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[App][06/Dec/09][v1.17] SpoonTorch - Fullscreen torch application

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Default [App][06/Dec/09][v1.17] SpoonTorch - Fullscreen torch application

SpoonTorch - Fullscreen torch application

Introduction
Does your phone or PDA not have an external light on it? Do you want to use your phone's screen as a light?

This app lets you quickly create a white screen to use as a torch.

Features
* Single tap of the screen to make the whole screen turn white. Tap again for the menu. (v1.17 closes the app)
* Switching to fullscreen, backscreen brightness is set to maximum. Old settings are restored when fullscreen is exited.
* Minimise to program menu. So you can quickly switch between this and Windows Mobile itself, without closing the app.
* Lightweight application. Fast loading: no graphical effects or sounds.

Version History
v1.0 13/11/09 - Initial release
v1.1 14/11/09 - Backlight booster for fullscreen
v1.11 15/11/09 - Backlight maximum taken from registry
- Backlight timeout disabled in fullscreen
- (this setup file was incorrectly named v1.2)
v1.12 15/11/09 - Disable power save in fullscreen
v1.13 15/11/09 - When another application takes over fullscreen, brightness is reduced to normal
- Enter key toggles fullscreen (in-app hot-key)
v1.14 15/11/09 - Read the registry to make sure values already exist
v1.15 16/11/09 - Set torch to always use white and not theme background colour
- Save low-res torch icon without alpha channel to save space
- Added icon to main screen
v1.16 19/11/09 - Automatically starts in fullscreen
v1.17 06/12/09 - Tap screen closes app - no toggling

note:I update little and often. dont be surprised if I update a lot, then go quiet!

Requirements
* Needs .NET Compact Framework 3.5+.
* Should work on all Windows Mobile 5 and above devices.
* Non-touchscreen compatible (Windows Mobile Standard).

Donations
Donations are gladly accepted. Thanks!
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HTC TouchDiamond 2 - OS: WinMo 6.1 - ROM: Aman's Topaz Essential v2.F - RADIO: 4.49.25.57
Released: SpoonTorch - fullscreen torch application - SpoonUKFlights - flight arrival and departure application
Under Development: SpoonMission - mission countdown timer - SpoonCharge: Fullscreen Battery Monitor

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Actually, there is already an awesome app called Flashlight that does this and more...
If you feel like you want to , I would love a dollar (literally $1 makes my day)!
 
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Actually, there is already an awesome app called Flashlight that does this and more...
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I did some googling and searching on here, but I didn't try hard enough

The only feature that app supports, is different colour screens - which I'll add to the next version.

My app supports tapping the screen to go fullscreen (providing even more light than Flashlight), as well as quick minimising (so it runs in the background when you dont need it). I'll add these details to the first post.

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HTC TouchDiamond 2 - OS: WinMo 6.1 - ROM: Aman's Topaz Essential v2.F - RADIO: 4.49.25.57
Released: SpoonTorch - fullscreen torch application - SpoonUKFlights - flight arrival and departure application
Under Development: SpoonMission - mission countdown timer - SpoonCharge: Fullscreen Battery Monitor

"Proud member of time travelling geese squadron 5"
 
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thanks for this app, it's possible to set backlight to max power when launched and restored to previous setting when minimized ?
 
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+1 for this. if You'll manage to make it change the brightness to the max in full screen and then to restore it back to what it was in the menu, then for me this app is a winner. I personally don't really care bout different colors, but proper bright white light is something great.

keep up the good work!

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Thanks bronx and calcop.

Yes, I noticed the same thing when at the cinema today using this app.

I will try and get powersaving screen brightness to be turned on/off.

Edit: found it! It's a really easy regkey tweak... new version coming soon.
HTC TouchDiamond 2 - OS: WinMo 6.1 - ROM: Aman's Topaz Essential v2.F - RADIO: 4.49.25.57
Released: SpoonTorch - fullscreen torch application - SpoonUKFlights - flight arrival and departure application
Under Development: SpoonMission - mission countdown timer - SpoonCharge: Fullscreen Battery Monitor

"Proud member of time travelling geese squadron 5"
 
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thanks for this app, it's possible to set backlight to max power when launched and restored to previous setting when minimized ?
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i have searched a program who can do it but i never find it
 
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Version 1.1 is uploaded. Now sets brightness to maximum in fullscreen mode. Reverts back on exit.
HTC TouchDiamond 2 - OS: WinMo 6.1 - ROM: Aman's Topaz Essential v2.F - RADIO: 4.49.25.57
Released: SpoonTorch - fullscreen torch application - SpoonUKFlights - flight arrival and departure application
Under Development: SpoonMission - mission countdown timer - SpoonCharge: Fullscreen Battery Monitor

"Proud member of time travelling geese squadron 5"
 
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Could You make it mappable to hotkey so with single button You could get the white fullscreen? Or is it already?
 
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now it is just great, works exactly as it should. thanks again.

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