The fact that this even exists is an attestment to the ingenuity that some people have. Sure, it requires your phone to have a barometer, which may be left out on older or cheaper phones, but then again, why would you be testing it on devices that most likely don't have water protection? Then there's also the issue that not all phones are made equal: the method that works on one phone might not work on another. But when it works, it works, and it's clear to me that this app goes beyond others.
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To everyone saying that it doesn't appear to work/does nothing no matter how hard you press: the app requires a barometer sensor in order to work. NOT ALL Android devices will have this. Most cheaper ones won't. I just tried it on a couple phones that do not have one, and the app does not give any warning/indication about this. To the developer: the idea behind this is genius, I would just suggest putting in a barometer check; I'm guessing this could be done through some kind of API check?
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Thanks for your feedback!
I've pushed out an update that adds the API check to make sure a barometer is present before we proceed. It is version 1.1.1.
Your phone needs to have a barometer. It's an interesting concept that should work. If your phone has water resistance it should take more effort to equalize the atmospheric pressure. By taking a read and then pressing quickly the screen you basically create a pressure spike that gets registered and indicates your phone resists the air getting out. Not 100% certain but makes you feel better that there's some protection.
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