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[APP][TEQTIC][4.1+] KinScreen 🥇 Most advanced screen control

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By Flyview, Senior Member on 6th May 2014, 05:49 PM
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Introducing KinScreen:


Do you find yourself poking your screen to keep it from turning off? Want to turn your screen on without the power button? KinScreen automatically keeps your screen on while you're using your phone, but turns it off more quickly when you aren't to save battery power.

Brief overview
• Turn screen on with a wave
• Turn screen off with a short timeout when in pocket or face down
• Keep screen on just by holding device
• Keep screen on while using certain apps
• Keep screen on while charging
• Keep screen on while on a call
• Keep screen on indefinitely with widget, QuickSettings, or notification toggle
• Set a separate timeout for the lock screen
• Set a maximum time to keep the screen on
• Works in the dark unlike Samsung's Smart Stay
• No ads

Install now and forget about keeping your screen on! Once you feel the benefits, you will immediately notice it missing on a new device!

Customer service is a top priority at TEQTIC. If you experience an issue, please use the "Contact support" menu option inside the app or email [email protected] before leaving a negative review! We usually reply to all emails within 48 hours, and often much quicker.

Detailed overview
Turn screen on with gestures
Save the wear and tear on your power button when you turn the screen on by uncovering or waving over the proximity sensor. Uncovering the sensor allows you to pull your phone out of your pocket and have the screen turn on automatically. Waving over the sensor works great when your hands are dirty!

Keep screen on automatically
Choose from various methods to detect use of the device and keep the display on. The motion method detects small movements from you just holding the device. Waving over the proximity sensor is another method that optionally extends the timeout. The tilt angle method allows the display to stay on when propped up, even when you aren't holding it. You can also choose to have the display stay on while using certain apps, while charging, or while on a call (display still turns off when you put the phone to your ear).

Time screen out quickly to save battery
You can choose the screen timeout when no keep-on rules are actively keeping the screen on. If the screen isn't being kept on, it should time out quickly to save power. The timeout can be even shorter when the proximity sensor is covered (in-pocket or face down). You can also set a separate timeout for the lockscreen.

More information
The settings are highly customizable to your taste. Fine-tuning of parameters is locked in the free version. Please upgrade to premium to fully unlock these features and support future development! KinScreen is continually being improved based on user feedback and feature requests.

KinScreen is designed to be as efficient and battery friendly as possible. It uses little CPU and RAM, and sensor use is highly optimized. However, the proximity sensor may use considerable power on some devices.

KinScreen will not interfere with any other apps that already keep the screen on since it never actively turns it off.

The status bar icon changes based on if KinScreen is keeping the screen on, timing out, or timing out more quickly due to proximity. Inside the app, the colored statuses at the top give you even more insight into what KinScreen is doing. A green status is keeping the screen on, a red status is timing the screen out, and a yellow status would be keeping the screen on but there is another rule preventing it.

To calibrate motion sensitivity, please set the device on a very stable surface, tap calibrate and wait 10 seconds for KinScreen to automatically fine tune the motion sensitivity for your device.

Beta testing program
Would you like to receive more frequent Beta updates? You can opt in and out at this link: https://play.google.com/apps/testing...qtic.kinscreen

Translator credits
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian - Alanon
Russian - Sergei Gatitulin
Portuguese - Adalberto Fontenele
Czech - Hamsa
Dutch - Michiel Scholten
Lithuanian - Andrius Drumstas
Turkish - Fatih Fırıncı
Spanish, Catalan - Rafa
Romanian - Flaviu
Hungarian - Andras + Tamas
Italian - Francesco
Polish - Ciupku
French - Younes El Karama

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CHANGELOG:

5.5.2 (2020.01.23)
-Made “Manual toggle” status clickable in the app
-Added split screen support to app detection
-Reset manual toggle when service switched off manually
-Show selected apps first in choose apps dialog
-Added www.dontkillmyapp.com warning in-app
-Updated look of nav menu title
-Fixed widget size to be 1x1
-Increased text size
-Fixed analyzing angle from accelerometer sensor if not using angle features
-Updated Dutch translation (thanks Sjaak)
[-Reordered statuses to have manual toggle first]
[-Built for Android 10]
[-Always re-register proximity sensor to help it not get stuck]
***[-Added { *; } to end of “-keep class com.android.vending.billing.**”]***
***[-Disabled ok button until list of apps is ready to prevent concurrent modification exception]***
***[-Fixed onPostExecute crash in ChooseAppsDialog if pressing cancel before app loading finishes, or if rotating before it finishes…]***
[***Check for first time open before doing updates in StartReceiver***]
***[-Make serviceMessenger and listServiceMessageRunnables null in unbindService calls]**
***[-Changed to a new method in hasUsageStats method so that it works right after screen on (getPackageNameLastInForeground doesn’t work for about 2s after screen on)]***
***[-Put queryPurchases in onResume for all activities so that it’s properly recognized if rotated during purchase]***
***[-Fixed incorrect # free trial days. Change in onSkuDetailsResponse]***
-***[Updated Google Play Billing API from 1.2 to 2.1. This includes changes to BillingManager and each activity that deals with making purchases in startPurchase(), onSkuDetailsResponse (added listSkuDetails) and onPurchasesUpdated (added “acknowledging” purchase)]***
***[-Got rid of mapSkuPrices and mapSkuTrialDays]***
***[-Align “I understand” checkbox on the right]***
[-Changed to Rate on Google Play instead of Rate on Google Play store]

5.5.1 (2019.05.31)
-Fixed a crash when choosing apps on some Samsung devices
-Fixed a rare crash
-Updated translations

5.5.0 (2019.05.19)
-New option to allow screen to dim while being kept on
-Added search function to choose apps dialog
-Show system apps in choose apps dialog
-Fixed starting on boot when KS is toggled off
-Increased dim time for long standing wakelocks reaching max time limit
-Set system timeout to that set in KS when toggling service off
-Added Catalan translation (Thanks Rafael Corredor!)

5.4.1 (2019.03.18)
-Update notification icon regardless of option if using manual toggle
-Updated translations

5.4.0 (2019.03.02)
-New option to reset manual toggle with screen off
-New option to update status bar icon
-Changed “Time out screen...” to “Time screen out...” to match “Keep screen on…”
-Set big text notification style in case it’s long
-Align checkboxes with top line of text
-Added free trial info to purchase options

5.3.2 (2019.02.17)
-Fixed motion and/or angle sensors getting stuck after some time for some devices
-Do not disable manual toggle with screen off

5.3.1 (February 10, 2019)
-Fixed some rare crashes related to billing system

5.3.0 (February 5, 2019)
-Added widget to toggle keep screen on manually in addition to notification / QS tile
-Fixed animations
-Fixed Tasker start/stop/toggle service intents

5.2.4 (January 30, 2019)
-Fixed app detection on some Android 5.0 devices
-Updated purchase system
-Updated About dialog style (spacing, date style, website link)
-Updated in-app link to go directly to privacy policy
-Linked "Our other apps" to website

5.2.3 (November 28, 2018)
-Disabled dynamic notification icon below Android Marshmallow to fix flashing notifications
-Fixed double call to acquire long standing wakelocks
-Replaced 6 month subscription with yearly subscription
-Added Turkish translation (thanks Fatih!)
-Added Dutch translation
-Updated Spanish translation
-Migrated to AndroiX libraries
-Built for Android P

5.2.2 (June 12, 2018)
-Fixed timeout being temporarily extended during long standing wakelocks even if keep-on by waving unchecked
-Fixed flashing during long dim wakelock
-Create notification channels before showing notification instead of in activity for people upgrading on/to Oreo
-Re-acquire long wakelocks less frequently

5.2.1 (June 12, 2018)
-Workaround for long wakelocks on some 8.0+ devices (OnePlus, Huawei?, Xiaomi?)
-Fixed a rare crash
-Changed “Turn screen off” to “Time out screen”
-Colored subheadings in green

