NoiseTube Mobile is a free mobile application available for Android that allows users to measure their exposure to noise in their everyday environment. The app is part of the NoiseTube software platform, which was created as a research project in 2008 at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2010, the project has been maintained by the Software Languages Lab at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The main goal of NoiseTube Mobile is to enable citizens to participate in the collective noise mapping of their city or neighborhood. The app turns the smartphone into a mobile noise level meter, allowing users to submit their noise measurements to visualize and share them with others on the NoiseTube website. It is important to note that the app needs to be calibrated for individual phone models to produce accurate results. However, the number of supported Android phones is currently limited and the app should be considered experimental. If you experience problems, do not hesitate to contact the developers.
Overall, NoiseTube Mobile is a useful and innovative tool that allows users to participate in the collective noise mapping of their environment and contribute to the research project.