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Metal Detector App in Beta for HTC HD2

By Brandon Miniman March 17, 2010, 7:53 am

We posted about this app a few weeks ago, but the interface has now been updated. Using the compass on the HD2, this app looks for deviations in magnetic north to determine if you are near a metallic object! Naturally, the app doesn't work perfectly and is a bit buggy at this point, but testers at XDA are finding it to be functional in general.

Current status of this app: This is far from finished, but as we both are quite busy at the moment, we'd like to share the current beta of this app.

All gauges are fully functional. Clicking sound and vibration working too. You may turn them on/off using the corresponding buttons on the left.

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To exit the app, use the lower right button.

The camera button has a new meaning as of v0.2.0.0: It enables a test mode, where sensor readings are simulated. Use the sliders to advance the main/aux gauges

Todo's we're aware of:

  • artwork needs final polishing

  • sliders do slide but have no effect whatsoever, temporarily used for debugging

  • screenshot (camera) button switches debugging mode (this will change in a final release)

  • detection algorithm still crappy

  • sound and vibration status not saved on exit

(via: XDA)

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