New Android App - On The Level

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by slebed, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. slebed

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    I just finished my first app for the android market. Its called On The Level and its a combination digital inclinometer and bubble level. You can check out screen shots for it here.

    I hope everyone that may need an app like this will choose this one. I wanted to create an app that was on par with similar apps on the iphone.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. cintra

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    It looks good :) Amazing what one can do with these Android phones.. I look forward to it appearing in the Market place in Norway.

    mvh
     
  3. slebed

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    Thanks! I hope it gets over to you as well. I spent some time on the graphics because I wanted to show off my phones capabilities to my iphone owning friends.
     
  4. cdmackay

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    looks great; would you be able to update this thread when it becomes available in Market(s), please?
     
  5. slebed

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    The app is available right now in the Android Market under the Tools category. Also if you search for inclinometer or bubble, it should show up.

    Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed programming it.
     
  6. MonkeyK

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    Does this offer anything that the free app "bubble" does not?
     
  7. slebed

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    Bubble is a cool app. I wrote this because I wanted to a level tool that had more accuracy, at least in fractions of a degree. It was a challenge to write because I'm not using the orientation sensors for measurement. The orientation sensor only outputs whole degrees. I'm using the accelerometers instead which allowed for finer readings.

    The screenshots on my website doesn't show the numerical display, so its hard to get the full appreciation for it.

    Also I wanted to create something with nice graphics, mostly to show off. There didn't seem to be a lot of good looking apps on the market, so I wanted to see what I could do.
     
  8. insolvent

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    Looks nice! :)
    Too bad it is unavailable for us in Europe who hasn't rootet our phones..
    :(
     
  9. MonkeyK

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    Yes, its a very nice looking app. :cool:

    I will be buying it just as soon as my last buying binge is forgotten.
     
  10. cdmackay

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    thanks; for some reason I can never get Market search to display what I'm after :)

    if you're using the accelerometer, presumably the app has to be calibrated, first? and periodically re-calibrated?
     
  11. slebed

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    I've been using it on and off for over a month. I use it it record tilt angles on cameras where I'll need to add visual effects later. It seems to always display the correct angle compared to my analog inclinometer. Since its using gravity to determine it position, it shouldn't shift unless something horrible happens with the Earth :).

    But I could add a two stage calibration function if people think they need it.
     
  12. cdmackay

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    thanks, it sounds impressive. but I'm still confused: an accelerometer records acceleration, and so can detect rotation. But rotation compared to what, exactly? Surely you need to calibrate what is "level" accurately, first?

    or perhaps it comes factory calibrated, with the internal beam lined up with the case?

    interesting :)
     
  13. justjimjpc

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    "On the Level" needs to add better calibration ...

    Check out the app Bubble Level ..has been around for ever and has very good calibration

    I use a square true frame and a plumb level to calibrate the phones accelerometer ....
     

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