MotoTorch LED 2.0 released - FREE FOR 3 DAYS

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  1. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

    It will be free forever, not for just 3 days.


    Apps --> Tools --> Just In.

    1. Uses both a widget and a normal application to turn on the LEDs as a flashlight.
    2. The widget icon will change depending on whether the LEDs are on or not.
    3. The application will allow you to configure whether you want the screen to dim or not.
    4. The application will allow you to use the LEDs as a strobe light.
    5. The application will allow you to use the LEDs as a MORSE CODE sender, implementing the international Morse protocol.

    Version 2.2(11/26):

    1. Strobe and Morse Code now run on their own threads. This means that there are now Start/Stop buttons.
    2. Strobe now has 2 sliders that allow the duration and delay to be configurable. These can be moved while the strobe is on to see the values changed on the fly.
    3. Changed the checkbox for the "Torch" section to be more descriptive.

    I made tons of changes to how the settings are saved. I hope this will have fixed the issue with it losing the screen timeout. If it continues to happen, let me know.

    Version 2.3(11/27):

    1. Now supports landscape mode.
    2. Added numeric labels to the strobe sliders.

    Version 2.4(11/27):

    1. Fixed issue with moving to landscape while Strobe or Morse code is on.

    Version 2.5(12/02):

    1. Changed the Widget icon.
    2. Added the ability to dim the screen while the LEDs are on. This includes having a slider to specify the brightness of the screen.
    3. Fixed "B" "D" Morse Code bug.
    4. The "Dim Screen" and "Turn Off Screen" are now disabled if Automatic Brightness is turned on. Automatic Brightness overrides both of these settings. Currently there is no way for me to disable Automatic Brightness programmatically. It seems to have been left out of the SDK.

    Version 2.6(12/04):

    1. The widget icon is now configurable. Use the MENU button in the application to select the icon for the widget.
    2. Fixed issue where using the widget of certain other apps could cause the LEDs to come on.
    3. Added a Disclaimer when opening the app. It should only be shown once. If you accept, it will not show again.
    4. Added a message when Automatic Brightness is enabled.
    5. The "Dim Screen" slider is disabled when the "Dim Screen" checkbox is unchecked.

    NOTE: The Dim Screen only works from the application. It currently does not work from the widget. This is due to a bug in Android.

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    As for the "dim screen", it seems that I am not able to change the brightness programmatically because of a bug in Android. It is stated that it should be fixed in the first update of Android.

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    Also, "turn off the screen" only works when Automatic brightness is turned off. If auto brightness is on, the light sensor senses the light of the flash, and thinks that it needs to brighten the screen.

    To install the widget, Long Press on an open space on a HOME screen, choose "Widgets", then choose "MotoTorch LED".

    I have also added a Donation version of the app to the Market. If you would like to donate toward MotoTorch's development, you can buy that version. BOTH VERSIONS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. The free version is NOT limited in any way.

    Scan the barcode below with Barcode Scanner to be taken directly to the Market.

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  2. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

    awesome, thanks!
  3. carbonnoid

    carbonnoid New Member

    Good find, works well
  4. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    You are a gentleman and a coder. ;)

    Thanks particularly for the morsing capability - had that on my BB and missed it.
  5. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    When you say free for 3 days does that mean it will only work for 3 days then we have to pay OR it's a free download for 3 days then you will start charging?
  6. JackT

    JackT Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the awesome app. Works like a charm.
  7. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

    Actually, I have had a change of heart. I am not going to start charging again. It will be free forever.
    dgwood12 likes this.
  8. ArXane

    ArXane Well-Known Member

    +1 ???
  9. craiglester

    craiglester Active Member

    Thank you, this is excellent :)
  10. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

  11. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

    That is really cool of you. Much thanks, you should have setup a spot for donations.
  12. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

    Cool idea. I have added a donate through Paypal link in my signature.
  13. Nickles

    Nickles Member

    awesome ! widget is sweet. great job.
  14. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

  15. Kamilli0n

    Kamilli0n Well-Known Member

    Very Cool...Thank you
  16. faf1998

    faf1998 New Member

    Great app. Thanks for making it free!
  17. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member

    Now, among all the other electronic doodads I can store away will be my keychain LED flashlight . . . :D (Garmin, MP3 player, cameras, etc. - but still keeping my hammer and screwdriver handy)
  18. craighwk

    craighwk Well-Known Member

    Love it! So nice to have a real phone with a flash that provides a REAL source of light, not just from the screen.

    Thanks for being a part of it.
  19. GorillaTheHutt

    GorillaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    thanks. just out of curiosity, why did you decide to make it free?
  20. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

    Just donated a buck...nice work.
  21. kg6epf

    kg6epf Well-Known Member

    Any chance of getting the LED's to come on at full brightness like they do when the camera comes on?
  22. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

  23. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

    working on that. Trying to figure out what the camera app does differently.
  24. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

    278 people had downloaded the first one. I doubt I could get to all of them to let them know about this version in the 3 days that it was free. So I didn't feel like it would be fair to have them pay again.
  25. spectrrr

    spectrrr Well-Known Member

    Can I make a suggestion as well, since I'd love to see you compensated by more people than just the folks that read this forum.

    Make a second version of the app that is IDENTICAL in every way to the free one, and post it on the Market under "MotoTorch LED - Donations" and charge for it. You can note at the top of the description that the free version is identical.

    I have seen a few apps follow this model on the market, and in a few instances, I've used the free version, loved it, and then purchased the donate one because I wanted to support the person.

    Just a way for you to open the support option up to people other than the folks reading here.

    Thanks for all the work!

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