Tape Measure

1.5
661 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Use your phone as a tape measure whilst standing still and without having to walk to the distant feature you wish to measure.

Simply hold the phone at eye level and align the cross hair on the ground at the point you want to measure. The phone will display a continuously updated horizontal distance from the camera to the point under the cross hair.

A one off calibration is required where you need to enter you eye level height i.e. the height from the ground up to your eyes.

The distance is calculated by trigonometry so for accurate measurements you need to always keep the phone at your eye level regardless of the angle of the phone pointing at the ground.

If you always maintain the phone at eye level and hold the phone steady whilst taking a measurement you should be able to get a typical accuracy of about +-3cm at 5m distance.

Now supports imperial measurement feet and inches alongside metric meters and centimeters.
Updated on
Dec 11, 2016

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1.5
661 reviews
A Google user
August 7, 2019
I had high hopes based on the reviews but it wouldn't run at all on my phone (LG V20 running on Nought). When I hit the start button it crashed every time. Never had the chance to use it because it wouldn't run for me.
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A Google user
April 6, 2020
Riddled with bugs, faults and glitches. Several Android versions compatibility issues. Needs serious considering. For now, rated THU 0.000
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A Google user
March 6, 2019
you download the app because you need to measure something. but before you can use it you have to measure the height of your eyes? How exactly do you do that without a tape measure?? Go Figure ? Uninstalling
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What's new

v1.5
Removed auto-focus permission.

v1.4
Now supports Android Marshmellow 6.0. Camera permission is now requested from the user.

v1.3
Now checks the device hardware for back camera. Splash screen added.

v1.2
Now supports imperial measurement feet and inches alongside metric meters and centimeters.

v1.1
Support added for large and xlarge screens.
Small changes to stop occasional crash.