Anchor Pointer– GPS Compass and Traveler’s Navigator for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
What is anchor pointer:
Till now we have seen many GPS apps. Anchor Pointer is one of the best apps that acts as a navigator for the people who travel around the world. The difference between other apps and the Anchor Pointer is, Anchor Pointer doesn’t use reference to any maps, it just uses a compass that indicates the direction to your selected GPS point, it also shows the distance to the GPS point from the current position, and also the difference in altitude. Using this app you can get your friend’s current location along with your current location, so that you can have an idea of how far you all people are.
Download and Install Anchor Pointer on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
Currently we have Anchor Pointer 1.1.1 available in the market by October 2 2014. You can download and install it from the App store and it costs about 1.95$ (US Dollars). It has current rating of 4+ star rating. In order to install it create an Apple account by providing your credit card or debit card details. Open App Store, search for the app. You will get the app in search results ,select the app. Open the app , you will get details of the app along with payment button. Click on the payment button and perform payment for the app, then the gets installed in your device.
Anchor Pointer app compatibility:
- It requires iOS devices with 8.0 or later versions.
- It is compatible with iPhone 5, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd Generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th Generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- This app is specially optimised for iPhone 5.
How Anchor Pointer works:
Open the Anchor-Pointer app in your device. Navigate to the main menu. You are provided with many options such as Meet A Friend, Anchor List, Add Anchor and Park Car. Let us now discuss in detail about each of these options.
Add Anchor to Anchor Pointer:
Anchor is just like making a mark of the location. While travelling to a place you will across different turning points or famous places or any land marks. Whatever the place may be that comes across the road way, you can make a note of that place by placing an anchor there. You can do this by just selecting the Add Anchor option.
Just tap on Add Anchor option and select a landmark that comes across the way you pass by. Enter a name for the anchor and save it. By doing this, when you are near to that point about 55 yards distance you will get an arrow indication in green colour indicating that you are near to the selected anchor.
Once you have reached the location a message will be shown that you have reached the anchor.
Anchor Pointer Anchor List:
You may add as many number of anchor’s as you desired. All the anchor’s that you have added are categorized and listed under Anchor List. You can edit or view the selected anchor from the Anchor List.You can search for the anchor by its name or by scrolling over the list.
Meet A Friend using Anchor Pointer:
Suppose all of your friends planned for a gathering and you have selected a place. You didn’t the exact location or the way to reach that place. Login to your facebook app and ask your friends to share their location. Once you got the location of all your friends, you can start navigating to the place and you can also information of your friends current location. You can do this by using Meet A Friend option. Tap on Meet A Friend option and add anchors for the landmarks or locations that comes across your navigation path. You will get detailed information of you current location for each and every second. You can get the distance of how far you are from the place that you have to reach. Directions of the path will be indicated by using arrows. By just following the arrows you can reach the exact location. It doesn’t show the route in the form of maps, it just uses compass to show the location. You can even get the altitude differences using the Anchor-Pointer app.
Park Car using Anchor Pointer:
You are in a certain place, you have parked your car there and went out to carry on your work. You can make a note of the place where you have parked your car by just tapping on Park Car option. When you tap on Park Car it will note down the location of your car.
And later when you want to find the location where you have parked your car , you can retrieve the location by tapping Find My Car option.
One more feature we have with Anchor-Pointer is Automatic Night Mode:
Human eyes can’t see well when it’s dark around us. You can’t find the road ahead in dark on screen with the brightness of your phone. Instead of decreasing the brightness of the screen, we have night mode feature in Anchor Pointer, which will automatically switches to dark theme at night time in your device.
This is how Anchor Pointer apps works using compass based GPS system. Enjoy meeting your friends or travelling around the world using this Anchor Pointer app
Originally posted 2014-10-11 07:12:51.