Proximity Sensor Finder

Proximity Sensor Finder


Proximity Sensor Finder does what it says - it helps you locate the proximity sensor on your Android device. It is a very simple, purpose-built app with no flashy graphics.

Proximity Sensor Finder tells you a few things about your device:

1. Does the device have a proximity sensor?
2. Is an object in close proximity detected?
3. Does this device support actual proximity distances or just "covered" and "uncovered" sensor states?
4. For supported devices, exactly how far away is the object?
5. How long has the sensor been covered?
6. How much power is the proximity sensor consuming?

We developed Proximity Sensor Finder as an internal testing tool but it soon became apparent that there was a need in the market for just such an app, so we decided to ship it and make it free!

Internet and location permissions requested are just for ads, no other data is transmitted or received.

Recent changes:
2.1 Minor bug fix for the rare occasion that user preferences get corrupted.

2.0 Covered proximity is now configurable for devices that incorrectly report covered sensor proximity at greater than zero cm. Power consumption is reported if available. Invalid sensor maximum range is handled more smoothly.

1.1 Minor bugfix

1.0 First public release

0.9 Optimized battery usage down to the minimum

0.8 Sensor covered counter added

0.5 Initial sensor integration
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4.1
User ratings
873
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
147 kb
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About Proximity Sensor Finder
Proximity Sensor Finder does what it says - it helps you locate the proximity sensor on your Android device. It is a very simple, purpose-built app with no flashy graphics.

Proximity Sensor Finder tells you a few things about your device:

1. Does the device have a proximity sensor?
2. Is an object in close proximity detected?
3. Does this device support actual proximity distances or just "covered" and "uncovered" sensor states?
4. For supported devices, exactly how far away is the object?
5. How long has the sensor been covered?
6. How much power is the proximity sensor consuming?

We developed Proximity Sensor Finder as an internal testing tool but it soon became apparent that there was a need in the market for just such an app, so we decided to ship it and make it free!

Internet and location permissions requested are just for ads, no other data is transmitted or received.

Recent changes:
2.1 Minor bug fix for the rare occasion that user preferences get corrupted.

2.0 Covered proximity is now configurable for devices that incorrectly report covered sensor proximity at greater than zero cm. Power consumption is reported if available. Invalid sensor maximum range is handled more smoothly.

1.1 Minor bugfix

1.0 First public release

0.9 Optimized battery usage down to the minimum

0.8 Sensor covered counter added

0.5 Initial sensor integration

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Does Exactly What It Says Excellent app. Very useful and worth the install.
A Google User
Jan 16, 2015
Garbage Reads as covered when its not...
A Google User
Jan 15, 2015
Does what it says it does.
A Google User
Jan 13, 2015
Remove location requirement
A Google User
Jan 9, 2015
Works perfectly Helps diagnose problems with my proximity sensor. Does the job perfectly!