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[APP] Brightness Motion [v1.14] - [2011-09-02]

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Marinelli.Tv

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Jul 19, 2010
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Android.Marinelli.Tv
Hi, I need your feedback and comments about my new application.

icon.pngBrightness Motion - Get the perfect control on your device !

This application let you control the brightness level only with motion.
To preserve your battery you can simply change your screen brightness with motion in any application.

* Move your device to the right and raise your brightness.
* Move your device to the left to decrease your brightness.
More features :
* Brightness Widget - Show the current brightness level.
* Always show the brightness level on the notification toolbar.
* Adjust the brightness level manually.
* Support the auto-brightness.
* Long press on search key to show the brightness dialog.
* Change the brightness with volume key when brightness dialog appear.
* KeyPress events when the brightness dialog appear:
- Menu key : open Brightness Motion settings.
- Back key : close the brightness dialog.
* The brightness indicator stay always on top. Click and hold to change the location. Single click to show indicator. Double click to show the brightness dialog.
* Brightness restore - Restore the brightness level to a default value:
* On unlock device
* On close screen
* On incoming call
* On end call
* On power connected
* On power disconnected

This feature is useful when you want to change the brightness while playing Angry Bird, Tower Defense, Glow Hockey, Blast Monkeys, 2 Players Reactor to name a few... No need to leave the game to change your brightness setting. Flip it !

After the installation, open the application and start the motion detection service. Now, you got the perfect control on your device !
All disable settings are available in the pro version. If you want support this development, please buy the pro version.


Video demonstration v1.11 available on YouTube

Video demonstration v1.5 available on YouTube

Video demonstration v1.4 available on YouTube

Video demonstration v1.0 available on YouTube


Market Link : Brightness Motion

Thank you
 

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Marinelli.Tv

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Android.Marinelli.Tv
Changelog

2011-06-22 - version 1.0
* First release
2011-06-22 - version 1.0.1
* Optimize the licence validation

2011-06-23 - version 1.1
* Add French translation
* Add feature : Manually change brightness - Use the seek bar to change the brightness when the dialog appear.

2011-06-24 - version 1.2
* Fix the problem with the service deactivation / activation ( after a call)
* Add the Simple Mode - Disable the left / right detection motion, only shake to show the brightness dialog and change the level manually.

2011-06-25 - version 1.3
* Add Auto brightness feature - Show auto brightness option on the brightness dialog. You device must support this feature.

2011-06-27 - version 1.4
* Fix the setting bug for "simple mode"
* Improve the service stability
* Add Motion close feature
* Remove the brightness dialog from recent activity
* Add Service notification on toolbar (service state)

2011-06-28 - version 1.4.1
*Remove "Motion Close" feature if your device doesn't support the DEVICE_POWER permission
*Fix preference reset after reboot
*Fix the motion detection when you close your device (sometime motion detect when screen off)

2011-06-30 - version 1.5
*Disable the motion detection service when the device is on a call
*Improve the brightness dialog
- Always on top of all application.
- Improve performance
- Keep the focus on the current activity.

2011-07-06 - version 1.6
- Reorganize the settings for more new features
- Add Invisible mode - Don't show the brightness dialog when motion detect.
- Add Minimum brightness limit - Set a minimum brightness limit ​to prevent too low values.
- Add Hide notification - Hide the notification icon on toolbar.
- Improve the license validation

2011-07-15 - version 1.7
- Fixed bug - Doesn't starts service if hide notification is activited.
- Fixed bug - Keep auto brightness setting when using simple mode.
- Fixed bug - License validation after reboot.
- Add brightness level on the notify icon.
2011-07-15 - version 1.7.1
- Fix validation bug for some users

2011-07-22 - Version 1.8
- Add brightness restore - Restore the brightness level to a default value when you unlock your device.
- Add an option to configure the transparency level of the brightness dialog.
- Add the forum link in help section.
- Add share option.

2011-07-29 - Version 1.9
- Add an option to change the brightness progression smoothly when the brightness dialog appear.
- Add an option to use volume key to change the brightness level when the brightness dialog appear.
- Add KeyPress events when the brightness dialog appear:
- Menu key : open Brightness Motion settings.
- Back key : close the brightness dialog.

2011-08-06 - Version 1.10
Add Brightness Widget - Show the current brightness level on the widget.
Improve the license validation.

2011-08-06 - Version 1.10.1
Fix onClick widget error when motion service is disable.

2011-08-09 - Version 1.11
Added a tiny brightness indicator - The brightness indicator stay always on top. Click and hold to change the location. Single click to show indicator. Double click to show the brightness dialog.

2011-08-15 - Version 1.12
- Add an option to disable motion detection trigger, if you want use the other features without motion detection. (Thanks Lavar)
- Add borders docking when you move the tiny brightness indicator.

2011-08-29 - Version 1.13
- Remove "Manual mode" option -Now, always enable
- Add new section "Marinelli.Tv Apps"
- Improve the license validation

2011-09-02 - Version 1.14
- Long press on search key to show the brightness dialog
- Add an option Brightness dialog location : TOP - CENTER - BOTTOM
- New brightness restore :
* On unlock device
* On close screen
* On incoming call
* On end call
* On power connected
* On power disconnected
 
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Elloco305

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I hope you know you've already made it to the front page over at life hacker. Great job. Lol

BTW this works great on my mytouch 4G.
Thanks.

