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Metal Detector

By Alexandr Balyberdin

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A best Metal Detector among all the applications!
Simple and intuitive interface, and this absolutely free!

It's not fake app, it's real metal detector, but work with only magnetic metal (such as steel, iron, etc.)

Best sensitivity near the camera on your iOS Device.
Tip: Shake for calibration

✭ Great retina display graphics
✭ Unique analog UI
✭ Adjustable sensitivity

What's New in Version 2.0

✭ Full new interface ✭
✭ Support iPhone 5 ✭
✭ Optimisation sensitivity ✭

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Customer Reviews

This is Real!

I'm actually shocked. This app works. I'm using an iPhone 4 32g. I rarely write reviews but I noticed the 3 star average and felt compelled to recognize the quality of this app. I tested this in a handful of situations probably 10 minutes prior to writing this and it works exactly as described. It did work better without my case. I slowly move the phone over some furniture and it alerts me at the location of metal hardware. I drag it over a wall and it alerts me at the edge because of the metal corner strip. Basically worked on every magnetic item I tested on. I'd be interested to know if the developers can figure out how to make this identify the unique metals

Surprisingly it works

I was surprised that this works, but then after thinking about it it makes sense. I'm guessing that it detects FERROUS metals (i.e. metals that are attracted to magnets) by comparing the change in the internal compass measurement with the accelerometers (not affected by magnetic fields). If the compass moves without a corresponding change in the accelerometers, then there is ferrous metal nearby.

I tried it on several metal objects, being careful to hold the phone flat, and after turning the sensitivity up to 20, I could detect my metallic flashlight. Somebody else was able to detect a metal knife. Yes, the needle moves if you tilt the phone, but I've never thought the compass worked very well unless the phone is flat anyway.

Know what this can be used for before you trash an app

Someone said it worked on computers and some another thing but not on lamps or ladders. Some lamps are made of brass and are not magnetic. The same goes for ladders, most are made of aluminum, fiberglass or wood. None of those are magnetic. You have to be searching for steel or metals that are magnetic. The sensor used in your device is the same sensor for your compass that senses magnetic north, just like a compass does you get out if a box of cracker jacks. It's not a metal sensor. Keep in mind, if a magnet won't stick to it, your phone won't detect it either. Stainless steel is not magnetic either.

Metal Detector
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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