By Francesc Verge
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Would you like to know with precision the distance of a storm? Or maybe you are walking along the mountain and would you like to check the distance using the echo?
Then EchoThunder is your application! EchoThunder can calculate with precision the storm's distance, calculating the time between the storm's lightning and thunder.
EchoThunder also includes a set of preferences to adjust your configuration for a better precision.
needs these features
This app would be really great if it used the light sensor that controls auto LCD back light dimming and the camera on an iPhone to detect the lightning. As well as use the microphone to listen and detect the thunder. This would be great for setting up a lightning auto detection logging ability that would log the time, location and estimated distance. It could also pull weather data off the net to determine the local temperature to increase accuracy. You could also use the compass of the 3GS to auto or manually input the heading of the lightning. Then you could actually plot the estimated location of the lightning on a map in the app.
This app may be confusing to some. This app has a great potential, it just needs a couple tweaks. One major thing is instructions and maybe a couple more modes/tabs. DOWNLOAD WHILE YOU CAN!!!
- Category: Utilities
- Released: Aug 05, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Francesc Verge
- © 2010 Beecubu
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.