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phyphox

Perform physics experiments with your phone. (by the RWTH Aachen University)
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.

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Explanation for the permissions requested

If you have Android 6.0 or newer, some permissions will only be asked for when needed.

Internet: This grants phyphox network access, which is required to load experiments from online resources or when using the remote access. Both are only done when requested by the user and no other data is transmitted.
Bluetooth: Used to access external sensors.
Read external storage: This is may be necessary when opening an experiment stored on the device.
Record audio: Required to use the microphone in experiments.
Location: Used to access GPS for location-based experiments.
Camera: Used to scan QR codes for external experiment configurations.

Versions

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 1.1.10 (1011002) suggested Added on 2021-12-19

    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
    • access sensor data at a high sampling rate
      Allows the app to sample sensor data at a rate greater than 200 Hz
    • 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 while the app is in use.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • 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.
      (11)
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
      (11)
    • discover and pair nearby Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to discover and pair nearby Bluetooth devices
    • connect to paired Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to connect to paired Bluetooth devices
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 7.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.1.9 (1010901) - Added on 2021-07-31

    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 while the app is in use.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • 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 only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    Download APK 7.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.1.6 (1010603) - Added on 2020-08-31

    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 while the app is in use.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • 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 only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.

    Download APK 7.2 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log