This is a sort of add-on to your internal compass since it displays the virtual compass on the screen and allows you to bookmark your favorite places, add notes about it and know exact coordinates. We regard this app one of those curious apps, good to see and try the first time. That means, this is not an application that's going to be used everyday, except in some specific cases like hiking. Its interface and graphics are quite good, as well as the possibility to bookmark and geo-tag notes to the places you visit. It will drain a bit battery since requires using the GPS, that's it, Android internal compass.
Compass has been developed by Catch.com, a startup focused on the development of Android apps. They've launched some and are reaching a remarkably success.
If you really need this kind of app or if you want to have it in your Android "just in case", give it a try. It does what's supposed to. And does it properly.
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by Manu , Appszoom
Aug 30, 2012
ANDROID'S LEADING COMPASS APP
Featured in “Best Android Apps, The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders”, published by O’Reilly Media, Compass by Catch.com is the most popular compass app available.
NEVER GET LOST
Compass view with location display and geo-tagged notes lets you not only steer in the right direction, but view maps and keep notes of the places you visit.
REMEMBER IMPORTANT PLACES
• Save your favorite places (home, work place, school, restaurant, shops, etc.) or even your car location. Navigate back to them later with Google Navigation.
• Capture and view your location-based notes in your area using the free Catch app.
CHOOSE FROM MULTIPLE COMPASS TYPES
Compass is a free app that includes 5 basic compass types
• Antique dial, direction names adjust for user's language.
• Outer dial can be manually rotated, green inner dial shows direction name in user's language, crisp pointer movement with no overshoot.
• Red section shows magnetic compass information including direction, magnetic field strength and declination. Green sections show GPS-based information including direction of movement, speed, altitude, and accuracy estimate. Pitch and roll indicators.
• Red outline on black styling for easy reading in low-light conditions.
PREPARE FOR ADVENTURE
Now Compass offers premium compass themes with a simple in-app purchase. Choose from among our Urban Hiker, Space Cowboy, Sea Navigator and Special Ops themes, or buy all four for one low price.
• Hand points up, compass dial rotates underneath it. Shows direction and latitude/longitude below the compass. Paper texture and city skyline background.
• Shows magnetic compass information including direction, magnetic field strength and declination. Also shows GPS-based information including direction of movement, speed, altitude, and accuracy estimate. Pitch and roll indicators.
• Digital camouflage background.
• Outer dial can be manually rotated, inner dial points north with slight overshoot, "moving" direction below compass.
• Inner digital direction indication with finely-marked outer dial. Dial movement is crisp. Latitude and longitude below compass.
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Note that this app relies on the mobile device’s magnetometer so accuracy may vary.