Normally, software on your Android device determines your location from individual GPS readings. This is fine if your are interested in getting your location to within about 10 meters. However, it is possible to do better than this if you average many readings at a particular location.
This app is designed to do just that -- average many readings of a stationary Android device to get a more accurate location; it actually calculates a weighted average, accounting for the accuracy of each reading. The trade-off is time. You will need to wait a least a few minutes to get a high accuracy average location.
'Precision GPS Pro' displays the following information on the main screen:
-remaining battery power readout (%),
-current latitude, longitude and (corrected - see below) elevation,
-PDOP, HDOP, VDOP values,
-number of GPS satellites in view,
-number of GPS satellites employed in fixing location,
-signal-to-noise ratio of signal from each satellite,
-accuracy of the current readings,
-weighted average (mean) latitude, longitude and (corrected - see below) elevation,
-graph of the current latitude and longitude (white connected points), the average value (red dot) and a scale box (green),
-'status' of app - either 'Idle', 'waiting, 'searching', or 'working',
-sky plot of active satellite positions,
-option to choose format of displayed coordinates,
-'maps' button to send average coordinates to a mapping app, such as 'Google Maps.'
The 'reset' and 'save' buttons are inactive while readings are being taken. They can be used after the 'stop' button is pressed. If the measurements are stopped and then started again without pressing the 'reset' button, then only the 'elapsed time' value is reset.
The latitude and longitude values are shown on the graph. North is up and east is to the right, as on a map. The graph automatically rescales to include the extreme values of longitude and latitude each time it updates the graph (every four seconds in fastest data acquisition mode).
The green 'scale box' is 2 meters on a side. It will not always have a square shape, since the graph scaling for latitude is not necessarily the same as the graph scaling for longitude. During the early rounds, sometimes only a portion of the scale box is visible; this occurs when the displayed ranges of latitude and longitude are very small.
The elevation is corrected to the EGM96 geoid. This provides absolute accuracy in elevation just under one meter.
A 'settings' screen provides options to keep the screen continuously on while the app is running, change the interval between measurements (in minutes, with a minimum of 1 minute), choose the language (English, French, Spanish, or German), choose the elevation units (meters or feet), choose whether to allow the app to run in the background, and choose which format to display the coordinates. There is also a button to reset the saved measurements, which can be viewed on the 'history' screen.
When the 'save' button is pressed, the date, time, and average coordinates are also copied to the clipboard, including the history data.
Note, when you change the 'background run' status on the settings screen, you must restart the app for this change to take effect.
Localization language support is provided for French, German and Spanish.
Applications of 'Precision GPS Pro' include navigation, geocaching, prospecting, emergencies, surveying a property, observational astronomy, and archaeology.
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Ditch Assist takes the NMEA information from your RTK GPS receiver and uses it to provide UP-DOWN guidance to make sure you stay on the required grade. You simply pair your GPS with your Android device via Bluetooth, and your device becomes an invaluable tool for anyone constructing drainage ditches, field leveling, grade staking, or undertaking any kind of landscaping and grading.
Survey mode allows you to quickly determine the natural or existing gradient of a route. Simply drive to the start point, press Start, then drive the route. As you move away from your start point, the application automatically calculates the linear (straight-line) distance traveled, computes the elevation change, and informs you of the average grade of the run.
This information can be used to determine your target gradient for creating a ditch, or simply as a tool to measure distance and elevation change.
Ditch Mode is just like a traditional laser system (but with the efficiency of GPS), and provides a visual guide to either keep you at a constant elevation, or maintain a constant slope.
Simply lower your blade to ground level (or required start depth), enter the required gradient, and hit ‘Start’.
The program works both uphill and downhill – just enter a positive grade (e.g. 0.05) if you are working downhill, or a negative grade (e.g. -0.05) if you are working uphill. To stay completely level just enter 0 in the grade box.
The vertical arrows will illuminate to inform you to raise or lower the implement depth in order to achieve the required grade. Information above the arrows tells you exactly how many inches above or below your target depth you are at. You can adjust the sensitivity of the arrows in the options, making each arrow represent any number of inches.
If you find you went too deep and want to continue from that depth the Adjust Elevation controls will nudge the target depth up or down by 2″ each press.
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“Rough point” the Earth terminal to access the satellite.
Search for and quickly locate a specific satellite.
Surveyor Lite allows users to search for specific satellites through database filters and employ augmented views to identify line-of-sight during surveys. The app also gives users access to current location, satellite azimuth and satellite elevation indicators. Users access Surveyor Lite’s capabilities on an intuitive mobile device interface, allowing them to tap, swipe, pinch & zoom - exactly the way they are used to interacting with smartphones.
