# Ex-Microsoft employee builds a Construction Calculator - done right

April 27, 2017 in Utilities (E)

[prMac.com] Cairo, Egypt - xNeat, a startup founded by an ex-Microsoft employee and his wife, today is proud to announce the release of Construction Calculator 2.2.8, an iPhone/iPad app that aims to replace your expensive Construction Calculator with a better and affordable alternative.

Ahmed Sabry, who have previously worked for Microsoft Research, noticed that most Construction Calculators at the App Store are expensive and hard to use. "The current construction calculators at the App Store are expensive and hard to use, says Ahmed Sabry, managing partner at xNeat. "Most of them are mimicking the physical calculators, they don't make use of all the wonderful features provided by the iOS. We've been developing iOS Calculators since 2009 and I believe it's time for Construction Calculators to have a facelift. A surgery we plan to make!"

Construction Calculator contains many powerful features, one of them that really differentiate it from the competition is the way it handles the entry of feet & inches measurements. It is very natural and simple as if using pencil & paper. Basically, what you see [ex: 4'9" 3'] is what you write.

Following a tutorial or reading a book that is written in a different measurement system is not an issue anymore, as Construction Calculator allows you to mix between different measurements like meter and centimeter in the same calculation. Construction Calculator comes packed with Rafters and Stairs modules, making calculating their measures a breeze.

Feature highlights:
* Rafters and Stairs modules
* Decimal to fraction converter
* Fraction to decimal conversion
* Displays both the equation and the result at the same time
* Different themes to choose from
* Big buttons suitable for construction sites
* Can be added to Today Screen
* Apple Watch
* Fraction Resolution (1/2" through 1/64")

Users can work in and convert between all building dimensional formats: feet-inch-fractions, inch fraction, yards, decimal feet (10th, 100th), decimal inches and metric (km, m, cm, mm).

"Construction Calculator is simple to use, yet very powerful. We go through several iterations of testing and consultation with construction workers to make sure that we address their needs and expectations " says Sarah Ragab, Managing Partner at xNeat.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 11.0 MB

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