Anonymous, 24 Dec 2015Yes! That's how apps should be made - online. Not something that stays in my device to be used... moreYou have a valid point there, sadly not all of us can afford 24/7 mobile internet.
I use Swiss Army Knife app with tons of tools.
And yes I even use it like once per year for bubble level measurement :)
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2015dont take it that serious, no one will build a house using this app man. chillI know, but any bubble level app uses the accelerometer instead, using the magnetometer wouldn't even provide a fun toy if you aren't under perfect conditions.
i really dont expect much on isheeps comments...but dont you guys ever read the article?
ET - the real one, 24 Dec 2015the magnetometer?? Can't see how it doesn't use the (more common and accurate) accelerometer.... moredont take it that serious, no one will build a house using this app man. chill
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2015Lol. Even iOS has this app since like 2013.Read the article!! Ignorant
Parag007, 24 Dec 2015Windows Phone has this app from Microsoft since ages. It works fine.you definitely missed the point: it's practically both accessible in google website AND Google Now apps. you dont even need the app to use this feature.
Windows Phone has this app from Microsoft since ages. It works fine.
Phewww... I own xperia z5 and I hope it works well my device feel sorry for Samsung and apple users who bought flagships with camera bumps :-P
To the caution remarks:
If in doubt make TWO measurements, turning the phone 180 degrees (still face up of course), this will tell what is a non-flat back (or poor calibration), and what is the surface.
Does not work well if you live on the side of a 4500m mountain.
SOURCE: I live on teh side of a 4500m mountain.
Can't see how it doesn't use the (more common and accurate) accelerometer. In fact some lower end phones lack the magnetometer AKA compass.
Any stronger magnetic field disturbances around it would screw the measure, also in some places, during some times of the year (or years...) the earth's magnetic field is a lot weaker, it varies with time per region, gravity in other hand varies on such a smaller scale it can be considered constant for this application in particular (it's not like you're trying to check the surface level on Mount Everest, or car in movement where the external forces would mess the reading, not even an actual bubble level would work there).