‘Pi Cubed’ – An interesting calculator for the iPhone

April 27th, 2009 | Categories: iPhone, math software | Tags:

Someone I know recently gave me a heads up about a cool looking calculator for the iPhone called Pi Cubed from Sunset Lake Software.  I haven’t been able to test this because I don’t have the hardware but it looks like quite a nice way to use the iPhone as a calculator -the user interface is completely different to any other calculator I have seen.

Features include

  • 34 digits of decimal precision
  • A database of over 150 built-in equations from Finance, basic maths, physics, fluid mechanics etc.
  • All variables in the built-in equations are annotated so you don’t need to remember what each term stands for.
  • Email equations from the iphone in either plain text or Latex formats.
  • Built in reference manual.
  • Many built in scientific functions such as trig and inverse trig functions, logarithms to any real base, roots to any real power (square root, cube root etc), the error function and factorials.

Check out the video below for more details (streamed from the developer’s website)

Has anyone out there tried this out?  Hopefully the developer will release a Windows Mobile version so I can check it out myself :)
  1. April 28th, 2009 at 00:10
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    I’m glad that you find it interesting, but I’m sorry to say that there’s no chance that I’ll be releasing a version of the application for Windows Mobile, Palm, or Android. The application is built from the ground up around core technologies and frameworks present within the iPhone OS. It would be impractical, if not impossible, to produce an application with an interface and capabilities matching this one on any other current mobile platform.

    However, I have been working on a Mac client as a more robust desktop companion to the iPhone application, so you might be able to utilize that (assuming that you have a Mac).