Andro Bearing will show you the right app not only for pilots.

AndroBearing is an augmented reality app which can be used to take two bearings to any object you can find in your vicinity. You point the object or landmark with the cross on your screen and press the respective button. AndroBearing shows you the magnetic bearing, as well as the true bearing to your landmark, along with your position.

Once you have the first bearing, Andro Bearing shows you the vertical and horizontal offset angle between your landmark and the present direction of your aiming cross. So you can measure the angle between 2 points...when you are a sailor, you will know what to do with such an angle. You can use it for navigation. Or you can use simple trigonometry to calculate the size of distant objects. The bearings are saved automatically and will be available in the following session.

By clicking a button you can further switch to Google Map (TM), where the locations of the positions where you have taken the bearings, are marked and a red and a blue line show the directions of your bearings. So you can make a cross bearing and display it on the map.

Key Features:

-- Uses the high-tech sensors of your android mobile phone
to measure position, orientation and declination (the
difference between the direction to geographic north and
magnetic north, pilots call it variation)

-- Augmented Reality technology, which is right on the
cutting edge of what is possible with modern embedded

-- You can switch between camera mode and map mode.

-- When taking the bearing, the app is averaging over
several sensor readouts to increase accuracy. (only in
the full version)

-- Angle between 2 objects or landmarks can be measured.

-- Locations and directions of two bearings are drawn on Google Maps. So, a crossbearing procedure can be applied.
The bearings are automatically saved to persistent memory.

-- A low pass filter is implemented to supress sensor noise. The filter can be switched on and off by using the
respective menu item.


Whether you are pilot, sailor, scientist, engineer or outdoor sportsman, you will find this app extremely valuable for navigation, orientation or simply for fun. We have many additional features in mind for future updates, so we would appreciate your comments or suggestions to make this app even more valuable for you. Please feel free to contact us.

Please be advised that the quality of the results of this app depends heavily on the quality of the sensors of your phone. Some devices do not even have a magnetic sensor, then the app does not work. If you feel that the quality and accuracy is not as good as it should be, try to calibrate your sensors. If it still does not work, please contact us. There might be a variation on some hardware platforms, we are not aware of.

The app needs several permissions to be granted for installation. It needs permission to use the gps and the camera. It also needs permission for the internet. This is necessary for the Google Maps technology which is implemented in the app. No data of any kind is sent by the app to the outside world.

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What's New

-- The bearings taken are now automatically saved. When the app is launched, the actual calues from the previous session are loaded. Using the "reset" funcion in the menue will erase the saved values. This way, a crossbearing can also be taken when the app is closed between the 2 bearings or when the device is switched off in between.
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
January 10, 2014
Current Version
Requires Android
2.2 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Thomas Oswald Aerospace Software
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