[APP] AlwaysOn - like on Galaxy S7 or LG G5 - v0.5.1 - 13.7.2016

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By PFittech, Senior Member on 28th April 2016, 05:25 PM
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Hi I am back after very long time AlwaysOn is new trend of this year. To check time or battery no more need unlock your phone. You can try feature from LG G5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in your phone. This app is developing on on the Galaxy S6. AOD - Always On Display

Recommended AMOLED display – you can also try it on LCD or IPS but I think there will be very big battery drain.

• Double tap to wake up device like LG phones
• Showing date, time, notifications and battery state and level(red - 15%, green 100%)
• Long press on the date open calendar app
• Tap on notification icon open selected app
• Automatic brightness control for AOD from light sensor or manual set in settings
• Pause AOD when receive call
• Pause AOD if phone is in pocket or proxi sensor is active more then 30s - save battery
• Ability set time which allow deep sleep AOD when phone is without motion more then set time in settings - save battery
• Ability disable AOD when long press backbutton
• Options for configuration views size, color, possition and visibility for views in AOD.
• Options to set wallpaper and opacity for AOD
• Options for time format
• If phone is charging AOD will never paused and you can use it like wath .)
Swipe left/right over battery row to change brighness for short time removed in v0.1.2

Is impossible or not supported by me: disable fingerprint, disable HW & SW buttons, support for LED. This app does not require root or custom kernel and never will. I suggest to anyone who want those features, try other applications if exist.

• For now bugs and bigger battery drain still here but working on it
• You must turn off permanent backlight for hw buttons or set time when they will be turn off(Samsung limit I can not do it programally)
• Your light indicator LED will be off while charging etc. (it is because Android turn on led only when display is fully off so I can not do it programally)

About deep sleep - app allow deep sleep in inactive mod where you can set time for app sleep while phone is not moving. Then app will be paused because you sleep etc and then when you wakeup phone AOD will be automatically started. So I think this can save battery. The same if your phone is upside down or in your pocket, you do not need AOD ON.

I need some testers and feedback. Thx for your time. Based on the results of testing I will fix bugs or modify the application features.

Highly recommended to uninstall the old version first

If you want help with translation to your language here are strings . Translated file send to: [email protected]


v0.5.0 03.06.2016
  1. many new features like circle time...

v0.3.0 11.5.2016
  1. added option to change time prevent AMOLED firing
  2. added notification tab with some features
  3. fixed bugs with notification not open or not showing missed events
  4. bugs fix again
v0.2.1 7.5.2016
  1. added option to enable AOD only when charging
  2. added option to disable AOD when phone battery under 15%
  3. added notifiaction tab and background tasks- work in progress
  4. fixed option Disable SW/HW buttons, now ask for permission if need and should works
  5. fixed show not actual weather
  6. small bug fix
v0.2.0 6.5.2016
  1. added option to enable/disable deep sleep
  2. added option to disable HV/SW button
  3. added option to lock screen immediately
  4. added option to wakeup phone with knock knock code
  5. added translation - brazilian portuguese lang- thanks to diogoapmiranda
  6. fixed AOD is active during call IN/OUT
  7. fixed device not lock when AOD activated on launcher(added option above)
  8. settings tabs reorganized and updated UI
  9. added some new background features
  10. fixed a lot of known bugs
v0.1.7 2.5.2016
  1. added option to moving AOD, prevent from firing AMOLED (15 min. cycle)
  2. added option to grey scale notification icons
  3. updated translation - Italian lang- thanks to TENN3R
  4. added translation - Croatian lang- thanks to Karlo Špoljar
  5. updated intro screenshot
v0.1.6 1.5.2016
  1. fixed bugs
  2. added weather + options in settings
  3. added translation - Italian lang- thanks to TENN3R
  4. fixed bug in weather tab
v0.1.5 30.4.2016
  1. fixed another crashes
  2. fixed manual backlight
  3. added option to vibrate when double tap
v0.1.4 30.4.2016
  1. fixed reported crashes
  2. improved performance and battery optimization again
  3. added translation - Thai lang- thanks to Y3Dx
  4. added translation - Russian lang- thanks to Александр Иванов
  5. added translation - Lithuanian lang- thanks to Giancarlo
v0.1.3 29.4.2016
  1. fixed problem with backlight when manual mode selected
  2. AOD service auto start after startup/reset if was previously on
  3. show charging state / icon
v0.1.2 29.4.2016
  1. fixed problem phone do not activate sleep mode - deep sleep at night
  2. added support for 12/24 hours format - in settings
  3. ability manualy change brightness in settings
  4. settings separated to 2 tabs for better view
  5. added Slovak translation
  6. minor bug fix
v0.0.1-0.1.1 28.4.2016
  1. init

Bugs and TODO:
  • Ability to move Battery or weather below clock
  • More clock options, one like the Galaxy s7 edge
  • optimize using sensors and algorithms to save battery
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28th April 2016, 06:00 PM |#2  
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Nice job,mate! Working fine here. Will report later if has some issues and how is battery with this app

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28th April 2016, 06:09 PM |#3  
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Tried the app.
Here's couple of things I find missing and/or need to be changed.
1. There needs to be a brightness adjustment slider in the app settings. I don't think I would want to adjust the brightness while the AOD is on, plus there's only two options for brightness while AOD is working (darkest and brightest).
2. When placed in averagely lit area, when the AOD is on, after 30 seconds, the brightness goes all the way up for some reason, why would anyone want that.
3. The clock should be moving all the time to avoid screen burn-in.
4. When you place your finger on the phone's light sensor, the phone display turns on after 10 seconds. The AOD should be on all the time, right, unless you tell it not to.
5. Minor thing, but when charging led light goes away.

But that's just my observations. Do whatever you like.

Edit: v0.1.2
1. The manual brightness slider still does not work properly, only one option works: 0%, the others if you set, just goes to default brightness.
2. After 30 seconds the AOD changes brightness to lowest even though I set the settings to manual.
3. As I was writing this post, my phone display just randomly turned on, then turned off and the AOD is gone. Had to re-enable the AOD in the app to get it working again.

Great app, but needs a lot of bug fixing and stability, sometimes, when you turn off the display The AOD will only appear after 5-10 or so, sometimes right away.
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28th April 2016, 08:44 PM |#4  
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Now this look very promising! Great work!
Confirmed 4. and 5. from post above. I don't know if for 3. is correct, if it is than he's right too.
Will test tonight for battery on my Note5.

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28th April 2016, 09:04 PM |#5  
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But it doesn't let phone going in deep sleep?
28th April 2016, 10:42 PM |#6  
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Needs some features and updates. Im using it now and w8ing for updates. Thank for ur work..
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29th April 2016, 04:31 AM |#7  
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@PFittech app looking good very promising would be a nice addition to add the weather also looking very very good also change the time format between 12 hour and 24 hour
29th April 2016, 06:32 AM |#8  
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Well.. ..3% / hour the battery loss this night...wake up at 76% from 100%. Usually I lose 2 or 3 % by night on stand by.
A little but too much for now hopefully it'll be improve.

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29th April 2016, 08:27 AM |#9  
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Working on s7edge .very good effort by you please improve battery draining issue and add new clocks .thanks
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Waiting for new update.
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