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Surveyor Lite makes it possible to locate satellites using the multitouch interface by dragging, sliding, pinching, and tapping - all common gestures in the world of smartphones.
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Search for a specific satellite via database filters.
Use the augmented view to identify line of sight during surveys.
Identify specific satellites by using current location, Satellite Azimuth, and Satellite Elevation indicators.
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Includes map centred to user location (on-demand), links to weather and tide, zeolite and mineral pics and identification info, and background reference.
Also sends verbal geo-tagged field notes to user's email. (Be sure to first set your own email by clicking the setup button.)
It also offers driving directions and shows the best walking trail.
There are two Settings options. One choice called Noise Level is the sensitivity threshold which determines how loud a snore will trigger the snore alarm. The default setting of 55 decibels assumes fairly loud snoring
and also that the phone be kept close to the head. If after testing, this is found to be not sensitive enough, choose a lower number from the dropdown menu labelled Noise Level.
The second option called Notification changes the type of vibration notification. The default setting signals with an SOS message. The other options are for a shorter or a longer vibration. Note that the signal will repeat at intervals until the red Tap To Stop button is pressed.
To use the app, tap the button Tap To Start and then quietly place the phone in your pyjama pocket or in your pillow. There is a ten second delay at at startup to provide enough time to place the device somewhere without falsely triggering the alarm.
You can press the button at the top or side of your phone which darkens the screen. This reduces power consumption and the app is designed to work even when the phone is 'sleeping'.
If you are awoken by the vibration, press Tap To Stop to end the vibration. When you want to return to sleep, restart the app by pressing Tap To Start again.
If you want to listen to the sound which activated the snore notification, tap Replay to hear the sound clip. This recording is saved on the SD card of the phone in the Notes directory. The audio file name is LOUD.
There are two ways to use the app. You can choose from pre-selected color options or else input your own colors in RGB (Red/Green/Blue values) format.
There is also a built-in tool to suggest matching colors and to provide the RGB values of any color chosen.
Each variety has a brief description and at least two illustrated examples.
There is a brief guide on how to save money when buying hand-made rugs. Also there is an introduction to rug design and popular motifs.
This app can make you a better-informed rug buyer and enhance your appreciation of these beautiful objects.
There are multiple photographs of examples for each style. The hundreds of pictures were taken in Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Lunenburg, Quebec City and some other Canadian locations.
The destination emails need only be set one time, when the app is first installed, and are remembered after that.
The observations might be problems noted like fallen or diseased trees, damage to trails, litter or unauthorized ATV sightings.
Frequent categories of reports can be labelled and color-coded, and these names then appear on a drop-down menu.
The reports can be made either at your actual location or at any point selected on a map.
The shared fleet layouts are drawn randomly from a hundred pre-selected arrangements.
In this mplementation, there are seven ships, none of which touch each other.
To play, the user first takes their turn and keeps shooting till the entire fleet is sunk. Then you switch to the enemy side and keep pressing the fire button until the fleet is sunk.
The app then compares score and decides the winner.
Preliminary research suggests that dogs may have an internal compass to sense the direction of Magnetic North. You may have observed your own dog twirling to and fro for no apparent reason prior to 'going about their business'.
This app provides a convenient tool to measure and record your own dog's 'crapping alignment' and assist in this research project.
USING THE APP
Note: If not already on, the Location setting should be enabled on your phone. Depending on the version of Android go to Settings and select Location>Use GPS Satellites or in newer versions SETTINGS>LOCATION>MODE and choose High Accuracy. In urban settings, the Use Wi-Fi or Battery Saving Mode may be sufficient. If the GPS was not previously turned on, it takes up to 3 minutes to establish a signal and requires a clear view of the sky to find the satellites.
First step after you install the app is to tap the Setup button near the bottom left of the landing page screen. This will redirect to a second screen,
1) SET EMAIL
First after you install the app is to tap the Setup button near the bottom left of the landing page screen. This will redirect to a second screen, Set-Up Info.
Enter your chosen email into the upper Edit Box. Then tap the yellow Enter Email Above button to save your email to the phone memory. Tap the third box down Review Email Setting to confirm it. You only set your email the first time using the app.
2) SET DOG PROFILES
On the Set-up page, there are three menus, BREED, AGE and SEX. Select the option which describes your dog. Then type the dog's name. When all four items are complete tap the yellow button Enter Dog Info Above to save. Tap Review Dog Settings to check it. For more than one dog, repeat.
This only needs to be done when you first install the app, or to add a new dog,.
