SatFinder

SatFinder

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 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

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
The satellite list is in the app menu.

For people who are giving me one star "because this app use camera permission". This app need this permission, to work ARView. It is not taking any photos - only use camera preview to show you where the satellite is on the sky...

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. It also can use augmented reality to show where is satellite on camera view.

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

small bug fix

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


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Comments and ratings for SatFinder
  • (66)

    by rushin2 on 05/10/2012

    I cannot find Galaxy 19 at 97 West. The list starts at Express AM2 at 80 E and ends with AMC 5 at 79W... Please help.

  • (66)

    by Ricardo Almeida on 19/06/2012

    Software muito bom para quem trabalha nesta area.

  • (66)

    by OWUSU GODFRED on 27/06/2014

    Great app. Perfect for installing ur own satellite dish at home with ease.:-)

  • (66)

    by Cecil Pinheiro on 26/06/2014

    Does what it says..

  • (66)

    by Richhpal Singh on 25/06/2014

    Nice

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    by youcef bennacer on 22/06/2014

    Good app

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    by Jeremie Bedje on 21/06/2014

    Good app, but not easy to use...it need to be more clear in the use.