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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 6 years ago
  • Total downloads: 84
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Publisher: Ulrich Kortenkamp
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Apple added a wonderful feature to its recent laptops - an internal sensor that can measure the tilt and gravity.

Apple added a wonderful feature to its recent laptops - an internal sensor that can measure the tilt and gravity. They do this in order to protect the data on the hard disk; in case you drop your laptop, the operating system can quickly shut down the hard disk before the computer crashes on the floor.

Of course, such a sensor can do a lot more, and it would be a pity to use it only for computers that crash on the floor. So many people created nice little applications, like the carpenters scale widget, the rotating windows hack or the all-purpose Lilt software.

Some time ago I hacked together a JNI library for Java in order to make it possible for our geometry software Cinderella to read the data from the sudden motion sensor. This enables us to have more realistic physics simulation - the gravity in the simulation corresponds to the real gravity!

Unfortunately, the interface changed for the new MacBook Pro computers, and so we decided to remove this feature from the version of Cinderella released in June 2006. However, some weeks ago I stumbled across the Unimotion library and I gave it another try. The result is a JNI library for Java that should work on all Apple computers that have a sudden motion sensor. I could test it only on two models, however, so I'd love to get some feedback.

System Requirements:

В· Java
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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