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[APK] Bluetooth Launch v2.0.1 Beta (11/19/2010)

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By Guardian_Bob, Senior Member on 11th November 2010, 02:45 PM
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So this started in the Cognition thread, but I figure it probably is useful for other ROMs and people.

So are you like me? You've hooked up your bluetooth mic, and pressed the voice action button and your phone looks at you stupidly? Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way you could start Google Voice Actions or possibly Vlingo's Recognize and Execute?

Here's the thing, currently Google Voice Actions and Vlingo can't hear over the bluetooth mic. Still, this will launch the voice app, and allow you to speak through your phone's mic.

I've considered creating a version where you can select any app; however, unless there's some demand for a feature like that I don't want to go through that kind of pain and suffering.

Feedback is appreciated.

Oh and finally, this is a very early version, so you won't find it on the app market or such. If I have time, I'll polish it up, but for now, this is good enough to fix the issue for most people.

If you find this useful, please let me know. There's no reason to polish something no one needs/uses.

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1.5 Beta
So this is a little rough around the edges but it is functional. The first load will be slow, but application names are cached after that load. Still need to indicate what the user has selected in the past as well as sort the list.

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2.0 Beta
Fixed the rough edges, nice radio buttons in the list. Sorted alphabetically. Oh and TheYar suggested waking up the phone to run the action. Not only is it doing that, but it'll bypass the screen lock.

Now some are saying, but wait isn't that a bad thing? Well yes and no. First the screen lock comes back when the action is complete, or bluetooth launch closes. Second, bluetooth headsets must be paired first to get access, so a thief would have to know to grab your headset and phone to get into your phone. The risk is low but not 0, so in the next version, you'll have a way to turn that feature on or off.

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2.0.1 Beta
As TheYar pointed out, there's a bug where you may have to hit the bluetooth button twice. This is a bug in the underlying framework and there's nothing my app can do about that. That said, I added a vibrate on launch feature to this new version. No other changes were made.

Change Log:
11/19/10: 2.0.1 Beta Vibrate on launch
11/18/10: 2.0 Beta Choices shown, remembered in the list, sorted alphabetically (so learn your ABC's) and phone wake, lock screen disable.
11/17/10: 1.5 Beta Select any activity, better icon
11/12/10: 1.1.1 Updated some text, added icon
11/11/10: 1.1 Added Settings and Vlingo
11/10/10: 1.0 Initial Revision
11th November 2010, 02:46 PM |#2  
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11th November 2010, 04:21 PM |#3  
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Sweet!

Unfortunately it doesn't do anything for me, running Cog 2.3.3. I've turned my headset on/off, BT on/off, no response to button.
Pressing "Confirm Selection" doesn't do anything either, should it?

Update - Rebooting makes it work, stupid me...THANKS!
11th November 2010, 05:08 PM |#4  
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Sweet!

Unfortunately it doesn't do anything for me, running Cog 2.3.3. I've turned my headset on/off, BT on/off, no response to button.
Pressing "Confirm Selection" doesn't do anything either, should it?

Update - Rebooting makes it work, stupid me...THANKS!

Confirm selection saves the settings. I should change the name, thanks.

It shouldn't require a reboot, but there may have been something subtle going on that a reboot fixed.
12th November 2010, 04:15 PM |#5  
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Talking Updated!
Added some polish. Launcher icon + text changes to make things more clear.
12th November 2010, 05:39 PM |#6  
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I think it would be handy if there was some text to confirm that the settings were set.
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12th November 2010, 05:52 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by ggonzalez7777

I think it would be handy if there was some text to confirm that the settings were set.
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If I understand what you're asking for, I think the text at the bottom is just that. I'll see if I can re-word it to be more clear.
15th November 2010, 05:46 PM |#8  
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Coming Soon
So I had some time to play with things over the weekend, I'll be releasing a new versions soon.

Features will include:
Selecting the activity you want to launch
Better icon (not washed out)
16th November 2010, 06:22 PM |#9  
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This app works very well. You did a great job man.
16th November 2010, 10:36 PM |#10  
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Teaser
Got this working today, takes way too long to load right now, and only shows the names right now.
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17th November 2010, 02:47 AM |#11  
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Hooray. I am happy to report that I can now use my BlueAnt T1 to control the Google Voice Commands. Awesome! Even though it passes the audio to the phone my headset still thinks my phone does not support it. But it works well enough for now till I can get an updated firware on my T1 headset.

I'm using Cognition.v2.2.Beta7.UCJI6 at the moment.
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