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July 29th, 2016, 06:34 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2016 From: Switzerland Posts: 4 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: graph theory  A creative android calculator : Blocks Scientific Calculator
Hello! I would like to share you the calculator app I just released on google play. I developed it after being always kinda frustrated on the limitations of the pocket calculators. It is meant to greatly simply the calculation process, presenting a sheet where you can place multiple formulas, drag results to reuse them, define variables with any name, etc. A few pictures speak better than words! All details about the available functionalities is on the google play page. The free version comes without ads or limit of time, but has a limit in the number of formulas. So it is very usable I would love to have you try the app and let me know what you think about it! 
July 29th, 2016, 07:02 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,721 Thanks: 599 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Cool! Looks pretty good. I use Calculator on my iPad sometimes (Android version), and it's good, but sometimes it struggles to recognize certain symbols, and erasing things is a pain. But i think the way you've done it eliminates this issue. 
July 29th, 2016, 07:54 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2016 From: Switzerland Posts: 4 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: graph theory 
Oh yeah MyScript Calculator has some pretty amazing character recognition! I actually experimented a similar app with a friend for a uni assignement. It would let you take a picture of formula and transcript it on screen. It would be cool to add this to Blocks Calculator, though I'm afraid in the amount of time I would need to put into it in order to make it work reliably Also, if the app works well I will get my hands into swift and bring it to the app store. Thanks for your comment! 
August 26th, 2016, 08:08 PM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 2,000 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry 
I've already satisfied with the calculator on my smartphone. At least it can recognize that $\displaystyle e^{\pi\times{i}}$ is 1, unlike the socalled pocket scientific calculator which gives an error screen.

August 26th, 2016, 08:37 PM  #6 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2016 From: Thailand Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 
I use Calculator on my phone but sometimes it struggles to recognize certain symbols; I think the way you've done it eliminates this issue.
Last edited by skipjack; January 30th, 2017 at 11:37 AM. 

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