[Android] Checking Brick (Gear/Weight List app)

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by ADz, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Just come across this and thought it may be of some use for Android users :)


    With this APP, you don't have to take out your pen and make a list for your outings. All you have to do is to save your list on your cell phone, and you can do the following:
    - Create different hiking trips, for example, Neng-Kao path, Jia-Ming Lake.
    - Save frequently used equipment into templates for future use.
    - A reminder will be created automatically from the unchecked items. This is great!
    - Automatically calculate the total weight of your backpack.
    - Edit detailed descriptions and pictures of your equipments.
    - Share your lists by email.
    - Personalize your lists with colors.

    Learn more :http://checkingbrick.blogspot.tw/
    go Pastewall to join our development :


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  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Looks useful although I've not opened any of the links, (don't have android so not much point)

    Would you have to enter all your own data at first? I think that would have me smashing my phone to bits out of frustration every time I typed the wrong letter :)
  3. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Not sure bud, not tried it yet. Hopefully you can import sheets or xml etc. Will get back.

    That's because you have an iPhone bud? Keyboards on Android are much better for many reasons ;)
  4. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Seems there is no import feature.
  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    We get Lumia Windows phones at work so I don't get much choice unfortunately
  6. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    The developer has a thread on OM. Seems quite responsive to feedback.


    (Not my thing, as my lists/weights are in my head! o_O Tried in the past to do the odd gear list on XL but find I never use them - just end up doing what I've done all my life - take what I think I'll need from the gear in hand and hope I don't forget something crucial!:confused: )
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  8. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    As my mother used to say 'you'd forget your head if it wasnt screwed on right'...

    I use Excel....
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  9. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Me too. Check the weather forecast, collect the gear I think will be right. The lists in my brain are far more flexible than those written down. If I forget something then it's -make do/ingenuity. The one place I always write a list is for food - makes me check the cupboards, before I hit the shops.
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  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I use Excel too - tried Geargrams and Lighterpack and so on, but they don't offer the flexibility of my spreadsheets - unless you want to share gear lists, then they are probably worth spending the time on.
  11. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I use google docs, just like excel but easier to access and share :)

    I'll be interested to see how Windows and Android work together, I imagine it'll be a bit clunky and buggy intially
  12. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

    Hello guys!
    I am the developer of CheckingBrick.
    We made this little application and hope it be a light tool to help hikeman.
    if any suggestion, plz let me know:)
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  13. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

    2015/4/27 update:

    1.Bug fixed.

    2.New icon.

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  14. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

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  15. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Customisable (re-nameable) categories would be great, together with the ability to add more?
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  16. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

    No Sir,
    because these categories will both search features in the future.
  17. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Now custom list added,
    you can also add new items by clicking the plus sign in the top l/h corner of box.
  18. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    It was customisable CATEGORIES that would be useful, thanks.
  19. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

    Hey guys!

    Today we release a new version,and give app a new cute name "GearZoo"[​IMG]
    Please visit GooglePlay to feel more effective & simple package checklist"

    (Remind:We design all data in Checkingbrick can be translated to GearZoo.However,if you have any important data in CheckingBrick,we suggest you backup before install new version.

  20. Nauclear

    Nauclear Hiker

    Update release:
    1. Increased Lighting,Electronics,Climbing, Accessories,Furnitures,and two editable categories.
    2. The last two categories could be named.
    3. Output your list by e-mail.

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