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Default [APP] GB/ICS Driving mode widget

Hi all,

Galaxy S2 (update: also Galaxy S3) has a feature that can read out name of people who are calling you, or who sends you a message, as it happens. It's called Driving Mode and can be accessed through the settings.

Have been looking for a stand alone widget for this for a long time but didn't find any. Hence I made one... a widget that allows you to switch Driving Mode on/off with a touch.

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Features -
1. Economic in space - smaller than VLingo driving widget, which takes up 1x3 blocks.
2. As you remove the last instance of the widget, the background service automatically unloads. Does not use up RAM unnecessarily if you don't plan to use it, even if you keep it installed.
3. Does not depend on VLingo Voice Commands, if you uninstall it you can still use this.

v1.2 (2012-07-12) -
Ability to control this with 3rd party apps like Llama using Intents.
New icon.

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It is recommended that you download the widget from an appstore like Google Play (links are below), so that you will get the automatic updates.
Google Play - Download free version from Google Play
Google Play (Donate) - Download the donate version from Google Play

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What's the difference between this and the voice widget which has driving mode on/off?

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Edit: just re-read your post and noticed you wanted a stand alone widget. Installed your version and it's basic. Just a green light (on/off) which is quite handy and space saving. Especially for me on sslauncher where widgets can be placed anywhere.

Good stuff.

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What's the difference between this and the voice widget which has driving mode on/off?

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Edit: just re-read your post and noticed you wanted a stand alone widget. Installed your version and it's basic. Just a green light (on/off) which is quite handy and space saving. Especially for me on sslauncher where widgets can be placed anywhere.

Good stuff.

Sent from my GT-I9100T
Yes... I uninstalled VLingo (or Voice Commands) since from time to time I would accidentally double tap the home button, and irrespective of the phone being in silent mode, there it would come - speaking aloud "What would you like to do?"

Unfortunately the widget in your screenshot also goes away if I uninstall vlingo. That's when I missed the driving mode widget... Well, not anymore :)
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Thanks, will try....
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Running nicely and found a spot for it in sslauncher. Thanks again!

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A newbie question...can this widget be used on CM9? Does this widget request some Samsung framework to work?
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A newbie question...can this widget be used on CM9? Does this widget request some Samsung framework to work?
I don't believe it will work on cm9 as the rom doesn't include driving mode.

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I have easily installed in my Galaxy S II on other page, because home page is full and there is no space for the tinny green spot.
When driving mode is on, what can I profit ? What's the use of it ?
Many tks. for your efforts.
By the way, will it work on the coming 4.0 ?
 
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Hi Hirak99,

Great replacement for that oversized Android widget! Thanks!!

A small question, I'm using Llama (location based profile switching) to automatically switch a number of things. I would like to automatically activate the driving mode (when my bluetooth carkit connects).
In order to automate the process Llama "activates" an Android intent.
Therefore I'm looking for the following info regarding your widget:
- Intent send mode: start activity, start service or broadcast?
- package name: com.arnab.drivingmode (?)
- class name: ?
- action: ?

For example: I had an app where only the "action" had to be filled in: "package name".widget.CLICK

If you don't mind I will inform the developer of Llama and maybe he will include the "drivingmode" intent in Llama.

Thanks in advance!

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