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Free - Wheelin iPhone App

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Box Rocket, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    There are a lot of these out there, but I thought I'd share this one since it's free and has some cool features about it.

    This app is called "Wheelin" in the iPhone App Store. Lots of people will mount a Lev-O-Gage in their trucks so they can see how steep a climb or descent is or how far they are tipped off-camber. I ran across this app the other day and thought it was pretty cool for being free.

    Cool things that it does:

    You can use images of your own vehicle in the display which is a nice feature. You can see that I'm using my own truck in the captured images below. I did take them into Photoshop and cut out the background from the photos so they are just on a gray background.

    [​IMG]

    When you use it you put in into the mounting device in your car and stop on level ground. Once it's secured you touch the yellow "calibrate" buttons and they will zero out to level, then you're ready to roll........haha.

    There are two numbers for each display. The smaller top number displays the maximum angle you've been at and leaves a "ghosted" arrow at that angle. The larger lower number is the realtime feedback for your current angle. This arrow and number are constantly updated.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    You can set an alarm at whatever angle you want that will sound if you pitch your vehicle to or beyond that angle. Which is pretty cool since when you're on the trail and in a sketchy position you're probably not looking at your phone, but rather at your spotter.

    There is one big flaw with this app in my opinion. It only works in Landscape mode. I don't know about most of you but I have my phone mounted vertically in my car and this app only displays in a horizontal window so unfortunately it's tough for me to use unless I mount my phone differently. I'm trying to contact the developer to have it updated to support a vertical format also. Crossing my fingers.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share it here since some might find it useful.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    going to get this app.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    brett1586

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    Only issue is keeping your phone nice and level to the ground so it's accurate....
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    No need to. Just park your truck on level ground and hit the "calibrate" buttons and it sets that at level regardless of if your phone is level.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    lol...i had a app similar too this but only had a jeep on it...this ones better cause i can use my taco...thanx for postin this buddy
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    Since you are only using it audibly, why not adjust your angles by 90 degrees and the alert will sound at your warning angle? Does that make sense?
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    anyone find this for the android? i looked for a bit and nothing looked similar
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    Ahh well nevermind my ignorance haha...
     
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    Nice. Thanks for the tip. Now I just have to make a swivel mounting bracket
     
  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Hahaha my friend and I just downloaded a similar app for the aneroid network on sat
     
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    awesome just downloaded it
     
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    Great post! Thanks OP!
     
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    if you look up clinometer you should be able to find the same app for the android network
     
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    Neat.

    Works in iPod touch with 4.2.2
     
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    Sweet! I'll have to check this out. on a side note... were you near bangerter and redwood the other day? I swear I saw a truck just like yours! except, I think it had a tiregate :(
     
  18. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Nope wasn't me. There is a gold extra cab running around down in that area. Could have been him.

    Did it look like this guy? He doesn't always have the tent mounted.
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    [​IMG]
     
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    dear god those are some awesome trucks... i dont want to see the places they CANT go
     
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