phyphox

Perform physics experiments with your phone

Did you know that you are carrying a 3D magnetometer? That you can use your phone as a pendulum to measure earth's local gravitational acceleration? That you can turn your phone into a sonar?

phyphox gives you access to the sensors of your phone either directly or through ready-to-play experiments which analyze your data and let you export raw data along with the results for further analysis. You can even define your own experiments on phyphox.org and share them with colleagues, students and friends.

Selected Features:

  • A selection of pre-defined experiments. Just press play to start.
  • Export your data to a range of widely used formats
  • Remote-control your experiment through a web interface from any PC on the same network as your phone. No need to install anything on those PCs - all you need is a modern web browser.
  • Define your own experiments by selecting sensor inputs, defining analysis steps and creating views as an interface using our web-editor (http://phyphox.org/editor). The analysis can consists of just adding two values or using advanced methods like Fourier transforms and crosscorrelation. We offer a whole toolbox of analysis functions.

Sensors supported:

  • Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Light intensity
  • Pressure
  • Microphone
  • Proximity
  • GPS

(Some sensors are not present on every phone.)

Export formats

  • CSV (Comma separated values)
  • CSV (Tab-separated values)
  • Excel

(If you need other formats, please let us know)

This app has been developed at the 2nd Institute of Physics A at the RWTH Aachen University.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.1.2 (1010201) - Added on 2019-07-30

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 7.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1.1 (1010100) - Added on 2019-07-13

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 7.7 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1.0 (1010007) - Added on 2019-06-22

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 7.7 MiB PGP Signature