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New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:09:56 PM »
Hello all, permit me to shamelessly promote my own software.

I have been working on a windows 8 modern app project for chemistry students.  For now, I'm calling it the ultimate chemistry toolbox.  It should show up on the windows 8 store soon. 

The trial period is 7 days with full features.  Those of you who have windows 8 and windows rt devices, I would appreciate you trying it out and then give me some feedback.  I will be glad to take all the suggestions and constructive criticisms you have. 

For more info on this app, please visit the following website.

http://livingenzymeapps.webbs.com/ultimate-chemistry-toolbox

Thanks all.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
I just added a balancer.  I've tested it with over 100 different types of equations with my algorithm.  All worked just fine.  Again, please visit my website at LivingenzymeApps to see the details.  Scroll to the bottom for the balancer.

Here are a couple of screenshots for it.



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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 05:19:24 AM »
I've just updated the balancer to accommodate for very complex equations.  I've also put in over 250 example equations for you to play with.

Ok... moving on to acids and bases.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 02:12:58 PM »
I just added a limiting reactant tool.  :D
 

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 10:28:12 PM »
There is now a desktop version of this app.  I will continue to develop the desktop and metro versions side by side, so they will be almost identical in functionalities.  Here's a screenshot of the desktop version.  I've made it so you can open as many windows of the tools as you want.  This is especially useful for people who are working on multiple problems at a time.


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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 12:05:25 AM »
Does this only work on Win8?

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 02:56:47 AM »
The desktop version will work in all windows based platform, even xp.  I made sure it's backward compatible with all versions of windows.

I will make a few adjustments and then I guess I will start making the desktop version available to buy. 

I'm scheduled to meet up with a phd chemist tomorrow to check my work.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 03:19:31 AM »
I'm scheduled to meet up with a phd chemist tomorrow to check my work.

You'll find truckloads of those on this forum too!  ;D

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 12:11:36 PM »
That is so cool.

You want to try the desktop version out?  I'll send you a pm with a link.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 01:25:11 PM »
That is so cool.

You want to try the desktop version out?  I'll send you a pm with a link.

I'd love to. Thanks.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 02:30:04 PM »
Couriouscat, have you ever checked ChemBuddy calculators?
ChemBuddy chemical calculators - stoichiometry, pH, concentration, buffer preparation, titrations.info

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 02:33:56 PM »
Couriouscat, have you ever checked ChemBuddy calculators?

No I haven't. I'd love to try them out too.

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2013, 03:33:50 PM »
There are 30-days free trials. www.chembuddy.com is the site.
ChemBuddy chemical calculators - stoichiometry, pH, concentration, buffer preparation, titrations.info

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Re: New chemistry tool app for windows 8 tablets and PC's
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 06:52:28 PM »
There are 30-days free trials. www.chembuddy.com is the site.

Hehe

(1) My app is way easier to use. 
(2) My app is way cheaper for all those functionalities.
(3) I just spent some time trying out their trial.  Trust me, most of it is lazy coding.  Looks to me like they were rushing it.

@ that last point, the reason I say that is this.  Let's take a look at their balancer.  They make you insert each compound into a separate field.  There is a limit to the number of fields.  In other words, they don't have a parser.  They make you parse the equation for them.  They also force you to use compounds that are already present in their database.  In other words, for all we know, there is no mathematical algorithm behind what they're doing.  For all we know, they could be having the app check their database for known reactions.  This is lazy coding.  And it's ridiculously overpriced for a plug and chug program.

My app does more than simple plug and chug.  Say you know what the final molarity is but you don't know the initial amount, my app will automatically calculate the initial amount of solute.  And the amounts you input don't even have to be in grams or they don't even have to be in the same units.  You can input one in kilograms, one in neutron mass, one in mole, etc. and my app will automatically recognize which is which and convert them appropriately for the result.

Yes, they have functionalities that my app currently lack.  My to-do list has all of those plus more. 

And notice how archaic their windows look.  They wrote the app back when everyone was still using windows 98 and they haven't upgraded it since.  Again, that tells me it's lazy coding.

The world is very quickly changing into touch-based interfaces.  Not completely there yet, but will be there.  We as app developers need to take that into account and design our apps for both desktop and touch friendly. 

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