Tip from personal experience, I find this easier when doing it opposite from the video.
In other words instead of turning it away from you, bring it from away towards you as a flying in sort of way.
Hope this helps.

Sent from my HTC Glacier using XDA App
 
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DMD9

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Oct 20, 2010
305
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Great idea, very handy app, working fine on rooted GT I9000 (JVP) with supercurio's kernel. Using the Pro version from the market. It's kinda hard to be accurate with the flicks lol, but I guess practice and a play around with the settings will change that.
Good work mate, will be following this one :D
 

evaradar

Senior Member
Aug 29, 2010
261
34
Toronto
Great concept, however under the Permissions tab in the Market it says it prevents the device from sleeping. Is this a big thing to be worried about or?

Can the device still go into sleep mode, yes or no? I ask because usually I let my devices go to sleep.

Thanks
 

Marinelli.Tv

Senior Member
Jul 19, 2010
134
63
Montréal
Android.Marinelli.Tv
Great concept, however under the Permissions tab in the Market it says it prevents the device from sleeping. Is this a big thing to be worried about or?

Can the device still go into sleep mode, yes or no? I ask because usually I let my devices go to sleep.

Thanks

No problem about that. The motion detection service was disable when the screen is off or when the device sleep.

I use this permission to remove the "auto dim brightness" when the brightness dialog appear...

API : PowerManager.SCREEN_DIM_WAKE_LOCK

Sent from my Desire HD
 

raven369

Senior Member
Aug 14, 2010
63
3
I feel that it would be easier to flick up and down/towards and away but I guess that's just personal preference. Kind of difficult to test while on the go when you have start on boot locked. Very nice concept.
 
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troedi

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May 10, 2010
140
32
cool app, but there's a minor defect:

move your phone so that the brightness dialog is shown. after that press the home-button until the recent-apps screen is shown. choose "brightness motion" --> it shows the brightness dialog again instead of the brightness motion settings screen.
 

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    Hi, I need your feedback and comments about my new application.

    icon.pngBrightness Motion - Get the perfect control on your device !

    This application let you control the brightness level only with motion.
    To preserve your battery you can simply change your screen brightness with motion in any application.

    * Move your device to the right and raise your brightness.
    * Move your device to the left to decrease your brightness.
    More features :
    * Brightness Widget - Show the current brightness level.
    * Always show the brightness level on the notification toolbar.
    * Adjust the brightness level manually.
    * Support the auto-brightness.
    * Long press on search key to show the brightness dialog.
    * Change the brightness with volume key when brightness dialog appear.
    * KeyPress events when the brightness dialog appear:
    - Menu key : open Brightness Motion settings.
    - Back key : close the brightness dialog.
    * The brightness indicator stay always on top. Click and hold to change the location. Single click to show indicator. Double click to show the brightness dialog.
    * Brightness restore - Restore the brightness level to a default value:
    * On unlock device
    * On close screen
    * On incoming call
    * On end call
    * On power connected
    * On power disconnected

    This feature is useful when you want to change the brightness while playing Angry Bird, Tower Defense, Glow Hockey, Blast Monkeys, 2 Players Reactor to name a few... No need to leave the game to change your brightness setting. Flip it !

    After the installation, open the application and start the motion detection service. Now, you got the perfect control on your device !
    All disable settings are available in the pro version. If you want support this development, please buy the pro version.


    Video demonstration v1.11 available on YouTube

    Video demonstration v1.5 available on YouTube

    Video demonstration v1.4 available on YouTube

    Video demonstration v1.0 available on YouTube


    Market Link : Brightness Motion

    Thank you
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    since i updated to newest apk from the market, it doesn't work anymore. It just stays at the brightness i last left it at before i updated.

    (so i last left it at 50% before update, now since then it will vibrate when i shake it, but wont change from 50%, just stays there.)

    Hope this isn't just me, and if you have an idea how to fix it im all ears to try, unless its the app.

    thanks awesome app, love it so much i bought the pro one

    I use htc thunderbolt rooted newest das bamf sense 3.0 roms, if that helps you at all?

    Try this :

    In settings, uncheck "Simple mode".
    "Simple mode" -> Disable the left / right detection motion, only shake to show the brightness dialog and change the level manually.
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    i am on v1.3
    so is this normal?

    After many times, the service doesn't work. I have the same problem. It's hard to debug but I think why... I will try to fix it tonight.

    Thank you

    Sent from my Desire HD
    1
    just checked, when my phone idles for a while, the shaking function wont work anymore until I have to go to the app and click it open to turn it on again. so it seems it means the process got killed after idle for a while until i have to wake it up by clicking it open.

    normal?

    thanks.

    I'm currently working to fix the problem...

    Thank you
    1
    just checked, when my phone idles for a while, the shaking function wont work anymore until I have to go to the app and click it open to turn it on again. so it seems it means the process got killed after idle for a while until i have to wake it up by clicking it open.

    normal?

    thanks.

    Please try the new version 1.4