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LittleGem
22-08-2011, 04:21 PM
http://www.retail-jeweller.com/multichannel/demo-of-app-that-estimates-carat-weight-of-gemstones/5028184.article

ps_bond
23-08-2011, 07:54 AM
Well, I tried it... The free version has a too-limited range of stones and cuts TBH; you can get a feel for the interface, but I can't see any practical use for the app in that form. Including characteristics of the stone in question is nice. I'm not sure about the intended price for the full app; on the one hand, it's a limited market but on the other hand that's a lot for a fairly simple smartphone app (speaking as a software engineer).

Perhaps it's time I wrote a useful app for jewellers. Mostly I suspect it would end up as a collection of task-specific calculators...

LittleGem
23-08-2011, 08:59 AM
but I can't see any practical use for the app in that form

There are many Apps out there that lack practicality! :)

Maybe they could use a similar technology for scrapping?

ps_bond
23-08-2011, 09:38 AM
There are many Apps out there that lack practicality! :)

True, but the full app is probably useful; it'd be nice to see the cut-down version actually have some sensible cuts. That said, given it is being aimed at assessing mounted stones, maybe I'm outside the target market.


Maybe they could use a similar technology for scrapping?

Scrapping iPhones? :D

medusa
23-08-2011, 05:53 PM
there's gold in them thar iPhones!