Nuisance Noise Recorder

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About this app

IMPORTANT ** Please Read The Details Below. It contains Use Instructions!

IMPORTANT ** OLNY purchase export for the selected day, WHEN you have listened to playback and you are happy with the recording!

IMPORTANT ** Nuisance Noise Recorder will only record short sound clips over a pre-determined decibel level. it will NOT continually record audio!**

IMPORTANT ** Nuisance Noise Recorder was NOT designed to Surreptitiously record peoples conversations**

IMPORTANT ** As modern mobile phones now include complex noise cancelling algorithms, it's becoming more difficult for Nuisance Noise Recorder to operate well in all conditions, to this end we will be releasing a remote battery powered Microphone linked by Bluetooth and or Wi-Fi to monitor ambient levels and record these level to a database, some time in the near future, if you are interested in this feature please email me**

Nuisance Noise Recorder is a simple app designed to automatically record noise over a set limit.

Nuisance Noise Recorder is a great app for both proving or even disproving nuisance noise.

Nuisance Noise Recorder is not designed to be voice dictation app or covert security app that records conversations in the background while displaying something else on the screen.

Nuisance Noise Recorder will run for as long as you leave the app on the screen and leave it listening to record whatever events occur above the set Decibel Level.

This application requires that is is left on and visible on the screen when running.

Nuisance Noise Recorder will pause listening when a call comes in and resume once the call has finished.

How to use Nuisance Noise Recorder...

Run the app and watch the Decibel Values, when the target noise occurs see what Decibel Value it occurs at and set the software a few points below.

You can set what obstructions there are to the target noise like Brick/Concrete Walls, Wooden Flooring, Open Window & Fence-Line etc.

You can set the approx. distance to the target noise.

When you start the app listening, it uses your GPS to get a Latitude & Longitude position fix, this is recorded to the database along with any sound files.

The app will record 30 second segments when the decibel level exceeds the value you set the limit to.

The events that occur can be reviewed over a daily basis, set the date and all events will be sown in two 12 hour clocks (AM & PM) each sound file can be played back (even removed if required)

The app can compress all the sound files for a specified date along with a CSV of all the events into a zip folder that can be transferred to a PC or uploaded to your Dropbox or G-Drive as required.

The Export feature requires an in-app purchase to create the zip file. (ONLY purchase if you are happy with the recordings!!)

The sound files are standard WAV files and will play in Windows desktop and android devices, the CSV will open in any text editor or MS Excel.

This app has been tested with external mic connected to the 3.5 Audio Jack.
Android only allows use of one microphone at a time and will use the external mic if detected, other wise it will use the internal mic!

Please note, not all audio extension cables support mic input, ensure you obtain 4 pole. some phones will NOT work with extension cables due to impedance issues.

Credit where credit is due:

• Store Graphics : “Selected by freepik”
• Some B4X Library's and Classes: Johan Schoeman
• Development Language: B4A(Basic 4 Android)

Nuisance Noise Recorder has been developed and tested on the following devices:

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Android 10)
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 8"
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10"
Kurio 10" Tablet
Alcatel One Touch
ARCHOS 80 Platinum
Lenovo A7600-H

Nuisance Noise Recorder Copyright © Steve McAnena 2016
Updated on
Dec 13, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

46 reviews
Ray A
March 7, 2024
Even though this app has low rating, I gave it a try because it doesnt collect data. I tested it and thought the trigger feature was okay, but the lack of other options, such as choosing where to save audio files was a deal breaker. I need to save files to an SD card, not internal storage. It's a barebones app that would benefit from a lot more development. Sadly, uninstalled soon after install.
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Wild Bulbasaur Appeared
November 7, 2021
Would be great if this app recorded the decibels and showed them on the recording, rather than an arbitrary sound with no indication of how loud it is. Would also be great if this app somehow showed your location in relation to the sound in feet or meters. This would at least help in some way to prove that it isn't you making the sounds or faking the recording.
13 people found this review helpful
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Alan Reading
May 22, 2020
A good app that does what it says. But it would be a good idea if the screen could sleep whilst the app was running, as leaving it on kills the battery, as does the requirement to enable GPS. Also, the free version is essentially useless given that you MUST pay to be able to export and use any recorded samples.
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What's new

Updated Target SDK to 33