Distance Estimator

Distance Estimator

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Find distance. Quick distance measurement, calculator or estimator using:-
1. Screen (for small object)
2. Camera (for short distance)
3. GPS/Network (for long distance)

A) How to measure using Screen:-
1. Put the object on your phone's screen
2. Drag the button to start measurement

B) How to measure distance using Camera:-
1. Hold up your phone in Landscape orientation and estimate the phone's distance from ground.
2. Then aim the camera at the object which you want to calculate the distance.
3. The target should be at same ground level from where you're standing. If not, you need to do some adjustment.
4. You must aim at the BOTTOM of the object. (Eg: If a building, aim at the bottom of the building. If people, aim at the feet. If a car, aim at the tire)
5. ROTATE the phone when you try to aim the target. DO NOT move the phone UP/DOWN from the phone's height which you have specified earlier.
6. Tap the screen to stop the calculation or re-tap to continue.

C) How to measure distance using GPS/Network:-
1. Get the coordinates when you are at Location A.
2. Then move/walk/drive to Location B and get the second coordinates.
3. When you have the coordinates for both locations, the app will auto calculate the distance.

The app will first try to get the coordinates using GPS. If not available, it will use the Network. Accuracy and speed will depend on the provider.

This app can only act as an estimator or for quick calculation. The accuracy and speed will depend on your phone's sensor, resolution, provider, network connection etc. It will not give you 100% accuracy.

Keywords: distance, measure, ruler, tape, calculator, gps, camera, screen

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Comments and ratings for Distance Estimator
  • (56 stars)

    by Hector Diaz on 13/06/2014

    Doesn't install on my phone

  • (56 stars)

    by FELIX E on 25/05/2014

    This app has absolutely no options, and calculates absolutely nothing. It simply sits there like an electronic dummy. What a waste!

  • (56 stars)

    by Dhiadhamia Dhia on 29/03/2014


  • (56 stars)

    by Jay Go on 11/11/2013

    doesnt give any readings

  • (56 stars)

    by Ahmad Faiz Abd Rashid on 30/08/2013

    Work like a charm

  • (56 stars)

    by Saidou Allen on 16/07/2013

    Good app

  • (56 stars)

    by chris schott on 09/06/2013

    this is a very handy app if you dont have a ruler with you. however the resolution is odd. the screen measure in centimeters is .095 cm about 1 mm, in inches it is .037(~1mm) it would be better if it was exactly 1mm and it would be handy if the english measure could show fractions ie 7/32, you know for bolt sizes and such thanks