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[APP][2.3+] GMD Smart Rotate

13th December 2012, 11:45 AM   |  #1  
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Everyone knows how annoying default Android rotation algorithm can be. So we tried to come up with better solution and this is how GMD Smart Rotate was created. It is co-developed by me and Vitalij (developer of Touch Screen Tune).

Smart screen rotation using front facing camera.
Smart keeping screen on using front facing camera.

This application replaces default Android screen rotation and add smart features:
- Use front facing camera to evaluate your face position and decide if device screen needs to be rotated.
- Automatically keep screen turned on while you are looking at it (Full version only).
- Lock rotation in landscape or portrait.
- Force rotate applications that does not allow rotation by default.
- Set per application rotation preferences (Full version only).
- Easy rotation preference access by pressing default Android lock rotation toggle.
- Rotation preferences widget and launcher shortcuts.
- Clockwise and Counterclockwise rotation shortcuts.
- Integrates with GMD GestureControl and GMD SPen Control using shortcuts.

Development version - may contain bugs!

Tested and working on:
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Samsung Tab 7.7
- Samsung Note1
- Samsung Note2
- Nexus 7
- Xoom
- HTC One X
- Motorola Atrix
- Nexus S
- Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Galaxy Nexus
- Droid Incredible 2
- Sony Xperia
- Sony Xperia Mini Pro
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Tried it on a P7500 tab and it doesn't work correctly. I get the correct toast message from the accelerometer (0, 90, 180, 270) but the screen doesn't turn, or, if it rotates, it remains on that position.
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Tried it on a P7500 tab and it doesn't work correctly. I get the correct toast message from the accelerometer (0, 90, 180, 270) but the screen doesn't turn, or, if it rotates, it remains on that position.

Is it in launcher? By default Smart Rotate does not force rotation in applications that do not support rotation (same way like Android default rotation). If you want to force it you have to check 'Force rotate'.
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Is it in launcher? By default Smart Rotate does not force rotation in applications that do not support rotation (same way like Android default rotation). If you want to force it you have to check 'Force rotate'.

No, is not in an app, I just installed the apk and I've found that "issue" on the default screen, using Apex Pro. But I have started Maxthon browser and had same issue. As I aid, toast indicates correct rotation message, but it doesn't rotate accordingly.
Thanks for quick reply and if there's anything else, I'd be glad to be considered a "tester"..
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I cannot install the app on my N7. But somehow the key to unlock it

But all I can say. Nice app. Keep on developing i like your other apps as well.

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I cannot install the app on my N7. But somehow the key to unlock it

But all I can say. Nice app. Keep on developing i like your other apps as well.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium

Thats strange, I developed in on N7 but havent tried to download from market yet. I will upload apk to XDA when I'm home.
Same key will work, if anything.

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Originally Posted by ungureanuc

No, is not in an app, I just installed the apk and I've found that "issue" on the default screen, using Apex Pro. But I have started Maxthon browser and had same issue. As I aid, toast indicates correct rotation message, but it doesn't rotate accordingly.
Thanks for quick reply and if there's anything else, I'd be glad to be considered a "tester"..

Could you try unchecking 'Smart Rotate use camera". I'm wondering if camera fails to get image. There are some technical difficulties acquiring image without keeping camera locked, but we solved it on every device we had available for testing. I will try to get my hands on P7500 and check what is going on. What ROM you use?
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Quote:
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Thats strange, I developed in on N7 but havent tried to download from market yet. I will upload apk to XDA when I'm home.
Same key will work, if anything.



Could you try unchecking 'Smart Rotate use camera". I'm wondering if camera fails to get image. There are some technical difficulties acquiring image without keeping camera locked, but we solved it on every device we had available for testing. I will try to get my hands on P7500 and check what is going on. What ROM you use?

Using Toldo's v7. (ICS). I'll try your suggestion and report back.

LE With "smart rotate using camera" off, it rotates normally, except the position 180 (upside down); here it turns to normal position (0*). As said, the toast message display correct position of the rotation.
The same in maxthon browser.

L. L. E.g. forgot to mention, with "smart rotate using camera" enabled, the tab freezes and had to reset by button.
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I too am using a galaxy tab 10.1 (P7500) on the CM10 nightlies
and the screen sticks when Smart rotate using camera is checked
can you add an auto landscape/portrait(only landscape or only portrait)
and it doesn't rotate 180
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Originally Posted by DHM47

I too am using a galaxy tan 10.1 (P7500) on the CM10 nightlies
and the screen sticks when Smart rotate using camera is checked
can you add an auto landscape/portrait(only landscape or only portrait)

Click notification to open rotation dialog.
You can choose auto rotate, portrait or landscape. If you check 'Force" it will rotate even apps that do not support rotation.
If you check 'Default for this app" it will remember this setting for current application only.
Is this what you were looking for?

I have an idea what might be wrong with camera I will upload test version when I'm home.
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