SatFinder pro

SatFinder pro

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • AR feature
  • Pointer on a satellite map
  • Accuracy
Cons
  • It takes too long to set location
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Between Astra and Hispasat I found Hotbird"

Reviewed by / Sep 25, 2012

SatFinder uses GPS and AR technology to help you find satellites position

This version is ad-free and it's been optimized to be displayed on ICS device (older too).

Finding satellites positions and aiming antennas were though task a few years ago. Now, thanks to Android and the effort of some developers, we can turn out smartphones in testers and antenna pointers.

SatFinder uses GPS technology to show your position (coordinates), aiming accuracy, city and street. In order words, it locates your to help you set an accurate satellite pointing.

Below your location info, you can find the satellites you want to point to and its azimuth, elevation, LNB tilt and compass degrees. This way you can set accurate pointing just by fixing your smartphone to your antenna and moving it.

What's more, it makes the most of your camera and augmented reality technology to show satellites position. Aim with your camera the sky and start viewing satellites in AR. In addition, you can see antenna pointer on a map. It also includes a whole world FTA and encrypted channels database.

The only catch: it takes too long to set your location. However, AR features makes the difference. In summary, an useful tool to point your antennas to the right satellite.

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Developer's original description available here
This is the pay version of SatFinder. This app is optimized for Android 4.0. On older devices it will look a bit different than on the screenshot...

SatFinder (Satellite Finder) is a tool which will help you to set up satellite dish. It will give you azimuth, elevation and LNB tilt for your location (based on GPS) and chosen satellite from list. The result is shown both as numeric data and graphical on google maps. It has also built in compass which will help you to find proper satellite azimuth.

The satellite list is complete and includes all televison satellites, so the app should work worldwide. If you found some errors please send me e-mail. It will help me make this app better ;)

Since version 1.07 there is whole world FTA and encrypted channels database. It take a few seconds to show whole list so be patient. It use internet connection. Top 10 countries got fixed language on nice list. The list will be updated. The users from another countries can type language manual. But the list uses language shortcuts, for example - English = eng, German = ger, etc... The channel list is still incomplete - I'm working on it. If you find error on list please send me e-mail...

Recently changed in this version

Satellite list update (if something you want on listis missing - please send me e-mail), new geocoder window and some minor changes

If there are any problems please send me e-mail. I do not have access to all type of the smartphones and tablets...


Lists with SatFinder pro

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for SatFinder pro
  • (67)

    by yunus emre ayanoglu on 08/06/2014

    It's almost good

  • (67)

    by Wesley Loveless on 12/05/2014

    Thank you !!

  • (67)

    by Terry Dillon on 09/09/2013

    Pretty but not much use for Shaw Direct customers as it doesn't support multiple satellites.