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[APP][2.1+] Metal Sniffer - Holo-looking tool

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By icechen1, Senior Member on 6th May 2012, 09:50 PM
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Update2: New version 0.5.0 out, should support Android 2.1 and up now, along with a few extra features. More info at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5&postcount=78

Update: Featured on Redmondpie!

So I made my first app, an magnetic field sensor (aka metal detector). It's nothing too spectacular, but I thought you guys might find it useful.

But there are already a ton of metal finders on Play, you might say. Most similar apps on Play right now looks like they're made for Android 1.6 or ads-packed, so why not release my own take on it without all the gimmicks.

There are also some great comparable apps out there, but a little competition can't hurt . It also works through walls, so I guess you can use it to detect hidden electrical wires.

You might wonder what you can do with this app, except the obvious metal detecting business.
Features:
-Displays the field strength in microtesla, milligauss or in gamma.
-Export the data to a CSV file, do anything with it
-Vibration alarm
-Free and No Ads
-Option to force screen on to prevent screen from closing
-A historical chart
-Optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich/Holo theme
-Works on Gingerbread and up. (version 0.5.0 : Android 2.1 and up)

The app looks great on ICS, with a native feel to it. It's also free of bloat like Payware or ads, completely free!

For download/screenshots, check it out at Google Play Here!

Happy metal hunting! Would appreciate any constructive comments or crashes that you may have A rating would be awesome as well.
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6th May 2012, 09:58 PM |#2  
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I don't need it but your app looks awesome. Good job.
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6th May 2012, 10:13 PM |#3  
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I don't need it but your app looks awesome. Good job.

Thanks!
7th May 2012, 12:00 PM |#4  
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I agree. Good job, it looks awesome although I don't have space to install it
7th May 2012, 03:42 PM |#5  
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Good work but i have a crapy deafult phone back and it hard to read some text... Set the back to (holo deafult dark bg)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:shape="rectangle" >

<gradient android:angle="270" android:endColor="#ff272D33" android:startColor="#ff020202" android:type="linear" />

</shape>




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7th May 2012, 04:46 PM |#6  
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It looks awesome
I don't know why, but I'll download it
7th May 2012, 11:20 PM |#7  
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Good work but i have a crapy deafult phone back and it hard to read some text... Set the back to (holo deafult dark bg)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:shape="rectangle" >

<gradient android:angle="270" android:endColor="#ff272D33" android:startColor="#ff020202" android:type="linear" />

</shape>
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll try to improve it for the next version!

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It looks awesome
I don't know why, but I'll download it

Awesome!

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I agree. Good job, it looks awesome although I don't have space to install it

Aw, it's a shame. Thanks for the feedback though!
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8th May 2012, 01:44 AM |#8  
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New version 0.4.2 released:

Cosmetic changes (better-looking colors, gradient on the chart)
Holo background now default on all devices to avoid problems [credits to motodroidfreak]
CSV now saves to /sdcard/Android/MetalSniffer/ [project clean SD]
8th May 2012, 05:28 AM |#9  
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Fc while loading the app on cm7 defy :/
I tried other metal detecting app and works fine...

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8th May 2012, 08:59 AM |#10  
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Nifty app and like others have said great GUI
8th May 2012, 01:22 PM |#11  
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This is quite awesome.

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