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Is such an app possible for Android? (plz read)

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Default Is such an app possible for Android? (plz read)

Range Finder App

An app that accurately measures distance from your smart phone/tablet. Something like this already exists (Smartmeasure), however it’s clunky, troublesome, and obscure. I’m aiming to have this app be used naturally amongst anybody who constantly needs to measure

Create a work-around a focused laser beam, which is traditionally used in range finders. that a phone can't provide, you would be unable to get any sort of meaningful reading. Perhaps an algorithm that compares the scale of items it finds in the camera to a stored set, and give approximations.

Use the phone’s sound capabilities to measure distance

Use the phone’s map/compass capabilities to measure distance

Use a phone's accelerometer to track the phones's movement, and take a series of image with the same camera as you point the phone towards a target to measure distance
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Hey Zabrak999, this is really a wonderful idea but I haven't seen such an app till date. You can contact some Android developers to get such an app developed for you.
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