5.2.0 (April 28, 2018)
-IMPORTANT: Please re-set the apps that should keep the screen on
-Fixed possible corruption of saved apps list
-Fixed a crash [check if instance saved before showing automatic dialog]
-Fixed a rare crash [Leaked Service Connection: move bound flag to right after calling bind instead of onConnected since could be destroyed before receiving onConnected, test with RAM filler?]
-Reordered menu options
-Changed link to all apps to dev page (so can eventually change "developer name" to have keywords
-Don't save if channels have been created and always create them. Titanium Backup (and Google?) will end up restoring that you created the channels but they don't actually ever get created.
-Updated all dialogs to new more colorful design
-Updated menu strings [for ex “TeqTic apps” to “Our other apps” like in Supercodes)
-Changed notification title to something more meaningful than app name since notifications show app name anyway (“Manual toggle”)
-Updated Hungarian translation (thanks Tamas!)

5.1.0 (March 25, 2018)
-New menu UI
-Under the hood improvements to preference storage
-New upgrade and donate dialogs
-New pricing models

5.0.2 (March 3, 2018)
-Fixed foreground services interfering with foreground app detection
-Fixed turn-off-by-proximity interrupted by crossing angle threshold
-Updated Italian translation

5.0.1 (February 27, 2018)
-Added back Italian, Czech, Spanish, Lithuanian translations
-Fixed negative angle for reverse portrait mode
-Also show negative angle with top down in landscape mode until screen flips
-Updated to support library 27.1.0

5.0.0 (February 24, 2018)
-Added keep-on while using apps
-Added max angle to keep-on-by-angle
-Added silent mode exception for vibration
-Real-time status bar icon updates
-Negative tilt angle when device is portrait and top down [only if using rotation sensor]
-Show launcher icon correctly on Android 8
-Fixed free tilt angle set to 50deg instead of 45deg
-Cleaner layout (esp. long languages)
-Fixed not being able to click an option after flinging
-Don't show notification badges/dots
-Min API 16
[-Fixed turn-off-by-proximity exception for manual toggle if something already in proximity]
[-Added more auto-filled details to support emails]
[-Fixed no-proximity-sensor not greying out textview]
[-Don't grey out exceptions if respective keep-on-options not selected]
[-Hide notification setting from layout on Android 8+]
[-Change menu item to "Notification settings" instead of "Toggle notification"]
[-Added cancelation of alarm missing from onDestroy]
[-Created notification channels in activity]
[-Updated legacy notifications to use NotificationCompat for priority and setVisibility like in LMO]
[-Take wave-extension into effect for delay for acquire by motion]
[-Bolded titles, made them accent color and added 4dp bottom margin]
[-Increased text size of title in about dialog]
[-Got rid of unused icons and made new versions of the used ones up to xxxhdpi]
[-Checkboxes will now wrap down if too long b/c made the buttons a part of them with spannable strings]
[-Disabled scrolling action bar]

4.3.2 (January 2, 2018)
-Fixed screen possibly staying on if service restarted while screen on
-Hold turn-screen-on wake lock for 3s instead of until screen-on broadcast
-Check if screen is actually on for screen-on and screen-unlock broadcasts

4.3.1 (December 28, 2017)
-Fixed manual toggle not working if not using any keep-on or turn-off options
-Fixed notification not hiding on lockscreen
-Changed back to SENSORY_DELAY_NORMAL for proximity sensor
-Only show one green status indicator (other than motion + non-bright charging)
-UI tweak

4.2.1 (October 11, 2017)
-Fixed upgrade dialog being shown on first open
-Fixed warning dialog for modify system settings from showing in a loop
-Fixed notification behavior on older Android versions
-Set proper timeout after motion calibration
-Updated translations

4.2.0 (August 12, 2017)
-Added option to calibrate tilt angle
-Fixed motion not being ignored when flat if accelerometer used for tilt
-Fixed tilt angle not working when not using “keep-on by motion” if accelerometer used for tilt
-Proximity has to be covered for 2s before uncovering turns screen on
-Fixed screen sometimes not turning on
-Fixed motion not resetting max-keep-on-limit during final dim period
-Fixed user activity not resetting max-keep-on-limit
-New notification management for Android O
-Fixed double wave detected too early, when inProximity
-Built for Android O.
-Minimum Android version supported up to 14 from 11
-Made notification priority spinner use ChoiceDialog instead
-Made email be clickable to start an email in About dialog

4.1.4 (April 3, 2017)
-Reset max-keep-on limit with touches for long standing bright wakelocks (ex. tilt angle/charging)
-Reset max-keep-on limit if there’s new motion while dimmed (as opposed to only during “final” dim time).
-Reset max-keep-on limit by waving over proximity.
-Updated to support libraries 25.3.1.
-Fixed Hebrew translation.

