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[App] [2.3+] ☆ Energy Bar - pulsating Battery Indicator! ☆ [50,000+ Downloads]

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By jagan2, Recognized Developer on 14th December 2013, 08:37 AM
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Announcement from jagan2: The downloads count on Google Play Market for Energy Bar is now 50,000+, thank you guys! :-)
PLEASE RATE THE APP WITH THE STARS IT DESERVES ON GOOGLE PLAY MARKET

UPDATE K: The much awaited major upgrade to Energy Bar is here, Energy Bar EB_5.0 BETA!



This first post has become too crowded and Energy Bar EB_5.0 BETA deserves it's own space!! Checkout screenshots, links to download and more in POST #3.

UPDATE J: Uploaded couple of screenshots of the upcoming version below. New version will be more integrated with the Android system, will run as an Accessibility Service.



UPDATE I: EB_4.1.2 is up with some quick fixes to version EB_4.1.1, download this latest version from the Download sections above. Also available on Google Play Market, download to receive automatic updates.

What's New?

UPDATE H: EB_4.1.1 is up with some quick fixes to version EB_4.1, download this latest version from the Download sections above. Also available on Google Play Market, download to receive automatic updates.

UPDATE G: EB_4.1 is up, download this latest version from the Download sections above. Also available on Google Play Market, download to receive automatic updates.

What's New?



A few more screenshots is in the Attachments

UPDATE F: EB_4.0 is uploaded, adds the to-do feature for the last update - pauses animation on screen off. You can download the version right now from the Downloads section or from Google Play Market to receive updates automatically.

UPDATE E: New version, EB_4.0_XDA_BETA is now available in Downloads section.

As promised, this version packs in new features (both internal and visual,)

#1 The visual elements of the App now look more uniform across various versions of Android.
#2 The Single Color and Multicolor Modes are now combined as one, and that gives you the ability to:
  • Make the Bar use a single color (even when the Battery is low)
  • You can set your own Battery Low Level and assign a color for it to indicate
  • Make multiple segments of the Bar with different colors to indicate each segment. Maximum is upto 6 AND yes, the segment limits are variables controlled by you.
  • There is a live preview which gives you an idea how segments are arranged and color-coded for the Bar.
#3 Replaced the Color Wheel with a older one, which is more accurate.

To do for this version (4.0):
#1 Pause animation on screen off

Hope to receive some feedback soon.

UPDATE D: Latest version EB_3.4 is on the Google Play Market.

UPDATE C: Check the Attachement for Version EB_3.2 (BETA), addresses some bugs. Let me know how is it working.

UPDATE B: Just released an updated version of Energy Bar (EB_3) on Google Play Market, before you get all excited, this update is completely focused on stability/performance. I completely rewrote the code (made a big structural change), I would consider this update as an essential major internal update. Also, it should now perform better during the charging animation.

But, just to not totally disappoint you guys, I have added the following few things that is visual:
#1 The center animation is now more symmetrical (two pulses.)
#2 Custom Colors!!
#3 Thickness is now controllable to the level of pixels (larger devices can make the Bar even more thicker now.)

And lastly, am not abandoning the project with this update, I have got all the list of feature requests made so far since the first release, will be adding one by one.



UPDATE A: Initial version released! Scroll down to get the Download link (check the attachments for screenshot!)

Features:-
✓ An interactive UI to configure the Bar live, which reflects your color choice on both the Bar and the UI itself.
✓ Can be aligned left-right-center of the screen.
✓ Multiple colors option - the Bar changes color in every 20% Battery level interval.
✓ Thickness of the Bar can be configured.
✓ Option to start the Bar automatically on phone restart.
✓ Options to keep a shortcut to either hide or configure the Bar instantly from notification panel.
✓ Puts 0% load on CPU when running on Battery, on Battery level changes, system wakes up the Bar momentarily to update.


VIDEO REVIEWS:


__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________________

Greetings!

