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[UPDATED 28-04-2009] TorchButton v1.5, using camera LED for flashlight

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1st September 2008, 03:16 PM |#21  
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great idea using the g-sensor but what if you want the flashlight to be stationary ? it would mean one should shake the device at least every 10 seconds.

most of the use i make of the flashlight is to put the device on a object somewhere and let it light the area under it. so it would be nice if the flashlight can be turned on and stays this way for at least 5 minutes or so.
i tested with the htc wizard and it didnt do any harm to it burning for 10 minutes or longer. its just freaking irritating to have to turn it on all the time.
the led wont die of it. actually when you see the bright flash when you take a picture that is the only 2 seconds that it will burn at maximum capacity. the only thing which is hurt by this is the battery running low quicker then normal. also this is not an issue as the phone can draw a lot more energy from the battery then is used most of the time.
 
 
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oh, that is really great idea ineed. Although I've got a lot of windows desktop coding to do (work) I'll try to do this after midnights

well it could be like that:
1) as soon as there is no movement detected timer starts counting. and disables led after given time. any g-sensor activity resets timer.
2) no timeout for users who would like to take their chances
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Any chance of a version for the LG KS20 ?

well... I don't have LG KS20...
1st September 2008, 03:48 PM |#24  
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oh, that is really great idea ineed. Although I've got a lot of windows desktop coding to do (work) I'll try to do this after midnights

well it could be like that:
1) as soon as there is no movement detected timer starts counting. and disables led after given time. any g-sensor activity resets timer.
2) no timeout for users who would like to take their chances


count me in on 2 LOL

on second thought it might be handy to turn it off while g-sensor indicates that the device is flat on the table
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Awesome, works great. Thanks!
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I have just updated the first post with a new version of TorchButton. It allows the default timeout to be changed by modifying the HKLM\Software\TorchButton\FlashlightTimeout value (which is in seconds).

Thanks for everyone suggesting features. The G-Sensor idea is also very nice, but I just want to keep the software plain and simple. It sounds like "sysrq12" may be implementing the feature in his software.

@sysrq12, perhaps you should create a new thread if you have a new release of your software, just to keep it seperated and to prevent people from getting confused about which cabs to use.

Hope this satisfies everyone!
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Thsnks guys anyway. This is must-have application in every Raphael device and it is very good,that someone cares about it and implements user opinions in the software. Really cool.
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I have just updated the first post with a new version of TorchButton. It allows the default timeout to be changed by modifying the HKLM\Software\TorchButton\FlashlightTimeout value (which is in seconds).

Thanks for everyone suggesting features. The G-Sensor idea is also very nice, but I just want to keep the software plain and simple. It sounds like "sysrq12" may be implementing the feature in his software.

@sysrq12, perhaps you should create a new thread if you have a new release of your software, just to keep it seperated and to prevent people from getting confused about which cabs to use.

Hope this satisfies everyone!

got me just as excited as the moment i got this phone brought to my door...
this tell you enough ?
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Hey guys.I've got an idea:
You are able to control the LED so now are you able to add some mode selector(combobox,radiobutton) and use these modes?:
- Torch - toggles light on/off for a adjusted time as now it is
- Flashing light for walking on dark road,so the car driver can see us - pulses 1:10rate 10Hz(as on bicycle)
- Push to light - one can send morse code for example,lights momentary
- SOS signalization(I hope we will have never need to use,but one never knows)
Also the interface can stay quite similar(the big thumb button I like) and can be black as default and there's no need to change interface colors automatically(change it using right softkey),because the application will be used mostly in the dark.
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