4.1.3 (March 30, 2017)
-Fixed “turn-on by proximity except if screen off more than” if also using “turn-on by proximity except if screen off less than.”
-Do not temporarily extend timeout by waving over proximity if device already kept on by any other rule.
-Decreased double-wave time interval from 2s to 1s.
-Fixed squished spinner text.
-Changed wording for lockscreen option.
-Right to left layouts supported.
-Added Hebrew translation (Thanks Liran!)

4.1.2 (March 23, 2017)
-Fixed screen turning off too quickly when kept on by motion.
-Fixed squished wave-times button text.
-Added Romanian and Hungarian translations (Thanks Andras!)
-Changed wording for “active on lockscreen” option.
-Updated translations.

4.1.1 (March 18, 2017)
-Fixed screen turning off when keep-on by waving over proximity is unchecked.

4.1.0 (March 15, 2017)
-Added option to turn screen on by double-waving-over proximity sensor.
-“Turn screen off xx min after being continuously kept on” now works when kept on by motion or proximity.
-Fixed incorrect keep-on time by motion while charging without keep bright.
-Max keep-on limit resets with screen off, or during final dim by waving over proximity or with motion.
-Protected against late screen-off event for “turn-on-by-proximity except if screen off less than” option.
-Fixed rare crash after dismissing dialog.
-Updated translations.

4.0.1 (February 9, 2017)
-Reverted default notification priority to minimum
-Fixed SEC showing for vibrate instead of MS on free version
-Updated manually-kept-on status string to “manual toggle” instead of “notification”
-Fixed Quick Settings tile being clickable when service disabled
-Added Traditional Chinese translations (Thanks Raymond!)
-Updated translations

4.0.0 (February 6, 2017)
-Fixed turn-off by proximity sometimes not working
-Added option to temporarily extend screen on time with each wave
-Added option to turn-on-by-proximity "except if screen off for less than x seconds“
-Added option to vibrate when screen on/off
-Added keep-screen-on toggle to QuickSettings pulldown
-Fixed turn-on by proximity not working after manual turn-off and app restart
-Reset “except if screen manually turned off” with unlock instead of screen-on
-Ignore “except if in landscape” if became landscape within last 2s
-Added privacy policy link due to phone state permission
-Changed default notification priority to low

3.4.8 (January 1, 2017)
-Fixed proximity sensor being used while screen-on if only using turn-on-by-proximity options

3.4.7 (December 14, 2016)
-Fixed turn-on-by-proximity feature on some devices
-Don't change the system screen time out if only using turn-on by proximity
-Added Hungarian translation

3.4.6 (November 18, 2016)
-Updated UI
-Fixed screen turning on after manually turned off and waving/uncovering right after screen off (protect against late screen-off event)

3.4.5 (November 1, 2016)
-Fixed premium version not being recognized for some customers
-Updated contact email

3.4.4 (October 26, 2016)
-Built for Android 7.1
-Added Portuguese translation (Thanks Adalberto!)

3.4.3 (October 5, 2016)
-Added Russian translation (Thanks Sergei!)