Many of you who had a Windows Mobile past like me, might be very well familiar with the inspiration behind this application I created, temporarily called as Energy Bar. I saw a couple of Android versions as well, including the one which comes bundled with MIUI custom roms. So, here is my implementation of it (Video Below):

What it does?
  • Puts an Energy Bar at the top of the screen which indicates current battery level on any screen.
  • Plug-in any AC power source to start pulsating animation. The animation is detailed enough to let you know where was your battery level when you initially plugged in and what is it's current level during the whole process of charging.
  • A customizer interface to choose between three colors, Activate/Deactivate, auto start on boot.
  • The color chosen is always saved and used when the service is activated/deactivated, crashed and restarted, auto start on boot.
  • When customizer interface is closed by clicking "Close and run in background....", only the bar runs which takes around 3 to 4 MB static RAM.
  • The load on the CPU is 0% when the AC source is not plugged in. The service gets activated only when battery is reduced.


The Video:

NOTE: The video below is of the TEST version of the App, an updated video will be soon posted.

It's hard to showcase the features in screenshots (attached,) so I have uploaded a video of the app in action:


DOWNLOAD:



OR



OR

Attachments!

OR, using TapaTalk? the hyperlinked images above don't work? Here's a play link:

https://bitly.com/energy_bar

Please feel free to make feature requests/give feedbacks/comments. Enjoy!

Thanks,
jagan2

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[App] [2.3+] ☆ Energy Bar - pulsating Battery Indicator! ☆ [50,000+ Downloads], a App for the Android General

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Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-04-11
Last Updated 2014-05-01
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Energy Bar, version EB_5.0 BETA [LATEST]
UPDATE 2: If you have some time to spare from your precious time, please help translating Energy Bar into your native language! Here are all the texts to be translated: http://bit.ly/eb_translate

UPDATE: Re-uploaded a newer .apk with a minor improvement

*MAJOR UPGRADE*

What's New?
#1 Energy Bar can finally feel privileged in your device as it's now an Accessibility Service - no more random Force Closes.
#2 A brand new UI, scrapped those lengthy guides, the App is all yours to explore!
#3 Three different color pickers to go with what you see or be picky with HEX codes.

Also with this release, there is a 'Support Dev Pack' that you can purchase to not only support my developments but also get some cool new features:-

#1 Gradient Energy Bar
#2 Status Bar as your Energy Bar
#3 The 'Support Dev Pack' will be valid for all your devices running your Google Account.

You can preview these features inside the App live

Apart from the obvious visible changes a lot of internal changes have occurred, the App is almost re-built from scratch. We're almost close to make Energy Bar a real solid integral part of our devices, I say 'close' as the nature of the App leads to unexpected results in certain devices. I tried my best to patch missing support from Android with my workarounds as much as possible at many places, your precious feedback may help further.

Note:- This version doesn't restore your settings from previous ones, all future ones will do though.

As always, you guys get hands on the update first, the .apk is attached with this post! But please be sure to rate it on Google Play Store as well when it's up (which will be within half a day - doing a staged rollout.)
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Discussion of the Release Version of the App starts from Post #20.

How to provide me a helpful Bug/Crash Report:

If you downloaded the App from Google Play Market, if the App crashes at any point of time, please do hit 'REPORT' option in the pop-up you'll see.

Apart from that, please post the state of the App when the crash happened. Some useful helpful information about the state would be, the following.
  1. What were you doing when the crash happened? Launching the App to configure the Bar or doing something else.
  2. Was the Bar active when the crash happened?
    IF YES,
    Which of the following configuration was set to the Bar?
    #1 No Notification Icon
    #2 The Bar was running with a shortcut to Settings in the notification panel.
    #3 The Bar was running with a shortcut to Hide/Show the Bar.
  3. Was the Autostart option selected?
  4. If you were in the App configuring the Bar, crash happened, what were you trying to configure? (setting thickness or setting color (Single or Multicolor?) etc..)
  5. Your Android version and Device name
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Some screenshots by the XDA community, I don't know if the Bar is complementing their beautiful screen set-up or the set-up is complementing the Bar

Credits (in the order they appear in attachment): @Gu$houn*, @Micoolef, @ivn888, @Gu$houn*

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Well, I want it to be available for non-root users as well. So, not planning to use Xposed at the moment.
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How do you want to make changes in the UI without root?
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It would be great if you could set different colours for every say 10% increment so green for 100 to 90 blue for 90 to 80 etcetera, also being able to change the frequency of the animations from 1% to 2% or 5% or whatever would also be quite cool.

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