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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HighwayNorth, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. HighwayNorth

    HighwayNorth Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,
    I'm one of the developers of the app Andrometer and it has come to our attention that the app is crashing on Droid phones. I think I have found the issue and fixed it, but I don't have a Droid phone (not available where I'm residing) so I can't fully test the fix.

    I was hoping that some Droid users could download the app (free app) and let me know if it works without crashing.

    Here is a brief description of what the app does:

    Andrometer is the 2nd place winner in the misc. category for the ADC2 competition. The app allows users to estimate the distance to or height/width of objects they can see by using the phones camera, GPS, geomagnetic sensor and accelerometer.

    Thanks and regards,
    Highway North Interactive team

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  2. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Android Enthusiast

    Hi, I just installed it on my Droid and as soon as it tries to activate the camera it force closes.
  3. JediJesus

    JediJesus Android Enthusiast

    I also get a fc when the camera opens.
  4. Telexen

    Telexen Well-Known Member

    Force close on 1.0.2.
  5. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Same for me, force closing with the version I just downloaded.
  6. neumannator

    neumannator Well-Known Member

    fc for me on the droid :(
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just installed it on my DROID ver 2.0.1.
    I killed all apps before starting Andrometer. As soon as I select "Position A" it crashes. :eek:

    I'm assuming this is Andrometer ver 1.0. Let us know when there is a new version to test for you. Looks like a cool app. Good luck.
  8. DocEsp

    DocEsp Newbie

    I tried it, but it never locked on with GPS. Restarted and opened Google Maps to make sure that the location was locked in correctly and it was but never got past this point with your software.
  9. HighwayNorth

    HighwayNorth Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I'm disappointed that this is only happening on the Droid, it is a tough one to figure out without having a phone (especially when it works in the emulator and on the HTC devices).

    I'll let you guys know when I have a new version that you can try.

    Highway North Interactive team
  10. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

    app didnt crash for me but i could never acquire a gps signal...
  11. HighwayNorth

    HighwayNorth Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the note. It only seems to be crashing on Droid once the GPS signal is acquired and it tries to active the camera and sensors. I need to dig around in that portion of the code and see if I can't come up with some modifications that will make it work on Droid.
  12. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Android Enthusiast

    Had to uninstall it completely. Today I noticed my batt drained extremely quickly. When I looked at batt usage it showed Andrometer used 44% of the batt even though I didn't run it at all.
  13. DanSan

    DanSan Android Enthusiast

    yup, force closes on camera opening
  14. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Sounds like a cool app - I hope you can work things out for us!
  15. ericks17

    ericks17 Well-Known Member

    Yep force closed for me to just tried the updated version today. Same spot after gps signal and it is opening camera it force closes.
  16. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Android Enthusiast

    How does everyone's batt usage look after being unplugged for several hours?

    You can check batt usage by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Battery Use
  17. jedidove

    jedidove Newbie

    I've been waiting for this app! Sucks to hear its crashing though :(

    Just downloaded it. Its taking forever to get my gps location :/
  18. Watashi

    Watashi Well-Known Member

    Confirmed 41% battery usage. Been installed for 10 hours. Got it to do the force close when the camera opened, left it closed (not showing up in task manager) and now 10 hours later 41% battery usage.
  19. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Android Enthusiast

    Exact same thing for me. I would think a force close would stop all batt usage.
  20. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    You guys must not be an APP-KILLING NAZI like me! :D

    My display takes up over 50% of my battery (and I have my brightness ALL the way down). Cell standby hovers 2nd at around 10%, and so on.

    Killing apps not only saves on battery, but keeps your DROID running smoothly. ;)

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