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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kmookie, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. kmookie

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    does any one know of an app compatable with the moment, that uses the camare flash for a flashlight, and could using the camara flash be bad on the bulb or led
     

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  2. kiddk1

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    I have been looking for about a week and have searched but found nothing, there is an app called gflash but it does not seem to work, there is one mentioned in the reviews called led torch but I cannot seem to locate it in the market, must be for 1.6 and above. LMK if you locate one.
     
  3. Pertinax

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    I am also looking for one. I downloaded Glowing Pear but it doesn't work with the moment. The developer shares the source so an Android programmer with a Moment may be able to port it easily enough. I keep in installed hoping there will be an update some day that will make it work.

    I used to use the flash on my HTC Mogul quite often and it never seemed to cause a problem.
     
  4. latinmaxima

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    The way the LED is designed it shouldn't hurt it. It may drain the battery slightly quicker depending on the use but these are fairly bright LED's with still lesser power drain i believe than the screen setting to brightest. Hopefully and app is possible using 1.5.
     
  5. dkjones96

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    It's a stupidly bright LED, I'd love to be able to use it as a flashlight. I'd like to see it as a toggle switch on the home screen like my wifi and bluetooth buttons. I'd 100% pay for that ability.
     
  6. kmookie

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    thanks for all the info, hopefully an app comes out. or an update, ill b watching for one. and post it here if I find one
     
  7. Pertinax

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    That would be a cool way to implement it. I have paid more $ for less useful apps than an app that would allow use of the LED as a flashlight. So I would certainly pay for it if necessary. (Programmers need to eat too.)
     
  8. pastafarian

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    There's a led flashlight app for the Droid, but none for the Moment.
    On another flash note. The maker of Camera Zoom FX after a long time between updates added then removed the flash access from the app for the Moment and now it's a Droid only feature. This only increases my buyers remorse over that app considering that Pro zoom Camera 5x has accessed the flash for quite a while.
     
  9. kmookie

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    so basically what your saying is that there cant and wont ever be a flash app for the moment?
     
  10. latinmaxima

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    There will once 2.1 is available. I believe the difficulty is simply in 1.5 and the driver control of the flash. Just be patient and I am sure curvefush or someone esle will have a toggle on the home screen. That would be pretty awesome!
     
  11. kmookie

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    ok thanks, and dumb question: what are all the numbers i see in all the forums? like 1.5, and 2.0, and all that stuff? is my moment a 1.5
     
  12. njbianco

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    Yes all moments are at 1.5 currently 2.1 is coming out sometime in 2010 for the moment
     
  13. kmookie

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    so is it like the software that the phone has?
     
  14. chibucks

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    I use the camcorder to use the camera flash as a flashlight. Its intersting what you can catch in the dark. =)
     
  15. kmookie

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    oh really i didnt know the camcorder had a flash, ill try that out haha
     
  16. the_dingman

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    Yes.

    The Moment is running Android version 1.5. The newest version is 2.1 which is out on the Motorola Droid, but is promised to us in the 'first half of 2010'.

    You will see them referenced as:

    1.5 is 'Cupcake'
    1.6 is 'Donut'
    2.0 is 'Eclair'
     
  17. sycor

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    Sounds like the android programers are fatties. lol Like me!
     
  18. caspertodd

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    Well, what does that make Mac programmers?

    5.2 Mac OS X v10.0 Cheetah"
    5.3 Mac OS X v10.1 "Puma"
    5.4 Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar"
    5.5 Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther"
    5.6 Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger"
    5.7 Mac OS X v10.5"Leopard"
    5.8 Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard"


    Wait a minute...don't answer that. :D
     
  19. jvrobert

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    I have a quick and dirty test app to allow direct toggling of the LED flash from the home screen, you can test it out if you'd like. If there's interest I'll polish it up a bit more.

    Help getting LED flash to work?
     
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  20. latinmaxima

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    Attempting to download now and test. How do I install an app not on the market? Glad to hear it is working so far on your phone. This should do well if it works correctly.

    nevermind. I forgot to use AppManager! and you will have a ton of interest if it works correctly! Everyone with a moment will probably download!


    Used appmanager to install it and am getting a force close each time. I added it to the home screen as a widget? Should I be doing it as something else?
     
  21. chibucks

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    Great job!
     
  22. zippy

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    works great
     
  23. Murdermajig

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    LOL wow
     
  24. kiddk1

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    does not work for me, it just locks up my phone I have to remove the battery to reboot.
     
  25. CriticalCritic

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    Are you taking a pic with the default camera flash first?
     

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