Locale Headphone Button Plugin

Locale Headphone Button Plugin


A Locale plugin that simulates pressing a headphone or headset button. Available buttons are the "hook" ie single headset button, Play/Pause, Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Rewind, Stop. Also optionally checks whether anything is currently playing.

This is useful because headphone buttons automatically use the current "preferred" media player on your device, which is usually the most recently used one, instead of any one specific player.

I use this to restart whatever was playing last when I plug in my headphones. It's nice that Android automatically pauses when they're unplugged, but it's annoying to have to unlock the screen, navigate through the player app, and press play again. Add a Locale situation with headphones connected as the condition and this plugin with "Play/Pause" as the setting, and voila, your music or podcast automatically restarts when you plug your headphones back in!

Warning: some media player apps don't handle headphone buttons consistently, or even at all, even built-in apps. If this plugin doesn't work with a specific app, check that it supports the headphone button you've selected, and/or try other buttons.

Recent changes:
0.2 12/30/2011
add option to check whether something is currently playing

0.1 12/6/2011
initial release!
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3.7
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5,000+
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File size
187 kb
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About Locale Headphone Button Plugin
A Locale plugin that simulates pressing a headphone or headset button. Available buttons are the "hook" ie single headset button, Play/Pause, Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Rewind, Stop. Also optionally checks whether anything is currently playing.

This is useful because headphone buttons automatically use the current "preferred" media player on your device, which is usually the most recently used one, instead of any one specific player.

I use this to restart whatever was playing last when I plug in my headphones. It's nice that Android automatically pauses when they're unplugged, but it's annoying to have to unlock the screen, navigate through the player app, and press play again. Add a Locale situation with headphones connected as the condition and this plugin with "Play/Pause" as the setting, and voila, your music or podcast automatically restarts when you plug your headphones back in!

Warning: some media player apps don't handle headphone buttons consistently, or even at all, even built-in apps. If this plugin doesn't work with a specific app, check that it supports the headphone button you've selected, and/or try other buttons.

Recent changes:
0.2 12/30/2011
add option to check whether something is currently playing

0.1 12/6/2011
initial release!

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A Google User
Mar 22, 2014
Stupid
A Google User
Sep 30, 2013
Love it Does my job
A Google User
Aug 26, 2013
I have to pay 10 bucks for this? nope
A Google User
Aug 10, 2013
Best Than all other controllar
A Google User
May 6, 2012
OK Adds a setting but no condition, so you'll still have to buy that seperately. Nonetheless, does what it says.