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[APP] Blimps 1.3 - Floating Dialer Features

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3rd March 2014, 11:22 AM   |  #1  
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Blimps 1.3 - Floating dialer features

Hi all,

here is my latest app. its called Blimps and its very simple.
i often find myself doing something else with my phone while talking on it. like : SMS, chat, Mails...
by doing something else i always send my dialer to the background and loosing the control of my call options (mute, speaker, hangup...)
whenever i want to use my dialer options i need to stop what i was doing -> pull down the notification bar -> press the dialer -> use it (long time)
well... NO MORE.
With Blimps the dialer features floats (and movable) on top of your screen and you can do whatever whenever while talking with someone.
for now I've created 2 floating features which are Speaker & Hangup button. if all goes well i plan to release more handy features in the future.

As you all know Android has many OS UIs (Touchwiz, LG UI....) so it hasn't been tested on every one of them.
So if you can help me check Blimps on different UIs I'll appreciate your feedback.

Tested on :
- Nexus devices
- HTC One
- SGS 3/ 4
- LG G / G2
- Razar HD

Checkout short video:



Features :
- Compatible with Android 4.0+
- Floating End cal & Loud Speaker Buttons (more to come)
- dynamic positioning on screen
- proximity enable/disable to prevent clicking mistakes
- older phones with 4.0+ and LESS than 1GB ram might have resources issues

Play store link : Blimps

changelog :

1.3 -
- Visual loud speaker state
- choosing the Blimps default position (Left / Right)
- New Splash screen
** still working on the major version update with more buttons

1.1 -

- proximity sensor bug fix
- BT permission

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3rd March 2014, 12:23 PM   |  #2  
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Looks interesting.Gonna try !
3rd March 2014, 07:03 PM   |  #3  
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Thx, feel free to feedback

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4th March 2014, 07:28 PM   |  #4  
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feedback anyone ?
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feedback anyone ?

Seems to be working as advertised. Actually using it right now as I type. The speakerphone button works fine, and the end call button works fine. Very handy. However, when I switched from speaker to regular phone, my screen didn't shut off when I held it to my ear. I'll try it a few more times with and without your app running to see if it's my phone or the app.

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Great idea
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7th March 2014, 01:25 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks for this useful app

Can u implement some features from Call Popout like grouping all the options under one movable head (like facebook chat head) and have more options like the call time, silence the ring, pick up, hang up... etc, as Call Popout development seems to be discontinued.
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Note 3 SM-N9005 works perfect on outgoing call; incoming call still shows the dialer, no popup!
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Just tried it on RAZR HD (XT 925) on cm11 and works perfectly (incoming and outgoing calls and screen off on proximity). I'm sticking to this app
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Thanks for your work! great idea!

I found a BUG:
* It keeps the proximity sensor ON all the time (I can see the red light) after a call. Until I kill the Blimps process.

Also, for improvement, I think it needs to be implemented as some sort of Service, just so it's not being killed so easily. Virtually any kill app, even the same Android OS, will kill it since it's "just an app in the background". (or you can code it for Xposed Framework!)

The rest of the app seems to be working perfect! Tested for outgoing calls on Defy with CM11.

Just to be curious, why does it need connectivity access permission? Just to open playstore?
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