Thunkable for Android


The Pedometer senses motion via the Accelerometer and attempts to determine if a step has been taken. Using a configurable stride length, it can estimate the distance traveled as well.

Pedometers have become an important component in Health related activity apps. One thing to design for is that the most successful Pedometers are always on even when the app is not open. Currently, Thunkable apps generally don't work in the background when the apps are not open.

Start the pedometer, start counting steps and distance

Event Description
Start Start counting steps and distance
Pause Pause counting of steps and distance
Resume Resumes counting, synonym of Start
Stop Stops counting steps and distance
Stop Detection Timeout The duration in milliseconds of idleness (no steps detected) after which to go into a "stopped" state
Save Saves the pedometer state to the phone. Permits permits accumulation of steps and distance between invocations of an App that uses the pedometer. Different Apps will have their own saved state
Reset Resets the step counter, distance measure and time running
Simple Step (simpleSteps, distance) When a step in any direction is detected
Walk Step (walkSteps, distance) When a walking step is detected. A walking step is a step that appears to be involved in forward motion
Simple Steps The number of simple steps taken since the pedometer has started
Walk Steps The number of walk steps taken since the pedometer has started
Stride Length Set the average stride length in meters. The default is 0.73 meters, or 28 inches, equivalent to the average stride length of a person
Distance The approximate distance traveled in meters
Elapsed Time Time elapsed in milliseconds since the pedometer was started



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