New app lets you weigh your plums on an iPhone 6s

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Measure plums on an Apple. For some reason that struck me as weird.
Measure plums on an Apple. For some reason that struck me as weird.
Photo: FlexMonkey

Here’s a use for your iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch feature you may not have thought of before: acting as a set of mini kitchen scales.

That’s not exactly how FlexMonkey’s Plum-O-Meter app works, but it’s a pretty neat demo of how Apple’s pressure-sensing handset can be used to weigh small objects, such as plums. Check out the juicy video below.

As creator FlexMonkey explains, hopefully with tongue firmly planted in cheek:

“Whenever I pull a pair of plums from the freshly delivered Fortnum & Mason’s hamper, I always try to ensure she has the larger of the two. However, this isn’t always easy, especially after the third of fourth breakfast cocktail.

3D Touch to the rescue! My latest app, the Plum-O-Meter, has been specifically designed to solve this problem. Simply place two delicious plums on the iPhone’s screen and the heavier of the two is highlighted in yellow so you can hand it to your beloved without fear of being thought of as a greedy-gut

Well, we never thought we’d be putting foodstuffs on our smartphones to measure which is the heaviest, but here we are.”

Currently, Plum-O-Meter doesn’t reveal actual weights for the fruit, although it’s an impressive illustration of how future apps may be able to do that. Sadly, it’s available only on jailbroken iPhones. Which is just as well because the chances of Apple authorizing apps which ask you to put potentially-heavy objects directly on your iPhone display are pretty much slim-to-none.

You can check out the Plum-O-Meter code here.

Via: Redmond Pie