Nov 17, 2010
Have you ever been enjoying some kick ass music only to be interrupted by a knock on the door? You open it up and it’s the cops telling you your music is too loud? With “Sound Level” you won’t need to worry about that anymore because you’ll know beforehand whether or not you’re exceeding local noise ordinance laws. This app would have come in handy during college, “Excuse me officer but as you can see we are clearly within the legal decibel range.”
As you have probably already guessed, “Sound Level” is an app that uses your phone’s mic to measure noise volume in decibels(dB). I figured I might explore the realm of sound as it pertains to our ears since we have been talking a lot about music players lately. I stumbled upon this little app created by developer Android Boy and thought “cool,” let’s see just how loud my music really is. While browsing over the description I notice a “New Digital Sound Noise Level Meter” wedged between a Samsung Galaxy S and a Droid(?). You will soon realize this is the equipment he used do develop “Sound Level” and it’s evident when taking a look at the apps limitations and it’s accuracy.