New devices are coming back from the future and land directly inside our pockets, making the world around us more entertaining than ever. A versatile, pocket sized new thermal camera for Android and iOS can turn your smartphone into a hi-tech thermal imager that sees heat and accurately measures temperature.
With the help of FLIR ONE, we can take advantage of an entire series of applications, from enabling safe and entertaining outdoor exploration to identifying energy inconsistencies and water leaks in a home.
The new thermal camera for Android and iOS can intuitively be connected to a smartphone and tablet and it is powered by an internal battery. The thermal images that appear on the screen of your cellphone in fluorescent shades are enhanced with FLIR’s multi-spectral dynamic imaging technology.
FLIR ONE has simple but efficient specifications, making use of a micro USB connector for Android devices or a lightening connector in the case of Apple items. This is the second version of the device, which features four times the resolution of the previous one. Users can purchase it for $349, to entertain themselves by seeing the invisible heat patterns emitted by all the surroundings.
Somewhere in the near future the company will release updates for iOS software development kit along with a new Android SDK, thus allowing developers to build and release entertaining apps for the most well-known mobile device platforms. There will be two programs supporting the new app developer community, namely the “FLIR Certified Developer” program and the “FLIR Approved Application” program.
The first one trains developers in thermal imaging techniques and familiarizes them with the use of FLIR ONE developer tools, while the other offers developers the chance to promote themselves through FLIR marketing programs.
The device is also designed to offer nine different color combos, changing the live thermal view exactly the way you like it and modifying the pictures you take. A special combo is set to color the coldest spots in the room only, while de other outlines the hottest ones.
High resolution cameras are so passé these days, when new technology offers us the chance to unveil the unseen and manipulate giant amounts of visual data. The reviews sound exciting so we cannot wait to get our hands on the “back from the future” piece of technology.
Apart from being insightful and uncovering the unseen details in a photo frame, the app can be used interactively. One can drag a crosshair icon around to read the temperature of objects nearby and one can also drag their fingers across the image and choose between the thermal and normal views, according to The Verge.
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