By George Harding
Treasurer, Tucson Computer Society, AZ
January 2013 issue, eJournal
Georgehardingsbd (at) earthlink.net
Here is one of the neatest applications for iPhone that I've seen. It uses many of the internal facilities of the iPhone at the same time to record your activity.
Showing on the screen are Speed, Altitude, Attitude (tilt), Acceleration and G-force. All this info shows in the upper left corner of your screen as you take video while you are driving, skiing, biking or other mobile activity.
There are many iPhone apps that use one of the internal iPhone facilities, such as Altimeter, Level, Compass and so on. Vidometer is the only one I know of that uses so many. This app uses the accelerometer, GPS and gyroscope to build its graphical overlay on the video screen.
The video you take is recorded and can be played back and a library of the recordings is available for later viewing. There is a power save mode that engages after a minute or so of recording. This saves your battery when making an extended video. And, best of all, it’s free!
It’s available for iPhone 4 and higher and several models of iPad. Requires iOS 5 or later.