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Wind Meter for iPhone
Hey guys. Last month I created an application for the iPhone that measures wind speed by using the microphone. It's called "Wind Meter". I originally created it with kitesurfing in mind, but thought it would definitely be applicable to sailing as well. The principal that it works on is that stronger wind hitting the microphone results in a louder decibel reading, which in turn can be translated into a wind speed reading. So I built it. After quite a bit of R&D, I actually got it working pretty accurately. It's limited to 24 knots due to the decibel limitation on iPhone - but it still works pretty well within that range.
Is there anyone here that's tried it yet? It's now been downloaded in over 60 countries which still blows me away! I'm looking to add more features so am hoping to get your feedback. Have you used it? Where? Any issues with it?
On Sunday night, more units of measure will be released along with new graphics. It currently supports mph, knots, kmh, and beaufort; and fps and m/s should be there Monday.
It's essentially a $0.99 anemometer. I've got some info on my site if you're interested at goingapps.com. (not trying to be spammy advertising here).
Note: there was a clone application called "Wind Speed" that copied the concept, but did not do proper R&D. What I hear is that it does not work accurately. Be sure to search for "Wind Meter" by GoingApps on iTunes.