gabenative Compass

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Sep 10, 2012 9:00:39 PM via Website


Compass is the most precise compass app available. It supports magnetic and true north calculated using network location or GPS coordinates. Furthermore this compass displays the location coordinates and the strength of the magnetic field to see if it interferes with the compass sensor. It supports high definition displays and can be installed on the SDCard. Download the best compass for free!

gabenative Compass 2.0.0 released!

This is an upgrade to the new major version 2. I basically improved and changed everything in this app. I'm very proud of this upgrade and i hope you like it as much as i do. Don't forget to rate this new version ;-)

  • Massively reduced app size
  • Hugely improved user interface by using vectors and Material Design. Now the compass looks the same on every device independent of the Android version and it looks awesome on every display resolution from low resolution to ultra high resolution and higher.
  • Added support for the permission model of Android 6
  • Added small cardinals like "ENE", "NE by E"
  • Added blinking labels, when sensors are unreliable
  • Added GPS and network location fusion system, which will automatically choose the most precise coordinates
  • Fixed compass needle pointing to wrong direction on display orientation changes by exactly 180°
  • Improved: No app restart is needed anymore, when the sensor precision is changed in the settings.
  • A lot of other changes, see changelog in app for full list.



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Nov 12, 2012 6:03:13 PM via Website

Compass 1.0.9 released!

  • Added actionbar button for screen rotation on/off toggling
  • Added Settings Dialog
  • Added Settings for auto rotation and default screen orientation
  • Image scaling quality highly optimized. Compass now looks fantastic on Nexus 7 and other devices!

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Nov 12, 2012 10:21:38 PM via Website

Nice graphics
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Nov 13, 2012 7:42:21 AM via Website

Very smart looking design. Also works well too.
It would be awesome if it could do a bit more, like take notes of the readings etc too :)
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Nov 13, 2012 9:19:23 PM via Website

Angela Green
Very smart looking design. Also works well too.
It would be awesome if it could do a bit more, like take notes of the readings etc too :)

Thanks. What do you mean with taking notes of the readings?

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Nov 29, 2012 8:27:48 PM via Website

Compass 1.1.1 released. Big Changes!

  • Introduced sensor fusion on devices with a gyroscope. This is a really big change. The result is a completely not wobbling compass arrow, when the device is not moved.
  • Changed the low-pass filter algorithm for Android 2.2 with a better one that is more responsive and is compatible with the new sensor delay option.
  • The compass now chooses the best sensors for your device for calculating the compass degree.
    • Sensor Fusion: For devices with Android 2.3 or higher and a gyroscope
    • Accelerometer/gravity and compass: For devices without a gyroscope or with Android 2.2
  • Added new settings option for the sensor delay. You can now decide at which rate the compass gets new values from the sensors. The lower this rate the less battery is consumed. If the compass does not work on your device, try setting a lower sensor delay.
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Dec 7, 2012 8:59:51 PM via Website

Compass 1.1.2 released!

  • Fixed: There was an offset of 90° on devices with landscape as the natural screen orientation
  • Fixed: Compass didn't start on some devices with Android 2.2
  • Fixed: There was an error when pausing the compass activitiy
  • Fixed: Added an expressive error message for non supported devices.
  • Other small bugs fixes
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Dec 8, 2012 6:35:22 PM via Website

Compass 1.1.3 released!

  • Changed the algorithm for determining the best sensor under a list of sensors with the same sensor type. On the Nexus 7 the compass arrow is even more stable now!
  • Fixed: Sensor fusion support was detected on devices where it doesn't work.

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Jan 3, 2013 4:32:01 PM via Website

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May 6, 2013 11:59:12 PM via Website


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May 7, 2013 12:03:14 AM via Website

Compass 1.2.0 released!

  • New sensor processing framework written. The sensor processing backend was completely rewritten based on all combined experiences of previous versions. The new backend makes new features and perfomance improvements possible.
  • Improved error reporting and error dialogs. Now i can analyse why some devices are not working. So if the compass does not work on your device send me a new bug report.
  • The network location icon now shows if the network location is enabled. Before it showed if the wifi was enabled

Compass 1.2.1 released!

  • Fixed: Bug prevented compass from testing if a sensor exists.

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