

  • Real Estate–Outside

    Solocator: camera compass app - Real estate photo of house elevation

    Take photos to see which way a house is facing. For solar gain as well as for solar panels in the future

  • Real Estate–Inside

    Solocator: camera compass app - Real estate photo showing which way a room faces

    Photos taken from inside the home will show which way rooms face and the potential sunlight at different times of the day

  • Real Estate–Land

    Solocator: camera compass app - Real estate photo with orientation of building plot of land

    If you're searching for land to build a new home, take photos in compass mode to show what aspect the property can have

  • Property Inspectors

    Solocator: camera compass app - Real estate photo of property inspection

    Highlight where issues maybe and on what elevation of the house /building

  • Architects

    Solocator: camera compass app to help architects capture photos of house elevations & direction

    Take photos of building elevations for redesign, also easy to file and find later

  • Builders

    Solocator: camera compass app to help builders capture work to be done or quoted

    Check with client what needs to be fixed/quoted and then email off photos to tradespeople

  • Tradespeople/Contractors

    Solocator: camera compass app for tradespeople and contractors

    Quoting work is easier with tagged photos, for you and your clients

  • Field Work


    Show work completed, where & when

  • Home Improvements

    Solocator: camera compass app for home improvement contractors

    Capture relevant information about what building elevation you are working on for quotations and later for contractors

  • Technical Sales

    Solocator: camera compass app for technical salespeople in the building industry

    Capture more information for professional quotations and proposals

  • Drivers

    Solocator: camera compass app to capture vehicle accident information

    Capture when & where an accident happened but importantly what direction you or others were driving

  • Location Scouts

    Location Scouts using Solocator app

    Capture GPS coordinates (latitude & longitude) as well as direction. Email details and map links to crew.

About Solocator

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