Barometer Prime

Barometer Prime Free App

Rated 3.93/5 (233) —  Free Android application by H.Y.F.Y

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About Barometer Prime

This app not only displays your local barometric pressure, but visualizes a complete history of measurements as well as an estimation of your altitude !

For such a history to be useful, the app autonomously takes measurements once in a while. In order not to drain your battery, you have lots of configuration options to fine-tune the app's behaviour and to find an ideal trade-off between measurement resolution and battery consumption.

Therefore, this app is ideally suited not only for hobby meteorologists, but also for alpinists, mountaineers, skydivers, glider pilots, etc.

If you have any questions, experience any bugs or have feature requests, don't hesitate to get in contact and visit the homepage at http://barometer.hyfy.de

Note: you actually need a pressure sensor (barometer) in your device (as e.g. in the Nexus Prime, Galaxy Nexus)!

Features include:
- Open Source (GPL v3)
- Up-to-date atmospheric pressure information
- Estimation of altitude
- Absolute and normalized pressure display.
- History of past measurements
- Homescreen widgets
- Support for different units, e.g. mbar, bar, hPa, kPa, Pa, inHg, mmHg, torr, psi, at, atm
- Reference settings for altitude estimations (in meter, foot, degree celsius and fahrenheit)
- Statusbar notifications
- Multitouch chart to zoom and scroll within your measurement history
- Time- and Size-based Window operators for displaying measurements
- Selective clearance of history
- Battery Guard adapting measurement intervals upon low battery state
- Lots of configuration options
- Configuration profiles to ease the use
- Detailed technical information about built-in pressure sensor(s)
- Measurement and behaviour statistics

Configuration options include:
- Set the measurement interval
- Select your favorite pressure and altitude units
- Set the persistence interval
- Smooth measurements by calculating averages
- Restrict size of history
- Compact history using different modes
- Turn on/off sensor service and statusbar notifications
- Auto-start barometer service upon device boot
- Enable/disable multitouch gestures
- Foreground-service option to prevent being killed upon low memory
- Acquire wake-locks to not miss a measurement due to Android's power management policies
- Set the update rate for the history chart
- Use size- or time-based sliding windows to only view the most current measurements
- Auto-scale history chart or specify upper and lower boundaries
- Adapt the visual appearance of the history chart to your needs (fonts, grid lines, date format, etc.)

This app respects your privacy ! No personal data is given to third parties. This app is open source and licenced under the GPL v3.

Permissions are:
- RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: used to auto-start the barometer service taking measurements. Can be turned off !
- WAKE_LOCK: used for measurement rates below 0.1 Hz to keep the CPU running in order not to miss a measurement. Can be turned off !
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: required for the option to export the measurement history as a file.

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Barometer Prime version 1.1.4 on your Android device!
Downloaded 50,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: de.barometer.prime, download Barometer Prime.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
Work on this app has been discontinued.
This (last?) version is optimized for recent devices, i.e. the configuration and action menu is accessible again.
Version update Barometer Prime was updated to version 1.1.4
More downloads  Barometer Prime reached 50 000 - 100 000 downloads
Version update Barometer Prime was updated to version 1.1.3
More downloads  Barometer Prime reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads

What are users saying about Barometer Prime

P70%
by P####:

I leave 8 miles from weather station and this apps is well out.

P70%
by P####:

Version 1.1.3 on Sony Xperia Active with Android 4.04. Free without adds. The battery (I could not detected an unusual battery drain), memory (6 MB on Android 4.04) and storage (less than 3MB) usages are reasonable. Although the explanation in the settings are quite extensive, they are not always clear. Setting up the X axis to make it readable is painfully frustrating A possible bug: the pressure graph is jeopardized when choosing sea level normalized pressure. Very positive point: a permanent service allows to keep recording the pressure, hence 4 stars despite many imperfections as most barographs are unable to maintain a continuous uninterrupted recording.

X70%
by X####:

This used to be excellent because I was able to easily see day by day the barometer go up and down in relation to my sinus headaches. Although it still seems to read okay, it is very difficult to know now because it goes mostly by month instead of my day. Okay for general information, but pointless for my own need. Also, there's no way for me to go to the settings anymore.