3.4.2 (September 16, 2016)
-Fixed an issue with turn-on by uncovering proximity sensor

3.4.1 (September 14, 2016)
-Fixed issue with proximity sensor getting stuck on Android Nougat 7.0 if using ambient display brightness

3.4.0 (August 19, 2016)
-Added option to turn screen on when proximity uncovered
-Updated support libraries

3.4.1 (September 14, 2016)
-Fixed issue with proximity sensor getting stuck on Android Nougat 7.0 if using ambient display brightness

3.3.1 (July 15, 2016)
-Fix possible false manual turn off detection if screen off event is late
-Remember if manually turned off in case service restarts
-Keep bright while charging even without "keep bright" if something else is also keeping the screen on (angle, call, notification)
-Make keep bright while charging the default
-Added Lithuanian translation (Thanks Andrius!)
-Built for Android Nougat

3.3.0 (June 30, 2016)
-Added option to temporarily disable turn-on-by-proximity if screen manually turned off
-Fixed lockscreen timeout not working
-Fixed max keep on time not working with keep on while charging and do not keep bright
-Help prevent unwanted pocket turn-on
-Made kept-on-by-user state persistent through restart of service
-Added French translation (Thanks Younes!)
-Added Italian translation (Thanks Mattia!)
-Added Arabic translation (Thanks إبراهيم الشكيلي!)

3.2.2 (May 22, 2016)
-Less battery use when using turn-on-by-proximity feature
-Use accelerometer for tilt angle if no gravity or rotation sensor available
-Don't show proximity status with only turn-on by proximity selected (would never see it)
-Added Chinese translation (thanks Mark!)

3.2.1 (May 12, 2016)
-Added Spanish translations (Thanks Victor!)
-Added Turkish translations (Thanks Özgün!)
-Added Polish translations (Thanks Tomasz!)

3.2.0 (April 29, 2016)
-Added ability to turn screen on by waving over proximity sensor!
-Added time exception for turning screen on by proximity to save battery
-Added back the ability to change lockscreen timeout
-Angle detection now works on devices without a gyroscope!
-Fixed grayed out options when they shouldn't be
-Fixed translations not applying to buttons
-Added German translation
-Added Dutch translation, thanks Michiel!
-Added Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian translations, thanks Alanon!

3.1.0 (April 11, 2016)
-Fixed incorrect amount of dim time before screen times out
-Added Czech translation (Thanks Hamsa!)
-Slightly improved layout
-Other small bug fixes
-Updated support libraries to 23.3.0

3.0.5 (March 21, 2016)
-Reduced max dim time to 30s for long continuous wakelocks reaching max actively-kept-on time
-Slightly updated wording
-Color spinner drop down icon

3.0.4 (March 12, 2016)
-Fixed proximity status possibly getting stuck in proximity on some devices
-Made "keep on while in call" work from lockscreen even without "active on lockscreen" checked
-Fixed keep on while in call not working after service toggled
-Added start/stop intents for tasker
-Added "About" menu option

3.0.3 (March 10, 2016)
-Fixed flickering when kept on by motion with short timeouts
-Allowed angle values to change past each other (modifying the other if it needs to)
-Reorder notification priority options with max at top
-Fixed disabled button coloring

3.0.2 (March 9, 2016)
-Fixed crash for pre-KitKat devices

3.0.1 (March 9, 2016)
-Fix crash on pre-Marshmallow devices
-Fix black spinner item

3.0.0 (March 9, 2016)
-New keep screen on while in-call option
-New option to turn off after max keep-on time
-New option to turn off by proximity except in landscape mode
-New option for notification priority
-Tap notification to keep screen on until turned off
-New look
-Angle decreases to flat when upside down
-Cleaner notification with expandable action
-Tasker integration com.teqtic.kinscreen.INTENT_TOGGLE_SERVICE
-Min dim time of 3s
-Hide sub-options when main option unchecked
-Layout improvements

2.2.6 (January 21, 2016)
-Stopped using proximity bug workaround on Android 6.0.0 as well due to issues with some devices

2.2.5 (January 17, 2016)
-Stopped using proximity bug workaround on Android 6.0.1
-Material style dialogs for pre-Lollipop devices
-Fixed proximity timeout button not getting greyed out if proximity sensor not available
-Stopped checking if KS updated whenever any app updated
-Added donation options
-Updated to appcompat 23.1.1

2.2.4
-Fixed service not remembering premium version
-Fixed settings activity improperly reporting premium version
-Updated to appcompat 23.1.0

2.2.3
-Fix an issue on Samsung Galaxy S5 introduced with the last update.

