From GameBrew

Last Updated2009/11/20
TypeOther Apps

tapSpeedTest is a model on how fast an average (trained) user can tap up a given button combination, and submit the results online.

This homebrew is originally written to collect data for recording typing speed, and the ultimate goal is to be able to rate the difficulty of complicated button combinations used in games (e.g. guitar hero), or to optimize the layout of a possible DS chorded keyboard.

User guide

This tool prompts you to tap button combinations and records the speed. It gives multiple attempts, so you can get thumbs to be as fast as possible.

It then uploads the data to the developer's server via wifi and prints some stats in comparison to other users. So you get to know how fast thumbs are compared to others (Wifi is required to run the application in order to get the statistical results).

The percentile rank says how many users's averages are slower than yours. The tapping IQ is the position on a bell curve after mapping all users' averages onto a normal distribution with mean 100 and standard deviation 15 (i.e. like a modern IQ test).

You can submit either via wifi directly, or take store recording on fat card, and submit it online.


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