[App] BattMonX (Droid X Battery State Monitor via LED Indicator)


  1. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Well, what started out as a fun side-project and challenge (see this thread http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/224281-even-possible.html) from Android Forums own Steven58 resulted in an actual app: BattMonX ;).

    Some of the folks in the above thread were surprised that they hadn't heard about this app before. I had posted a thread in the Application Announcements forum (http://androidforums.com/applicatio...state-monitor-via-led-status.html#post2027223), but neglected to in the main Droid X forum. So, I wanted to let those that don't frequent the Droid X root forum to know about this too.

    Its an app (free in the Market) that will turn on the LED indicator on your Droid X to a selected color based-upon the current battery state (charging, discharging, charged, or low-battery).

    Lots of other Android phones do light up the phone's LED when charging, but for some reason VZW/Motorola neglected to include this behavior in our beloved Droid X.

    Anyway, for more details and screen shots, check out the announcement thread above. I hope you find this app as fun and useful as I do.

    Cheers!

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

  3. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Well-Known Member

    yeah man no problem. they tweeted (god I hate that word) too. good work!
    I pretty much stay on here all day while at work so... lol
    have a merry Christmas! (or whichever holiday you choose to celebrate lol)
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  4. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

    I don't really care if the LED is on or not when it's charging, but I'll install thuis anyways because, well, I can!
  5. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Lol! :D Thank you for the support! :)

    I'm a little worried about my poor little power and home buttons on my phone from testing this app out so much (especially the set-on-boot functionality)...:eek:

    Cheers and Merry Christmas!
  6. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Well-Known Member

    I followed this story in the root forum and loved it. Let's see you do that Apple... guy wants an app made, posts it up in an Apple forum, and a few days later he has his custom tailored app... not unless Steve Jobs is a good friend of his eh!

    Oh and Scary, I still haven't seen my checking account app in the market yet?




    ;)
  7. Napalm

    Napalm Well-Known Member

    AWESOME. This is what I love about Android.

    I need to get a developer kit and start trying to smrufup some code.

    Thanks.
  8. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    You're famous-ish!!!!!! Yaaaaay! And I'm riding your coat tails!! ;) mwah hahhahaha!
  9. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    lol, emphasis on "-ish" ;)...

    You certainly were the man with the idea and the inspiration for this app :).

    StevensShutdown, BattMonX.... What will be next? :D
  10. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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  11. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Seriously, can't you feel the love and camaraderie here? I love Android and Android Forums! You guys make it a great place!
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  12. SplicedX

    SplicedX Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Scary Alien! How is it that you can do what motorola couldn't? Thanks again! :D
  13. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    No problem...glad I could help. :)

    My son just got a Droid 2 Global (VZW didn't offer the Droid 2 for some reason) and it works great on his phone too.

    Cheers!
  14. mruno

    mruno Well-Known Member

    awesome app. do you have a donation link?
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  15. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

    holy blackberry batman!
  16. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Nah...:)...its just been a fun project for me...never really envisioned such great response from people, lol.

    Thank you for the kind words and feedback though--that is thanks enough.
  17. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    You don't know how long I've been waiting for someone to make a "Batman" reference. lol, I took a lot of grief from my daughter (who made the app icon from my directions). I was just trying to be mischievous and make a play on words (pun) when I had her put the Batman logo on the battery image (she didn't want to--she just rolled her eyes :D).

    Didn't think anyone had noticed...;)
  18. mruno

    mruno Well-Known Member

    donations for beer or wine or cake is good for anyone.
    now if you could just port over firesheep.... ;)
  19. Napalm

    Napalm Well-Known Member

    Awesome naming too.

    Cause he's a smooth pimp who love the ________! (obscure movie reference)
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  20. rfdesq

    rfdesq Well-Known Member

    Using latest update. Couldn't get the charging light to go out after unplugging from a car charger. Didn't have this problem with an AC charger. Strange.
  21. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    How long was the polling-interval set to?

    I've had mine set to 5 minutes (300 seconds) before and it will not change the LED status until after its next checking cycle (i.e., up to whatever time duration is left in the current polling-interval).

    Let me know if you want or are willing to do any debugging or view what the app is doing: its pretty easy with the aLogcat (free in the Market) app...I've got lots of debugging messages that you can see what the app is doing; just set a Log Filter to "BattMonX" and the "Level?" to "Debug" (via the Preferences in the second (More) menu page).

    Thanks for the feedback and let me know if you have any issues or questions. I'm happy to help.

    Cheers!
  22. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    just read the new change log. (parsing integers....what a geek!) :p

    Edit: I get top billing over Rachel.. w00t! (don't tell Rachel) ;)
  23. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Geeky as charged :D ;).

    Edit: lol...I just read your edit too (good thing Rach has a sense of humor too!)
  24. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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