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This app turns your Windows Phone device into a magnetic field detector

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This app turns your Windows Phone device into a magnetic field detector
Smartphones have gradually evolved into devices so multifunctional that we simply can't imagine our lives without them. Yet, there are some hidden functions or perks that we usually forget about and almost never use. From time to time, a rather simple app comes forth and reminds us about a certain functionality that our smartphones have, yet we use seldom.

In this line of thought, say "Hello!" to Magnetic field detector – a Windows Phone app that enables your device to discern metallic from non-metallic objects. As you may have already guessed, the app uses the built-in magnetic sensors in your device. What's more, Magnetic field detector displays the magnetic field strength of the tested object and shows its amount in microteslas, the unit for magnetic flux density.

Provided that you want to know if your grandma's old necklace is actually made of gold or it's just a cheap fake, Magnetic field detector may give you the answers. If you decide to give it a go, this curios app will set you back $0.99. It supports all Windows Phone devices that are toting Windows Phone 8 or 8.1.

Download: Magnetic field detector (Windows Phone 8)




via: WMPoweruser

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posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:43

1. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Most new phones have a build-in compass (magnetometer sensor), so this app could actually work.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:44 6

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1241; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Pretty cool.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 10:59

3. Planterz (Posts: 816; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Whoopty freaking doo. Androids have had this for years.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 11:41 3

4. jroc74 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thats not the point tho....its good for WP users.

And I will admit I didnt know about this with Android.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 12:35 4

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Why the H8 on an app for WP users? It isn't raining on your iOS or Android parade, so why the H8?

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 14:17

6. Planterz (Posts: 816; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You misunderstand. It's a simple app that has been around for years, and yet this is "news" for WP. I use Android, but I WANT Widows Phone to develop. I WANT them to succeed. Competetion breeds innovation. The better WP gets, the better their competition must get. But WP is so absurdly behind the curve that it's simply laughable. WP8 is a mess. It's tediously frustating to navigate, app selection is horrible (and stunted if the app actually is available), and everything that 8.1 adds is stuff that has been around in other platforms for years.

I don't hate Windows Phone. But I definitely laugh at those who staunchly defend it.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 14:22

7. Planterz (Posts: 816; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It reminds me of 3rd world countries that only recently got shows like "Baywatch"

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 17:23

8. tadaa (Posts: 247; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


that's quite insulting

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 10:27

9. proflo (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2014)


Thanks for writing this nice article about my app ;)

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