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This month’s app that we love is called Sun Seeker.  It is immensely useful and a very simple concept.

With the world just waking up to Augmented Reality, this app is well ahead of the game. I’ve had this app on my phone since the iPhone 3G and it has always worked very well.

It has several concepts but the one I use most is the camera vision that shows the paths of the Sun.

Here’s a view from a west facing window in the afternoon.


From this, I can see that we’re going to get almost no direct sunlight in Winter (the blue line). But we are going to get direct sunlight tonight around 7pm (yellow line) and summer is going to have sunlight pouring in from just after 6pm. Earlier, if some branches are removed from that tree.

You can see how useful this app would be at Open Homes. What kind of sunlight is coming into the living room in winter? Is the neighbour’s house blocking your light or does it just look like they might.

The other useful feature is a general overview of where the sun will hit the house as you can see here:


Sun Seeker isn’t a free app. In fact, it’s comparatively expensive at around $13. But it is an enormously useful app if you are going to Open Homes every weekend.

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