[APP] SideSqueeze 2.08 - add squeeze gestures to your S10!

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ffolkes

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What is SideSqueeze?

SideSqueeze is an innovative and unique app that uses the barometric pressure sensor in your device to detect squeezes and screen presses. It is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy devices from 2017 onwards, although some people have reported varying degrees of success with Pixel devices.


What It Does

SideSqueeze gives your S8/S9/S10 series Galaxy the ability to respond to squeezes, double squeezes, triple squeezes, quadruple squeezes, long squeezes, and/or inertial squeezes, as well as force presses on the screen. For example, you can double squeeze your phone to activate Google Assistant...or maybe you'd like to quadruple squeeze to toggle auto-rotation. And now with Tasker integration, you can even create elaborate tasks to do just about anything and trigger them with any type of squeeze! SideSqueeze's new modular GUI allows you to pick and choose what you want to do with ease.


Features (not all available in trial version)

  • 7 detectable squeeze types (single, double, triple, quadruple, long, long double-squeeze, and inertial)
  • 3 detectable press types (single, long, and 2-finger)
  • Independently selectable criteria allow you to assign multiple actions to any trigger type (if lockscreen open, if homescreen open, if camera open, if S-Pen detached, if within 5-seconds of power on, if the phone is ringing, if in-call, or if screen is off)
  • New app picker to launch any app of your choosing
  • Tasker integration to launch any task of your choosing
  • Quick Settings tile to toggle detection engine
  • Wide selection of common actions, such as flashlight toggling, status bar toggling, etc
  • Adjustable pressure thresholds
  • Calibration assistant to customize SideSqueeze to your device's unique characteristics
  • Efficient detection algorithm that is designed to be as lightweight and low-power as possible with no significant impact on battery life


Questions?

See the in-app Help section for answers to commonly asked questions.


Where do I get it?

SideSqueeze 2 is now available on the Play store!


Screenshots

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Ndaoud360

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Yea, I tried Side Squeeze 1 when I first got the S10 a month ago and didn't work too well. I'll try the new version!
 

ffolkes

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Yea, I tried Side Squeeze 1 when I first got the S10 a month ago and didn't work too well. I'll try the new version!

Thanks! Also, keep in mind that if you're having problems you can use double-squeeze or triple-squeeze and keep single-squeeze disabled. Hopefully the new calibration stuff will help get it working better on your device. :)
 

liskam

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Hi, this could be a useful app I think,but it didn't work on my s10e.I have calibrated and it read my pressure meters well,but there is no reaction when I squeeze it
 

rom116

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Hey man, super excited for this app. I have been a long time HTC user and the force sense was one of my favorite features. I don't think the app is quite ready for prime time yet though. I set my force pressure and calibration went well, but so far the device has only performed the way it should in 1 out of 10 tests. It also seems to set some kind of delay in between presses and squeezes. Hope you get these things ironed out, this would be really cool if you can get it working properly. Good luck.
 

ffolkes

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Hey man, super excited for this app. I have been a long time HTC user and the force sense was one of my favorite features. I don't think the app is quite ready for prime time yet though. I set my force pressure and calibration went well, but so far the device has only performed the way it should in 1 out of 10 tests. It also seems to set some kind of delay in between presses and squeezes. Hope you get these things ironed out, this would be really cool if you can get it working properly. Good luck.

Thanks for the feedback! If you still have it installed, can you go to the About tab, and tap "Send Report"? That will send me a list of all your SideSqueeze settings/values (nothing identifying). There is always a delay between things because it has to detect a pressure baseline again. Usually this takes 1-2 seconds.
 

rom116

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Thanks for the feedback! If you still have it installed, can you go to the About tab, and tap "Send Report"? That will send me a list of all your SideSqueeze settings/values (nothing identifying). There is always a delay between things because it has to detect a pressure baseline again. Usually this takes 1-2 seconds.

Bummer, i uninstalled already. I probably waited at least 10 seconds.
 

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Thanks for the feedback! If you still have it installed, can you go to the About tab, and tap "Send Report"? That will send me a list of all your SideSqueeze settings/values (nothing identifying). There is always a delay between things because it has to detect a pressure baseline again. Usually this takes 1-2 seconds.

Is there any way of removing the 2 second delay? Its really annoying and makes it hard to work.
 
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Version 2.07 (just released to the store last night) offers better reliability and faster response-time, especially when "Disable baseline verification" is set (checked) on the settings panel (go to the About or Help tab, tap the gear icon on the top-right corner). Also, SideSqueeze is on sale for $1.99 through July 13th!
 

the_scotsman

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This is a fantastic app. So many possibilities. I've been testing both squeeze and screen press. I've tried multiple gain, multiple sensitivities, multiple calibrations, but it just never works out to be consistent.

I have them all setup to simply toggle the flashlight for now, andI just can't get them to toggle in a consistent manner. Even though I'm pressing as consistent as possible.

Actually as I'm typing this, I've noticed that while my S10 5G is on AOD, the squeeze sometimes inconsistently works, then stops. And when I press the power button to wake the phone up to the lock screen, the flashlight suddenly turns on or off, like the AOD was blocking the app from working all of a sudden. And then catches up to the last action it was supposed to do.

EG: On AOD, it was intermittently toggling on/off with squeeze, then stopped. So I pressed the power button to go to the lock screen. And as soon as I did this, the flashlight came back on itself, with the "turning flashlight on" message, wirthout me squeezing. Like the buffer of the app had caught up, as it was being blocked in AOD for some reason.

So it looks like something in the ap AOD is being blocked randomly/intermittently.
 
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ffolkes

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This is a fantastic app. So many possibilities. I've been testing both squeeze and screen press. I've tried multiple gain, multiple sensitivities, multiple calibrations, but it just never works out to be consistent.

