The Wabbitemu Android app is an emulator that makes use of the ROM images for calculators in the TI series. With this emulator, you can work on all your complex mathematical, scientific and statistical calculations without walking around with a bulky calculator.
The Wabbitemu app acts as an emulator for a variety of graphing Calculators across the Texas Instruments series. I’ll take you through the setup process so that you can understand how it works.
- With the app installed and launched, the first step is to get a ROM image of the calculator that you want to use. You can select the image if you already have one or if you don’t the prompt will give you an option to create an appropriate one using open source software.
- If you’ve chosen the second option, you’ll get a list of calculators that Wabbitemu can emulate. Choose the ROM you want to use.
- Once you have selected the calculator you wish to use, you have to download an OS file for that calculator. Kindly note that the OS and ROM files are two separate items. You can choose to download an OS file for the calculator if you don’t already have one.
- When the OS download is complete, check out the T&Cs and once you have confirmed that you are not a robot on the captcha, you will be taken to a new page with tools to:
- Load Files;
- Re-run setup wizard;
- Reset the calculator;
- Take screenshots;
- Manage Settings;
- Get more information about the app.
With the setup process completed, you can just swipe to the right of your screen and voila! The emulated calculator will appear exactly as it does in real life. This process doesn’t need repeating on each start-up.
Wabbitemu is compatible with Android 4.0 or higher. Wabbitemu isn’t compatible with iOS devices.
Ease of Use
While the app works flawlessly on most devices, one or two bugs slow the app down. Some keystrokes don’t register, and a bug fix has been offered which still doesn’t solve the problem on some devices. In other cases, the ROM image won’t download. Overall, the app works just like the real thing.
The latest version offers an even greater catalog of supported TI ROMs, and you can find this on the Wabbitemu.org site. It also provides updates for keypresses that weren’t registering.
The design is extremely simple and intuitive, and you can follow the setup process easily as long as you know what TI calculator you want to use. I personally found the dark theme convenient.
The Wabbitemu Google Play app for Android is free to install, and there are no in-app purchases.
- Easy and intuitive setup process;
- Simple UI;
- The emulator works perfectly on most devices.
- The bug to fix the keystrokes problem doesn’t work on some devices;
- Only available for Google Android;
- ROM files might fail to download sometimes.
Wabbitemu is overall one of the leading TI emulators in my books. The setup process is straightforward, and it reproduces the TI calculators realistically. It works well on most devices although iOS users will miss out on the fun. I’d recommend it anytime.