Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up
posted by Alan F. / Jul 02, 2014, 11:58 PM
Another Android L app now available from the Google Play Store, is the Android L calculator. The developer warns that the app might be buggy and it does include ads, at least for now. You can also quickly turn your basic functions calculator into a scientific calculator. In the current version of Android, that can be achieved by turning your device into landscape mode while the calculator is open. With the Android L calculator, you can slide the advanced menu on to the screen in either portrait or landscape mode.
The app is free, but the developer warns those loading it, that you might need to be patient when loading it the first time. Android 2.2 and higher is required, which means that most of you will be eligible to install the Android L calculator on your phone. Imagine how envious everyone on your block will be, when they see you tallying up figures using this calculator.
Thanks for the tip, Amir!
Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011
TERRIBLE app permissions. Users beware. It wants permissions to read, modify, and delete your storage contents, including photos and media. Don't understand why a calculator app would need those types of permissions.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 12:10 AM 14
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Hmmm... Very suspicious... A calculator app shouldn't really need any permissions at all...
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 12:14 AM 4
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Thanks for the heads up. +1 PA should be watching out for these things and keeping their readers informed..smh
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 1:02 AM 5
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Please RATE THE APP 1 STAR then... I always rate the APP 1 star if it require a permission that it shouldn't have. And write a review stating in the apps that they shouldn't use it if they don't want 1 star.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 1:15 AM 2
Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012
What is it with NOT adding %? The one thing you might want to do on a calculator (in the real world...for us cheapos) is figure out your tip...using %. I don't get why that is not standard but () and -/+ is on the stock calculator. Oh well, hopefully the real android L calc will have it and have it in the first page.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 12:36 AM 1
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Well the UI looks exactly the same.https://play.google.com/store/
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 1:26 AM 0
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This calculator was taken from a website used to showcase designs for guidelines by Google. This app should never have been created. Try adding two numbers and then adding a number on top of that. It won't work.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 6:32 AM 0
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Hey guys, I'm Amir, the developer of this app. After learning that the app included extraneous permissions, I unpublishedbthe app (this morning), as these shocked me as much as they shocked you. I am currently working on a new version of the calculator with no permissions and no ads. Cheers!
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 12:01 PM 0
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