FlashLight v7 FINAL - Multi-lamp in flash (4/2/2009)
I wanted to make a flashlight in flash for some time now... The idea to use the pocket as a light is very useful and sometimes even necessary, either not to wake up someone, see in some dark stairs, getting late to the movies, etc etc...
But since in reality its just a blank image on the screen, I never worried about it, all I needed was a lighter theme on the today to use it as a light for most cases.
Recently I "saw the light" with this great example, that has many more practical uses:
The software on the link above shows a application that uses the camera flash on WM machines, but most Pocket PC's don't have that hardware.
So I though of making something similar, but only for the screen, for all those that don't have a camera flash, but have Adobe flash! ^_º
The idea of this software is not only a quick flashlight (that you can have on a hardware key or icon, so that you have an easy access), but also many other uses.
So I made a semi-hidden touchscreen menu that gives access to all these light applications:
, a simple white screen.
, to call for attention (or hypnotize someone º_o).
, with fade-in/fade-out light, like a lighthouse.
, that spells s.o.s in morse code.
, random bright colorful lights, like a disco.
, in which you can draw temporary light forms.
animation (heavy on CPU).
, just a visual test, also good for the loved ones.
, for fun on a concert, as you can see on the picture.
, pretty much like lighter.
, pretty much like match, with a twist.
- Eye of mordor
, for geeks like me.
with sounds. Press top, middle or bottom of the screen for diferent effects, or use your keypad.
- Knight rider
- Evil eyes
on the dark.
, click for interaction.
- Bicycle light
, click to brake.
, only for some models that dont light up on the opening, still with bugs.
, obviously to leave the application, you can also use the ENTER (in the middle of the keypad) at any moment.
As you enter the app, it places you pocket's screen on full bright mode and removes any fade-out and stand-by option. As you exit it restores your previous settings.
If you click on the screen while on the LAMP area, it changes between 8 colors.
If you click on the FADER screen, it changes between 5 colors.
If you click on the SOS screen, it allows you to create your own morse code, just click and hold your finger on the screen for it to remain white (still with bugs), if you don't click it for a while it goes back to the automatic SOS.
To use you just need FLASH 7
, place the EXE anywhere on your pocket pc and create a shortcut to the start menu (you can use Resco Explorer for that).
For non-VGA/QVGA screens:
Unfortunatly the tool I use to make the EXE files only allows qvga and vga screen sizes... If you know another SWF>EXE tool that fixes this, let me know.
New version 4:
Interactive lighter (open/close on click), with sound.
SOS interactivity works now (just need to drag the finger across the screen to make it white).
Better exit (for flash lite 3, not tested).
New version 5:
Fixed a exit sound bug
Added a "show taskbar" on exit, for those ppl having problems exiting the app.
Added android boot animation
Added star light animation (heavy on CPU).
Added LightSaber with sounds. Press top, middle or bottom of the screen for diferent effects, or use your keypad.
Was going to add a christmas music to the star light area, but it sounded corny.
Final version 7
(v6 was mainly bugfixes):
- More stuff
- New customizable regkeys values (if you need them).
- Source code released (flash 8 FLA)
: WM5/6 (it also works on WM2003, but I dont know if it places the screen on maximum brightness)
: HTC Touch Dual