Gravity Screen Pro - On/Off

Gravity Screen Pro - On/Off


Install it only if you have difficulty to Unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase.



If you have purchased this app and want to change to the Unlocked version:
- unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase
- send me the two purchase numbers or the two receipts you got from Google Play
- and I'll refund the purchase of the Pro version





Using your phone often? Tired of the On-Off switching?
This app turns automatically your screen off when you put your phone into your pocket or onto a table and turn the screen on when you take it out or up. No need to touch any button and you are ready to go. It's also helpful if your side button does not work.

HOW TO UNINSTALL?

Use the UNINSTALL button in the app.

HOW IT WORKS

It monitors the orientation of the device through the gravity sensor. When your phone is pointing downward by its top, below a certain angle, it's likely to be out of use. In this situation the proximity sensor is activated to determine if it is covered. If yes, the screen turns off because probably you placed the phone into your pocket or onto a table.
To keep the battery usage low the program turns on the proximity sensor only when it's really necessary. Moreover, when it turns your screen off and the proximity sensor is covered it puts your phone into deep sleep state to save as much energy as possible.

MAIN FEATURES

- Pocket Sensor: Recognizes if your phone is in your pocket.
- Table Sensor: Detects your phone is lying on a table and turns the screen off.
- Turn Screen On by Motion: If the screen is off and it's facing up the device can be woken up by any movements, for example lift up by hand.
- Keep Screen On by Motion:It keeps the screen on by relying on the small movements you are doing by your hand while holding the phone. If small motions are detected while the screen is facing up the feature keeps the screen on because it can be suspected that the phone is held and probably you are reading something. If the phone is steady the normal screen timeout will apply in any position you leave your device.
- Tasker, Llama, Locale supported by plug-in.

BATTERY USAGE

It should be not significant. I experienced about 6 per cent extra consumption on the test device. However it can be much higher by often using the Turn Screen On by Motion feature. Thus, keep your phone face down if you want to save energy.

IMPORTANT

On some devices (e.g. HTC One) the alarm clock is switched off by the app after it had gone off! Please check if it's the case for you. If, yes, use a third party app, for example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vp.alarmClockPlusDock

FAQ

Q: The screen not always turns off when I put my phone into my pocket, why?
A:The proximity sensor not always accurate. It can fail recognizing some materials specially if they are very close to it. If it happens to you often, you can activate the False Turn-On Protection feature which effectively reduces the number of accidental wake-ups.

Q: I'm experiencing high battery usage, why?
A: The app should use about 6 percent extra energy per day if you are not using too much the Turn Screen On by Motion feature, for example keeping your phone face down when it's on a table. Moreover, please, keep in mind that the android en-built battery consumption measurement can show much higher results if it's based on a short period of time.

More FAQs : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2227516

Recent changes:
Install it only if you have difficulty to Unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase.

- - - v1.78.8 - -

- slightly reduced CPU usage
- small fixes


If the app does not work properly after the update, please, try the followings:
- reboot your device
- un-install and re-install the app.
If no luck, contact me for support by sending a feedback from the app.
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About Gravity Screen Pro - On/Off
Install it only if you have difficulty to Unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase.



If you have purchased this app and want to change to the Unlocked version:
- unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase
- send me the two purchase numbers or the two receipts you got from Google Play
- and I'll refund the purchase of the Pro version





Using your phone often? Tired of the On-Off switching?
This app turns automatically your screen off when you put your phone into your pocket or onto a table and turn the screen on when you take it out or up. No need to touch any button and you are ready to go. It's also helpful if your side button does not work.

HOW TO UNINSTALL?

Use the UNINSTALL button in the app.

HOW IT WORKS

It monitors the orientation of the device through the gravity sensor. When your phone is pointing downward by its top, below a certain angle, it's likely to be out of use. In this situation the proximity sensor is activated to determine if it is covered. If yes, the screen turns off because probably you placed the phone into your pocket or onto a table.
To keep the battery usage low the program turns on the proximity sensor only when it's really necessary. Moreover, when it turns your screen off and the proximity sensor is covered it puts your phone into deep sleep state to save as much energy as possible.

MAIN FEATURES

- Pocket Sensor: Recognizes if your phone is in your pocket.
- Table Sensor: Detects your phone is lying on a table and turns the screen off.
- Turn Screen On by Motion: If the screen is off and it's facing up the device can be woken up by any movements, for example lift up by hand.
- Keep Screen On by Motion:It keeps the screen on by relying on the small movements you are doing by your hand while holding the phone. If small motions are detected while the screen is facing up the feature keeps the screen on because it can be suspected that the phone is held and probably you are reading something. If the phone is steady the normal screen timeout will apply in any position you leave your device.
- Tasker, Llama, Locale supported by plug-in.

BATTERY USAGE

It should be not significant. I experienced about 6 per cent extra consumption on the test device. However it can be much higher by often using the Turn Screen On by Motion feature. Thus, keep your phone face down if you want to save energy.

IMPORTANT

On some devices (e.g. HTC One) the alarm clock is switched off by the app after it had gone off! Please check if it's the case for you. If, yes, use a third party app, for example: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vp.alarmClockPlusDock

FAQ

Q: The screen not always turns off when I put my phone into my pocket, why?
A:The proximity sensor not always accurate. It can fail recognizing some materials specially if they are very close to it. If it happens to you often, you can activate the False Turn-On Protection feature which effectively reduces the number of accidental wake-ups.

Q: I'm experiencing high battery usage, why?
A: The app should use about 6 percent extra energy per day if you are not using too much the Turn Screen On by Motion feature, for example keeping your phone face down when it's on a table. Moreover, please, keep in mind that the android en-built battery consumption measurement can show much higher results if it's based on a short period of time.

More FAQs : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2227516

Recent changes:
Install it only if you have difficulty to Unlock the Free version by In-app Purchase.

- - - v1.78.8 - -

- slightly reduced CPU usage
- small fixes


If the app does not work properly after the update, please, try the followings:
- reboot your device
- un-install and re-install the app.
If no luck, contact me for support by sending a feedback from the app.

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A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Great app for Samsung Captivate
A Google User
Oct 25, 2014
Love it Use it all the time
A Google User
Oct 17, 2014
Purchased Trails version really did a great job. Hope that after purchase the full version, battery consumption will be fine
A Google User
Oct 16, 2014
Great Great app, works perfectly. The only thing that is holding me back from giving a 5-star is something small. I wish that the "keep device on with motion" (or any other wake-up/stay-on feature) was deactivated when the screen is locked with screen on. That way I could view the time or notifications without the phone staying on for a long period of time. Or have a setting where the app controls the amount of time that the phone stays on when locked still. That would make this a 5-star app
A Google User
Oct 10, 2014
Perfect If you know how to use the app it's very handy. By far the most useful device app I've seen. One option I think would make it better would be a way to quick change the settings. Maybe be able to have profiles. For example. Home, work, car,ect. Cause every time I get to work I have to open the app and turn it on gravity. Then when I leave work I switch it back to proximity sensor. Just an idea but I love this app.