FlashLight that uses Camera Flash

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lobe50, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. lobe50

    lobe50 Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone found a FlashLight App that uses the dual LED Camera Flash as a light source?? I have this on my BlackBerry Storm and it works Awesome.

    Have not had any luck finding one like it for the DROID???
     

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  2. kmfdmk

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    I haven't found one either. After upgrading successively from on G'z One to the next, to the Boulder, then the Exilim, ALL of which let you use the Flash LED as a flash light, I find it insulting to be relegated to the iPhone crowd that use their LCD as a flashlight. What... seriously? I laughed the first time I saw one of my friends waving their iPhone around using the LCD as a dim flashlight. I found an App that does this, but it's for the blackberry.
     
  3. lobe50

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    Yeah I am trying to make sure the DROID does everything that I like about my STORM along w/ its many other greatnesses...lol

    But theat Storm Flashlight app that uses the camera Flash is Awesome.
    The other night we were 1/2 mile into the woods at 8pm tracking a rabid fox (long story), and the flashlight we had shit the bed. Then I remembered the Storm light , it worked great . Even my Dad would was walking behind me could see perfectly fine.....

    Well I guess we will have to keep looking.....:thinking:
     
  4. dvsDave

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    I'm keeping an eye out as well. Been rather underwhelmed with the camera functiono (although the qik streaming was great!)

    Hoping they fix the camera issues with a software patch, and in the meantime, I'm looking for an app that can make use of the incredibly bright LCD "flash" as a flashlight.
     
  5. Spirix

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    Would love to be able to use the camera flash as a flashlight! If someone knows how to do this please share! Or maybe a developer can make us an app! Would pay for it.
     
  6. OngoingCivilUnrest

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    I would also pay for an app that does this. It seems pretty simple and the hardware's all there, we just need the code to be written
     
  7. ressu

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    Has anyone tried Glowing Pear if it works on droid? It is a flashlight app that uses the camera flash on Samsung Galaxy.
     
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  9. Spirix

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    Tried it out, doesn't work :( someone create an app like Glowing Pear but for DROID!
     
  10. OngoingCivilUnrest

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    Ugg, I wish I knew Java
     
  11. eclipsed4utoo

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    Be on the lookout soon. I am working on a widget to do this. I believe I have the widget done, but I have only been able to test in the Emulator, which doesn't have the LEDs. I have my DROID at home, and should be able to test it tonight.
     
  12. lobe50

    lobe50 Well-Known Member
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    Sweet. ...Keep us Posted.
    Thanks
     
  13. Chet

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    I am working on this app as well. The api seems to be there in the form of Camera.Parameters.FLASH_MODE_TORCH during a preview.

    I haven't had much time to work on this due to playing with my new droid with all of my spare time :D
     
  14. awesomefabulous

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    Yeah this would be some simple coding, glad to see some people jumping on it.
     
  15. virtus

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    Can't wait for this - had it on my previous phone and actually used it a lot. LED's are much brighter than the screen. There's no comparison.
     
  16. Juneau

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    This would be a great widget to have. I miss having this ability and appreciate those working on a widget.
     
  17. Shiggs

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    Not found by market search or scanning the barcode...
     
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    Doesn't mean a lot, as There are other devs with similar names.

    Also, the comment for that app at AndroLib also states that it is missing from the market....
     
  20. Fronc

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    I wanted to modify the pearlight app to work for the Droid, but I contacted the developer and he hasn't responded.

    I haven't developed an app for android yet but would def. experiment if I just had some code to base it off of.

    Can anyone provide me with the source of any apps that might be useful? I'll bang out a camera flash proggy this weekend.
     
  21. 1033

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    I think a call to getSupportedFlashModes() puts that out of the question?

    Pretty sure the camera driver needs to be updated before you can use the led as a torch from the API.
     
  22. eclipsed4utoo

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    have you run this code yet? I am going to be using this code but I haven't been able to run it on a DROID yet.
     
  23. 1033

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    Yes. returns ON, OFF, AUTO no RED_EYE or TORCH mode is available.

    I've been trying to get those lights to turn on for the past 48 hours... The only way I think its possible is to load the camera api up and maybe take shot after shot (or focus after focus) without recording anything, using about as much power in the CPU as the lights. not an option.

    P.S. I would be interested if anyone can get the lights to work on the camcorder preview/record.
     
  24. hdsixhundred

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    someone get this app working damn! :D I looked right after i got my droid to see if there were any apps for the LED's because those things are bright.
     

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