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Proximity controlled loudspeaker?


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  1. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there an app that will automatically trigger the loudspeaker when the phone isn't next to my head? Then revert to normal once the proximity sensor sees it's at my ear again?

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  2. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So does nobody know of one?

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  3. kaine

    kaine Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Auto Conference.

    When you place the phone flat on a surface, it'll put loudspeaker on, and revert back to normal when you pick it up again.
     
  4. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's not triggered by the proximity sensor though, as it won't be flat while in my car holder for example.

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  5. kaine

    kaine Well-Known Member

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    Well how is the phone meant to know how far away the user is? There's nothing on a phone that can detect that, other than light sensors. Even then a phone can't differentiate between no light in a room, and a fat head blocking the light.
     
  6. muncher

    muncher Well-Known Member

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    actually i believe there are two sensors... a proximity sensor and a light sensor
     
  7. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Correct, the desire has a proximity sensor, hence why I asked about apps that can use the PROXIMITY sensor, not a light or orientation sensor. It realises it's not near my ear if it's even just a couple of centimeters away, no matter how light or dark it is. There's a free app on the market called proxylight tester which actually shows you when the sensors notice a change. So it's possible for what I want to work, just wondering if anyone knows of an app for it.

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  8. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I guess not then, I wonder how hard it would be to make my own...

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