Just Tap Your Phone On Every Wall and This App Will Draw a Floorplan

It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy a bunch of new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal because you can trade your tape measure for this slick app called RoomScan. It automatically generates floorplans by simply tapping your phone on every wall.

Presumably relying on your phone's built-in GPS and gyroscope to determine distances and the orientation of walls, RoomScan is accurate to within about half a foot. If you're roughing out a floorplan, that should be adequate enough. But if it's not, you can opt for the $5 'pro' version that lets you specify exact distances (if you have a separate laser measure) and easily place doors and windows. Now if only there was an app that automatically moved furniture too. [RoomScan (iTunes App Store) via SlashGear]


Matthew Glen

Gizmodo.... When you post an article about an iPhone exclusive app, you really ought to say "iPhone app" in the headline so Android users like myself don't waste our time loading the article to check out this cool new thing only to find out its useless to us. Unless you care more about pageviews than about serving your readers.