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[APP][3.0+][v4.00] Automaton Locker - Magical Lock & Unlock

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Automaton Locker


Intelligently sleeps & wakes your device right when you want using various Sensors


Automaton Locker from Automaton Family focuses on Automating your Device by making Locking & Unlocking device Tremendously Simple & Magical.

♥♥ XDA : “Magically” wakes the device right when you want to use it



♥ Designed for Phones, Phablets & Tablets too.


Automaton Locker provides Powers to Control Locking & Unlocking of your device :

♥ Intelligent algorithm to lock & unlock when required
● Gives you ability to use various sensors of your device like Proximity, Light, etc Sensors depending upon which Sensor configuration you choose & very high precision of determining whether to lock / unlock device.
● Instantly locks & unlocks your device just when you want to
● Designed for both Flip Cover & Normal Hand usage.
♥ Too many customization
♥ Lowest battery consumption

● You can skip your lockscreen for instant access to device.
● Keep the screen ON till you lock the screen using Automaton or power key this is great when you need to look at the screen continuously.
● Stops the sensors when you don't need them saving battery
● Tons of Sensor Modes to choose from, variety of features which you would love to use.

Extra Features :

● Ignore App List: Select the app for which my app should stop for preventing accidental lock while playing game & app doesn't disturb during that game
● Invert Ignore App List
● Pocket Timeout
● Night Mode: Select the time & app stops during that time interval
● Calibration: Sensors can be calibrate means you can adjust the value for lock & unlock for better usage & comfort (Only in Pro Version)
● Custom ROM support: Applies special tweaks during first start up
● Plethora of Well Tailored Settings for Customizing the working of App
● Say Time : Tell the time on Unlock


♥ Experience true Automation in Locking & Unlocking your device


Basic uses of app:
● Control Device
● Basic Lock / Unlock of device
● Saves the hardware keys from damage
● Saves battery by instantly locking device instead of pressing any key
● No need to find the unlock/lock hardware key again
● Faster access to device
● Makes you MAGIC MAN
● Keep the screen ON during some work
● Pocket Friendly
● Helps you instantly unlock while driving (Don't try !)

Lot many benefits ...

For more USAGE details refer Tutorial in App.
Please, read FAQ for more information

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Expires after 31 days of installation.




In order to continue using the app after that period, purchase the Automaton Unlocker, but first make sure you are fully satisfied with it.


I want to thank all the beta testers, especially from the xda-developers forum and the people who took part in the translation project. Without you it would never come out of the beta stage. Thank you!




Join the Community to make Automaton Better

This is thread is for discussing issues & bugs found in Automaton

Report all your queries & discussions here or mail me


Flip Cover, Auto Lock/Unlock, Gestures, S4 Gestures, Sensors, Screen, Save Battery, Automation,Motion (Upcoming), Display, ON/OFF, Calibrate, Hand, Pocket, Shake, Proximity, Magnetic, Fusion, Split, Power

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Automaton Locker, a App for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Contributors
Akshay (Aky), TheWayOfTheAce, sordna, Ravi Jani

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 3.90
Stable Release Date: 2014-02-01

Created 2013-10-27
Last Updated 2014-02-01
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Automaton Locker Trial (Free)



OR


Click here to download from PLAY STORE


Automaton Unlocker (Removes Trial)

Consider, paying me a buck for my development by buying the unlocker



OR


Click here to download PRO from PLAY STORE




If you don't have Play Store in your region download the below attachment. But, it is recommended to always download from Play Store
Click here to download Automaton Locker from XDA
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Changelog

Code:
v3.90
-Improved Call handling
-Improvements to Tutorial
-Misc bugs fixed

v3.80
-Holo dark theme set to Sensor Mode dialog
-German translation improvements
-Few bugs fixed

v3.71
-Quick Fix for Sensor Card Dialog 

v3.70
-Increased Trial period to 31 days
-Dutch Translation added
-Backup apps can now backup data of Automaton
-New trial checking method
-Tweaked the text display of Sensor Mode dialog
-Bug fixes

v3.60
-New Card styled Sensor Mode dialog
-New Flip Cover: Magnet & Light mode added
-Removes Trial perfectly
-Auto Smartness FCs fixed
-UI improvements for 7 inch Tablet users
-Settings UI improved
-Updated Tutorial
-Updated Strings
-Updated Credits