3) PREPARE TO TAKE A READING
Return to the Main Page and the dog names appear at the top of the drop-down menu on the right. To the left is an optional Comment.
Below are three menus Circle, Act and Leash. These are mandatory but can be selected either before or after you set the Compass reading.
The first is the direction the dog circles, either CLW for clockwise or CCL for counter-clockwise. Next is the menu Ac to choose between DEF for defecation or URI for urination.The rightmost menu Leash has ON for on-leash or OFF.
4)TAKE THE COMPASS READING
Next align the phone with the long axis of your dog when it starts to go. Hold the phone horizontally with the top of the phone pointing toward the dog's head and parallel to the dog's spine. Best if the dog is off-leash and free to spin around.
There are two ways to record the alignment, and both do the same thing. Either tap the dog picture in the center, or the green button RECORD.
The text on the green button changes to SET, and a red button appears at the bottom titled SEND.
Select the circling direction, the action and the leash status, and the dog name from the four menus before you proceed.
5) TAP THE SEND BUTTON
Finally, tap the red button titled SEND. If all the info is entered, a popup box will say Recorded and the red button will disappear.
If any info was not entered properly, warnings will popup and no recording will be sent. But if all is OK, tapping the SEND button will send an email to your account and a reading be automatically posted to the research database.
The email will include the alignment in degrees, the dog's name and the location and time.
Clicking the link in the email takes you to a map showing the site on Google Maps.
We thank you for your participation in this interesting study.
It appears that dogs have an internal compass to sense the direction of Magnetic North. You may have observed your dog twirling to and fro for no apparent reason prior to 'going about their business'.
This app provides a convenient tool to measure and record your own dog's 'crapping alignment' and verify this unusual behavior.
You set your home email the first time using the app, and afterward your phone will remember it for future use. The results of your successive observations are automatically emailed to this account for your records.
USING THE APP
1) Set the data
To set your home email tap the Setup button near the bottom left of the landing page screen. This will redirect to a second screen, Load User Info.
On this screen, enter your chosen email into the upper Edit Box and the dog breed into the lower Edit Box. You then tap the appropriate Enter buttons to save this info. You can verify that everything recorded correctly using the Review buttons. These settings need only be made the first time you use the app. For subsequent observations at later dates, this info is recalled from the phone memory.
2) Align the phone with the axis of your dog's spine when it starts to go.
3) Tap the Record Button
This will cause an email to be sent to your designated account. This message will include the alignment in degrees, whether that result is aligned with the north/south axis, the dog breed, the location and the time.
Clicking the link takes you to a map showing the site on Google Maps.
TIPS FOR RECORDING OBSERVATIONS
Only measure unleashed dogs in an open terrain. The dog has to have free access to the defecation place from all directions (it must not be constrained in any way). Do not observe your dog near high-voltage power lines or railways.
Measure the direction along the spine into the direction of the head (as illustrated at top); if the dog turns its head, still note only the direction along the spine and not of the head.
Please choose the breed of your dog from the following list:
To use it you need only to select an appropriate noise level (in decibels) that will trigger the recording function, find a good place to locate the phone, and then click Tap To Start.
The default noise level setting is 65 db, about equivalent to a low conversation across a room. By tapping the drop-down menu, you can choose another setting as required.
If the decibel threshhold is set too sensitive (low) then the many recordings will eventually fill the space on the phone's internal memory. Always set it for the maximum level which suits your needs.
The phone should be laying on its left edge, with the back facing the area to be watched.
The app is designed to make no noise and to block the tendency of the phone to go to sleep.
It does not require that the phone charger be plugged in, although that might be a good idea if the phone is not being hidden somewhere.
The first clip is not recorded but it just used to help set up the camera angle.
The video recordings are 30 seconds in length and there is a 3 second gap before the next one begins to allow time to save the file.
After a recording clip is completed, its name is added to the top of the list on the lower drop-down menu. Therefore the most recent file is always at the top and moving down the list shows older recordings.
The file names have four parts, separated by dashes. The first is the hour, the second the minutes and the third the second on which the recording ended. The fourth number which is followed by 'db' is the maximum decibel level of the recording.
You can delete all the recordings by tapping Delete All. You are then prompted Confirm? to make sure that you really want to do that. Tap this again and all those files will be removed from the phone memory and from the dropdown menu list. (You also have the option of deleting a single recording selected from the drop-down menu.)
To stop the app while it is recording, wait for the gap between recordings and then click the button on the main page labelled Tap To Stop.
To replay a file, select it from the menu list and tap Replay. This sends you to a another page with a view window where your selection will start.
