iPhone 3D Touch used to weigh objects in this app
With 3D Touch on the Apple iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus), users are able to interact with the phone by touching the screen (pushing) with force (hence the name Force Touch on the Apple Watch). It was just a matter of time until someone reverse engineered (hacked, took advantage, you name it) of the feature, and, now, it looks like you can weigh different object using the screen of the Apple smartphone.
This is nothing new to Huawei Mate S owners, as the Android smartphone features “force-touch”-like capabilities (preceding Apple by a couple of weeks), and already has a scale app pre-installed, which does just that: measures the weight of different products placed on the screen, using the touch and force touch sensitivity on the display.
Back to the iPhone 6s, we’re looking at the Plum-O-Meter, an app developed to do all of the above. The weight is displayed, however, as a percentage of the force touch, and it highlights the heavier “plum” between the two. It’s a funny project, a proof of concept for the time being, and those of you who are interested in more details should head over to the source link. For the rest of you, here’s the app in action, below, and Huawei’s take on it, at the bottom.