v3.50
-New Shake Algorithm with less memory consumption & better results
-New Shake Calibration added
-Changed looks according to Android KitKat theme guidelines
-Changed Switch Style to Jelly Bean Switch Style
-Removed the un-neccessary clear framework data dialog
-Added XXXHDPI icon

v3.00
-Change: Completely new Pocket Proximity Mode
-Change: Completely new Pocket Delay, now saves battery too
-Auto Smartness completely integrated
-New: Shortcut for Locking Device added
-Resized Night Mode icon
-Updated Tutorial
-Updated Strings
-Fixed: No Call Interference working even though turned OFF
-German Translation improved, Thanks to Marc Napitupulu
-Small tweaks to Device Administrator Receiver
-Small memory improvements
-Bug fixes & improvements

v2.80
-Compatible with Android KitKat
-Tweaks to call detection
-UI improvements on Tablet
-Bug: Automaton not starting on boot fixed
-Improper strings in settings fixed
-Translation improvements & fixes

v2.74
-Bug: Showing expired dialog even after unlocking fixed
-Bug: Split sensor mode not working fixed
-Update: Added recheck to hit for few Proximity related Sensor modes
-Strings improved

v2.70
-Harcoded Trail Removed (Now app expires after 14 days of use)
-New Sensor Mode Preference
-Update: Faster Sensor Monitor
-Say Time improper greeting fixed
-Unused Auto Shut Down feature removed

v2.65
-Update: Disable Automaton improved
-Update: Much faster root access
-Update: Night Mode unticking itself fixed
-New icon by Marc Napitupulu
-Improved strings, Thanks again to Sordna
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Automaton Locker v2.65 now available to download

v2.65
Update: Disable Automaton improved
Update: Much faster root access
Update: Night Mode unticking itself fixed
New icon by +Marc Napitupulu*
Improved strings, Thanks again to Sordna

I'll upload the the apk here soon

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Automaton Locker v2.70 released will be available to download from Play Store in few hours

Note : Don't forget to update Unlocker to remove the Trial

v2.70
-Harcoded Trail Removed (Now app expires after 14 days of use)
-New Sensor Mode Preference
-Update: Faster Sensor Monitor
-Say Time improper greeting fixed
-Unused Auto Shut Down feature removed

APK uploaded
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First off, brilliant app. I feel functionality such as this should be standard in all smart phones. And if I may, I'd like to give some feedback and make a few suggestions.

UI:
1) I think the three quick toggles in the main view should rather be in a vertical layout, instead of a scrollable horizontal layout. It might look better than having the last toggle (Start Landscape Disable) cropped off.
2) Consider one of the following two options regarding "Sensor Data":
2a) Add the raw sensor data for each sensor to its respective dialog. The string "Sensor Data" implies actual input data from the sensor. I think this would be pretty cool anyway.
2b) Rename to "Sensor Information". Currently, the dialog only provides information regarding the sensor, eg brand, resolution, power, etc, and no data.
3) The text of the last option in the "Sensor Mode" selection list (Fuse + Split:.... Editor's Choice) is slightly cropped off, and the radio button isn't visible. I guess this is due to the images added - which looks nice btw.
4) This is pure personal preference, but I would rather use the android holo style blue as the in-app theme (or provide an option to change it). I understand that the orange is to match the app icon. However, this is really not important.

Bugs:
For the record, the sensor mode I'm using is the editor's choice (Proximity + Shake|Proximity), where proximity locks only, and shake|proximity unlocks only.
1) I've set the "Screen Lock Delay" to 3s. Now I've noticed that if I quickly swipe over the sensor, for example in 0.5s, the device will still lock after 3s. This is infuriatingly annoying. I frequently place my phone flat on a surface and work on it from there, and if I accidentally block the sensor it will lock. This also sometimes causes great confusion when unlocking. Eg, when I take my phone out of my pocket it will unlock correctly, but most of the time it will lock again immediately due to something that blocked the sensor again. I would suggest fixing this by checking after 3s if the sensor is still blocked, and only then should the device actually lock. If the described behavior is intended, then please consider adding what I just suggested as a fix.
2) This is a weird one. Whenever I use any sensor mode with the proximity sensor (proximity only, proximity fuse, proximity split, any of them), I get noise over my headphones. I don't know how exactly to describe it, but it sounds like a rapid ticking sound. I've tried combinations of all the other settings in the app, but the only thing that causes this noise is when the proximity sensor is used. Upon further testing, I've found that the noise occurs whenever the phone does something, and for exactly 4s after that operation. For instance, if I press any of the soft keys like the back button, the ticking noise will be audible for 4s. Tapping on a blank area of the screen, or scrolling has no effect. However if I launch an app, or tap a button, the noise would be there and would stop after 4s. Now, this might seem stupid and insignificant, but what is driving me crazy is the fact that when I listen to music, this noise would go on constantly, until I've stopped music playback. The volume setting (and volume button) has no effect on the noise, as I've played music with muted volume and still get the noise. I have a Nexus 4, stock ROM, rooted and SGS4 (4pin) headphones.

