Pocket Fan Free
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** This app will NOT actually cool you down...I can't believe I had to clarify that. Wind will not blow through your screen. If you think you feel wind coming from your screen, seek medical attention immediately. **
* Some users may hear audio skipping. See below for some explanations. *
Beat the heat (or pretend to) with Pocket Fan, the handheld electric fan simulator. Just press the power button and imagine the cool air hitting your face.
Disclaimer: Android does not currently support blowing air through the device's screen. Any cooling effect you experience while using this app is purely coincidental.
Pocket Fan also works great as a noise generator or sound machine. Let the gentle sound of a fan lull you to sleep. Drown out distractions while studying. Hypnotize yourself by staring into the rotating fan blades. The possibilities are endless!
Note: This app was developed on a phone but later tested to ensure it runs on tablets. Running it on a tablet makes it comically over-sized and more fun.
If you like this app, check out the ad-free version.
** Try disabling any lock screen replacement apps (e.g. Widget Locker) if the fan sound shuts off when your screen turns off. I am currently working on a fix for this issue. **
Reasons for Audio Skipping:
- Certain Motorola phones (especially those with dual-core processors) have a known bug in their Android OS implementation. There is currently no work-around for this.
- Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) introduced a new audio stack which sometimes causes gaps in looped audio. Not all phones exhibit this behavior with GB.
- ICS may experience audio gaps but I am not sure why.
I am working on a fix for audio skipping which should work for all versions of Android. However, the solution required completely rewriting the audio playback code. Since this is not my full-time job, I do not know when I will finish this solution.
android.permission.INTERNET: Analytics and Ads.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Analytics and Ads.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: To keep fan sound running when screen turns off (enable/disable in Options)
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- Minor backend change.
- Fixed crash on xlarge displays like tablets.
- Added Spanish localization.
- Updated Google Analytics, bugsense, mobclix, and AdMob SDKs.