Why not make PoolMath an App?

RenegadeT

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Apr 28, 2013
30
GSO, NC
SimplePool Pro is my favorite too but it has been pulled from the Google play store.

I was trying to find my Simple Pool (free) but it seems gone, got removed from my phone. I do see the Simple Pool Pro on the play store for $4.99.
I guess I'll try PoolPal again
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
43,238
Tucson, AZ
No apps are officially created or endorsed by TFP. There were a few created by members that "should" match our recommendations, but no guarantee. Unfortunately, some of these members are no longer as active and may not be maintaining these apps.
 

Swampwoman

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Apr 27, 2012
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Grand Rapids, MI
With the pace and variety of mobile device of versioning, app dev is kinda a volume proposition these days.

You're way better off using a web-based interface when you can. With that said, I recall that pool math used to be available as a spreadsheet (or am I dreaming?) if so, and if we can dig it up, you'd be better off with an offline spreadsheet-reading app methinks ;)

Okay, found it, back in 2013 someone made this:
Trouble Free Pool
 

xyz

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Sep 8, 2016
641
Escondido/CA
I'd be interested in this spreadsheet. I may be replacing my water soon and if I do, I would like something that will track history.
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
16000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I'd be interested in this spreadsheet. I may be replacing my water soon and if I do, I would like something that will track history.

See this thread for a pool chemistry logger - I made a pool logger

We don't have the resources for building an app at this time (unless you're offering ;) ). It takes a lot of work to build an app because you need to be able to build one for both iOS as well as Android, deploy the app and then update as often as is necessary to make improvements, fix bugs, keep up with OS changes, etc, etc. That takes lots of time and time = $$$ . The donations we receive are just enough to keep the lights on and to refill the banana chip feeder we use to keep the site Admin fed....speaking of the Admin, I noticed the chains we have securing him in the basement are starting to rust a bit. Looks like we'll need to raise some funds for a new set of chains...maybe we can even get the padded neck collar too...
 

Swampwoman

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Apr 27, 2012
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Grand Rapids, MI
I concur re: the issue of maintaining an app...however, I wonder if folks who wanted it were to take the spreadsheet I linked to and convert it on a google drive account it would be accessible to them on any device provided they're using google drive mobile interfaces, etc.
 

RussellC

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Jun 3, 2016
335
Austin, TX
The web app I made linked above does all the calculations you need in it and logs your chemicals. I am adding stuff daily and have been for 2 months. It works great in all mobile browsers for easy development and cross compatibility. If people eventually want it app form, I can do that but it won't be that much different. Go try it out! Poollogger.com
 

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