I have them all setup to simply toggle the flashlight for now, andI just can't get them to toggle in a consistent manner. Even though I'm pressing as consistent as possible.

Actually as I'm typing this, I've noticed that while my S10 5G is on AOD, the squeeze sometimes inconsistently works, then stops. And when I press the power button to wake the phone up to the lock screen, the flashlight suddenly turns on or off, like the AOD was blocking the app from working all of a sudden. And then catches up to the last action it was supposed to do.

EG: On AOD, it was intermittently toggling on/off with squeeze, then stopped. So I pressed the power button to go to the lock screen. And as soon as I did this, the flashlight came back on itself, with the "turning flashlight on" message, wirthout me squeezing. Like the buffer of the app had caught up, as it was being blocked in AOD for some reason.

So it looks like something in the ap AOD is being blocked randomly/intermittently.

Thank you, I will look into this.
 
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reverendhtc

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Nice app. Great idea.

Would it be possible to add opening of edge panel via single squeeze?

I have a tough case that partially covers the screen edges making it difficult to swipe the panel out.
 

hopelives

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Great app and many thanks for it. I have one question: Is it possible to start voice or screen recording via squeeze in Samsung S10e?
 

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    What is SideSqueeze?

    SideSqueeze is an innovative and unique app that uses the barometric pressure sensor in your device to detect squeezes and screen presses. It is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy devices from 2017 onwards, although some people have reported varying degrees of success with Pixel devices.


    What It Does

    SideSqueeze gives your S8/S9/S10 series Galaxy the ability to respond to squeezes, double squeezes, triple squeezes, quadruple squeezes, long squeezes, and/or inertial squeezes, as well as force presses on the screen. For example, you can double squeeze your phone to activate Google Assistant...or maybe you'd like to quadruple squeeze to toggle auto-rotation. And now with Tasker integration, you can even create elaborate tasks to do just about anything and trigger them with any type of squeeze! SideSqueeze's new modular GUI allows you to pick and choose what you want to do with ease.


    Features (not all available in trial version)

    • 7 detectable squeeze types (single, double, triple, quadruple, long, long double-squeeze, and inertial)
    • 3 detectable press types (single, long, and 2-finger)
    • Independently selectable criteria allow you to assign multiple actions to any trigger type (if lockscreen open, if homescreen open, if camera open, if S-Pen detached, if within 5-seconds of power on, if the phone is ringing, if in-call, or if screen is off)
    • New app picker to launch any app of your choosing
    • Tasker integration to launch any task of your choosing
    • Quick Settings tile to toggle detection engine
    • Wide selection of common actions, such as flashlight toggling, status bar toggling, etc
    • Adjustable pressure thresholds
    • Calibration assistant to customize SideSqueeze to your device's unique characteristics
    • Efficient detection algorithm that is designed to be as lightweight and low-power as possible with no significant impact on battery life


    Questions?

    See the in-app Help section for answers to commonly asked questions.


    Where do I get it?

    SideSqueeze 2 is now available on the Play store!


    Screenshots

    sidesqueeze_ss1a.png
    sidesqueeze_ss2.png
    sidesqueeze_ss3.png
    sidesqueeze_ss4.png
    sidesqueeze_ss5.png
    1
    Thanks for the feedback! If you still have it installed, can you go to the About tab, and tap "Send Report"? That will send me a list of all your SideSqueeze settings/values (nothing identifying). There is always a delay between things because it has to detect a pressure baseline again. Usually this takes 1-2 seconds.

    Is there any way of removing the 2 second delay? Its really annoying and makes it hard to work.
    1
    This is a fantastic app. So many possibilities. I've been testing both squeeze and screen press. I've tried multiple gain, multiple sensitivities, multiple calibrations, but it just never works out to be consistent.

    I have them all setup to simply toggle the flashlight for now, andI just can't get them to toggle in a consistent manner. Even though I'm pressing as consistent as possible.

    Actually as I'm typing this, I've noticed that while my S10 5G is on AOD, the squeeze sometimes inconsistently works, then stops. And when I press the power button to wake the phone up to the lock screen, the flashlight suddenly turns on or off, like the AOD was blocking the app from working all of a sudden. And then catches up to the last action it was supposed to do.

    EG: On AOD, it was intermittently toggling on/off with squeeze, then stopped. So I pressed the power button to go to the lock screen. And as soon as I did this, the flashlight came back on itself, with the "turning flashlight on" message, wirthout me squeezing. Like the buffer of the app had caught up, as it was being blocked in AOD for some reason.

    So it looks like something in the ap AOD is being blocked randomly/intermittently.
    1
    This is a fantastic app. So many possibilities. I've been testing both squeeze and screen press. I've tried multiple gain, multiple sensitivities, multiple calibrations, but it just never works out to be consistent.

    I have them all setup to simply toggle the flashlight for now, andI just can't get them to toggle in a consistent manner. Even though I'm pressing as consistent as possible.

    Actually as I'm typing this, I've noticed that while my S10 5G is on AOD, the squeeze sometimes inconsistently works, then stops. And when I press the power button to wake the phone up to the lock screen, the flashlight suddenly turns on or off, like the AOD was blocking the app from working all of a sudden. And then catches up to the last action it was supposed to do.

    EG: On AOD, it was intermittently toggling on/off with squeeze, then stopped. So I pressed the power button to go to the lock screen. And as soon as I did this, the flashlight came back on itself, with the "turning flashlight on" message, wirthout me squeezing. Like the buffer of the app had caught up, as it was being blocked in AOD for some reason.

    So it looks like something in the ap AOD is being blocked randomly/intermittently.

    Thank you, I will look into this.