iPad and iPhone users who have occasion to measure things can head to the App Store and download Measure Plus, a new app from Bullstreet. With an uncluttered measurement grid and an animated water level, Measure Plus transforms an iPad or iPhone into a digital ruler and spirit level that can be used to measure real-world objects, surfaces and distances.
Here’s how Measure Plus works: users hold their device – either vertically or horizontally – on the surface of whatever they wish to measure. For measuring spirit levels, they simply tilt their device accordingly. Instantly, the app displays a measurement based on the device’s outer dimensions. For spirit levels, the real-time inclination displays in degrees. And for an even more precise measurement, users simply tap and hold their screen to manually bring up the app’s crosshairs.
Measurement is not limited to the length of the device, as simply flipping or rolling the device along the length of an item creates an aggregate distance calculation and allows larger items or distances to be measured quickly and accurately. Users can also take advantage of additional special features, including the option to:
* Save their measurements to the app’s clipboard
* Easily reset their measurement and start over
* Access advanced settings to change the unit of measurement (toggle inch/cm; change device’s outer dimensions to accommodate a protective case, and so on)
“Whether someone is measuring the length of a table, a screw fixing or a limitless array of possibilities, Measure Plus makes the process extremely easy, quick and simple,” says Linus Hedstrom of Bullstreet. “And best of all, anyone can use it – from kids who are working on a school project, to professionals who are crafting precise blueprints, and everyone in between. It adds a whole new dimension to an iPhone or iPad, and will make users wonder how they ever managed without it!”
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 46.6 MB
Measure Plus 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Measure Plus 1.0:
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