100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Good idea
- Needs more options
SmartStay EX uses front camera to detect when you're looking at the phone and keeps screen on
Imagine this situation, you set your screen off timeout in just a few seconds in order to extend battery life. However, that's annoying when you're actually looking at your device (for example, when you're reading on it). Since it would be annoying changing screen timeout all the time, the guys from nebkat have developed an app that solve this issue, adding a new feature that's only available in the latest devices like Galaxy S3.
Smart Stay uses front facing camera to detect when you're looking at the phone. Then, makes sure the phone screen stays on. When you stop looking at it, you preferred timeout will be applied as usual. Save battery but don't make that disturb you thanks to this app.
A great tool for those who use to read in their device. Recommendable.
SmartStay Ex scans the front camera for faces at regular intervals. If a face is found, it will keep the screen from turning off. There are many advanced options available and many more planned!
- Supports Android 2.3+
- Customizable check frequency
- SmartTimeout™ - Only scan when screen is about to turn off
- [PRO] Optional status bar notifications
- [PRO] Optional customizable vibration notifications
- [PRO] Continuous mode - scan for a few seconds rather than taking a single picture
- [PRO] Low light mode
- [PRO] Exception list - don't scan in chosen apps (e.g. app that lags while scanning)
Q: Does SmartStay Ex waste battery?
A: SmartStay Ex wastes very little battery, especially when vibration notifications are disabled.
Q: Does SmartStay Ex only work if it recognises my own face?
A: SmartStay Ex does not recognise faces, it just detects them, so it will work with any face.
Q: Do camera apps work when SmartStay Ex is enabled?
A: Yes, but occasionally there could be a few second delay if SmartStay Ex is scanning.
Known Supported Devices:
- HTC One S
- HTC Sensation 4G
- Motorola Atrix
- Samsung Epic 4G
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Nexus S
- Sony Xperia S
Known Unsupported Devices:
- Meizu MX
[Fix] Fix crash
I've used this successfully on other devices, but it's not working on my Droid Bionic
Congratulations, I tried several apps for this function and this one is the only one that works. Would be great to have a function to disable checking when phone is being used.
You have nexus 5. ;-) me too.we rock.s4 users bad luck
Tried playing with the settings and still can't get it to continually do its job right. Like others said, it will even scan when you are actually touching the screen using more battery than needed. Also it doesn't work after you have been using an open ap
This app keeps scanning even if you are using the screen that way draining the battery Also no way to turn of the notification icon