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BeamWidgets - Flashlight Widgets for Desire *26. July, 2010*

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By f3d0r, Member on 5th May 2010, 06:36 PM
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I started to code a small widget collection to make good use of the nice HTC Desire flash led as flashlight and more...
At the moment only one App Widget is ready for testing, more widgets and configuration options are in the works.
(also works on standard ROMs, no root required)

If someone wants to give it a try:

While in configuration the led is on so you can check how bright your choosen level is.

WARNING: Be carefull about long time operation on all but the lowest brightness level as overheating may kill your led

- fixed problem with non-functional widget on screen rotate or HTC scene change

- Added haptic feedback/vibrate option to widget configuration
- Widget options now persistent
- Reset widget on Power-/Screen-Off

- Added configuration activity to control torch brightness
- Added a HTC widget style version

*Known issues*
- HTC kernel needed with Froyo-ROMs (e.g. LeeDroid)

Last edited by f3d0r; 26th July 2010 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Update 4
5th May 2010, 06:58 PM |#2  
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I'm liking it so far, the simple on off from the widget is preferable to a program. Thanks f3d0r
5th May 2010, 07:42 PM |#3  
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Brilliant. Simple. To the point.

Is it possible to do another widget (different program) that does the LED light at FULL power ?

5th May 2010, 07:56 PM |#4  
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I like the idea. I don't like the icon. And could be brighter?


5th May 2010, 08:51 PM |#5  
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I tweaked the icon a little bit by adding some padding, more sophisticated icons may be following
5th May 2010, 08:56 PM |#6  
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Does this app require a rooted desire or will it work on any old desire?

UPDATE: Tested it out on my unrooted desire and works fine . Awesome app been looking for one for since i got the desire, i tend to lose things hehe....
Last edited by jonmall1441; 5th May 2010 at 09:29 PM. Reason: Tested the app
5th May 2010, 09:44 PM |#7  
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A small comment on the request for more brightness:
In full-power/flash mode the led would overheat quickly without extensive cooling (which the desire lacks for sure). The rsult would be a dead led in very short time.

However, a "Boost" widget which switches the led to full power mode for a few seconds will be added next.
6th May 2010, 12:21 AM |#8  
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I'm keeping this version, I like the slightly larger icon and I dont need a boost
thanks again
and again x
6th May 2010, 06:42 AM |#9  
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I love the widget as it is, thanks!
6th May 2010, 10:45 AM |#10  
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Very nice, love it - will it be released on the market?
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