• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • [Review] EasyMeasure - Measure Distances With Your iPhone's Camera!


    A lot of times, it’s just hard to judge exactly how far away you are from certain objects. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use your iPhone’s camera to measure the distance between your iPhone and the object you are pointing the camera at? A new application has surfaced in Cydia dubbed EasyMeasure by iOS developer cujo30227 that can use mathematical algorithms to accurately measure the distance between your iPhone’s camera lens and the object you are pointing it at. EasyMeasure also works with the iPad and iPod touch.

    EasyMeasure doesn’t use the stock Camera application; instead, it will install a new application, which has an icon on your home screen. From this application, you can calibrate your lens and change a myriad of settings to get your measurements accurately by the inch. The application can also measure in other units such as meters and feet. This informative screenshot from the application shows you how the application works:



    To calibrate your device, you will need to put the device on a flat horizontal surface and a flat vertical surface. Once you do this, you’re ready to begin using the application. You will need to adjust your lens height so the application knows how to judge the object you are pointing the camera at.

    If you find the distance indicators hard to read, tapping on the T button (stands for text) will place nice gray rectangles behind the text so you can read them much easier. As shown in the original image, you can see the white text indicators that show you how far away you are from the object and the lines that visually indicate the mathematical algorithms adding up to the output. These lines change dynamically with your movement and they adjust in real-time.

    While using your camera to judge the distance between you and another object could come off as moot in terms of practicality, just try and reminisce on times when you wanted to know how far away you were from something but you couldn’t get to it with a tape measure, such as being stuck in the back seat of a moving car. The accuracy is pretty good for the average nearby object. The application is pretty unique and shows us the potential of Apple's mobile cameras. Too bad they will probably never add something like this to the iPhone natively.

    Name: EasyMeasure
    Price: 99¢
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS device with a camera
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: cujo30227
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] EasyMeasure - Measure Distances With Your iPhone's Camera! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Where do you see Ads at in this app? I just got it yesterday but haven't seen any Ads show up.
      I haven't actually seen any ads. Firewall IP is blocking easymeasure's attempted connections to admob and doubleclick. Love Firewall IP.
    1. cujo30227's Avatar
      cujo30227 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzlotrfan View Post

      This developer has just stolen the app from the Apple App Store and is now selling it by himself. The app is free on the App Store, but you can pay to upgrade to an ad-free version.
      Dear all,

      I'm the developer of EasyMeasure. I developed and own the EasyMeasure App that is available on the iTunes App Store. I decided to also publish it on Cydia to also reach out to you guys. The Cydia version has the same capabilities as the upgraded version of the iTunes version, but is 50% cheaper (upgrade in iTunes costs 1.99$). The Modmyi staff has extensively verified the genuineness of the app. I posted the first version of the app in January 2010, at that time I was the first one publishing an app with camera measurement capabilities. The app has been improved significantly after that.

      Moreover, there are no ads in the app ! The statements made in the comments are false, and were based on third party ads that were displayed on top of the screenshots in the cydia store.

      Please contact me when you have comments/questions
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by cujo30227 View Post
      Dear all,

      I'm the developer of EasyMeasure. I developed and own the EasyMeasure App that is available on the iTunes App Store. I decided to also publish it on Cydia to also reach out to you guys. The Cydia version has the same capabilities as the upgraded version of the iTunes version, but is 50% cheaper (upgrade in iTunes costs 1.99$). The Modmyi staff has extensively verified the genuineness of the app. I posted the first version of the app in January 2010, at that time I was the first one publishing an app with camera measurement capabilities. The app has been improved significantly after that.

      Moreover, there are no ads in the app ! The statements made in the comments are false, and were based on third party ads that were displayed on top of the screenshots in the cydia store.

      Please contact me when you have comments/questions
      This is true. We have confirmed it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Nice to hear from the developer. So the cydia app is the same as the upgraded app in the app store but half the price?

      No brainier. Will now buy from cydia.

      Thanks
    1. nzlotrfan's Avatar
      nzlotrfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by cujo30227 View Post
      Dear all,

      I'm the developer of EasyMeasure. I developed and own the EasyMeasure App that is available on the iTunes App Store. I decided to also publish it on Cydia to also reach out to you guys. The Cydia version has the same capabilities as the upgraded version of the iTunes version, but is 50% cheaper (upgrade in iTunes costs 1.99$). The Modmyi staff has extensively verified the genuineness of the app. I posted the first version of the app in January 2010, at that time I was the first one publishing an app with camera measurement capabilities. The app has been improved significantly after that.

      Moreover, there are no ads in the app ! The statements made in the comments are false, and were based on third party ads that were displayed on top of the screenshots in the cydia store.

      Please contact me when you have comments/questions
      I stand corrected. Thanks for clearing that up!
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      This is true. We have confirmed it.
      Firewall IP says different.

      Attachment 588647
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      EasyMeasure has been upgraded to v 1.1 and on of the new features is "-Ads were loaded in the background and hidden. The ads are now completely removed from the package."

      If you are wondering why I am making a big deal about this, I stated that there were ads in the app and the developer stated...


      Quote Originally Posted by cujo30227 View Post
      Moreover, there are no ads in the app ! The statements made in the comments are false, and were based on third party ads that were displayed on top of the screenshots in the cydia store.
      My message above shows EasyMeasure contacting ad servers in chronological order.

      Firewall IP verified that all ads have been removed in v1.1