2.2.2
-Fixed in-proximity sometimes getting stuck on due to bug in Android M
-Fixed incorrect timing for proximity sensor cycling
-Changed write system setting dialog button to OK instead of Set

2.2.1
-Fix permissions issues on Android Marshmallow Preview (must explicitly allow permission to write to system settings!)

2.2.0
-Fixed rare crash. [Caught a more general exception in the try catch of messenger.send]
-Fixed a rare issue with the recognition of purchases and the purchase system.
-Updated to newest libraries and built with Marshmallow SDK.
-More efficient reporting of statuses from service to settings screen.
-Improved communication between settings screen and service (independent preference files).
-Minor layout improvement.

2.1.6
-Fixed issue with button text being cut off on pre-Lollipop Android.
-Minor layout improvements.

2.1.5
-Added Material design for pre-Lollipop Android versions!
-Fixed a small bug for devices without a gyroscope

2.1.4
-Fixed proximity detection on Moto G 2014

2.1.3
-Refined the way calibration works, please re-calibrate
-Reduced CPU usage on some devices
-Don't apply different screen timeout for lockscreen on KK+ (ex. during incoming call on lockscreen)
-Use chosen lockscreen timeout when "active on lockscreen" before KK
-Fixed Lollipop action bar icon coloring
-Excluded from recent apps list on KitKat to prevent permanently killing service on 4.4.1 and 4.4.2.

2.1.2
-Fixed proximity sensor not catching proximity while in motion on some devices (ex. LG G3)
-Fixed proximity not allowing motion to trigger brightening of screen while charging with turn off by proximity except while charging and without keep bright
-Fixed wave over proximity not working immediately while charging and without keep bright
-Minor performance improvements

2.1.1
-Fixed bug where timeout after motion not always accurate

2.1.0
-Greatly reduced battery usage: proximity sensor used more sparingly while screen kept on by motion or tilt
-Added option: Turn off by covering proximity sensor except while charging
-Fixed bug where screen would continue to stay on if toggled keep on by tilt while tilted
-Various minor bug fixes
-Layout re-arrangement

2.0.2
-Fix tilt angle exception not always working

2.0.1
-More sensitive motion detection, please re-calibrate!
-Fixed tilt angle "drifting" on some Samsung devices. [This was fixed by changing the Sensor delay to UI]
-Fixed angle calculation. Old tilt angle wasn't calculated correctly, please re-set your values.
-Redesigned notification.

2.0.0
-Completely redesigned UI, more fine control
-New option to keep screen on if tilted up past a certain angle (good for setting on a stand for reading)
-Added back devices without a proximity sensor with warning
-Require Android 3.0

1.7.0
-Added premium option to set the tilt angle for "ignore while flat"
-Added option to be active on the lockscreen
-Remove restriction for minimum 5s timeout
-Moved re-calibrate to menu option
-Layout clean up

1.6.0
-Added menu option to hide notification
-Added contact menu option
-Require accelerometer and proximity sensors
-Refined proximity sensor usage
-Allow landscape rotation (better for tablets)

1.5.0
-Lolliop theme for Lollipop!
-Removed icon from status bar
-Improved purchase caching
-Calibrate dialog
-Made premium features more obvious

1.4.0
-Reduced apk file size
-New simpler notification look
-Updated layout
-Removed lockscreen timeout for KK+ (not working)
-Updated purchase system
-Bug fixes

1.3.1 (July 2, 2014):
-Fixed bug where service would continue to run when toggled off
-Added option to rate app
-IAB stability fixes
-Small bug fixes

1.3.0 (June 6, 2014):
-Fixed bug where service would continue to partially run when toggled off
-Added premium options to change 3 types of time-outs
-New toggle switch in action bar
-Removed notification in status bar (still present in notifications drawer)

1.2.0 (May 10, 2014):
- Greatly reduced battery usage by optimizing when proximity sensor is used. Note: Proximity reading may seem delayed in the app.
- Other small bug fixes

1.1.4:
- Fixed critical bug where motion was always detected when not flat. Sorry about that!

1.1.3:
- Fixed a small bug when disconnecting charger.
- Slightly reduced CPU usage.
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9th May 2014, 10:47 PM |#2  
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Hey there, I tried your app cause Google Play suggested it after installing LeanData
Very nice, screen-on time settings were always bugging me - there is alternatives to your app but I like the simplicity.

