Pole Detector App
We now have our first app in the Apple and Google app stores! The free app is called Pole Detector and is a really simple tool to determine the north and south pole of a neodymium magnet or a ferrite magnet with your smartphone. Just point your phone at one side of the magnet and the integrated magnetometer helps determine the correct pole. The Pole Detector app is available in app stores throughout Europe.
Why did we develop the Pole Detector app? The question of the north or south pole in a magnet is not a trivial one, as one would initially suspect. You don't always have another magnet with labelled poles at hand to help you identify the poles of your magnet. That's when the Pole Detector app comes in handy: It's an easy to use tool for determining magnet poles and helps to make experiments and fabrications that involve magnets successful.