Wednesday, 23 November 2011

An iPhone noise alert

Yesterday I bought an app called Tap Tap, which alleges to notify you when sounds occur which you cannot hear.

Guess what?

It's rubbish!

I thought it would be a bit of a long shot but seriously it even goes off when I breathe, and even I draw the line about being notified about this.

Take yesterday evening when I tried it out with my microwave timer. It went off every 5 seconds, despite the fact I changed the sensitivity to low, and at one point it even refused to stop vibrating.

My poor iPhone battery didn't know what had hit it.

But wouldn't it be amazing if there was an iPhone app that would notify you of things? Even pre selected things that you could sound record into it so when they went off it recognised it.

I would choose my door buzzer, cooker alarm and carbon monoxide alarm.

To know for sure that these were going off in the form of a little pop up message would be amazing.

I mean, I know you can get pager systems that do this but to have it in the convenience of your phone would be amazing.

Is it possible?

If anyone knows, please let me know.

4 comments:

Liz said...

I don't have this myself. So I can't comment about the itap. But I have heard how its supposed to be good, so I found it surprising to hear its not good as claimed. Thats a shame, because it could be so useful.

BigBro said...

Brilliant idea for an app though! Even more so if your could leave an iPod or iPad listening and get an SMS or email sent when it picked up whatever sound.
Somebody must want to make it....

Xpressive Handz said...

Excellent app ideas, Girly!!

Anonymous said...

i think that the iphone's mic is not powerful enough to detect distant noises. if you want the iphone to listen for you, you need to put it close to where you want to hear something.