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Flashlight Teaser

Flashlight 2.1.0 released!

Version 2.1.0

  • Improved: The navigation bar is transparent in camera flashlight mode and this makes the camera preview bigger. The navigation bar is transparent in display light mode and therefore nearly the complete display shines in white.
  • Improved: Flashlight now uses Material Design for dialogs and some windows and it will have the same design on every device independently of the Android version. The action bar is now shown on devices with very old Android versions like Android 2.3, too.
  • New: Added images and icons for ultra high resolution displays and replaced many raster graphics with vectors. Vectors can be scaled to infinity and will still remain sharp. This means the most parts of the flashlight are now resolution independent and will look fantastic on every display size from low resolution to ultra high resolution and higher.
  • Improved: The graphical user interface adapts to different screen sizes in a better way than the previous version.
  • Improved: I modified the app icon shadow to better adapt to the white background of the new Google launcher.
  • New: Flashlight uses the new permission model of Android 6 (Marshmallow) now. Therefore if you are using Android 6 and above, you can now decide for yourself which permission you want to grant to this app.
  • Improved: Reduced the app size from 4.98 MiB to 4.39 MiB by removing unneeded stuff and by using a lot of compression. Even though this version contains images for ultra high resolution displays, the size of this version is still smaller than the size of the previous version. Note the app is bigger after it was installed on the device, because Android optimizes it for your device. When you compare the install size of this version with the previous version, you will notice that this version needs a lot less space on your device.
  • Changed: Removed permissions that Flashlight doesn’t need anymore: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_SETTINGS and WAKE_LOCK
  • Changed: Added permissions that are needed by Firebase: C2D_MESSAGE and RECEIVE
  • Improved: Easier and faster navigation throw the app information, developer information and legal information in the information window.
  • Changed: Libraries used by Flashlight has been updated to the newest versions.
  • Improved: Users complained about the usage data collection. The usage data collection is optional. Therefore the license window now explicitly tells the user that the usage data collection is optional. The usage data collection can be disabled in the license window. The only thing you can’t disable is the data collection by the advertisement providers, because there is no way to disable it as a developer. In this version only AdMob is used. By the way AdMob is configured to not collect location data of the user.
  • Changed: License and privacy policy has been updated. The user is now explicitly asked to accept the privacy policy.

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Contact Deleter Teaser

Contact Deleter 2.0.0 released!

Changelog

  • New: Contact Deleter uses Material Design now and will look the same on every device independently of the Android version. The action bar is shown on devices with very old Android versions like Android 2.3, too.
  • New: Replaced the old app icon with a new and modern icon.
  • New: Added images and icons for ultra high resolution displays.
  • New: Contact Deleter uses the new permission model of Android 6 (Marshmallow) now. Therefore if you are using Android 6 and above, you can now decide for yourself which permission you want to grant to this app.
  • Improved: Reduced the app size from 2.32 MiB to 2.16 MiB by removing unneeded stuff and by using a lot of compression. Even though this version contains images for ultra high resolution displays, the size of this version is still smaller than the size of the previous version. Note the app is bigger after it was installed on the device, because Android optimizes it for your device. When you compare the install size of this version with the previous version, you will notice that this version needs a lot less space on your device.
  • Changed: Removed permissions that Contact Deleter doesn’t need anymore: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Changed: Added Permissions: GET_ACCOUNTS: This permission is automatically requested by the new permission model of Android 6, when the app requests the permissions READ_CONTACTS and WRITE_CONTACTS. C2D_MESSAGE. This permission is needed by Firebase. RECEIVE. This permission is needed by Firebase.
  • Improved: Easier and faster navigation throw the app information, developer information and legal information in the information window.
  • Changed: Libraries used by Contact Deleter has been updated to the newest versions.
  • Improved: Users complained about the usage data collection. The usage data collection is optional. Therefore the license window now explicitly tells the user that the usage data collection is optional. The usage data collection can be disabled in the license window. The only thing you can’t disable is the data collection by the advertisement providers, because there is no way to disable it as a developer. In this version only AdMob is used. By the way AdMob is configured to not collect location data of the user.
  • Changed: License and privacy policy has been updated. The user is now explicitly asked to accept the privacy policy.

Download gabenative Contact Deleter for free!

Compass 1.2.0 released!

Changelog

  • New sensor processing framework written. The sensor processing backend was completely rewritten based on all combined experiences of previous versions. The new backend makes new features and perfomance improvements possible.
  • Improved error reporting and error dialogs. Now i can analyse why some devices are not working. So if the compassdoes not work on your device send me a new bug report.
  • The network location icon now shows if the network location is enabled. Before it showed if the wifi was enabled.

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Compass has now 300 ratings!

Today i’m proudly announcing that my compass got it’s 300th. rating on Google Play. I worked for about 173 hours on this compass and i’m really proud of the design and the stability. It has over 34,000 downloads and is fastly growing with about 700 downloads every day. Thank you to all users for downloading and rating my compass.

Compass 1.1.2 released!

gabenative Compass

Changelog:

  • Fixed: There was an offset of 90° on devices with landscape as the natural screen orientation
  • Fixed: Compass didn’t start on some devices with Android 2.2
  • Fixed: There was an error when pausing the compass activitiy
  • Fixed: Added an expressive error message for when a device is not supported.
  • Fixed: Various small bugs

Compass 1.1.1 released!

gabenative Compass

Changelog:

  • Introduced sensor fusion on devices with a gyroscope. This is a really big change. The result is a completely not wobbling compass arrow, when the device is not moved.
  • Changed the low-pass filter algorithm for Android 2.2 with a better one that is more responsive and is compatible with the new sensor delay option.
  • The compass now chooses the best sensors for your device for calculating the compass degree.
    • Sensor Fusion: For devices with Android 2.3 or higher and a gyroscope
    • Accelerometer/gravity and compass: For devices without a gyroscope or with Android 2.2
  • Added new settings option for the sensor delay. You can now decide at which rate the compass gets new values from the sensors. The lower this rate the less battery is consumed. If the compass does not work on your device, try setting a lower sensor delay.

Compass 1.0.9 released!

 gabenative Compass

I’ve work on the new Compass 1.0.9 recently. Yersterday i finally finished the development and i’ve released it today. Here it is, the new awesome Compass.

Changelog:

  • Added actionbar button for screen rotation on/off toggling
  • Added Settings Dialog
  • Added Settings for auto rotation and default screen orientation
  • Image scaling quality highly optimized. Compass now looks fantastic on Nexus 7 and other devices!