Universal Compass Demo

Universal Compass Demo


Universal Compass is a compass, that can point to any location you want. (It also points north.)

THIS IS A DEMO: You can only create and edit one personal location at a time.

Create new locations you want to point to by either entering the coordinates manually or selecting them on a map. Finally choose an easily recognizable color for each location.

After creating your locations, select which of them you want to display on the compass. Longpress a location in the list to edit/delete it.

The map supports simple search functionality and a "My Location" button in the top right corner. If a location can't be found, try adding city and/or country to the query.

By default, Universal Compass will use your network location to figure out where other locations are in relation to you. When the distance to a location is smaller than the current accuracy allows, Universal Compass will try to get a GPS signal. You can also choose to always have GPS enabled in the settings.

NOTE: Due to the method of calculating the orientation of the device, the displayed compass bearing can be inaccurate while the device experiences acceleration.

Required Permissions:
- Location: necessary for calculating bearing to other locations
- Vibration: give user feedback when selecting a location on map

This app uses the Google Maps Android API v2, which requires the following permissions:
- Network access: download map tiles from Google Maps servers
- View network connections: check the connection status in order to determine whether data can be downloaded
- Read Google services: allows the API to access Google web-based services
- Write to external storage: cache map tile data in the device's external storage area

Recent changes:
2.0.3:
- using new method for retrieving compass orientation when available, greatly reduces compass jitter (but needs a couple of seconds to adjust to final bearing)
- increased update rate with new method allows for smoother animation of compass rotation

2.0.2:
- bugfix: location updates from network weren't registered correctly
- minor code improvements

2.0.1:
- you can now create one personal location in the demo
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3.7
User ratings
158
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
292 kb
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About Universal Compass Demo
Universal Compass is a compass, that can point to any location you want. (It also points north.)

THIS IS A DEMO: You can only create and edit one personal location at a time.

Create new locations you want to point to by either entering the coordinates manually or selecting them on a map. Finally choose an easily recognizable color for each location.

After creating your locations, select which of them you want to display on the compass. Longpress a location in the list to edit/delete it.

The map supports simple search functionality and a "My Location" button in the top right corner. If a location can't be found, try adding city and/or country to the query.

By default, Universal Compass will use your network location to figure out where other locations are in relation to you. When the distance to a location is smaller than the current accuracy allows, Universal Compass will try to get a GPS signal. You can also choose to always have GPS enabled in the settings.

NOTE: Due to the method of calculating the orientation of the device, the displayed compass bearing can be inaccurate while the device experiences acceleration.

Required Permissions:
- Location: necessary for calculating bearing to other locations
- Vibration: give user feedback when selecting a location on map

This app uses the Google Maps Android API v2, which requires the following permissions:
- Network access: download map tiles from Google Maps servers
- View network connections: check the connection status in order to determine whether data can be downloaded
- Read Google services: allows the API to access Google web-based services
- Write to external storage: cache map tile data in the device's external storage area

Recent changes:
2.0.3:
- using new method for retrieving compass orientation when available, greatly reduces compass jitter (but needs a couple of seconds to adjust to final bearing)
- increased update rate with new method allows for smoother animation of compass rotation

2.0.2:
- bugfix: location updates from network weren't registered correctly
- minor code improvements

2.0.1:
- you can now create one personal location in the demo
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A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Junkware
A Google User
May 27, 2014
Universal compass Excellent.
A Google User
May 19, 2014
Good work! Very very helpful!!
A Google User
May 3, 2014
Nice: I will try free version for sometime and will buy pro if I liked it. UPDATE: I upgraded to full version, u can check my review there.
A Google User
Apr 23, 2014
trash it ducks it is complicated as hell why can't you have a automatic GPS built in like the others