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[App][2.2+] Wave Control - Control your phone without even touching it

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11th August 2012, 04:41 PM   |  #1  
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I've decided to take this out of incubation in the device specific forums and put it fully out there. All feedback is appreciated!

Update (10/11/2012): Half of proceeds from app sales from October will be donated to Breast Cancer Research
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Update (9/7/2012): New Tasker Support for changing profiles in Wave Control!

Update 31/08/2012: Jelly Bean users are getting force closes in the Play Store app when navigating to Wave Control -- The free version's apk is available to download on this post. Please if it's working for you in Play Store download from there.. I need the install count

Wave Control uses the proximity sensor to detect hand gestures to control music/movie playback (free version) and more (paid version).

I developed this originally on the Note and luckily it happened to have one of the best proximity sensors (at least for my uses). Now I've moved on to the SGSIII and it works just as well! Works best on the SGSIII, Note and Galaxy Nexus. Not so great on HTC phones and SGSII due to their particular sensors (much slower).

Performance will vary depending on which sensor your phone uses. All HTC phones use the same slow one. Samsung uses about 3 different vendors and more models.. most are good, Sony is usually ok, Motorola is a mixed bag. I try to account for some of the differences in the sensors. But be aware you may have to wave at a different speed than in the youtube videos.

There are 4 basic gestures:
-Hover
-1 Wave
-2 Waves
-3 Waves

By default they correspond to Play/Pause, Next, Previous, Enable/Disable Controls respectively.

In the Pro version or upgraded free version, they can be remapped to any of those plus: Screen Toggle On/Off, Volume Up, Volume Down, Launch Google Voice Search, Fast Forward, Rewind, and do nothing.

Popular uses are:
When driving, don't have to take your eyes off the road to try to hit a button
When your hands are dirty so you don't smear crap all over your phone like when cooking or working on car
While on the computer, you don't have to bother waking the phone to change the song (works even when the screen is off)

New
Control music on your PC using foobar2000 controller Pro-- Now compatible with Wave Control
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...0controllerpro

I'd like to see what you guys think of it. If you have any suggestions for new features or any feedback, I'd love to hear it.

Google Play Store Link:
Free Version

Here are some youtube videos of it in action:





Coming Soon:
Profiles

Permissions Needed:

Wake Lock: To work when the screen is off on some phones
Read Phone State: To switch modes when phone is ringing or in-call
Internet: For Ad Supported Version
Access Network State: For Ad Supported Version
Access Coarse Location: This is not GPS -- For Ad Supported Version
Write External Storage: For Ad Supported Version
Vibrate Used when app not in foreground or screen is off
Write Settings: For Screen Toggle On/Off action
Billing: For Upgrades Store
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12th August 2012, 02:20 AM   |  #2  
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amazing concept, using on sgs3 , wish you good luck

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12th August 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #3  
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Not share why but when I try to go to the app in the market I get a force close of the market. It immediately closes once the install page comes up. I can go to any other app and open it to the install page and install the app.

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12th August 2012, 03:42 PM   |  #4  
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Not share why but when I try to go to the app in the market I get a force close of the market. It immediately closes once the install page comes up. I can go to any other app and open it to the install page and install the app.

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Whoa.. that's a weird one. Maybe Google hates me??

Can you try install from a PC browser and see if it'll do the background install on the phone?
12th August 2012, 04:41 PM   |  #5  
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Whoa.. that's a weird one. Maybe Google hates me??

Can you try install from a PC browser and see if it'll do the background install on the phone?

I will try it right now and let you know.
EDIT: I was able to download it from the browser version of the play store.

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12th August 2012, 09:15 PM   |  #6  
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I am trying the free version for now. I really like the app so far. I do have one issue though and maybe the paid version fixes this. When I have it turned on but not in use per se, I start texting in landscape mode and it will toggle on/off the music constantly even when I am not planning on listening to music. I did look through the settings and only option I see that works is to have the app turned off while I am texting/or using the keyboard for anything like typing in this reply via xda app. Is it possible to implement a setting that IF the phone e is in landscape or IF the keyboard is in use that it overrides the app turn I g music on?
Again I am only using the free version right now for testing and will plan on using the paid app once I like the setup. Thanks and this is a great idea.

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13th August 2012, 03:33 AM   |  #7  
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I am trying the free version for now. I really like the app so far. I do have one issue though and maybe the paid version fixes this. When I have it turned on but not in use per se, I start texting in landscape mode and it will toggle on/off the music constantly even when I am not planning on listening to music. I did look through the settings and only option I see that works is to have the app turned off while I am texting/or using the keyboard for anything like typing in this reply via xda app. Is it possible to implement a setting that IF the phone e is in landscape or IF the keyboard is in use that it overrides the app turn I g music on?
Again I am only using the free version right now for testing and will plan on using the paid app once I like the setup. Thanks and this is a great idea.

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I've had a request over email from a user for a mode where it only works when the screen is off. I think this would help a lot of these type issues.

I'll see if I can detect whether the keyboard is active in another app or not. That's a great idea.

Thanks for the feedback!

Oh and which version of the Play Store are you running?
13th August 2012, 03:38 AM   |  #8  
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I've had a request over email from a user for a mode where it only works when the screen is off. I think this would help a lot of these type issues.

I'll see if I can detect whether the keyboard is active in another app or not. That's a great idea.

Thanks for the feedback!

Oh and which version of the Play Store are you running?

Right now I have the Play Store from CM10 Version 3.7.15

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13th August 2012, 03:52 AM   |  #9  
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Right now I have the Play Store from CM10 Version 3.7.15

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Hmm. That's the same version I have on my stock SGSIII.

I wonder if it's a Jelly Bean thing. Someone in the Galaxy Nexus thread had the same issue. I have no idea why it would be a Jelly Bean thing though.
13th August 2012, 07:43 AM   |  #10  
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I've been using this app since April and have a pro copy of it because I loved how original the app was and how well it worked. I find it useful when I'm driving to change my songs. Great to see this finally land on XDA.

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