Williamsburg Virginia – Hunter Research and Technology is pleased to announce that its Theodolite app series is included in the new “Rewind 2010: Hot Trends in Apps” year-end feature in the iTunes App Store, showcasing the best apps of 2010. Theodolite is a viewfinder-based compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. The app became the #1 selling paid navigation app in the US iTunes store in December 2009 and September 2010.
Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPhone’s live camera image, turning the iPhone into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Theodolite lets users take geo-tagged camera images directly from the app with 2X and 4X digital zoom options, and contains a built-in map with standard, satellite, and hybrid views. Uses are endless, and the app is great for navigation, outdoor sports, home projects, and photography. Theodolite is used in the field by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers around the world.
Theodolite comes in three versions – Free, Basic, and Pro – to cover a range of customer needs. The flagship Theodolite Pro includes features for serious users, such as a zero reference angle mode, an A-B calculator for height, distance, heading, position, triangulation, and relative angles, e-mail export with KML data, system-wide clipboard integration, percent grade display, optical rangefinders, military grid reference system (MGRS) coordinates, universal transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, and four latitude/longitude formats.
Theodolite requires iOS 4.1 or later, and runs on iPhones and the new 4th generation iPod touch.
Pricing and Availability:
The demo app Theodolite Free is available at no cost on the iTunes App Store. The mid-level Theodolite Basic costs $1.99 (USD), and the full-featured Theodolite Pro is $3.99. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite can request a promotional code to download the apps from iTunes at no cost.
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Craig received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative and compelling apps that take advantage of the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices. The company has 15 apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. iTunes, iPhone, iPod, and Retina display are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.