1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Bedside dock is NOT needed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chuck1906, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Dec 20, 2009
    310
    7
    36
    Unless you want to pay $29.95 for a dock to rest your phone in while it charges, you can get all of the features with out the dock. Just install the Dockrunner app in the market. Its free. It will give you the alarm clock, weather report and options to play music, and slide show. Once you activate that screen it will lock you out from everything else on the phone. So you go to your Notifications panel and select Dockrunner again to deactivate it and it will send you back to your home screen again.
     

    Advertisement

  2. ponchera

    ponchera Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 11, 2009
    92
    3
    16
    nice tip, installed, thanks!
     
  3. CobaltDragon

    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member
    36

    yes, there are a few dock running apps. I like dock simulator more, myself.
     
  4. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    BTDT ... this is way old information. But let's run with it. Sure DockRunner gives you somewhat of an alarm clock app ... but without the dock tipping the DROID right at you, it's not as useful. AND, the dock charges your phone. Dock runner ... no so much.

    Now let's compare DR to Bedside. Bedside also gives you 4 convenient buttons on the screen that can be programmed for whatever apps you want to use with them . . . very handy, very cool (i.e. any alarm clock app you choose, Pandora, Sleep Timer, etc..). And Bedside has a flashlight mode, another handy feature next to your bed. :cool:

    And for you rooted folks ... the dev of Bedside also created LEDs Hack. That app turns OFF those pesky LED lights so you can actually use your DROID as an alarm clock without keeping your entire room lit up like a lighthouse. :eek:

    Lastly, if you don't like that rude charging LED (which the OEM dock solves, just BTW), you can always put an O-Ring around your charging cable and block the LED. Problem solved. ;)
     
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    I actually think this is much more useful than DockRunner. :)

    Dock Simulator (also from the dev of Bedside and LEDs Hack ;) ) taps you into either the Multimedia app or CarDock app. Very cool. A great app for people who want to use the CarDock app without buying the OEM car dock.
     
  6. bigbee

    bigbee Well-Known Member
    16

    Dec 28, 2009
    68
    5
    16
    Car Home is already included with the Droid and can be used without buying the OEM dock.
     
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    True ... but you need Dock Simulator if you're going to use LEDs Hack without either of the docks. Car Home will work, but those LEDs will be blinding you as you drive at night. Annoying. :(
     
  8. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    213

    Oct 24, 2009
    2,940
    564
    213
    Real Estate Agent
    M A dub'l dolla sign
    Without some type of cradle to hold it DockRunner and Bedside are pointless. You can always build one yourself or get a cheaper one from Seido or that other site Droid accessories or whatever its called.
     
  9. SteveRyan

    SteveRyan Well-Known Member
    16

    Jan 22, 2010
    51
    2
    16
    If you do a power cycle and put the Droid in the dock immediately, the soft key lights will not come on.
     
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    Yep. I have a thread around here somewhere that walks you through that "procedure". But soon as you touch the Brightness control, on come the LEDs.
     
  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    I used to call my gf my "beside dock"


    exgf
     
  12. Mhogan35

    Mhogan35 Active Member
    15

    ...priceless.
     
  13. wsbsteven

    wsbsteven Well-Known Member
    38

  14. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    The app Bedside does have this option. ;)

    As well as many other sound managing apps.
     
  15. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 29, 2009
    1,395
    95
    148
    Security
    Mulberry, FL
    Just to let you know... this ENTIRE thread is completely pointless. When 2.1 is released... and it will be very soon... the clock app can be entered just like any other app. There will be no need for random hacks or 3rd party software. You also won't need any sort of brightness hacks to make it actually dark.



    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    213

    Oct 24, 2009
    2,940
    564
    213
    Real Estate Agent
    M A dub'l dolla sign
    Pointless threads are the cool thing around here now, haven't you noticed that fade?
     
  17. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 29, 2009
    1,395
    95
    148
    Security
    Mulberry, FL
    Yeah... but Redundant threads are usually better. At least this wasn't another one about why 2.1 didn't come yesterday.
     
  18. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    I dont see how it's pointless if people get to see those 4 nice pics you posted and they didn't know about that feature of the new night alarm app in 2.1.

    Helpful images, those :)
     
  19. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 29, 2009
    1,395
    95
    148
    Security
    Mulberry, FL

    aah, my young padawan, that is the exact reason I said this thread was pointless and posted the pictures.

    There are quite a few apps currently in use that won't be needed anymore once 2.1 drops.
     
  20. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,604
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY

    Hah, I wish I were young. Damn receding hairline keeps reminding me that isn't the case though :)
     
  21. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 29, 2009
    1,395
    95
    148
    Security
    Mulberry, FL
    lol I know that one all too well. I'm having my mid-life crisis early.
     
  22. Sportster

    Sportster Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 28, 2009
    449
    25
    43
    Male
    Steelworker
    Indiana, US
    Who knows when or even if 2.1 is coming....I've learned over the years to not always trust rumors.
     
  23. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member
    56

    Nov 20, 2009
    187
    2
    56
    Code monkey
    An update to 2.1 for the Droid is not a rumor, it is fact.

    Do not spread a rumor about 2.1 on the Droid being a rumor :).
     
  24. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member
    148

    Oct 29, 2009
    1,395
    95
    148
    Security
    Mulberry, FL

    Wait, why are you spreading rumors about him trying to start a rumor that the update was just a rumor? :thinking:
     
  25. Freebyrd

    Freebyrd Active Member
    15

    Nov 9, 2009
    27
    0
    15
    Hotlanta
    I found a very inexpensive and nice looking holder for Droid on your night stand. Just get a small decorative plate holder for about five bucks. Works great. This way you don't have to take your case off to dock the droid. Anyway, works for me.
     

Share This Page

Loading...