Can you turn an iPhone 6S into a working digital scale? The answer, apparently, is yes, but Apple doesn’t want you to right now.
In an interesting post on Medium, developer Ryan McLeod explains how he and his friends built a digital scale app for the new iPhones by taking advantage of Apple’s new pressure sensitivity feature, 3D Touch. The company only uses 3D Touch for a few functions — adjusting how quickly you scrub through music and video, for example, or quickly accessing app shortcuts from the home screen — but McLeod says he was inspired by all the “creative workarounds” on the App Store to hijack it for something else.
The Gravity app isn’t incredibly accurate, but it’s better than no scale at all
One of the first problems he…