Smart Stay +

Smart Stay +


This application is designed for people exasperated with the device automatic screen off feature when reading or using android devices.

This service app uses the front facing camera to detect when you are looking at the phone and then makes sure the phone screen stays on!

The coolest feature of Samsung Galaxy devices has been improved and is now available on other android devices!

# IMPORTANT: This app is not a malware. Used permissions are explained below

# IMPORTANT FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY USERS: Smart Stay + adds some features to native official Smart Stay, if you want to try it on your device, please first disable official Smart Stay into your display settings in order to use Smart Stay + :)

# IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOM ROMs USERS: ROMs below are not compatible :
- RomAur (for Sony xperia z devices)
- MIUI based on Android 4.1.1 (for Galasy S3)

# DEVELOPERS & ADVANCED USERS:
SmartStay+ is now compliant with standard automation API : Whatever the service is running or not, you will be able to use the SmartStay+ face detection feature from your app (developers) or from automation apps (Locale, Tasker, EasyProfiles...)
API features available :
- Launch "Scan user face" for a specified duration (Setting/Action)
# Available in Tasker : Add Task / Plugin / Scan user face
- Detect result of user face scanning (Condition) :
# Available in Tasker : Add Profile / State / Plugin / User face scan result




Permissions explained:

ACCESSIBILITY Service (Warning message displayed: This app can collect all of the text you type, except passwords...):
Used to detect user presence in order to use the camera (user touch the screen) only when it is necessary

android.permission.CAMERA:
Of course :)

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK:
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD:
Used to keep the screen on when user face is detected

android.permission.INTERNET:
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE:
Used to send errors logs (anonymous data)

android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
Used for "Bed mode" (screen rotation enabled/disabled)

android.permission.GET_TASKS:
Used to detect when Youtube app is running



Smart Stay images sources:
www.samsung.com

If this app is not working on your device, please try also similar Face Detection apps on Google Play(like "ISeeYou" and "Smart Stay Ex" for example)

Recent changes:
Bug(s) fix:
- Random camera crashes
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3.9
User ratings
1995
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
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About Smart Stay +
This application is designed for people exasperated with the device automatic screen off feature when reading or using android devices.

This service app uses the front facing camera to detect when you are looking at the phone and then makes sure the phone screen stays on!

The coolest feature of Samsung Galaxy devices has been improved and is now available on other android devices!

# IMPORTANT: This app is not a malware. Used permissions are explained below

# IMPORTANT FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY USERS: Smart Stay + adds some features to native official Smart Stay, if you want to try it on your device, please first disable official Smart Stay into your display settings in order to use Smart Stay + :)

# IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOM ROMs USERS: ROMs below are not compatible :
- RomAur (for Sony xperia z devices)
- MIUI based on Android 4.1.1 (for Galasy S3)

# DEVELOPERS & ADVANCED USERS:
SmartStay+ is now compliant with standard automation API : Whatever the service is running or not, you will be able to use the SmartStay+ face detection feature from your app (developers) or from automation apps (Locale, Tasker, EasyProfiles...)
API features available :
- Launch "Scan user face" for a specified duration (Setting/Action)
# Available in Tasker : Add Task / Plugin / Scan user face
- Detect result of user face scanning (Condition) :
# Available in Tasker : Add Profile / State / Plugin / User face scan result




Permissions explained:

ACCESSIBILITY Service (Warning message displayed: This app can collect all of the text you type, except passwords...):
Used to detect user presence in order to use the camera (user touch the screen) only when it is necessary

android.permission.CAMERA:
Of course :)

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK:
android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD:
Used to keep the screen on when user face is detected

android.permission.INTERNET:
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE:
Used to send errors logs (anonymous data)

android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
Used for "Bed mode" (screen rotation enabled/disabled)

android.permission.GET_TASKS:
Used to detect when Youtube app is running



Smart Stay images sources:
www.samsung.com

If this app is not working on your device, please try also similar Face Detection apps on Google Play(like "ISeeYou" and "Smart Stay Ex" for example)

Recent changes:
Bug(s) fix:
- Random camera crashes

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A Google User
6 days ago
Looks good but not stable Looked good initially but later found out that the application is causing the camera apps to crash with the "Can't connect to camera" error message in Cyanogenmod. Camera issues solved after the app was uninstalled.
A Google User
Sep 15, 2014
Thanks
A Google User
Sep 15, 2014
It does what it says And then more. The only reason to pass this by is if you have a Samsung.
A Google User
Sep 14, 2014
Works but... This app does what it says and the features are good. However the battery consumption means I need to uninstall... Uses mm-qcamera-daemon on my OnePlus. That mixed with the core app ends up being ~35 of my battery cycle on normal use. Maybe other devices fair better...
A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Looks good so far I will update this review after observing battery use