Horizon Explorer (ARCore)

Offers in-app purchases

Point your camera at a landmark on the horizon (eg. Hill, Mountain, Road, Lake, Building) and see:
- Name of the landmark
- Distance
- Altitude
- Map of surrounding area
- Wikipedia info
- Directions to landmark

Or use 3D Map mode:
- See terrain laid out in front of you
- Move phone to fly around the map
- Roadmap / satellite / hybrid
- Search & display 3D-maps for anywhere worldwide
- Distance, altitude and landmark names
- Infinite scroll

Horizon Explorer works worldwide, but works best on top of a hill with an unobstructed view of your surroundings. You can drag the horizon line with your finger to line up with the camera if the automatic tracking is not working very well. Or try waving your phone around in the air in a figure 8, then pressing "autoalign" to calibrate the compass.

If you are in a tall building, or otherwise not standing on the ground, enable "Tall Building mode" and optionally set your altitude using the slider.

Horizon Explorer will show mountain names, lakes or forests, the names & designations of roads, and many buildings.

Wikipedia Information will be displayed for anything that has an English Wikipedia article with a location.

This app uses Google's ARCore to do augmented reality. This technology is currently only available on ~50 phones: https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices

If you don't already have the latest ARCore app installed, you will be prompted to install / update it from the Play Store when you first open Horizon Explorer.
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What’s New

- Smoother loading of tiles, especially in cities or when moving. (It may now take a bit longer to finish initial loading, but will be less laggy during this time).
- Performance improvements: Rotation shaders, cache unzipped tiles, fewer uneeded render passes, lower res tiles & optimizations.
- Make minimap more zoomed out so it jumps around less.
- Fix bug where this modal appeared without upgrade.
- Increase plane search distance to 60km.
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Additional information

25 September 2018
Current Version
Requires Android
7.0 and up
Content Rating
In-app Products
$0.99 – $20.99 per item
Offered By
Arrow Software Development
The Guild, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB
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