Now that you’ve had some time to practice with the game, how would you feel about doing some real mine sweeping? You can now do that too on Windows Phone, thanks to SAPER! The app itself is no fun and games, though.
SAPER (minesweeper in Polish) is an acronym for Sensor Amplified Perception for Explosives Recognition. The app uses Windows Phone’s magnetometer to detect the magnetic field around 40 different types of explosive material from 30 cm away. It compares magnetic disturbance signatures to a database via a cloud connection and gives you a probable threat cause and also the type of explosive, when possible. The explosive is then added to a map for future extraction.
Made as an Imagine Cup entry, SAPER is currently exclusive to Windows Phone. There are plans to develop it further to also detect other things, like electric wires, or do body scans.