App allows you to replace your tape measure with an Apple iPhone

App allows you to replace your tape measure with an Apple iPhone
Let's say that you need to draw a floor plan and get a rough idea of the dimensions of a room, but you left your tape measure at home. What can you do? How about pulling out your iPhone. Thanks to the Roomscan app, you can take your handset and put it up against a wall, listen for a beep, move to the next wall and keep going until you're done. Within seconds, the iPhone display will spit out the room's dimensions in feet, meters or East Asain Units. The final measurements are said to be accurate within 10cm (about 4 inches) which means that the dimensions you get are really ballpark figures only.

The beauty of the Roomscan app is that you can take measurements of "L" shaped or complex rooms and the app works just as quickly as when you're measuring a simple room. There is a free version of the app, but an in-app purchase to Roomscan Pro adds the ability to measure a second room, and allows you to make color-coded floor plans. And with the Pro version, you can automatically connect rooms to create a plan of an entire floor.

For a quick look at how Roomscan works, take a look at the slideshow below.

source: Roomscan via RedmondPie

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