LocFinder – Augmented Reality Compass

LocFinder runs in background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


This iPhone App shows the direction and distance to any predefined location in the world. It offers a list with all capitals around the world and over 100 famous locations, including links to the corresponding Wikipedia pages. You can also add own locations and mail locations to a friend you want to meet somewhere. Needless to say that this app can be used for geocaching, too.

LocFinder also includes an augmented reality compass. Find out more about this feature in the video!

Main Features:

  1. Track recording for your hiking or biking tours
    o Follow your saved tracks forwards and backwards
    o Import / export GPX & KML tracks
    o View your track height-, and speed profile
    o replay the track on a map
  2. Shows distance and direction to any point of interest you did create
    or choose a location in the famous location list
  3. 3D-augmented reality compass if you tap the compass on the main screen
    • Use of Google Earth KML or GPX paths in LocFinder:
      -generate a path or a location and save it as *.kml (Google Earth) or *.gpx file to your computer
      -attach this file to an email and send it to the iPhone
      -open the email with with your iPhone, press long on the file you want to use in LocFinder. Choose /Open in “LocFinder”/.
      -LocFinder will automatically import the path or location.
    • Export paths or locations:
      -just send the path or location to yourself via email and open it with Google Earth or any GPX viewer.
    • Accepted WGS84 formats:
      ->50 23 45N for 50° 23′ 45″ N
      ->50 23.48N for 50° 23.48′ N
      ->50.1345 for 50.1345° north -> south & west with a minus

iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/app/locfinder/id328733576?mt=8

  • Author: Kiran Voleti

    An Internet savvy and a founder of Augmented Reality Blog - RealaReal. I would love to share Augmented Reality resources with our readers.I am a founder Internet Marketing Company - Toputop, & a Creative Agency - Dotndot.For more details about me visit my personal website & Kiranvoleti.com.

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