Tag Archives: thermometer

Android Phones with Ambient Air Temperature Sensors

We recently published our findings on how outdoor air temperature can be extracted from readings of battery temperature, but we’re also excited by the growing number of phones with thermometers designed to directly measure the temperature outside the phone (rather … Continue reading

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The SHTC1: Inside the chip that powers WeatherSignal

I once cracked the screen on my Nexus One. If you’ve done this yourself you’ll know that to replace it you need to dismantle your phone to a near-molecular level and in doing so you get to see the exposed … Continue reading

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Announcing the Launch of WeatherSignal

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new app, designed to do for weather what OpenSignal already does for cell phone coverage. WeatherSignal is a new way of approaching weather data collection using native Android phone sensors. The ubiquity of … Continue reading

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