Environmental Measurement


An open ended intent to collect information from the android phone’s surroundings.

This could be physical information such as spatial measurement, acoustic decibel levels, ambient light levels, vibration sprectrum data, etc.


public void startEnvironmentalMeasurement(String type) {
    Intent intent = new Intent("com.borntotinker.intent.action.MEASURE"); 
    intent.putExtra("android.intent.extra.measurement.TYPE", type); // String
    if (intent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) { 
      startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_CODE);

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    if (requestCode == REQUEST_CODE && resultCode == RESULT_OK) { 
      // handle result

Example intent filter

<activity ...>
        <action android:name="com.borntotinker.intent.action.MEASURE" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />

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