Altimeter free - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I have developed web applications with several projects. The most important was the first Italian virtual forum community (

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

That of having to continually update it according to the specifications of the new operating systems and the google policy

Pietro Lanuti, the interviewee, is the CEO and developer of FFZ SRL, a company specializing in the creation of successful native apps, such as the altimeter which has more than one million active users.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Obviously the altimeter developed for my need because there are no other beautiful ones in the store, The barometer ( and the last the Room Temp environmental thermometer (

How long have you been working on this app?

A long time trying to offer you the best service.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Measure the altitude of the place where you are with accuracy.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

Accuracy, we have servers that manage many services to improve detection accuracy. Simplicity as the user wants to know the altitude value.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

I have recently introduced route tracking. I would like to include more social elements in the future.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Try the app (it's free) and check its accuracy. I am sure of the goodness of the product.

Altimeter free

About App:

Professional altimeter. Very accurate position and altitude detection. Through this Altimeter application, you will be able to know the real height of where you are. Very accurate from a graphic point of view, it repurposes an analog altimeter with digital measurement. It also stores the maximum height reached, very useful for hiking in the mountains.

You can also view the quality and accuracy at any time. It uses both the GPS and the barometric sensor (for devices equipped) that can be activated by the options.

You can see the altitude in meters or feet and calibrate the altitude from the settings panel.

You will be able to record the altitude trend over time and view the relative graph, also monitoring the trend of the weather forecast based on the barometric pressure with the histogram graph.

With the function take photos, you can take personalized photographs (with the altitude and the place where you are), share them with Facebook, Whatsapp, email, etc.

Possibility to send an SMS in case of need to a contact you have chosen with GPS coordinates and your position on the map.

Very interesting is also the use of the widget to be installed in the screen to keep the altitude under control.

Some features:
- Professional algorithm for precise altitude detection in real-time
- Trend in altitude time for excursions and walks
- SMS Alert system in case of need by sending the position to a chosen contact
- Accurate and real-time weather forecasts
- Function takes photos with superimposed data
- Widget

Categories: Tools

Date: June 1, 2021

Developer: Ing Pietro Lanuti

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