powerCall

powerCall


powerCall turns power button double-click into speed dialer when phone is locked and screen is off. Also can be configured to bypass swipe unlock without calling (you can still click power button once and then swipe to unlock). Also can be used to launch an app of your choice. One user reported using powerCall to make a much-needed call when he dropped his phone and completely broke touch screen. After quick one-time contact selection, just double-click the power button to call your favorite person when the device is locked and screen is off. Calling works with secure and simple unlock patterns. If you sometimes double-click to quickly check time, try the triple-click option for calling. Even works seamlessly with GrooVe IP https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gvoip (GrooVe IP Lite ver is not supported).

NOTES:
1) App works only when phone is LOCKED and screen is OFF.

2) 1sec max between clicks, otherwise double-click won't register. Triple-click feature allows 3 sec.

3) "unlock, do not call" and "start an app" options bypass only unsecure swipe lock screen. Calling works from all lock screens swipe/pin/pattern/etc. Not all phones work the same - some GS3 users had to double-click slowly or triple-click to make it work.

Please email the developer with any questions/requests.

Recent changes:
v2.2.1
- bug fix: before if "start an app" option is selected, but no app is chosen (or chosen app is no longer installed), powerCall would crash. Now a tip is displayed instead.
v2.2.0
- fixed a minor HELP bug
- more devices work better (Moto X/GS4)
- stack history cleanup, removed dim on unlock
v2.1.5
- added "unlock, do not call" checkbox to unlock the phone on power button double-click bypassing swipe lock (hence new permission DISABLE_KEYGUARD).
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Free
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4.2
User ratings
39
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
2
File size
237 kb
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About powerCall
powerCall turns power button double-click into speed dialer when phone is locked and screen is off. Also can be configured to bypass swipe unlock without calling (you can still click power button once and then swipe to unlock). Also can be used to launch an app of your choice. One user reported using powerCall to make a much-needed call when he dropped his phone and completely broke touch screen. After quick one-time contact selection, just double-click the power button to call your favorite person when the device is locked and screen is off. Calling works with secure and simple unlock patterns. If you sometimes double-click to quickly check time, try the triple-click option for calling. Even works seamlessly with GrooVe IP https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gvoip (GrooVe IP Lite ver is not supported).

NOTES:
1) App works only when phone is LOCKED and screen is OFF.

2) 1sec max between clicks, otherwise double-click won't register. Triple-click feature allows 3 sec.

3) "unlock, do not call" and "start an app" options bypass only unsecure swipe lock screen. Calling works from all lock screens swipe/pin/pattern/etc. Not all phones work the same - some GS3 users had to double-click slowly or triple-click to make it work.

Please email the developer with any questions/requests.

Recent changes:
v2.2.1
- bug fix: before if "start an app" option is selected, but no app is chosen (or chosen app is no longer installed), powerCall would crash. Now a tip is displayed instead.
v2.2.0
- fixed a minor HELP bug
- more devices work better (Moto X/GS4)
- stack history cleanup, removed dim on unlock
v2.1.5
- added "unlock, do not call" checkbox to unlock the phone on power button double-click bypassing swipe lock (hence new permission DISABLE_KEYGUARD).
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A Google User
Nov 22, 2013
Great job! This is clever and very convenient! The timing takes some getting used to (on my GS3 because of the architecture), but it's worth the effort. The developer was also very responsive and helpful in getting PowerCall to work on my phone! I will be most certainly looking into his other apps.
A Google User
Jun 6, 2013
Power call so good
A Google User
Jun 4, 2013
Sucks Sucks
A Google User
Apr 25, 2013
Should be called "powerdrainer" Does not work on Note II. Clicks on power button result in screen on/off. Tried triple-click with same result. App design only allows for one contact calling. Uses power. Takes up space. Even if it did work properly, the app seems useless to me. Try voice commands or bluetooth instead.
A Google User
Mar 30, 2013
MyKell Good app