I've just uploaded a new build of my application after some friend told me about some issues.
After doing a small test in order to compare the battery consumption for Psshutxp
, these are the results:
Tested in HTC HD2, flight mode, for 15 minutes each app, with Psshutxp or TGShutdown running alone (I mean, no other running application like MP3 playing or podcasts).
, consumed more than 0% but less than 1% (from 75% to 75%)
, consumed more than 2% but less than 3% (from 75% to 72%)
Obviously, visually, I like PSSHUTXP much more (mine it's only a textbox and a button), but the choice depends on the user priorities and needs. PSHUTXP has a beautiful look, mine has a very simple one in a flat window. But it seems, at least in an HTC HD2 and in a test of 15 minutes, than PSSHUTXP consumes more power.
I addition, I must say that psshutxp doesn't works for me
I do not know if anybody has noticed the same problem: if your device enters in standby mode (in HTC HD2 is usually 3 minutes after you power off the screen but it depends on your personal configuration), psshutxp freezes the countdown and shutdown is never reached. For example, if media player it's continuosly playing, the device never enters in stand by mode so psshutxp works fine, but if you have a podcast or any song or stream with a specific lenght, once player stops, device will enter standby mode after 3 minutes and if psshutxp hasn't reached the final countdown, shutdown will never work. It's only a problem of me or it happens the same for everyone?
I will try to do a better and more realistic test next time (running applications for an hour and with MP3 player running).
In response to encounter
and other users, I too have seen an image of a calendar when showing my application in some sites, but that's not an actual image of my app, so I have attached an image of TGShutdown togheter with the CAB in this same post.
I'm not thinking about adding any calendar to my app and no 'power on' function, as this app was designed only for a simple purpose: power off the device in order to save battery when we usually go to bed and like to hear some music/podcast/radio before sleep
so, the simple the application is, the much less battery will eat.
Thanks a lot everyone, for all your interest!