Have you ever needed to come up with a floor plan in a hurry? Or, maybe you needed to come up with a room’s dimensions. If that’s the case, then you’ll appreciate what European startup Locometric has done for the iPhone. It’s called RoomScan and is only available for iOS devices.
By simply starting the app, then holding the phone to each wall of the room until you hear a beep, the app will create an accurate (within 6”) floor plan of the room. And, it will do that for free!
It does this by utilizing the phone’s sensors and a series of complex calculations to render the floor plan. As you move from wall to wall, it performs millions of calculations per second to turn data from the phone’s sensors into a floor plan.
If you need super-precise measurements and have a laser measuring device, you can input the measurements from the laser device into the app.
RoomScan is free on the App Store with a paid version, RoomScan Pro available for $4.99. RoomScan Pro adds doors and connects rooms together completely automatically to form a plan of a whole floor. Here is the page on iTunes where you can get the Pro app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roomscan-pro/id673673795?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
The free app can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roomscan-app-that-draws-floor/id571436618?mt=8
If you’ve got an iPhone, why not check this cool new app out. If you like what you see, the Pro version looks like a good investment to me.
Still skeptical? Here is a 15 second demo on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Karfy4Q9VZA and in case you’d like a longer look at what the pro version can do, check out this 8 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUBCh8IAyC8