I may have found a bug too:
I have an RSS news feed widget on one of my lock screens. When I turn on the screen and do not unlock the phone but simply scroll through the feed, the phone ignores that the screen is being touched and the screen turns off. This does not happen when your app is turned off. The widget is not on the main lock screen, if that matters. I am on a rock stable clean AOSP custom ROM, VANIR.

thanks for another great simple app! cheers
10th May 2014, 03:28 AM |#3  
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Hey there, I tried your app cause Google Play suggested it after installing LeanData
Very nice, screen-on time settings were always bugging me - there is alternatives to your app but I like the simplicity.

I may have found a bug too:
I have an RSS news feed widget on one of my lock screens. When I turn on the screen and do not unlock the phone but simply scroll through the feed, the phone ignores that the screen is being touched and the screen turns off. This does not happen when your app is turned off. The widget is not on the main lock screen, if that matters. I am on a rock stable clean AOSP custom ROM, VANIR.

thanks for another great simple app! cheers

Thanks for trying it out. That is very strange, the app should not be able to time the screen out if you are touching it. The time out on the lock screen is 10s, are you sure you're not waiting this long between touches? Remember KinScreen won't keep the screen on on the lock screen.

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10th May 2014, 10:42 AM |#4  
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Thanks for trying it out. That is very strange, the app should not be able to time the screen out if you are touching it. The time out on the lock screen is 10s, are you sure you're not waiting this long between touches? Remember KinScreen won't keep the screen on on the lock screen.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

I understand what you're saying, but I tried it out again, even after the update, and the screen turns off no matter what. I am scrolling through the news feed, touching the screen every second or so to test it. It might very well be that the fault is on the ROMs side, even though this doesnt happen with KinScreen deactivated. Any other way I could help you with this? Would a logcat be of any use?

cheers
10th May 2014, 06:51 PM |#5  
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I understand what you're saying, but I tried it out again, even after the update, and the screen turns off no matter what. I am scrolling through the news feed, touching the screen every second or so to test it. It might very well be that the fault is on the ROMs side, even though this doesnt happen with KinScreen deactivated. Any other way I could help you with this? Would a logcat be of any use?

cheers

Let me know exactly what app that is and I'll try it out as well.

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10th May 2014, 11:24 PM |#6  
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Let me know exactly what app that is and I'll try it out as well.

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It's Chronus, and it's the plain news widget placed on the lock screen. You don't need Chronus Pro in order to place that on your lockscreen.
12th May 2014, 04:29 PM |#7  
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It's Chronus, and it's the plain news widget placed on the lock screen. You don't need Chronus Pro in order to place that on your lockscreen.

Hi oll0,

I just checked it out. It's a bug in Chronus not KinScreen. Set your screen time-out to 15s with KinScreen disabled, lock the screen and go to the widget. Keep scrolling the news and you'll see the screen times out. The reason you noticed it with KinScreen enabled is because it sets the time-out on the lock screen to 10s. Without it you probably have a 1 minute time-out, so you'd have to be scrolling Chronus for a minute for the screen to finally time out.
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12th May 2014, 05:14 PM |#8  
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You're right, thanks man. I notified the Chronus team about the bug.

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Fantastic app, does what I'm looking for while being lightweight and hassle free

Converted from Gravity Screen Pro as it was somewhat fiddly/had options I didn't necessarily want or need and I couldn't turn off.
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Fantastic app, does what I'm looking for while being lightweight and hassle free

Converted from Gravity Screen Pro as it was somewhat fiddly/had options I didn't necessarily want or need and I couldn't turn off.

Yea, I actually thought of writing KinScreen when I came across Gravity Screen and thought, I need to do this and make it simple, efficient, and hassle-free.

Let me know if you guys have feature requests.
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Maybe an option to customise the timeout lengths (although the current ones work quite well), or an option to disable proximity (or make movement take precedence) in landscape mode as a lot of phones are designed such that you're likely to cover up the sensor holding it.

Can't really think of anything else that might be useful and isn't there.
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