(Topic ID: 100700)

Pinball Leveller Android App


By nottud

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Hey everyone - as a bit of a hobby with learning to make Android apps, I had a go and produced an Android app to help level up pinballs when setting them up in a new location and I thought I would share it with everyone in case some people might find it useful. (I know someone made an iphone app that does similar) It works by the following:

    (1)Placing your phone on the pinball and setting a profile
    (2)Placing phone on pinball in new location and trying the centre the X - doing this achieves the set up in the old location.

    OR

    Press yPos (setting it off) to activate simple horizontal levelling with no need to calibrate to a machine. (You can still calibrate if needed to a flat surface with the set button)

    You can turn on voice assistance (Using text to speech) so you can level up without looking at the phone - works for both modes.

    You can get the app in the Google play store with the link below. The app is free and there are no adverts/IAP:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nottud.pinballleveller

    If you like please leave me some feedback or ideas for possible improvements - I will see what I can do! It would be nice if someone with a pinball machine could let me know if it is any good as I currently live in a shared house and no pinball to try it out with.

    #2 5 years ago

    maybe having it work as a regular level as well would be helpful as well as learning level from different tables.

    #3 5 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestion - what you want already exists although perhaps not obvious.

    Press the yPos button to get a regular level (Horizontal direction only) which you will be able to use without setting it to a pinball machine.

    EDIT: Altered main post to make it clearer.

    #4 5 years ago

    Very cool! thanks for putting this out. Been waiting for an Android option for pin leveling.

    #6 5 years ago

    Thanks!!

    #7 5 years ago

    Works on my s3 :Dbut just sits there on my tablet I do have a ? Do you know what the perfect range is in degrees? my phone does tilt while still saying perfect. Thanks. Mike

    #8 5 years ago

    Thank you!

    #9 5 years ago

    I'll have a look at the code with the sensors to see if I can fix so it will work for more devices such as your tablet.

    I'll also have a proper look at range and maybe make it setable by the user. Atm it some arbitary level that "felt about right" - probably some number of radians.

    #10 5 years ago

    thank you for making this for us

    #11 5 years ago

    Nice work. Runs perfect on my Samsung Note 2.

    #12 5 years ago

    Awesome! Thank you

    #13 5 years ago

    Nice utility, thanks!

    #14 5 years ago

    Works great, thanks!

    #15 5 years ago

    Had a look at the sensor code but I don't see anything wrong it so if it doesn't work then sorry I don't know how to fix it. (Least at the moment...)

    Thanks for dl and feedback I appreciate it!

    #16 5 years ago

    This is an excellent app - thank you! One minor thing - the speech feature tells you "steeper" when the machine incline is already too steep - that seems backwards to me. The left/right makes sense - if the machine is leaning to the left, it tells you "lean right".

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from sudsy7:

    This is an excellent app - thank you! One minor thing - the speech feature tells you "steeper" when the machine incline is already too steep - that seems backwards to me. The left/right makes sense - if the machine is leaning to the left, it tells you "lean right".

    +1

    1 week later
    #18 5 years ago

    Hello

    Very useful !
    But may i suggest to include another option, where you can measure the tilt level (vertical direction) so it would be possible to set up a pinball from the scratch?

    Andreas

    #20 5 years ago

    Nice quick test tool. The "steeper" and "flatter" seem to be fine on a calibrated game to get back to your desired settings, but some sort of marker would be useful for a quick dirty angle check. If a calibrated game hits a certain mark, you could assume the uncalibrated game is close.

    #21 5 years ago
    Quoted from nottud:

    If you like please leave me some feedback or ideas for possible improvements - I will see what I can do! It would be nice if someone with a pinball machine could let me know if it is any good as I currently live in a shared house and no pinball to try it out with.

    It would be nice if you had an indicator at 6.5 degrees tilt.

    #22 5 years ago

    Just downloaded it. Hopefully will try it out tonight.

    Thanks!

    #23 5 years ago
    Quoted from AaronGNP:

    It would be nice if you had an indicator at 6.5 degrees tilt.

    It is a handy app to have. Thanks for putting in the time.

    My suggestion is the same as above. I would just like a pre-programmed setting so I can set up a machine that is already off kilter.

    #24 5 years ago

    It is a good app! I also like the suggestions above.

    Thanks for your hard work - maybe you could even charge for it someday... If it had all the bells and whistles I would pay a few buck for it.

    #25 5 years ago

    I like the suggestions...kind of like Pin Guy for iPhone...you can set your desired pitch. That would be helpful.

    #26 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing . I just downloaded it.

    #27 5 years ago

    the level does not work on the galaxy light for some reason? with other apps the level function works perfect but with this app all i can get is a perfect x in the middle even if my phone is turned sideways.

    2 weeks later
    #28 5 years ago

    Working on an update and deciding to redo how profiles are done a bit. Instead of a list of profiles, instead there are a list of gradients which to match ranging from 4° to 8° in increments of 0.5°. You can add more values using the add button. To ensure these gradients can be matched properly there is a calibrate button to allow setting the horizontal and vertical tilt to zero when placed on a flat surface.

    As for it not working I don't know why. I used the gravity sensor, maybe some devices don't support it for some reason. Might look into some other sensors as well - there is one for getting the rotation.

    EDIT: Update released!

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