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ElectroDroid a giant leap for engineers

Oct 12, 2010

If you’re studying to be (or already are working as) an engineer or computer hardware designer, ElectroDroid might fill a need you never knew you had: A portable electronics reference app for your Droid.

The long list of free content includes:

* Ohm’s Law* Resistor Color Code* Voltage Designer* Resister Ratio (Value/Series/Parallel)* Operational Amplifier* LED Resistor* LM317 Calculator* Heat Dissipation* Pin-Out (HDMI, DVI, SCART)* Support EIA Resistor Series* AWG, SWG Wire Size

The interface is clutter-free, easy to read and spot-on. Even the small on-screen ads are out of the way in the footer.

After perusing the current set of content, I was not surprised to see many requests for additional content in the comments posted by users in the marketplace.

What did surprise me were comments like this: “Asked for chart of standard resistor values in ‘resources,’ and it was added the next day!” (Adam: 9/26/10) Clearly Demetrio Iero, the app’s creator, is working hard to expand his creation to cater to the needs of the techie crowd. And a responsive developer is a good developer.

I’m no expert in electronics, but clearly this app serves as a model of what free, hands-on Droid reference apps can offer to users worldwide. App developers: Keep it clean, clear and content-rich. ElectroDroid sets the standard by which you will be judged. The marketplace has spoken.

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Tim McLain

Tim McLain is a freelance writer and an online marketing manager, helping serious researchers and students find and make use of the best online content found on the deep Web. His passion for all things computers/tech started when he was a teenager, working with his twin brother to set up a C64 BBS in their bedroom.

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