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[NEW APP] In-App Wifi Toggle

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4th May 2010, 10:40 AM   |  #1  
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I've just released my first app to the market. I would appreciate if some people could test it for me on different Android versions/phones?

In-App Wifi Toggle

Once installed you can enable or disable your Wifi connection instantly from any context (ie in the Browser application, from the home screen) by either

a) Long pressing the Search button
b) Pressing the Call button

A nice toast message is displayed stating whether the Wifi connection was enabled or disabled.

I wrote this app because I was fed up of launching an app, realising it would benefit from Wifi being enabled, having to return to the home screen, activate Wifi with the Power Control widget, long press the home button and select the app again to return. This app bypasses all of that with a single button press and doesn't interupt the application you're already in.

Would appreciate your feedback! Thanks!
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4th May 2010, 02:06 PM   |  #2  
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Great job on this, was thinking about it yesterday.
I long-pressed the search button, cause I prefer having my call button free if I have to make a call in a hurry.
4th May 2010, 02:16 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for your feedback!

I would appreciate if people could tell me what phone/version and what button they are using to activate?

ATM Confirmed working on:
- Nexus One with Long Press of Search
- HTC Desire with Long Press of Search
- HTC G1 with Call Button

There are a lot of handsets out there that don't have a search button, which is why I wired up the call button as well. I appreciate that a lot of users would prefer to keep this wired to their main phone/contacts app however. I am currently looking into getting my app to hook the Camera button also but its not as easy as I would like.

Also, if you do find this app useful it'd be great if you could rate and leave a comment in the Android market, thx!

Also would anyone have any requirement for an equivalent app that toggles bluetooth or GPS? If so let me know, shouldn't be too hard to throw together.
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4th May 2010, 07:58 PM   |  #4  
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Re: [NEW APP] In-App Wifi Toggle
On HTC Legend works OK with search button long press.



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4th May 2010, 08:27 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks for your feedback!

I would appreciate if people could tell me what phone/version and what button they are using to activate?

My attempt was on a HTC Magic on Cyanogen 2.0.7 test2
4th May 2010, 08:32 PM   |  #6  
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Confirmed working on my GSM Hero, rooted running Villain 5.3. It works using both long press search and call button. Good app, saves me having to go back to home screen to turn on/of wifi!

Edit: When in Sense UI, everytime I press the phone soft button or call hardware button, I get the "complete using action" dialogue, which asks me to chose whether I want to access the dialer or In-App Wifi Toggle. Is there anyway you can make it so that its disabled on the home screen or when in Sense?
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Re: [NEW APP] In-App Wifi Toggle
Conform on HTC Legend, 2.1 Sense

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12th May 2010, 11:40 AM   |  #8  
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Confirmed working on my GSM Hero, rooted running Villain 5.3. It works using both long press search and call button. Good app, saves me having to go back to home screen to turn on/of wifi!

Edit: When in Sense UI, everytime I press the phone soft button or call hardware button, I get the "complete using action" dialogue, which asks me to chose whether I want to access the dialer or In-App Wifi Toggle. Is there anyway you can make it so that its disabled on the home screen or when in Sense?

When the "Complete using action" dialogue appears you should get a list of potential apps and also a check box labelled "Use by default for this action". If you mark the check box before selecting your desired app you won't be prompted for the app again.

Note also: Once you've selected a default, you can only clear it by going into "Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > [App in Questions]" and hitting the "Clear Defaults" button.
12th May 2010, 12:06 PM   |  #9  
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I wrote this app because I was fed up of launching an app, realising it would benefit from Wifi being enabled, having to return to the home screen, activate Wifi with the Power Control widget, long press the home button and select the app again to return.

One can use Tasker (http://tasker.dinglisch.net/) to automatically have Wifi (or GPS, or whatever) enabled when using specific apps.
12th May 2010, 12:57 PM   |  #10  
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Why on certain apps when you can have it whenever you want from a simple press

Edit: works on sprint hero! Good job

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