Bubble Level

Here’s a handy app for those DIY types or really for anyone tackling those every day jobs like hanging a picture. Can’t be bothered to find the level in the workshop? No problem, just whip out your phone to get the job done!

Every modern smartphone has a clever device called an ‘accelerometer sensor’ which can be used for example, to flip the screen orientation from portrait to landscape mode when the phone or tablet is tilted or to control games. This can be used for other purposes and this app uses the sensor to measure how far from level (horizontal or vertical) the device is.

Hold any of the phone’s four sides against an object to test it for level or plumb, or lay it down on a flat surface for a 360° level. Use it to show surface angle or inclination. There is a calibrate function to ensure it is accurate or course.

So, just a simple basic app that won’t take much room on your phone, but one that may well come in handy one day. Here’s my tip – I use mine when we are setting up the caravan. I just start the app and lay my phone inside the door on the caravan floor – when the app is set flat it displays a circular bubble level so you can set level quicky. Too easy! Unlike may apps there are no ads either.

Add it to your app ‘toolbox’ today and carry a level in your pocket.



Bubble Level
Price : FREE
Size : 2.1Mb
Needs : Android 1.6+

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About the Author : Andy describes himself as "an older geek" and has been assisting seniors with understanding technology for many years. He is involved with his local seniors computer club and believes that seniors appreciate assistance from those of a similar age group.

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Thanks, Andy

1 Comment on Bubble Level

Bernie Brown said : Guest Report 7 years ago

Thank you for this information !

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