Gudmundur Freyr Jónasson, a Masters student in computer sciences at the University of Iceland, has invented a guitar tuner which can be used through mobile phones. He was working under the guidance of Professor Jóhann P. Malmquist.
“I’m a guitar player myself and I known the ongoing problem of not having the guitar properly tuned. Everyone who has been to outdoor festivals knows this problem. That’s how I got the idea and hopefully it will come in handy during the next Merchants’ Weekend [an annual Icelandic outdoor festival],” Jónasson told Fréttabladid.
Jónasson said it is easy to use the mobile guitar tuner. “Those who need to tune their guitars either call a service center or use a program in their cell phones. It works the same way as many games that cell phones have.”
“The program compares tones from the guitar to standardized tones. Then the variation is shown with a graphic on the cell phone’s screen,” the inventor explained.
Jónasson’s project recently received an award from the University of Iceland and he is now working on establishing a company to market his mobile guitar tuner.