Metaloid Field Detector

Metaloid Field Detector


Uses the built in magnetometer to show the magnetic field near the Android phone or tablet. Three metering speeds: Fast, Medium, Slow plus Zero offsets, two scales.

Use as a metal detector: pass the Android over a ferrous metal object and observe the needle behaviour.

For example, to test the app, hold your phone near a loudspeaker. Some metals, like Aluminium and Stainless Steel, are not magnetic.

The accuracy of the meter is determined by phone hardware.

FAQ:

Q: What do the speeds mean?
A: Fast, medium, slow refer to how quickly the meter needle moves in response to a change in the magnetic field.

Q: What is "zeroed"?
A: Zeroed and unzeroed are for looking at the difference between the value when the button was pressed and now ... For example, if you are in unzeroed mode, and the meter reads 50, then you press the button the meter will now read zero, effectively subtracting 50 from the reading.

Q: What are "coarse" and "fine"?
A: Coarse and fine refer to the meter scale ... One reads from zero to 50 microTesla, the other to 500 microTesla. The Earth's magnetic field is around 30 microTesla.

Recent changes:
v2.3 New Zero mode - meter shows +/- deviations from set value
v2.2 Cosmetic improvements & support for tablets
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File size
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About Metaloid Field Detector
Uses the built in magnetometer to show the magnetic field near the Android phone or tablet. Three metering speeds: Fast, Medium, Slow plus Zero offsets, two scales.

Use as a metal detector: pass the Android over a ferrous metal object and observe the needle behaviour.

For example, to test the app, hold your phone near a loudspeaker. Some metals, like Aluminium and Stainless Steel, are not magnetic.

The accuracy of the meter is determined by phone hardware.

FAQ:

Q: What do the speeds mean?
A: Fast, medium, slow refer to how quickly the meter needle moves in response to a change in the magnetic field.

Q: What is "zeroed"?
A: Zeroed and unzeroed are for looking at the difference between the value when the button was pressed and now ... For example, if you are in unzeroed mode, and the meter reads 50, then you press the button the meter will now read zero, effectively subtracting 50 from the reading.

Q: What are "coarse" and "fine"?
A: Coarse and fine refer to the meter scale ... One reads from zero to 50 microTesla, the other to 500 microTesla. The Earth's magnetic field is around 30 microTesla.

Recent changes:
v2.3 New Zero mode - meter shows +/- deviations from set value
v2.2 Cosmetic improvements & support for tablets

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User reviews of Metaloid Field Detector
Works really good.
Oct 26, 2011
worked little while then FC and reboot. To all that think a fork is made of steel, or a digital compass does not detect metal.. go back to school.
Oct 17, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 11, 2011
Might as well use a rolled up ball of alfoil...
A Google User
Dec 11, 2011
Might as well use a rolled up ball of alfoil...
Michael
Dec 11, 2011
Might as well use a rolled up ball of alfoil...
A Google User
Oct 25, 2011
nice app screen geometry needs to be fixed. images smaller than you r available viewing area on motorola bionic
Nicholas
Oct 25, 2011
nice app screen geometry needs to be fixed. images smaller than you r available viewing area on motorola bionic