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[APP][2008/12/01 v0.5.1] G-Light: save some battery...

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29th October 2008, 06:14 PM   |  #1  
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Dear comunity,

it's me again.
Because I wasn't satisfied with the automatic backlight adjustment of my Diamond (it was always too bright for my needs), I made G-Light.

With this tool you can adjust your backlight levels according to the values your light sensor measures...
You can also change the interval how often the light sensor should be accessed.

With those two features you may save some battery power (still need some benchmarking if this is true...)

As always when I release new software please be aware of the very early state of this tool... It may not work the way you imagine but you can help me by suggesting new features or submitting bugs.

Donations are also welcome...



Download from www.ageye.de
http://www.ageye.de/?s=download



Thanks for using G-Light

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29th October 2008, 06:17 PM   |  #2  
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u have such a great battery status no.

thankx

downloading ... .. .
29th October 2008, 06:29 PM   |  #3  
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Thank you so much! I've waited for this kind of an app ever since I got my Raphael. Always felt the screen was much too bright in low light conditions. Gonna test this right now...

Thanks again!
29th October 2008, 06:53 PM   |  #4  
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Ok, it's working on my Touch Pro!

Some suggestions/requests:

I'm seeing a little more "pumping" up/down than I would like - maybe you could implement some hysteresis to the program (so that e.g. if light level is decreasing, it will switch to level 1 when light decreases to below 10, but if the light then increases, it would only change up to the next level when light exceeds 15)? What do you think?

Also, is it possible to add backlight level 0 to the options? I find it is more than enough in many occasions.

Thanks again!
29th October 2008, 07:45 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks. This is a fantastic tool.
May I request to allow the "Dim backlight to level" to start from 0 instead of currently at 1.
Level 1 is still too bright at total darkness when I'm reading an ebook.
29th October 2008, 10:58 PM   |  #6  
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For some reason, if I walk into sunlight, it will turn off the backlight. It seems to work fine in normal indoor lighting. I tried different settings, but it didnt change the behavior
29th October 2008, 11:11 PM   |  #7  
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I just wonder if the there is a actually a light level higher than 10. Under direct sun light, the default brightest level is still not bright enough.
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Well, one thing I notice is my phone (Sprint Diamond) is reporting light levels averaging around 450. Outside in the sun it is easily over 800. So, perhaps this is causing some of the problems.
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I was trying to play with registry settings to sort this problem out just last night, quite spooky really, thanks greatly and nice work dude.

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annoying fluctuations?
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Originally Posted by aBE-One

Ok, it's working on my Touch Pro!

I'm seeing a little more "pumping" up/down than I would like - maybe you could implement some hysteresis to the program (so that e.g. if light level is decreasing, it will switch to level 1 when light decreases to below 10, but if the light then increases, it would only change up to the next level when light exceeds 15)? What do you think?

Another great app idea! I agree with aBE-One about the fluctuations. Wasn't too bad during the day, but this evening, using the default configuration of the app, I found my backlight almost constantly cycling from low to medium to bright and back again, with no change in the light reaching the sensor (that I could tell; wasn't watching G-Light at the time). Looks promising and can't wait for v0.2!

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