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Xeroo 03-08-2010 03:51 PM

Easy Converter
 
2 Attachment(s)
Simple Converter based on TipCalc by DanTheLegoMan

Version 1.0:
Simple conversions:
m/ft
ft/m
kmh/mph
...

Version 1.1:
- reset button added (thanks RobertsAccount)
- labels edited (thanks Habhome)
- Convert inch/cm or cm/inch included (thx Mustomax)

RobertsAccount 03-08-2010 04:06 PM

Very nice! As far as I can see there are no errors to point out... but I think a backspace button would help, in case you typed in the wrong digit :) This app will definately be useful, and you don't say that often ;)

Habhome 03-08-2010 04:29 PM

I agree that this is a nice app. I think one of the first I suggested in the idea thread.
One thing I'd like you to change though is the conversion labels. Instead of writing m/ft, you should write "m to ft", or something along those lines. I can't help but interpret m/ft as "meter per feet", which is quite confusing.
(This applies to all of them of course, m/ft was just an example)

DanTheLegoMan 03-09-2010 04:29 AM

Nice app. I wonder if it would be better to show the choice of conversions first though ... and then prompt for the value to convert (you could have a confirmation in the "LCD" of the choice of units).

e.g. Select "m to ft"

LCD says "Number of Meters"

Enter the number - hit done, display shows the calculated number of feet.

Right now you can enter a number and then keep clicking on different conversions - which doesn't really make sense - e.g. if you want to know m to ft, clicking on l to gal is meaningless.

Also - when the app. starts you don't know what types of unit conversion are possible.

Xeroo 03-09-2010 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanTheLegoMan (Post 449429)
e.g. Select "m to ft"

LCD says "Number of Meters"

Enter the number - hit done, display shows the calculated number of feet.

Thx for the suggestion, but I'm struggling with it, so what you want to do here is make the player temporarily remember wich choice the user made, since there's a stage in between stage 1 (select conversion) and stage 3 (display result): stage 2: user entering his measured value. Is that even possible? Or am I seeying it all wrong? :S Im new to this :)

mustomax 03-09-2010 07:07 AM

Great!
It would be cool to have a convertion"inches/cms" too...

Habhome 03-09-2010 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeroo (Post 449435)
Thx for the suggestion, but I'm struggling with it, so what you want to do here is make the player temporarily remember wich choice the user made, since there's a stage in between stage 1 (select conversion) and stage 3 (display result): stage 2: user entering his measured value. Is that even possible? Or am I seeying it all wrong? :S Im new to this :)

It's not much of a problem really. Just let the conversion choice set a variable integer to a number ranging from 0 to #of conversions available, and then use that to decide which conversion to make once you have the number to convert. Should be quite simple.

creative 04-21-2010 09:17 PM

hi there do you think you can make a app which is a level spirit that would be really handy and a lot of fun thx. :D

Brett_val 04-22-2010 04:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by creative (Post 464580)
hi there do you think you can make a app which is a level spirit that would be really handy and a lot of fun thx. :D

Such an app already exists:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=52573

Also, for app/game suggestions we have the Ideas thread:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=51151

jameswalker101 01-04-2011 11:03 AM

Yard to Meter?
It would be good if that was added


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