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[APP] Simple Barometer for Galaxy Nexus

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korr92

Member
Dec 18, 2010
19
43
Hi all,

I just wanted to present you a very simple application,
that shows the barometric pressure in the environment.
It simply reads out the sensor value and also calculates
the approximate altitude based on standart atmospheric
pressure at sea level of 1013.25 hPa and at a standart
temperature of 288.15 K.
Why I made this application, if it was so simple?
There was no such application, that shows the barometric
pressure in a nice way, so there we go:

Screenshot_2012-01-14-18-27-35.png


Any suggestions for improvement are welcome =)
 

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cmac86

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Dec 21, 2011
4
0
Looks nice in the screenshot but the gauge doesn't display for me. Just the numbers.

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jairmoreno

Senior Member
Jan 26, 2007
79
8
Bogota
Works great. My only suggestion is, can you down a little the scale of the barometer?. I mean I'm in Bogota, Colombia (2600 m over the sea level) so my barometer is always down before 960 hPa
 

Colemak

Senior Member
Dec 17, 2011
85
15
I like the screenshot but as already said I only get the numbers on bigxies build 4.0.3 and Franco's 12

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terminal 7

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Jan 27, 2008
469
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exeter, uk.
gpu

folks finding it dont work try switching forced gpu rendering off and then restart the app

seems to be a common fault of bar preasure apps - i tried this out on the app i use on my xoom and that too requres gpu rendering to be switched off.

just a thought :)

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Sep 7, 2008
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Portland, OR
Thank you for this App.

I also have one suggestion. Could you add a relative height? I mean that it is possible to set the current height as a reference and make the difference visible. Then it would be possible to meassure the approximately height in a big building or an elevator.

I've already done this in my own app and it works great. Unfortunately I couldn't find time to improve my app, it's very simple and not so nice as yours :).
 

pedmond

Senior Member
Jun 22, 2007
1,491
137
Thank you for this App.

I also have one suggestion. Could you add a relative height? I mean that it is possible to set the current height as a reference and make the difference visible. Then it would be possible to meassure the approximately height in a big building or an elevator.

I've already done this in my own app and it works great. Unfortunately I couldn't find time to improve my app, it's very simple and not so nice as yours :).
I doubt the barometer is precise enough to measure the height of a buiding :p
 

ms893

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2008
61
2
Thanks, good app.

Improvment : possibility to compute the QNH (sea level pressure) by adding known altitude (inserting altitude in meters, feet or hPa).
 

korr92

Member
Dec 18, 2010
19
43
Thank you for this App.

I also have one suggestion. Could you add a relative height? I mean that it is possible to set the current height as a reference and make the difference visible. Then it would be possible to meassure the approximately height in a big building or an elevator.

I've already done this in my own app and it works great. Unfortunately I couldn't find time to improve my app, it's very simple and not so nice as yours :).

Could you provide me the formula to calculate the relative height? Would make it much easier for me ^^

Works great. My only suggestion is, can you down a little the scale of the barometer?. I mean I'm in Bogota, Colombia (2600 m over the sea level) so my barometer is always down before 960 hPa

Will add this feature aswell.

Change the graphic to show stormy/fair weather icons for people like me who don't know what a barometer does or how to read one, relatively. Make it fun!

Will add it, but that won't be accurate for people, who are not living in west european latitudinal lines.

EDIT: There you go =)
 
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to present you a very simple application,
    that shows the barometric pressure in the environment.
    It simply reads out the sensor value and also calculates
    the approximate altitude based on standart atmospheric
    pressure at sea level of 1013.25 hPa and at a standart
    temperature of 288.15 K.
    Why I made this application, if it was so simple?
    There was no such application, that shows the barometric
    pressure in a nice way, so there we go:

    Screenshot_2012-01-14-18-27-35.png


    Any suggestions for improvement are welcome =)
    3
    Not really original. Barometer HD

    OP claims there was no similar app either :confused:

    Well, but the Barometer HD app is more functional than beautiful,
    and I will integrate a graph that shows barometric
    pressure over time aswell.

    Didn't get any Barometer. Only the hight :/
    EDIT: Disable Hardware-Acceleartion!

    Now this should be fixed (I hope so), that means you can
    use the app with Hardware Acceleration turned on.

    [UPDATE]

    Changes:
    - barometer image shows correctly with Hardware Acceleration on
    - reduced apk size dramatically
    - barometer scale now automatically adjust to environment
    (in case you live on a mountain)

    Download
    2
    gpu

    folks finding it dont work try switching forced gpu rendering off and then restart the app

    seems to be a common fault of bar preasure apps - i tried this out on the app i use on my xoom and that too requres gpu rendering to be switched off.

    just a thought :)

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    1
    Change the graphic to show stormy/fair weather icons for people like me who don't know what a barometer does or how to read one, relatively. Make it fun!