I'm thinking of writing an app...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by barneyntd, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. barneyntd macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    I'm considering writing an infinite precision calculator for the iphone/touch.

    You would use it like a calculator, with a popup panel of buttons, and it would display as many digits as fit on the screen. If you want more, you simply flick across to see as many more digits as you want (until you run out of memory!). All calculations are done to infinite precision, so you are guaranteed exactly correct answers.

    I know how to do this; my question is, does this strike people as a cool idea? Is it a "meh, who needs more than 10 digits" or a "wow that is so cool I can calculate 500 digits of the square root of pi" idea? Would you pay $5 for the geek factor?

    Also, what other features would be worth having?

  2. GirthP macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2007
  3. barneyntd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    Yes, I have already published a couple of cocoa apps.
  4. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    what i want is a graphing calculator for my future ipod touch
  5. barneyntd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    I could do graphs, but I expect there will be hundreds of graphing calculators.

    I could do graphs with unlimited zoom. That might be nice...
  6. youradhere4222 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    I'd love a graphic calculator for my iPod Touch...
  7. cupofjoe macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm interested to see what you come up with, honestly. Any type of (better) calculator function would be pretty awesome.
  8. GirthP macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2007
    I've wanted a calculator with a simulated paper roll (like a financial calc for adding multiple amounts). That way one can see what one has already added, and see the history that one has computed through.

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