Updated Hammock Hang Calculator and Clinometer App
Before I jump into the announcement, I better come clean about Android before I get slaughtered. Yes, it’s on its way. We had hoped to release them at the same time, but getting the app to work exactly on all the different screens is posing a design challenge. We hope to have those fixed in the next few weeks. So, Android folks, please know that the Android version is on its way!
Please report any bugs or submit any suggestions through BitBucket.
In all other respects, I am very pleased to announce version 2 of the Hammock Hang Calculator app, currently available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). In this new version, I’ve cleaned up and tightened the artwork and other visual components. Both the iOS version and Android versions have the same functionality, artwork, and visual design.
The other major update is the inclusion of the clinometer. The clinometer provides an interactive “level” of sorts that uses the phone’s accelerometer to give you the precise angle on your hammock’s suspension. This angle can also be saved directly into the calculator settings to make it easier to get a precise reading. The clinometer refreshes the force calculations live so you can see how the angle affects the hang in real time.
Matching up the clinometer with the calculator is a natural fit, allowing you make calculations and then check them in real life.
New sharing features allow you to save a screenshot of your calculator and post it on social media, email, and other services.
If you have other requests that you would like to see in a future update, please add a comment to this post! Thank you all for your support of this handy hammock utility.