On this second page, there are three buttons. On the left is the Replay button whiere the name of the file playing will be displayed. To replay this same recording, tap this left-most button.
The middle button on the Play page would start the recording that was prior to the one you just viewed. This might not be for the time just beforehand, depending if there was any noise then, but for the interval prior during which a noise was detected.
The rightmost button on the Play page deletes the file which you have just viewed.
In addition to also sending a copy to the contracting company, this estimate is stored and forms the basis to automatically send the final invoice.
To setup the app for the first time, you enter some basic information about your company, the name, phone number, email and contact person.
On the landing Job Estimate page, tap Setup and type this information into the appropriate text entry boxes on the Company Info page. Tap Save and then review your entries to ensure they are correct.
\n\nNote that this Setup needs only be done once, when the app is first installed. The information is stored permanently on the phone afterwards.
To begin, tap the Customer Info button on the app landing page screen and then enter the requested informatoion about the client; their name, phone, email and any other comments you choose. Then tap the Save button.
Client information is stored by phone number.
Next return to the Job Estimate page and tap Job Details.
Enter the client phone number at the top, then a job description just below that.
You have several ways to can enter the job details.
First is a line beginning with Units. You might use this if you are estimating based on square feet, for example. Enter the number of units, their type, and finally enter your billing charge per unit.
If you scroll down this Unit line, there is another (optional) line into which you can enter the dimensions of the area for which the Units number refers. After the length and width are entered, tap Area. The answer will appear in the Units box in the upper of the two lines.
Next down, if you wish to list parts, there is a scrolling section for parts 1 through 4.
For each part type, enter the name, the cost (do not enter the dollar sign) and the number into the appropriate sections. If you do not enter the number (#), it will be assumed to be 1.
Below the parts section is an optional line where you can enter your billable hours and hourly rate.
The next line down has a box marked Other where you can enter any other charges in your estimate. In the simplest form of an estimate, this might be the only text box that you filled in at all.
To the right is the final text entry box into which you enter the percentage tax which will be added to your bill, 13 for example (do not enter percentage symbol).
The bottom text entry line is for reductions. These can be either a fixed amount like 200 entered into the left box, or else a percentage discount like 10, for example for a 10% seniors discount.
When all the info that you choose to enter is complete, tap Total and that amount will appear in the blue rectangle at the bottom left of the screen. If this seems OK, tap Next to go to the Review Summary page.
SENDING THE ESTIMATE
Assuming you entered the client information, and repeated the client phone # on the Job Detail page, then client details will be shown above the job item amounts.
Check the amounts to ensure they are correct. Then tap Send Estimate and an email containing the estimate summary will be sent to the client, and a copy sent to your company email for a record.
SENDING AN INVOICE
After the work is completed, you can also use the app to send a final invoice.
Return to the Job Detail page and enter the client phone number and then tap the Retrieve button. The estimate details should re-appear in the appropriate text boxes. Then type Next to go to the Review Summary page.
You now enter the payments details into the white Payment Terms box, for example Due within 30 days. Then tap Send Invoice and a copy will be sent to the client and another to your company email.
Do test the app first with an imaginary client, to which you assign your own email address. Follow all the steps and you should receive two copies of the estimate and two of the invoice to your own company's email.
GeoNote records geo-tagged walking observations. It automatically sends short or verbally-entered notes with GPS coordinates to a preset home email.
Received emails have a link to Google Maps with an icon marking the precise location from which the note was sent. This forms a permanent record.
Satellite location setting must be switched on AND a position established.. (It will also work with WiFi Location, but not very accurately)
The email is only set once when the app is first installed. After that, it is automatic.
There is the option to send an email to a pre-selected email address. This message lists the sound clip name on the SD card and also has a link to Google Maps showing the location where the reading was measured
It allows saving and naming of sound clips and also sends geo-tagged emails to your preset address, describing the event.
The maximum decibel level shown is limited by the phone hardware to about 81 decibels.
The Color Match app is used for selecting appropriate matching colors. This is mostly intended for fashion coordination but can also be used for interior decorating, graphic design, weaving, Christmas tree lights, etc.
The app uses four color matching strategies:
- matching different shades of the same hue
- adjacent colors which are 30 degrees apart on the color wheel
- complementary colors which are 180 degrees apart on the color wheel
- contrasting colors lying 120 degrees apart on the color wheel
The user first selects their basic color on a detailed color wheel. Then they then can toggle between the four matching strategies.
The app will display up to three matching colors on a swaths page that allows varying the darkness shades till an ideal match is identified.
There is also a handy reference section explaining the theory and practice of color matching.
The Color Match app is fun and easy to use.