Positional: Your Location Info

4.6
181 reviews
5K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Positional is a location based app that utilizes the phone's GPS hardware and fetches various details of the current latitude and longitude data like Altitude, Speed, Address and similar other information and show it in easily understandable format to the user. Alongside this main functionality of being a location app, Positional also provides a separate panel for Compass, Level, Trail and Clock, and they serve their own purpose as the name suggests.

Compass provides info related to direction using Geomagnetic field, Clock fetches the time related information based on the current location, time zone and also sun's information like Sunset, Sunrise, Twilight and many other info while the level can be used to get the plain deviation info and for many other purposes. Trail can be used for marking locations on the map and create a travel journal anywhere on the map using many contextual icons.

On top of all the core functionality, Positional is a highly polished app and provides another layer of a very carefully handcrafted minimal designs that organizes every information in a very pleasant way with amazing and beautiful physics based animations and still maintains to do what a location app is supposed to do.

Positional's app interface is customized completely independent of the native APIs and everything is created completely from scratch to give the app a unique design structure and add many features without using too much device memory, making the whole app very lightweight.

What this app has -
• Easy to use
• Smooth, with fluid animations
• Minimal UI
• Many Accent Colors
• Customizable with various options to choose from
• Magnetic Compass
• Compass Sensor Speed
• Compass Physics properties
• Compass bloom
• Gimbal lock
• Minimal Map (with and without labels)
• Dark mode for maps
• High contrast map
• Satellite map
• Many pin styles for the entire app
• Media keys support for map
• GPS information
• Speedometer
• Altitude
• Distance
• Displacement
• Address of the current location
• UTM, MGRS coordinates formatting
• DMS coordinates support
• Movement direction
• Clock
• Clock motion types (both linear and inertia induced motion)
• Clock needle styles
• Custom timezone support
• UTC and Local Time references
• Sun Position/Location
• Sun Azimuth
• Sun Distance and Sun Altitude
• Sunset and Sunrise time
• Astronomical, Nautical, Civil twilight
• Moon Position/Location
• Moonrise and Moon set time
• Moon Altitude
• Moon Phases
• Moon Angle and Fraction
• Moon states (Waning and Waxing)
• Upcoming moon dates i.e., New Moon, Full Moon, Third and First Quarter
• Moon Illumination
• Dark Mode
• Level
• Custom location mode for manually fetching information of any part of the world
• Sun time widget
• Sun time widget with art
• Moon phases
• Trail marker
• Travel journal based on marked trails
• Completely Ad-Free


What this app does not do -
• Does not find nearby places
• Does not show any ads to the user
• Does not collect any sensitive information
• All calculations are done solely inside the app, no location data is sent to any kind of server

Requirements
• Working GPS sensor with low latency
• Working Gravity and Magnetic sensor (calibrated)
• Working internet connection to load maps and other data


If you want to try the app before making a purchase, you can do so from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.simple.positional.lite

Discussions are more preferred way of communication over email, for feature request, bug report, or any discussion related to app, create a discussion here: https://bit.ly/positional_discussions

Likewise, for resolving issues or bug reports: https://bit.ly/positional_issues

And last, If you want to contribute to translate the app in your native language, you can do so here: https://bit.ly/positional_translate
Updated on
Jan 13, 2023

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4.6
181 reviews
Kyle Oyama
August 8, 2021
Simple, streamlined, and efficient. Hope you got a good data plan. The map isn't off-line, and no way to change map providers (didn't see a setting anywhere, maybe I missed it). But a nicely done app nevertheless. 4/5 stars with lots of room for improvement.
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Hamza Rizwan
August 8, 2021
Earlier versions of the app used to have Open Street Map as an alternative Map Provider, but later removed from the app due to instability reasons. I am currently working on merging OSM data with Google Maps API to gain both stability and an additional map provider. Expecting your patience. Thank You :)
Ananya Gupta
August 10, 2021
Positional is an absolute beauty of an app! I'm so glad I got it. The compass is accurate. I wish you could use it to log trails and force the GPS/location service to continuously run in the background. This app needs to win for design done right! Thank you, Hamza, for a winner in my book 🏆 This app design reminds me of Timely from back in the days.
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Hamza Rizwan
August 11, 2021
Thank You, I'm happy that you liked it :)
Duane Rapp
January 12, 2023
Great app but I do not understand what the moon altitude value is. Even subtracting 180 from it the moon altitude does not match other apps numbers.
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Hamza Rizwan
January 13, 2023
I checked the data and other info are correct, but altitude is off by seemingly 50° and verified the codes and I think there's some issue in my implementation. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll let you know by tomorrow. Edit: This issue has been fixed now and will be available in the next update (v166) soon.

What's new

• Added navigate option in Trail
• Fixed wrong moon altitude issue
• Fixed dark web pages issue
• Updated translations