R70%
by R####:

Accurate app love it

Z70%
by Z####:

Couldn't make it change pages.

U70%
by U####:

I leave 8 miles from weather station and this apps is well out.

I70%
by I####:

Can't get to settings and change to inHg on Galaxy S7

N70%
by N####:

This app is designed to acknowledge a demanding user's need to utilize the full capacity of their phone's sensor and get real feedback of what they wand to know anagrams what actually a barometer is used for.

D70%
by D####:

gt-i9505

D70%
by D####:

Yes it is buggy nothing useful here

T70%
by T####:

Quit measuring and not working, so bye-bye

L70%
by L####:

Needs offset to adjust sensor to actual .

W70%
by W####:

Most excellent!!

D70%
by D####:

Keep up the good work..

V70%
by V####:

Says no pressure sensor! What phones have one?

U70%
by U####:

I know a regular pattern. Barameter drops, my sinuses tend to undergo inflammation. Seeing this with my own eyes is impressive.

B70%
by B####:

Accurate app love it

T70%
by T####:

Wonderful

E70%
by E####:

Wonderful

S70%
by S####:

Complex but very functional.

Z70%
by Z####:

Not polished enough to work consistently.

W70%
by W####:

Поменял на AtmosphereLogger.

D70%
by D####:

It looks like a really cool app... unfortunately my Warp does not have a pressure sensor. A good idea would be to integrate into a weather service to get secondary readings so more people could use this app.

V70%
by V####:

With customizable plots, controls over how much data to save and average, reference altitude input, and easy zooming, this app does everything a good barometer app should. Developer always takes feedback. Doesn't get much better than this!

U70%
by U####:

I've tried a number of barometer apps, and this is the best of the bunch. Many do not compensate for altitude, which is important, and none that I encountered have the logging capabilities of this app. The developer is also very interested in feedback and responds quickly to email.

I70%
by I####:

Slightly buggy but overall the most useful barometer app.

T70%
by T####:

Works well

L70%
by L####:

Tried a few apps (including paid versions), but this one is IMHO the best.

S70%
by S####:

Still needs some work,but it has a lot of potential.Love the notification area info. Keep up the good work. 5stars in advance. Oh and it's free!

G70%
by G####:

If you've got a good smart head, this app is amazing. Without some knowledge of pressure, it's pretty useless.

Q70%
by Q####:

The latest version fixes the last few bugs I had. Multi-touch graph works great. I've been sampling at 10min & not noticed any battery drain. My thanks to the developer

B70%
by B####:

Nice app!

M70%
by M####:

This its potentially the best barometer app in the market not just in terms of functionality but particularly in design. This is still in beta but give it a go. I have tried most of the others and this one is streets ahead. A good app like this means you don't need a weather app on your phone. It can even work out your altitude. Highly recommended.

P70%
by P####:

This app is designed to acknowledge a demanding user's need to utilize the full capacity of their phone's sensor and get real feedback of what they wand to know anagrams what actually a barometer is used for.

X70%
by X####:

Awesome App keep up the great work. Pls add a "Dedicated off" button that turns the app off totally i.e. I does not run in the background. I use the app mainly for fishing and will run it for 2-3 before an outing, and but would like to turn it off when I don't want it. Thanks again it's an awesome App.

O70%
by O####:

The review earlier that stated this might be the best weather app out there was Wrong, it is the best out there congratulations on a great app my only issue with this beta is when I open app it doesn't work until I change orientation? Oh and is there a reset to help correct any mistakes made on settings as there are so many. Please note people I checked this app with the Met office UK and 1 the sensor on Galaxy note is spot on and 2 this app corresponds to Met office stats 100%. So big thumbs up from me....

K70%
by K####:

Complex but very functional.

H70%
by H####:

The widget doesn't sync with the app after update. Displays different information.

N70%
by N####:

Just works, no ads!

E70%
by E####:

Solid app .. great value but still needs work. The display is pretty and the barometer works well. However, I used Hg and on the graph the weather clouds arent quite in the right place. The numbers on the graph really need decimals (29.9, etc). Also, the history graph can look like a straight line (it needs to be more zoomable.). But app is useful and a great start.


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