Measure Object Lengths With Smart Ruler

Application Name: Smart Ruler Description: Measure lengths of objects placed on the Android unit’s screen Publisher’s website: Android Boy Cost: Free basic version; $0.99 Smart Ruler Pro version adds protractor, level, goniometer; $1.99 Smart Tools version combines apps from pro versions of Smart Measure, Smart Compass and Smart Ruler. Version/date reviewed: v.1.1.3  /  12-21-10 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market link […]

Blow Things Up On Your Android Unit With Magnify

Application Name: Magnify Description: Uses your camera view and digital zoom to magnify objects; option to record view with photo. Publisher’s website: Appd Lab Cost: Free (ad-supported) Version/date reviewed: v.2.2  /  3-12-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) I’ve tested several Android apps that take the camera input […]

Survey-Relevant Data App For Android

Application Name: Survey Demo Description: Data overlays useful to surveyors and map users. Publisher’s website: Cost: Free demo version; Standard ($4.95) and Pro ($9.95) versions add additional features. Version/date reviewed: v.1.0  /  5-5-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) The Surveying.Org website offers a host of useful data layers for surveyors and cartographers, […]

Range Circles In A Google Maps View With CircleMap

Application Name: CircleMap Description: Draws range circles in a Google Maps view Publisher’s website: pscdroid Cost: Free (ad-supported) Version/date reviewed: v.1.1.4  /  6-14-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) CircleMap draws a set of concentric range circles on top of a Google Maps interface. The initial view shows […]

Measure Distances, Get Elevation Profiles With Survey

Application Name: Survey Description: Distance and elevation profile tool Publisher’s website: sys-irap Cost: Free (ad-supported) Version/date reviewed: v.0.7.3  /  6-23-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.3 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) The Survey app is an odd mix of different functions, some of which work well and are useful, others less so. Start […]