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Originally named Metric Converter, I have since updated the name, where I could, to reflect that this does more than just Metric to Imperial measures. It does all manner of common measures, of which Metric to Imperial is only one.
Since this program's release, some 5 years ago, I have seen it widely used in schools all over the world. I know this because there is always a surge of new downloads around September every year. So some teachers must have determined it useful enough for their students to download and use it. Thank you for that.
On a personal note, I use this program all the time myself. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to run some sort of conversion between liters and cups, or something like that, when making a new recipe.
This project was originally bundled together as part of my Mini Apps Collection. I've always thought there should have been emphasis put on this, as it IS a very useful utility. Years ago, I had something very similar to this on my trusty old Palm Pilot. With the main exception that this program has a lot more flexibility. What started as a simple length converter suddenly became one that could handle temperature, weights, and fluids as well.
With this program, I had to do quite a bit of tedious setup work. I had to create all the conversion tables and get them into Java. That probably took longer than the actual app.
The one thing that really bothered me about the original version of this, was it looked WAY too plain. Like, it was really obvious that I was just learning how to do this sort of thing. This was especially bad on larger screens. Well, I've learned a lot since then. This new version looks a lot nicer, and it detects screen sizes. So it will even look good on your 10" tablet. Well, better. I still need to get some better work done for the extra large screens.
Also... Check out this Facebook page I'm working on, to get developers to trade ideas