Want to stop builders making your lives a misery with their incessant drilling and banging? There’s an app for it.
There’s a very good app for the iPhone and iPad called Decibel 10th, which turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a professional sound meter, which precisely measures the sound pressure level.
This could be very useful in proving to the City’s Noise Abatement Officer that you are regularly suffering enough noise to amount to a statutory nuisance. There’s always the worry that if you persuade a Noise Abatement Officer to come to your flat, that will be the day when it’s uncannily silent next door. But if you have measurements taken over many days to show the Noise Abatement Officer, he or she will know you are not making it up or imagining it.
I discovered there are lots of other apps for temperature, humidity, weather forecasts, etc you can find once you start looking online.