The rest of the app is stunning. Great job!
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Originally Posted by TheModDoctor

First off, brilliant app. I feel functionality such as this should be standard in all smart phones. And if I may, I'd like to give some feedback and make a few suggestions.

UI:
1) I think the three quick toggles in the main view should rather be in a vertical layout, instead of a scrollable horizontal layout. It might look better than having the last toggle (Start Landscape Disable) cropped off.
2) Consider one of the following two options regarding "Sensor Data":
2a) Add the raw sensor data for each sensor to its respective dialog. The string "Sensor Data" implies actual input data from the sensor. I think this would be pretty cool anyway.
2b) Rename to "Sensor Information". Currently, the dialog only provides information regarding the sensor, eg brand, resolution, power, etc, and no data.
3) The text of the last option in the "Sensor Mode" selection list (Fuse + Split:.... Editor's Choice) is slightly cropped off, and the radio button isn't visible. I guess this is due to the images added - which looks nice btw.
4) This is pure personal preference, but I would rather use the android holo style blue as the in-app theme (or provide an option to change it). I understand that the orange is to match the app icon. However, this is really not important.

Bugs:
For the record, the sensor mode I'm using is the editor's choice (Proximity + Shake|Proximity), where proximity locks only, and shake|proximity unlocks only.
1) I've set the "Screen Lock Delay" to 3s. Now I've noticed that if I quickly swipe over the sensor, for example in 0.5s, the device will still lock after 3s. This is infuriatingly annoying. I frequently place my phone flat on a surface and work on it from there, and if I accidentally block the sensor it will lock. This also sometimes causes great confusion when unlocking. Eg, when I take my phone out of my pocket it will unlock correctly, but most of the time it will lock again immediately due to something that blocked the sensor again. I would suggest fixing this by checking after 3s if the sensor is still blocked, and only then should the device actually lock. If the described behavior is intended, then please consider adding what I just suggested as a fix.
2) This is a weird one. Whenever I use any sensor mode with the proximity sensor (proximity only, proximity fuse, proximity split, any of them), I get noise over my headphones. I don't know how exactly to describe it, but it sounds like a rapid ticking sound. I've tried combinations of all the other settings in the app, but the only thing that causes this noise is when the proximity sensor is used. Upon further testing, I've found that the noise occurs whenever the phone does something, and for exactly 4s after that operation. For instance, if I press any of the soft keys like the back button, the ticking noise will be audible for 4s. Tapping on a blank area of the screen, or scrolling has no effect. However if I launch an app, or tap a button, the noise would be there and would stop after 4s. Now, this might seem stupid and insignificant, but what is driving me crazy is the fact that when I listen to music, this noise would go on constantly, until I've stopped music playback. The volume setting (and volume button) has no effect on the noise, as I've played music with muted volume and still get the noise. I have a Nexus 4, stock ROM, rooted and SGS4 (4pin) headphones.

The rest of the app is stunning. Great job!

Thanks friend for such an awesome detailed description of the app.
I was glad to read it.
I'll make the changes effectively except the theme changes would be hard because I'm in love with the new looks.
I've been hearing that ticking sound issue when headphones plugged for Nexus 4 because other devices aren't facing it.
Can you check out if other apps using Proximity sensor give this issue?

No other sensor is checked again except Proximity sensor because when compared with other sensor it is accidently hit.
I'll check why it doesn't work when using Proximity + Shake|Proximity

Thanks for the review. I hope you rate the app on Play Store.

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