Android app: Metal Detector

Published: October 1st, 2009


Developer: Kurt Radwanski

Price: Free

Some might call it useless, but I spent way more time than I should have playing around with this app. Basically, it does what it says and transforms your Android phone into an actual metal detecting device. I downloaded the tool thinking it was going to be some kind of gag, but it actually works fairly well. While it does have trouble detecting some objects, such as ones with aluminum in them, nearly everything else I tried it with was detected without a hitch. The developer apparently used the magnetic compass built-into HTC G1 to create the tool. If anything you’ll want this app for the same reason its description made me click on it. It “turns your cell phone into a metal detector, and makes people with iPhones jealous.”

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