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SyPressure Uses Barometer Readings to Tell Weather
When browsing XDA, users can learn quite a bit. There are tutorials covering just about every subject. So how about learning how to tell the weather using a barometer? That is possible. And what better way to do so than by using the rarely used barometer sensor found in many newer Android devices? There is now an application that keeps track of the barometric pressure in your area.
XDA Senior Member boodies let users know about an app called SyPressure, which keeps track of the barometric pressure using the Android’s native barometer sensor. According to the developer, here are some of the application features:
1) Real time pressure on elegant gauge.
2) Pressure variometer (try it in the elevator)
3) Historical chart
4) Pressure trend and weather predictions
5) Multiple units (hPa, inHg, mmHg, psi, atm)
6) Weather alerts on notification bar
The app also comes with a widget. The Play Store description states that it was made for recent Samsung devices, but it should be compatible with any Android device that physically has a barometer sensor. In addition, boodies posted some information for those who aren’t so adept at reading weather measurements such as average pressure readings what high and low readings mean. One can learn about building Android for the latest devices, so why not a little meteorology?
To see more, check out the app thread.
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