Proximity Actions

Proximity Actions


TO UNINSTALL: Use the "Uninstall" option in the app!

PLEASE READ: The status bar notification is put there because Google made it so! Otherwise the app service might be killed by the system and the app would stop working!

This app works with the proximity sensor on your device and sensors are very different on the different devices. If you need help using the app or have any issues at all - please email me instead of posting a bad rating. Chances are your issue is not caused by the app itself but I could be able to help you anyway. You can see that thousands of people are happily using the app. Give it the benefit of the doubt and contact me by email or G+ if you need help. Please understand that I CAN NOT help you if you just post a comment in the store! Thank you!

"Proximity Actions" is a small, innovative and very useful utility, allowing you to perform various actions using the proximity sensor of your device.

Users of Advanced Screen Control would recognize some of the functionality and would appreciate the cleaner UI and the additional features. This is a continuation of my efforts related to the proximity sensor utilization.

Used terms:
"Wave" means to wave (or slide) your hand (or finger) closely in front of the proximity sensor of your device, in accordance with the chosen settings.
"Hold" means to block the proximity sensor and quickly release it after feeling the vibration.

IMPORTANT: Using this app requires some level of technical awareness and understanding of what the proximity sensor is, where it is and how it works! Make sure you carefully read the this app description and each of the in-app options' description before use!

Key features:
✔ Music: Play/Pause (Android 3.0 and up), Play Next, Play Previous;
✔ Lock the device;
✔ Wake up and optionally unlock the device;
✔ Toggle Auto-Rotation On/Off;
✔ Change the screen orientation, without releasing the orientation lock (Android 3.0 and up);
✔ Launch any app;
✔ Toggle the LED light On/Off (if available).
✔ Home screen shortcuts for starting or stopping service (can be used with Tasker)

For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean): If you want to remove the status bar icon, go to Android Settings >> Apps Managment >> Proximity Actions and uncheck "Show notifications".

DISCLAIMER: Some devices seem to have slower proximity sensors so you would have to adjust the settings and wave slower, but the app works on every device with functioning proximity sensor!

Contact me if you want to help translate or fix a translation!

The app hardly use any battery power. You shouldn't even see it in the statistics.

AD SYSTEM: The app is ad-supported. You have full control on when and if to view the ads, but please do so if you want to support the development. Read more on the ad system here - http://goo.gl/DnmYbM .

Development support:
This app is developed solely by me, initially for personal use, as I couldn't find such anywhere. If you like my work and want to support my efforts - please give a 5 star rating and share it with your friends! You can also use the donation option in the app and get a Supporter Code and ad-free use! Thanks!

Permissions:
Most of the permissions are self-explanatory and are needed by the app's functionality.
The INTERNET and the LOCATION permissions are needed by the ads.
The ACCOUNTS permission is needed to grant ad-free use to people who support the development otherwise.
The CAMERA permission is for using the LED light.
ROOT is optionally needed for resetting the hosts file if you choose to do so.

No personal information is collected and/or sent whatsoever!

Recent changes:
v.2.3.0
* New action - Mobile Data On/Off;
* UI improvements.

v.2.2.5
* Renamed "Actions" to "Gesture" in navigation menu;
* Bug fixes and improvements.

v.2.2.4
* New navigation UI;
* Bug fixes.

v.2.2.0
* No more pop-up banner ads! Read more here - http://goo.gl/DnmYbM

v.2.1.2
* New action - WiFi On/Off;
* "Check out my new app Volume Dot" dialog. :)
* Full screen ad will only be shown upon exiting the settings, instead of on tab slide (better User Experience).
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About Proximity Actions
TO UNINSTALL: Use the "Uninstall" option in the app!

PLEASE READ: The status bar notification is put there because Google made it so! Otherwise the app service might be killed by the system and the app would stop working!

This app works with the proximity sensor on your device and sensors are very different on the different devices. If you need help using the app or have any issues at all - please email me instead of posting a bad rating. Chances are your issue is not caused by the app itself but I could be able to help you anyway. You can see that thousands of people are happily using the app. Give it the benefit of the doubt and contact me by email or G+ if you need help. Please understand that I CAN NOT help you if you just post a comment in the store! Thank you!

"Proximity Actions" is a small, innovative and very useful utility, allowing you to perform various actions using the proximity sensor of your device.

Users of Advanced Screen Control would recognize some of the functionality and would appreciate the cleaner UI and the additional features. This is a continuation of my efforts related to the proximity sensor utilization.

Used terms:
"Wave" means to wave (or slide) your hand (or finger) closely in front of the proximity sensor of your device, in accordance with the chosen settings.
"Hold" means to block the proximity sensor and quickly release it after feeling the vibration.

IMPORTANT: Using this app requires some level of technical awareness and understanding of what the proximity sensor is, where it is and how it works! Make sure you carefully read the this app description and each of the in-app options' description before use!

Key features:
✔ Music: Play/Pause (Android 3.0 and up), Play Next, Play Previous;
✔ Lock the device;
✔ Wake up and optionally unlock the device;
✔ Toggle Auto-Rotation On/Off;
✔ Change the screen orientation, without releasing the orientation lock (Android 3.0 and up);
✔ Launch any app;
✔ Toggle the LED light On/Off (if available).
✔ Home screen shortcuts for starting or stopping service (can be used with Tasker)


For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean): If you want to remove the status bar icon, go to Android Settings >> Apps Managment >> Proximity Actions and uncheck "Show notifications".

DISCLAIMER: Some devices seem to have slower proximity sensors so you would have to adjust the settings and wave slower, but the app works on every device with functioning proximity sensor!

Contact me if you want to help translate or fix a translation!

The app hardly use any battery power. You shouldn't even see it in the statistics.

AD SYSTEM: The app is ad-supported. You have full control on when and if to view the ads, but please do so if you want to support the development. Read more on the ad system here - http://goo.gl/DnmYbM .

Development support:
This app is developed solely by me, initially for personal use, as I couldn't find such anywhere. If you like my work and want to support my efforts - please give a 5 star rating and share it with your friends! You can also use the donation option in the app and get a Supporter Code and ad-free use! Thanks!

Permissions:
Most of the permissions are self-explanatory and are needed by the app's functionality.
The INTERNET and the LOCATION permissions are needed by the ads.
The ACCOUNTS permission is needed to grant ad-free use to people who support the development otherwise.
The CAMERA permission is for using the LED light.
ROOT is optionally needed for resetting the hosts file if you choose to do so.

No personal information is collected and/or sent whatsoever!

Recent changes:
v.2.3.0
* New action - Mobile Data On/Off;
* UI improvements.

v.2.2.5
* Renamed "Actions" to "Gesture" in navigation menu;
* Bug fixes and improvements.

v.2.2.4
* New navigation UI;
* Bug fixes.

v.2.2.0
* No more pop-up banner ads! Read more here - http://goo.gl/DnmYbM

v.2.1.2
* New action - WiFi On/Off;
* "Check out my new app Volume Dot" dialog. :)
* Full screen ad will only be shown upon exiting the settings, instead of on tab slide (better User Experience).

User reviews of Proximity Actions
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A Google User
Mar 20, 2015
Really like the app... But it crashes every single minute on my Grand Prime 4.4. Other apps are running just fine without any problems.
A Google User
Mar 18, 2015
Long searching Very useful app. Thanks developer
A Google User
Mar 18, 2015
Good for the old version Sometimes the apk is force close. But not for the old version...please fix it dev...thanks
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
At last a good app
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Nifty app Nifty little app. Tried many such similar apps but none of them are as good as this especially on lollipop. This app helps me reduce the strain on the power button.