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A-Flashlight torch app« Personalization & Tools « Downloads
|Updated||September 25, 2013|
|Category||Personalization & Tools|
Free no ads! Shutdown itself when back in pocket. Shake to reset timer or turn lights back on. Widget.
Yes, another one. There are a lot of them around, some really cool, but not many make full use of your über smartphones features.
This one lights up your phone as all others, here are the differences:
* If you put your device into your pocket (or whatever), it will turn off the lights in a few seconds, and lock the device.
* There is a configurable timer, you can shake the phone to restart the countdown.
* About 10 seconds from the end of the countdown, the light color shifts from bright white to android green, so you can tell you should shake the phone.
* If you do not shake it and it happens to turn off, there is a grace period for you to shake the phone and turn the lights back on.
* It does not turn on the flashlight right away. For that, you must double tap the screen. We figured that’s good for your battery, you only use the camera flash if you really need to. Double tap again to turn it off, otherwise it will turn off itself along the screen.
* Swipe up for a not so useful yellow taxi sign, swipe up again for a cool concert candlelight (timer pauses on these two modes).
* It shows on-screen both the countdown seconds and the current battery level
* If connected to a power source, it can optionally keep the lights on while the power source lasts
* A home screen widget is part of the package. It not only launches the flashlight, it also works as a nice battery meter. You can configure it to also show your device sleep rate (does your battery drain fast and you do not know why?)
That pretty much covers it. It’s simple but very handy.
Please help us test it – we ran out of testing devices – so any info on working or non-working devices would be greatly appreciated.
1. The camera flash may not work on some devices. The code implements Android standards, and many devices are not 100% compliant in that area.
2. To get an accurate measurement on the device sleep rate, charge to full and reboot. Wait 5 minutes for the first reading, after some hours you will get a good figure. The sleep rate indicates how much time your device spend sleeping (CPU is off to save power).
Fixed issue not returning from preferences
Better exception handling on non=compliant devices
Content rating: Everyone