Demo of Digital Compass Used in an iPhone App

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  1. MrFairladyz

    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    Demo of Digital Compass Used in an iPhone App​


    iPhone developer Ziconic has already started taking advantage of the new iPhone 3GS's digital compass in a prototype build of its AirCoaster 3D iPhone application.

    AirCoaster 3D is an existing application that allows users to design and ride 3D roller coasters on their iPhones and iPod touches. They've since posted a video of a prototype version that takes advantage of the iPhone 3GS's digital compass.

    This version of the app allows the user to move the iPhone around in real life to obtain a different view out of the in-app roller coaster. This feature is expected to come in a future update to the application.



    App Store Link: Air Coaster, $0.99 (no compass support in current version)
  2. arikado

    arikado New Member

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    Wow. This is insane

    I'm not very familiar with the digital compass... does the digital compass require... a connection (internet/3g/wifi)? or does it just navigate like a normal compass like the accelerometer?
  3. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    is this the same one used for the TouchArcade One?

    Anyway.... i need an iPhone 3GS
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    It uses a magnetometer.
  5. Ari.

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    thats sweet, but couldnt this be done with accelometer (or however u spell it)
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    No its hardware.
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    That's pretty cool. Good to see that the compass will be implemented.

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