SIMPLE LED Flashlight Question (Galaxy S3)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Jdub412, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    Looking for a flashlight app that doesn't open a screen, just turns on the LED flashlight. I know I can do this with widgets, but I want it on the bottom row (launch dock or whatever it is called).

    It seems like an app like this would make sense, you really don't need a screen to pop up, you just want to quickly turn on the light, and since you want it on quickly, it makes the most sense to put it in the bottom row that is always there.
     

    Advertisement
  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
    323

    Nov 12, 2009
    6,728
    1,790
    323
    Male
    Private Security
    Seattle
    I don't know of an app that does this, but a different launcher would work. Nova launcher is based on the stock ICS/JB launcher with some added features. One of the features is you can place 1x1 widgets in the dock.
     
  3. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    Cool, I'll give it a try!

    Any other launcher suggestions for a Galaxy S3 to can hold 1x1 widgets?
     
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
    323

    Nov 12, 2009
    6,728
    1,790
    323
    Male
    Private Security
    Seattle
    I personally would only try Nova or Apex. Those are the only 2 I know that have been based on Android 4.0+. I personally prefer Nova, but I've heard Apex is really good too.
     
  5. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    The only other one I have heard good things about is GO
     
  6. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    I didn't like any of those launchers at all. Guess I gotta settle for the widget on the home screen.
     
  7. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member
    43

    Mar 1, 2011
    195
    33
    43
    Female
    Alberta, Canada
  8. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    I had Tesla and it always opened a screen unless I set it as a widget, but then you can't put it in the bottom row.
     
  9. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member
    43

    Mar 1, 2011
    195
    33
    43
    Female
    Alberta, Canada
    I use it from my home screen and it doesn't open up a screen, it just turns the light on? Tap it again and it turns off.

    I can dock it too and it works exactly the same way.

    If I open it from the app drawer that is when it opens up a screen..
     
  10. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    hmm, I downloaded it again to double check after you mentioned it and I can't get it to work that way - I looked at all the settings too.
     
  11. Jdub412

    Jdub412 Member
    16

    Nov 23, 2012
    23
    2
    16
    Nevermind - I got it! For some reason, the widget from Tesla LED can go in the bottom row...

    The first time I opened the widget, it pulled up the screen/page for the app, the second time, it only changed whether the LED was on or off.

    Thanks!

    PS - the app comes with two widgets, IIRC, it only works with the simpler looking one
     
  12. Skull Nokker

    Skull Nokker Active Member
    16

    Jun 8, 2012
    44
    7
    16
    Male
    Retired (Electronics Technology)
    Louisville, Ky. USA

Share This Page

Loading...