Theodolite iOS App Transforms the Teaching of Science

Williamsburg, Virginia – Smartphones are changing the teaching of science, and Hunter Research and Technology’s Theodolite app is at the head of the class.

An article in EOS, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, highlights the ways smartphones make sophisticated scientific tools accessible for students. The article, “Smartphones: Powerful Tools for Geoscience Education” by Zackary I. Johnson and David W. Johnston, says modern smartphones’ sensors are “transforming how science is taught.”

For geophysicists, Theodolite enables this new age of education by helping students in field classes ” …learn principles of geological mapping, including how to measure the strike and dip of rock and sediment planes (foliations), how to build geological profiles, and how to calculate distances between physical features captured in the video frame.”

Teachers embrace Theodolite, creating classroom exercises “in which students use the app to overlay surface geology on contour maps or estimate the abundance of objects (e.g., boulders) or organisms (e.g. flowering plants) using measurements generated by the app.”

New uses for Hunter Research and Technology’s unparalleled navigation app continue to emerge. Theodolite is great for outdoor sports, hiking, boating, hunting, golf, sightseeing, photography, and navigation. The app is used in the field every day by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers. And in October, Apple featured Theodolite being used at the Great Wall of China during a special event.

Theodolite is a multi-function augmented reality app that combines a compass, GPS, map, photo/movie camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer into one indispensable app. Theodolite overlays real time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and inclination on the iPhone’s live camera image, like an electronic viewfinder. Find out why Apple included Theodolite among the most amazing apps available. Where will you take it? What’s your next adventure?

Pricing and Availability:
Hunter Research and Technology is excited to offer its flagship augmented reality navigation app for 50% off ($3.99 USD) to celebrate the app’s four-year anniversary. Theodolite is the perfect holiday gift or purchase for students, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and high-tech gadget lovers. Theodolite (iPhone, iPod touch) and Theodolite HD (iPad, iPad mini) are available from the iTunes App Store.

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Theodolite 4.0 (iPhone and iPod touch)
Theodolite HD 4.0 (iPad and iPad mini)
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Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union Vol. 94, No. 47

Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Dr. Hunter received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative apps that leverage the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices and Macs. The company has numerous apps available on the iTunes App Store, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. Copyright (C) 2013 Hunter Research and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.