Torch

Torch


Get the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Torch by going to https://market.android.com/details?id=com.colinmcdonough.android.torchics

**This version does not work on Ice Cream Sandwich**

Use your phone as a flashlight!

Torch is an open source utility which uses your phones LED camera flash as an LED flashlight. For phones without a camera flash, Torch will turn the screen white.

Tested on Nexus S.

If Torch does not work on your phone, please mention your phone model and check back for an update.

Permissions:
android.permission.CAMERA - Lets Torch use the camera flash.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK - Lets Torch keep the screen on.

Known to work on:
Acer Liquid MT
HTC Incredible
LG G2x
Motorola Atrix
Motorola Electrify
myTouch 3G Slide
Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy S2
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro

Not yet fully working or does not work on:
Motorola Defy (possible fix in a future release)
Droid X (possible fix in a future release)
ZTE Skate

Known bugs:
Some or all Motorola phones: issue with LED flash modes (possible fix in a future version)

Version 0.2

View the source code at http://code.google.com/p/torch/

Recent changes:
Long pressing the search button can now start Torch. The first time you do this, you will have the option to make starting Torch the default action. Thanks to James Crisp for this improvement.

While Torch is running, long pressing the search button exits Torch.
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4.1
User ratings
2205
Installs
500,000+
Concerns
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File size
23 kb
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About Torch
Get the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Torch by going to https://market.android.com/details?id=com.colinmcdonough.android.torchics

**This version does not work on Ice Cream Sandwich**

Use your phone as a flashlight!

Torch is an open source utility which uses your phones LED camera flash as an LED flashlight. For phones without a camera flash, Torch will turn the screen white.

Tested on Nexus S.

If Torch does not work on your phone, please mention your phone model and check back for an update.

Permissions:
android.permission.CAMERA - Lets Torch use the camera flash.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK - Lets Torch keep the screen on.

Known to work on:
Acer Liquid MT
HTC Incredible
LG G2x
Motorola Atrix
Motorola Electrify
myTouch 3G Slide
Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy S2
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro

Not yet fully working or does not work on:
Motorola Defy (possible fix in a future release)
Droid X (possible fix in a future release)
ZTE Skate

Known bugs:
Some or all Motorola phones: issue with LED flash modes (possible fix in a future version)

Version 0.2

View the source code at http://code.google.com/p/torch/

Recent changes:
Long pressing the search button can now start Torch. The first time you do this, you will have the option to make starting Torch the default action. Thanks to James Crisp for this improvement.

While Torch is running, long pressing the search button exits Torch.

User reviews of Torch
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Tuesday 9:58 AM
Simple and efective -small in size, the lowest footprint compared to similar apps, probably just the code needed to run it and start the flash. -it doesn't ask for extra permissions, only access to the camera, in order to use the led module. -no ads, no activity monitoring, no backdoors, no selling of your info to third parties. -no frills, no thrills, no extras which most people never use, it just does what it's supposed to. -it doesn't turn itself off when screen is locked (tested on my Galaxy S2) -totally FREE.
A Google User
Monday 9:19 PM
Best torch app ever.
A Google User
4 days ago
Live with walkman Nice app low memory advantage over other flashlights..
A Google User
5 days ago
Sunny
A Google User
6 days ago
Good apps