Velis Auto Brightness

Velis Auto Brightness


Usage manual & FAQ: http://velisthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/10/velis-auto-brightness-manual.html
XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1910521
e-mail: [email protected]

Note: Notification is mandatory for this app because without it Android will stop the service too often for too long. There's no use in auto brightness if it doesn't work half the time. So before you give a one star review, consider this fact and my assurance that I'm trying to find a more user-friendly way. I will no longer respond to "it has an ugly notification" type of ratings.
Also please see homepage about language support. Any translation help most welcome!

Velis auto brightness aims to provide the best possible brightness experience by using your devices sensors to determine the environment you're in. You have complete control over how much brightness will be applied for any given light condition, from selecting the sensors used to fully customizable brightness graph. This is a replacement for system provided auto-brightness functionality usually found in Settings / Display / Brightness

Features:

- Initial configuration wizard for an easy start
- User-selectable sensors: light, proximity (cameras planned soon)
- Supports custom sensors on phones such as Sony Xperia
- Brightness presets for every taste and screen
- Profiles (save the brightness graph under your own name)
- Fully customizable brightness graph to fit your needs or cover your sensor’s faults
- Extensive sensitivity adjustments (light change threshold, smoothing times up / down, boost threshold)
- Superdimming to make those shades really dark
- Excluded apps (will disable Velis Auto Brightness when they are on top)
- Launcher widget with on/off button, profile select button and a brightness graph
- Tasker / Locale support for many sensor readings and app settings
- Convenient in-app store for premium content (some tasker and widget functionality) and developer support
- Custom app language
- Additional brightness when charging
- Only uses sensors when screen is on conserving battery

Tasker plug-in / Locale plug-in: Provides conditions for screen on, calculated light reading, proximity sensor reading, calculated brightness. Exposes many settings to locale / tasker for detailed adjustment from these managers. Some of this functionality is premium content available through in-app purchase.

App homepage: http://velisthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/velis-auto-brightness.html
XDA thread (best for support): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32142069

Activating multiple auto-brightness applications will not produce expected results so make sure only Velis auto brightness is active while you test it. This file is provided AS IS - without any warranty. The autor will not be liable for any (un)imaginable inconveniences, including, but not limited to your phone frying or your screen starting to shoot launcher widgets at you. :)

This app is available in following languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norvegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Slovene, Vietnamese
Thanks to all the translators for their hard work. Please see homepage if you want to help with translations.

REQUIRED PERMISSIONS

WRITE_SETTINGS: Required to turn off system auto-brightness.
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Required for starting the service at bootup so that auto brightness actually works without manual program start.
SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Required for auto brightness to actually operate
GET_TASKS: Needed to detect current top activity for app exclusion list and proper screen filter operation
CAMERA: Determine environment brightness through cameras.
BILLING: Required for in-app store

Recent changes:
4.01.179 (5.6.2014)
Updated russian translation
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4.1
User ratings
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File size
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About Velis Auto Brightness
Usage manual & FAQ: http://velisthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/10/velis-auto-brightness-manual.html
XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1910521
e-mail: [email protected]

Note: Notification is mandatory for this app because without it Android will stop the service too often for too long. There's no use in auto brightness if it doesn't work half the time. So before you give a one star review, consider this fact and my assurance that I'm trying to find a more user-friendly way. I will no longer respond to "it has an ugly notification" type of ratings.
Also please see homepage about language support. Any translation help most welcome!

Velis auto brightness aims to provide the best possible brightness experience by using your devices sensors to determine the environment you're in. You have complete control over how much brightness will be applied for any given light condition, from selecting the sensors used to fully customizable brightness graph. This is a replacement for system provided auto-brightness functionality usually found in Settings / Display / Brightness

Features:

- Initial configuration wizard for an easy start
- User-selectable sensors: light, proximity (cameras planned soon)
- Supports custom sensors on phones such as Sony Xperia
- Brightness presets for every taste and screen
- Profiles (save the brightness graph under your own name)
- Fully customizable brightness graph to fit your needs or cover your sensor’s faults
- Extensive sensitivity adjustments (light change threshold, smoothing times up / down, boost threshold)
- Superdimming to make those shades really dark
- Excluded apps (will disable Velis Auto Brightness when they are on top)
- Launcher widget with on/off button, profile select button and a brightness graph
- Tasker / Locale support for many sensor readings and app settings
- Convenient in-app store for premium content (some tasker and widget functionality) and developer support
- Custom app language
- Additional brightness when charging
- Only uses sensors when screen is on conserving battery

Tasker plug-in / Locale plug-in: Provides conditions for screen on, calculated light reading, proximity sensor reading, calculated brightness. Exposes many settings to locale / tasker for detailed adjustment from these managers. Some of this functionality is premium content available through in-app purchase.

App homepage: http://velisthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/velis-auto-brightness.html
XDA thread (best for support): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32142069

Activating multiple auto-brightness applications will not produce expected results so make sure only Velis auto brightness is active while you test it. This file is provided AS IS - without any warranty. The autor will not be liable for any (un)imaginable inconveniences, including, but not limited to your phone frying or your screen starting to shoot launcher widgets at you. :)

This app is available in following languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norvegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Slovene, Vietnamese
Thanks to all the translators for their hard work. Please see homepage if you want to help with translations.

REQUIRED PERMISSIONS

WRITE_SETTINGS: Required to turn off system auto-brightness.
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Required for starting the service at bootup so that auto brightness actually works without manual program start.
SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Required for auto brightness to actually operate
GET_TASKS: Needed to detect current top activity for app exclusion list and proper screen filter operation
CAMERA: Determine environment brightness through cameras.
BILLING: Required for in-app store

Recent changes:
4.01.179 (5.6.2014)
Updated russian translation

User reviews of Velis Auto Brightness
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
Randomly stop working Often the Lux reading (and On/Off state) freezed in the Notification panel. Only a reboot or manually toggle the interactive notification setting can fix it until next time it will happen again.
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Breaks android lock screen This app works okay, but I just found out that it was causing many annoying things to happen in the lock screen. It's been driving me crazy trying to figure out how to fix it, and then I found out it was because of this app (I know this because the issues stopped happening after I uninstalled.) Here's what it caused: 1. When a call is incoming, the screen doesn't turn on automatically, and I actually have to put my PIN in to be able to answer the call. 2. Camera app stopped working when not logged in. 3. Can't dial an emergency number without inputting the PIN code. As you can see, it's quite disruptive. Stay away from this app. Edit: This was on a Nexus 5 in android 5.0 (but I'm pretty sure it also happened in the previous android version 4.)
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Great app
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
Good idea but with huge flaws The most complete and full featured app out there! Gives great control, it's comfortable to setup and it's completely free! Sadly it renders most phones unmissable because of lag when active.
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Great app Very useful for some phones(xperia ion)