A guest post from Derek at Software Advice.
At Software Advice, we’re constantly reporting on prevalent technologies and trends in the construction software market. However, we also like to report on the lighter side of the construction software market. In that vein, we recently put together a list of the best electrical apps for Android users.
To find the best apps for the Android, I spent more hours than I care to admit combing through the Android Market to discover the most useful apps for electricians, engineers and students. It took some narrowing down but I eventually came up with a list of 10 apps for the electrical industry. I’d like to share my five favourite apps that I found in the process.
Each app is accompanied by the average user rating, the number of ratings and the price. Also, you’ll note that I’ve included which version of the Android OS is needed to run the system.
Electrodroid – 5 stars with 11,071 ratings | Free
This is far and away the most popular electrical app available on the Android market. It can do everything from calculate voltage divides to determine the PCB trace width. To run the app, users will need Android 1.6 or later.
This app is best-suited for determining the proper wire size needed for a particular job. All tables are based off of NEC 2006, 2008 and 2011 standards. It will run on Android 1.5 and later.
There are a ton of Ohm’s Law apps out there but this is the best rated one I was able to find. Users running on Android 1.6 or a more recent version can use this app to quickly find the proper resistance, voltage, power or current.
Conduit Runner Pro can calculate conduit bends and fills. The app can calculate for 3-bend saddle, corner obstacles and fine wire sizing requirements. The current version will run on the Android OS 1.5 or after.
This app is built for people working on electronics at the component level. The app can find the right five band resistor for a job and has a feature for reverse lookup. It works with Android 1.5 or later.
To check out the rest of the apps that I profile on my blog, you can visit:TheBestAndroid, iPhoneandiPadAppsforElectricalContractors. If you see an app missing from the list that you just love, leave us a note in the comments and share your knowledge.