August 22, 2011 in Sports (E)
[prMac.com] Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology today is pleased to announce the availability of gMeter 2.0 for iOS. Originally launched with the iTunes App Store in 2008, gMeter helped define a new category of innovative apps that turn an iOS device into a vehicle performance computer, rivaling the capabilities of dedicated test equipment costing hundreds of dollars more.
By using the onboard accelerometer in iOS devices, gMeter can measure forward and lateral g forces and use this data to compute acceleration, velocity, distance traveled, and engine power. gMeter is setup to compute performance for timed distance (1/4 mile or 400 meter), timed speed (0-60 mph or 0-100 km/h), or timed braking (60-0 mph or 100-0 km/h), and offers a hands-free automatic start feature. The app sports a clean and readable instrument-style interface that prioritizes usability and looks great in the cockpit of any vehicle.
gMeter can display data and compute performance in US or metric units, and data from performance runs, including raw data in time series form, can be saved and e-mailed right from the device. Graphs of speed, distance, power, and forward/lateral g are available, and can be saved to the photo album. The software has two calibration modes, and offers a correction to account for vehicle pitch under acceleration and deceleration, and vehicle roll under cornering. Engine power computations include inputs for drivetrain loss, rolling resistance, aerodynamic drag, and weather conditions.
Pricing and Availability:
gMeter 2.0 works on any iOS device running iOS 4.1 or later and is available for $8.99 on the iTunes App Store. More information, including screenshots and demo videos, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing gMeter can request a promotional code to download the app from iTunes at no cost.
Hunter Research and Technology is run by Dr. Craig Hunter, a practicing engineer with 20 years of experience in engineering and software development. Craig received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award and a 2004 Apple Design Award (Best Scientific Computing Solution on Mac OS X) for his work in software development. He founded Hunter Research and Technology in 2008 to create innovative and compelling apps that take advantage of the advanced hardware and software capabilities of iOS devices and Macs. The company has numerous apps available on the iTunes and Mac App Stores, and develops apps for a range of clients worldwide. iTunes, iPhone, iPod, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.